6 thoughts on “The Democrats’ idea of ‘expanding democracy’

  1. Perhaps we can get some votes in the House for Mexico and France. After that we’ll ask Iran if they’re interested.:-?

    What a jolly good idea.:d

    If you’re a ninny!:-w

  2. A tempest in a teapot, and a feel-good measure. If the delegates’ votes in a Committee of the Whole are the margin of victory (or defeat) of a measure, it gets revoted upon by the House, without the “bonus” votes. In other words, they’re there for show; they get to vote, but their votes aren’t important, and they don’t really count.

    This situation existed the last time the Democrats controlled the House, and the Republic didn’t end.

  3. I didn’t assert the “Republic was going to end”, Dana – here’s what bothers me:

    If these five votes decide the outcome of a vote in the Committee of the Whole, the matter at issue will be automatically revoted by the full House without those five participating. Still, these five faux members will have powers equal to those of real members on everything but final passage of bills, which often is more perfunctory than the process that leads to that. Almost always, all five delegates are Democrats. (Puerto Rico’s current resident commissioner is the first Republican in 100 years.)

  4. This is about Dem expansion of power. Pelosi saying we need to expand democracy, that is just an idiot”ic” statement. Have we heard Nancy say 1 good thing about Iraq?? I have not heard it if she has. I just now looked and couldn’t find a single good thing. So obviously she isn’t concerned about democracy. She is concerned about her keeping her power. – Lorica

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