How the Senate became the House, in 4...

How the Senate became the House, in 4 steps

There are 90 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 21, 2013, titled How the Senate became the House, in 4 steps. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

So, how did the "world's greatest deliberative body" turn itself into something closely resembling the majority-rules raucousness and party-line posturing of the House? The change didn't happen fast.

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see the light

El Paso, TX

#41 Nov 23, 2013
Uncle Sam wrote:
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Makes no sense. Are you saying America has been mob ruled for the past 200+ years?
For the past 5years its been run by a Dictator. I remember when we actually had a President who loved America AND CARED ABOUT AMERICANS INSTEAD of ILLEGAL aLIENS.
Cat74

Bloomingdale, IL

#42 Nov 23, 2013
Our Government is not set up for mob rule. It might be law for the next 13 months, but we will fix it in November 2014. Obama will need his cousins rebel African Army to close the polls in 2014. Marshall Law won't go his way.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#43 Nov 23, 2013
All you over the top anti-Obamas aren't really helping your cause. You just demonstrate how your hatred of the first black president drives every decision you make.

Keep up the good work.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#44 Nov 23, 2013
The Republicans are desperately trying everything they can to STEAL another Presidential Election like they did in 2000 and 2004.

It's doubtful after those travesties there will ever be another chance for the Republicans to Steal another election. All the Republicans are doing to repress the vote only makes those they are trying to eliminate from exercising their constitutional right to vote want to cast their vote more and more, As witnessed by the twice landslide victory of President Obama and the million more votes for democrats in the 2012 House races than the Republicans received.
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> What happens when the Republicans take control of the senate? You love this. Then the totalitarian state that is our future will give you orgasms. These men and women who rule in Washington are purely agenda driven evil scum with no concerns for the people. When the Repubs come back to power we will see how they are again. Their voters are tired of the kizz assing to progressives. Anyway biblical scripture tells you that men become "blinded to their own desires" and that is what we are doing and have done. We have gutted principles for agenda based satisfactions. Getting freedom and living better then most in the world is one thing. Keeping it is another.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#45 Nov 23, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Our Government is not set up for mob rule. It might be law for the next 13 months, but we will fix it in November 2014. Obama will need his cousins rebel African Army to close the polls in 2014. Marshall Law won't go his way.
The Republicans are doing all they can to slant the polls in their favor with all of the restrictions placed on exercising voting rights throughout America.

It's the Republican efforts to disenfranchise Americans that is the driving force behind all American turning up at the polls and preventing the travesty that occurred in the Bush Victories in 2000 and 2004.

Keep up the good work. Hillary is a shoe in for two more landslide victories and follow President Obama into the Oval Office.

It's not by chance the Republicans enjoy a 7% Favoribility Rating in America, they are hated and despised.

Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#46 Nov 23, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Harry Reid has given you a new reality to ponder. 2014........
Remember in the movie Independence Day where the humans infiltrated the alien mother ship to plant a nuke and as they hit the "send" button to activate it the skull and crossbones came on laughing? Picture the GOP as the skull and crossbones laughing when Harry Reid gloated over erasing 225 years of healthy debate and minority party dissent.
2014........ Bye,see ya later..... Nothing but love........
HA HA HA HA HA
The Republicans' issue when looking at them and visioning a movie more closely resembles the cast of characters in Animal House or Porky's, a certified clown show.
Cat74

Bloomingdale, IL

#47 Nov 23, 2013
Yes the President that until recently could walk on water, is now drowning in shoulder deep scandals. The lying only helps Republicans gather voters for the 2014 elections
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#48 Nov 23, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Yes the President that until recently could walk on water, is now drowning in shoulder deep scandals. The lying only helps Republicans gather voters for the 2014 elections
What Scandals? You referring to the naked speculation commonly broadcast on the idiot stooge network of propaganda?

Issa has been sounding the alarm on scandals for 4 years, and to this point he has nothing but allegations with no foundations, basic speculations and day dreams...... At every point so far all Issa has proved is that the Republicans are desperate to change the narratives for actions that began under George Bush's Administration and catastrophes that are a result of Republican budget cuts.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#49 Nov 23, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
All you over the top anti-Obamas aren't really helping your cause. You just demonstrate how your hatred of the first black president drives every decision you make.
Keep up the good work.
It's well known progressive fact that believing Obama is inept and has an agenda to move society to be increasingly dependent on the federal government proves you hate Blacks.
drinK the Hive

Brooklyn, NY

#50 Nov 23, 2013
If Anyone Is Familiar With George Herbert Mead Then They Would Know That He Say'- "Not Only The Self - But Also The Human Mind Is A Social BS Product."...

see the light

El Paso, TX

#51 Nov 23, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Republicans are desperately trying everything they can to STEAL another Presidential Election like they did in 2000 and 2004.
It's doubtful after those travesties there will ever be another chance for the Republicans to Steal another election. All the Republicans are doing to repress the vote only makes those they are trying to eliminate from exercising their constitutional right to vote want to cast their vote more and more, As witnessed by the twice landslide victory of President Obama and the million more votes for democrats in the 2012 House races than the Republicans received.
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And Democrats stole in 2008 and 2012.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#52 Nov 23, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>And Democrats stole in 2008 and 2012.
Consider it payback for '00 & '04.

And we'll do the same in '16.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#53 Nov 23, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>And Democrats stole in 2008 and 2012.

The Republicans gave the election away in 2008 and 2012, presenting the cast of loses you put before the nation as candidates.

Those candidates were more suited to host a circus not host in the oval office.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#54 Nov 24, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So did slavery....
Their relatives are still enslaved in the liberal plantation.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#55 Nov 24, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republicans gave the election away in 2008 and 2012, presenting the cast of loses you put before the nation as candidates.
Those candidates were more suited to host a circus not host in the oval office.
As you watch Obama under the bit top, the only player he seems to mimic are the clowns.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#56 Nov 24, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republicans gave the election away in 2008 and 2012, presenting the cast of loses you put before the nation as candidates.
Those candidates were more suited to host a circus not host in the oval office.
Thee million less people voted for Obama in 2012 than before. If conservatives would have shown up, the polls would have been right as well as major news commentators. No one thought the conservatives would stay home ever after threatening to do so through two cycles.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#57 Nov 24, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thee million less people voted for Obama in 2012 than before. If conservatives would have shown up, the polls would have been right as well as major news commentators. No one thought the conservatives would stay home ever after threatening to do so through two cycles.
You're STILL touting your incorrect polls?

HILARIOUS!!

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#58 Nov 24, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Try winning an election-

President Obama.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#59 Nov 24, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thee million less people voted for Obama in 2012 than before. If conservatives would have shown up, the polls would have been right as well as major news commentators. No one thought the conservatives would stay home ever after threatening to do so through two cycles.
And Obama STILL won by more than 4 million votes, even though he actually got 4 million less votes than is '08.

Actually a million MORE conservatives came out to vote for Romney than came out to vote for McCain.

If anything it was the liberals & independents who stayed home in 2012- approximately 4.5 MILLION of them, and Obama STILL won by over 4 million votes.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#60 Nov 24, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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You're STILL touting your incorrect polls?
HILARIOUS!!
Hope you're having a good laugh. It's better than you having to look in a mirror to do it.

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