The Republican Study Committee

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    The Cabal That Quietly Took Over the House

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    http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/the-cabal-that-quietly-took-over-the-house-20130523?mrefid=skybox
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    I am curious (but not yellow)...

    Do they break step and space themselves farther apart when crossing bridges?

    Or do they avoid crossing bridges, completely?
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    That is an understatement.
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    In a small, teeny-tiny way, I feel for Boehner. He's gotta deal with Eric Cantor and his "whatever-Obama's-for-we're-against" crowd, as well as the Kochs and their army of tea-sipping droids.

    But ya know, all I heard about from conservatives growing up was the danger of communists taking over the government. Irony: not only was that not true and was never true, but the opposite seems to have happened: radical conservatives have taken over the government. At least one chamber.

    The party's out of control. And what's Boehner supposed to do? What do you do when the lunatic fringe of your party becomes your party?
     
  6. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Actually, this is good news. As some point these guys will get so extreme that the public will reject them. They're self-limiting.
     
  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps. But in the mean time they will use the power that they currently wield to alter voting laws and districts so as to make it easier for them to win future elections.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    I continue to be amazed at the fact that gerrymandering is legal in your country.
     
  9. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    It appears to be a self-serving, entrenched ethos that we might not be able to shed without a major change to the system.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Especially since in most states, it's done by the state legislature. Several states have independent commissions.
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    It seems to be of no benefit except to sitting politicians, and totally corrupt. With this cancer eating away at any semblance of fair representation, what price the Boston Tea Party slogan now?
     
  12. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    The Boston Tea Party never chanted anything about fair representation, just some kind of representation. These days, it seems like the appropriate word should be "representment".
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    Well, as fair as you can be if only landowning mostly-whitish Christian males were allowed to vote, of course.
     

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