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Republicans Violate Constitution Almost Immediatly

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) failed to take the oath of office and yet still introduced legislation and voted on legislation. In absolute violation of Article VI, clause 3.

So what do these herald's of the constitution and 'the people' do? They debate for four minutes and vote 257-159 to accept all of their actions, with the exception of their votes, to count as if they were duly sworn members of congress.

This is going to make for a great two years.




posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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link?

or should we just trust you?



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
 


Sounds like liberally biased propaganda to me? Which comes as no surprise.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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This has been all over the news since last night. They were busy at another function so they raised their hands and looked at the television, so they claim. Let's just imagine for a moment it is 2008 and two Democrats pulled this.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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GOP Reps. Sessions And Fitzpatrick Fail To Take Oath Of Office, Disrupting Health Care Repeal Effort


House Republicans are eager to make good on their campaign promise to hold a pointless vote on repealing President Obama’s health care law, but they’ll have to wait a little longer thanks to an embarrassing blunder by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). Sessions failed to take his oath of office on the House floor alongside the other 430 congressmen yesterday, pretending to take it in the Capitol Visitors Center instead. However, Sessions was the (not quite) Member who offered the health care repeal motion today in the House Rules Committee forcing Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) to “abruptly adjourn” a hearing on the bill:




posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Yes, this was stupid on their part.

I guess if the media backed party, erm I mean the Dems would have done this, it would never have been an issue.

But since the only thing that was attempted so far was to read the Constitution, I am sure the delayed swearing in, will not bother the Democrats and People like Bush too much, it is only a G-D piece of paper by the way.

Funny how the Democrats have all taken the side of George W Bush lately. You would "think" they would not be arguing his side.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
But since the only thing that was attempted so far was to read the Constitution, I am sure the delayed swearing in, will not bother the Democrats and People like Bush too much, it is only a G-D piece of paper by the way.


If you read the story you'd see he introduced the bill to repeal the health care act. The one they claim is unconstitutional..



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
I guess if the media backed party, erm I mean the Dems would have done this, it would never have been an issue.


Yeah, nobody has been crying that the Democrats are trampling the constitution everytime they sneaze or anything like that for the last two years.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
But since the only thing that was attempted so far was to read the Constitution...


They actually did participate in a house vote before being sworn in.


The House of Representatives decided Friday to invalidate the initial votes cast in the new Congress by two Republican congressmen: Reps. Pete Sessions of Texas and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

The problem: Sessions and Fitzpatrick missed their official swearing-in on the House floor on Wednesday and weren't yet technically members of Congress when the chamber began its first full day of official business on Thursday.


www.cnn.com...
edit on 7-1-2011 by Aggie Man because: forgot to source the quote



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Thank you for the link. After reading it, I agree, it is unconstitutional.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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I did read the story.

YESTERDAY.



That is why I said they were STUPID.

But I guess Obama not finishing his OATH is not exactly the same thing huh?

Oh, did SOMEONE forget about that?!




posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
 


I did read the story.

YESTERDAY.



That is why I said they were STUPID.

But I guess Obama not finishing his OATH is not exactly the same thing huh?

Oh, did SOMEONE forget about that?!



What? He finished his oath, even citing the correct wording of the oath after it was foul up by the SC justice that was administering it. Additionally, he was re-administered the oath later in the day just so there was no confusion.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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If only this could be the only instance our "representatives" act outside of the constitution, unfortunately neither the Dems or Republicans follow the constitution. And usually it's a lot more unconstitutional than this.

Politics is funny, why did I have the feeling that as soon as the Republicans took control of the house we would have Democrats crying foul? But appoint never ending Czars, thats ok, never ending Executive Orders, cool. Both parties are guilty and I'm sure I could go on.

I feel ya OP, such an oversight shows me just how much they "forget" about the constitution, but honestly, I don't really see anything new. Same old crap from D.C. The back and forth arguing gets so old when nothing helpful ever gets done.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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You mean the first time or the second time Obama took the effort to be there in person to take the oath, BOTH Times it was given to him because of an error in the READING the first time, not because he was at a fundraiser waiving at a television. Deflect much?



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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I saw the thread title and somehow, somehow I knew that you would be here to pretend that only Democrats do this sort of thing, even though the OP clearly states otherwise. And I was right!

The Republican party isn't backed by Fox News? Fox News, which has been critical of Obama since before he was elected? Fox News, which criticized his speeches as uninspiring when the rest of the media was applauding him?



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
Yes, this was stupid on their part.

I guess if the media backed party, erm I mean the Dems would have done this, it would never have been an issue.

But since the only thing that was attempted so far was to read the Constitution, I am sure the delayed swearing in, will not bother the Democrats and People like Bush too much, it is only a G-D piece of paper by the way.

Funny how the Democrats have all taken the side of George W Bush lately. You would "think" they would not be arguing his side.


Bush is your boy, straight up conservative, how many tens of millions of yall voted for him???


Twice


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MSM of all the MSM, so proud...

Its all good though, the overtly corporate ideology and party is good for America!!!

Lets send out wish lists to corporations and vote accordingly



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Exactly, and anyone that brought up that snafu is the exact same thing as this.

From what I heard, constituents came to the capital and he joined them and that is where he "supposedly" did his oath.

This is PURE hyperbole. This was smeared on every MSM outlet and site on the net last night.

So, let us solve the problem. Reintroduce the bill today. Will that solve the snafu? Or will he have to listen to Nasal Wasserman Shultz whining about this for the next month. Or maybe we could have Weiner whining about it.

Funny how every MSM outlet from ABC-MSNBC had ol Biden outsmarting a 2 year old and also his pathetic talking to of girls to stay away from men until they were 30.

The MSM and every liberal blogger on the net will nitpick every single mistake that has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING, that this House will do in the next two years.

And I will be there to DESTROY everyone of the hyperbolic ones and deride this House for the real ones.

What about the blatant Hypocracy of the MSM and the Dems for saying the House has already gone back on their promise not to raise the debt? Funny, after the 110 and 111th Congress raised the debt $5.3 Trillion in ONLY FOUR YEARS, they have the GAUL to attempt to lecture anyone?

Like I said, they were STUPID escpecially because ANY mistake is going to be used by the propagandists. Hell, I am sure they are going to do some stupid things, at least this one did not cost us-

$5.3 Trillion




posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by Aggie Man
 




This is PURE hyperbole. This was smeared on every MSM outlet and site on the net last night.


The MSM and every liberal blogger on the net will nitpick every single mistake that has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING, that this House will do in the next two years.


what like Obama is a Muslim?

Or Obama is an illegal alien?

Obama the homosexual?

Obama the Black Panther?

Corporatist Obama the " RED SOCIALIST"?

Or Progressives are Nazi's?

Death panels?

OR what???

FOAM?


You sound like you have lots of faith in the GOP, interesting
edit on 7-1-2011 by Janky Red because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Haven't you figured it out....the libs will pick out only what they can use to justify their argument. Sad really, basing their arguments off of emotion, and not facts. Oh well though, cause its rubbed off on them pesky Republicans too!



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Atleast you got a few of them right.



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