Read the 20th Amendment: New Republican Senators Violating US Constitution

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    Please stop referring to tea baggers as GOPers, Flayglo...they ain't. And while I despise the tea baggers as much as you do, t'aint unconstitutional for the incoming freshmen to request that the lame duck Senators approve no treaties before their terms end in December.

    I think it is an unfair reading of Paul's letter to suggest he believes they lack actual constitutional authority (and even if he did, a mistaken belief about the constitution is not per se a departure from a belief that strict construction is the best way to go).

    These guys will give us plenty of reasons to bang on them, Flayglo. No reason to be dumpster diving.

    BTW, Boehner has announced that "House Republicans voted unanimously today to ban earmarks for the upcoming 112th Congress. Our new majority was elected to end business as usual in Washington, & banning earmarks - which have become a symbol of Washington waste & corruption - was a critical step. We’re going to keep listening to the American people & focusing on their priorities by stopping the spending spree, creating jobs, & reforming Congress."

    John Boehner | Facebook

    The "House Republicans" presumably include men and women who have yet to be sworn in, such as Boehner. Doesn't it seem odd they are already taking up new legislation?
     
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    That's nice that they believe that.

    They're wrong, of course.
     
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    Suddenly, the Constitution means more than jack shit to the Dems? That's actually funny.
     
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    and at the beginning of next year, you'll get the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is. Until then... stfu.

    I can't WAIT to see Boner's budget.... it will be so interesting to see how he actually tries to govern in specifics instead of merely obstructing with generalities.

    Where WILL he cut? How BIG of a deficit will his budget have, even though the teabaggers want none?
     
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    Writting a letter to Reid voicing an opinion is in no way violating the amendment. They are expressing an opinion that Reid can ignore without any repercussions, save those of public opinion.

    To make this unconstitutional they would need to force themselves into the chamber and attempt to take thier seats prior to January.

    This article is a real stretch.
     
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    A budget??

    Jeeze. Isn't that something the Dems decided they didn't need this year???
     
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