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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:09 PM

Georgia Lawmakers Seek to End Senate Elections



http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/02/20/georgia_lawmakers_seek_to_end_senate_elections.html

Georgia Lawmakers Seek to End Senate Elections


A group of Republican state representatives in Georgia would like to repeal the 17th Amendment and return the election of U.S. Senators to the state legislatures, the Douglas County Sentinel reports.

The proposal requests that the U.S. Congress "begin action to repeal the 17th Amendment. The process would require a two-thirds approval by both the U.S. House and Senate, then ratification by at least three-quarters of the states. Political pundits give the move little chance of success."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:15 PM

1. That's my home state.

I don't visit often.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:18 PM

3. The closest I've been to Georgia

Is landing in Atlanta and catching a connecting flight.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:20 PM

6. Last time I was there was back in 2003. I stayed for 18 hours.

Long enough to dine, nap, shower and get back to the airport.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:17 PM

2. "The process would require a two-thirds approval by both the U.S. House and Senate,"

I don't even see the two Senators from Georgia approving this, much less two-thirds of the Senate!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. Republicans: We F**king Hate Democracy! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:19 PM

5. So the senators can go back to completely not having to give a shit about what the people think.

The just need to keep some state legislators happy and they can keep their job no matter what.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:21 PM

7. don't these numbnuts ever weary of making jokes of themselves???

gotta love the "Political pundits give the move little chance of success."


Little chance? More like infinitesimal.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:27 PM

8. One again proving that the conservative's war is on the 20th century

Was't Rand Paul saying something along these lines recently?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:28 PM

9. This has about as much chance of passing as repealing the 2nd amendment

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