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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:04 AM
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Poll question: Which would be more satisfying?

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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:12 AM
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1. I voted "House"
The Congressional Districts are so jerrymandered that that would be a REAL slap in the face. Plus, once we're in charge, we can redistrict in '07 just like Tom DeLay did. And surely the Repub's wouldn't complain if we just follow their lead and example, right? Right? Right?

Besides, the House issues articles of impeachment. And the Speaker becomes the President just in case the pResident and Vice pResident... um.... er.... are UNABLE to complete their terms, due to some unfortunate circumstance such as (ARTICLE 2 SECTION 4!) illness.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:16 AM
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2. If We Don't Take The Senate, We'll Get 5 Bushbots on the Supreme Court!
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:24 AM
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3. Then I guess we'd better compromise and take both.
Dibs on the Senate! I could use the job security.
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:34 AM
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5. BOTH!
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:27 AM
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4. Tough choice, but I had to go with the Senate.
Unless there is conviction in the Senate, impeachment is just a moral victory. Real life is not an episode of the West Wing, so I would not anticipate the Speaker of the House becoming President. The Senate can block treaties and nominations, particularly those ones to the Supreme Court which haunt you for years.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:56 AM
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6. Easy call--the House--Objections to the question.
No where is the power structure of Congress so glaringly one-sided than in the House of Representatives where the majority party even has the power to deny the minority party the use of traditional house rooms for hearings. In the House, the power of the majority is absolute. This is not even close to being true in the Senate.

If you really want to change the way that our government works, you *have* to take back the House.

But I really have to object to the entire premise of the question that this is an either/or thing. Certainly, if we take the Senate, we'll get the House, too. The Senate is the tough nut. We're close, and I think we'll take it. But we have to work hard on making sure that we *do* take the House of Representatives, because there can't be any impeachment investigations until we do.
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eviltwin2525 Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:16 AM
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7. Easy call - I voted Senate, because....
Dems are GOING to take the House. Getting the Senate TOO would mean we could actually start dismantling the BushCheneyRumsfeld despotism.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:34 AM
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8. Need a both choice
These are two tastes that taste great together!
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:20 AM
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9. Senate Controls Appointments
and that would really put a stick in Bush's craw.
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