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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

Republicans Announce All Male House Chairs

Source: TPM



IGOR BOBIC 6:54 PM EST, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2012

Twelve of the major House committees will be chaired by men in the 113th Congress, the House Republican Steering Committee announced on Tuesday, as reported by Politico:

After a day of meetings closed to the public, the House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs, including 12 returning lawmakers who will head up some of the most important panels in Washington. The chairmen for the House Ethics Committee and House Administration Committee have yet to be chosen, so a woman could end up in one of those slots.

"Is anyone really surprised?" the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Tweeted, following the report.

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/republicans-announce-all-male-house-chairs

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
livetohike Nov 2012 #1
forestpath Nov 2012 #2
starroute Nov 2012 #3
sofa king Nov 2012 #15
appal_jack Nov 2012 #18
Cha Nov 2012 #4
undeterred Nov 2012 #5
Quantess Nov 2012 #21
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #24
UpInArms Nov 2012 #6
Hayabusa Nov 2012 #7
eppur_se_muova Nov 2012 #8
MNBrewer Nov 2012 #9
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #10
Orrex Nov 2012 #11
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #13
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #17
nakocal Nov 2012 #12
klook Nov 2012 #14
Coyotl Nov 2012 #22
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #16
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #19
lunatica Nov 2012 #23
Sirveri Nov 2012 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

1. They don't know how to appeal to women voters. Not a clue and no one

should tell them either .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. A Republican woman is just as bad as a Republican man. (Disclaimer: I'm female.)

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

3. Well yeah, but it means that they're not even pretending

Are they that clueless or do they still think the fix is in?

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Response to starroute (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

15. It may accelerate their demise.

Some are unlikely to forget incidents like these.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:53 AM

18. I hope that you are 'sofa king' right about this prediction!

:p



-app

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Response to forestpath (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:46 PM

4. Yes, so what's their problem?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. Men have chairs, women have slots?

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Response to undeterred (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:14 AM

21. Good catch!

OMG.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:55 AM

24. Remember - Women come from their binders. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:50 PM

6. This is an obvious attempt to be "inclusive"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:52 PM

7. Somehow,

this doesn't surprise me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:02 PM

8. Rachel Maddow just showed a picture -- they're all white, too. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:02 PM

9. I was hoping M. Bachmann would be chair of the "Intelligence" committee LOL

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:08 PM

10. Stupid is as stupid does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:28 PM

11. For god's sake, I hope that they're all white!

These things must be handled with tradition and decorum, you see.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

13. They probably are

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:50 PM

17. The are all white





Check out the current front page here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

12. And it goes on

The war on women goes on. The women in the house are there to just vote the way that their male bosses tell them too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

14. Where are the binders? (n/t)

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Response to klook (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:35 AM

22. Binders full of Chairs? LOL

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:46 PM

16. The OP says 12, but the article on the front page of HuffPo says: 19


House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men.

There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members.

At least one Senate Democrat was quick to point out that something is missing from the Republican lineup.

"Disappointed to see House committee chairmanships in the 113th Congress will not include a single woman. -PM," tweeted Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who included a link to Boehner's press release announcing the chair posts.

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To be fair, House committee chairs are typically chosen based on their seniority on the committee, and most committees don't have Republican women or minorities at senior levels. In addition, there just aren't that many House Republican women and minorities to go around. In the 113th Congress, which kicks off in January, House Republicans will have 20 women in their camp, compared to 61 House Democratic women. You can count on two hands the number of House Republicans who are minorities. By contrast, in the new Congress, the House Democratic Caucus will have a majority of women and minorities for the first time in history.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/house-committee-chairs-all-white-men_n_2201136.html




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:00 AM

19. "No 'girl germs' on the gavel!"

"Congresswomen got cooties!"

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:43 AM

23. That's a picture of Ryan and Issa

Who happen to be right smack in the middle of that photo upthread in comment # 17.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:00 AM

20. There are still Republican Women?

That's insane, have they been paying attention, or is it just a legacy holdover thing?

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