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    Frankly I'm a bit surprised given how even several Democrats had voiced concern about ousting someone who hasn't been convicted of anything. This sets a president I'm sure that many who voted for his expulsion will later come to regret.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

  • #2
    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    Frankly I'm a bit surprised given how even several Democrats had voiced concern about ousting someone who hasn't been convicted of anything. This sets a presidentprecedent I'm sure that many who voted for his expulsion will later come to regret.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
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      Dang it all. I coulda swore I wrote precedent since I made that mistake in a post yesterday.

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        Dang it all. I coulda swore I wrote precedent since I made that mistake in a post yesterday.
        Yes, you did. I successfully ignored that one.
        Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. St. John Chrysostom

        Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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        I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Frankly I'm a bit surprised given how even several Democrats had voiced concern about ousting someone who hasn't been convicted of anything. This sets a president I'm sure that many who voted for his expulsion will later come to regret.
          Especially the Democrats they now have proven they are the ones with a double standard since they were the ones to ask for Santos's expulsion before he's been convicted but won't for Menendez.

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          • #6
            And now New York's governor will pick a Democrat to replace him until the next election.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              And now New York's governor will pick a Democrat to replace him until the next election.
              Isn't that just for Senators who represent the states. AFAIR Congressmen represent the people and need a social election

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                And now New York's governor will pick a Democrat to replace him until the next election.
                Nope. The seat will be vacant until a special election. I think Hochul has like 2 weeks to call it and then the election has to be held within like 3 months of her calling it. No replacement appointed by her.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                  Frankly I'm a bit surprised given how even several Democrats had voiced concern about ousting someone who hasn't been convicted of anything. This sets a president I'm sure that many who voted for his expulsion will later come to regret.
                  Couldn't have happened to a better feller.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                    Couldn't have happened to a better feller.
                    I'm hoping you will be just as congenial when Menendez gets the axe?
                    That's what
                    - She

                    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post
                      Isn't that just for Senators who represent the states. AFAIR Congressmen represent the people and need a social election
                      Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
                      Nope. The seat will be vacant until a special election. I think Hochul has like 2 weeks to call it and then the election has to be held within like 3 months of her calling it. No replacement appointed by her.
                      Yup. You're both correct. Coming home last night they were talking about the possibility of his expulsion on the radio and said Hochul would appoint his replacement, but state law indicates otherwise.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                        Couldn't have happened to a better feller.
                        I doubt anyone will be sorry to see him go. But I'll bet they'll be sorry for establishing this precedent.

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          I am glad they expelled the con man.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post

                            I'm hoping you will be just as congenial when Menendez gets the axe?
                            I sure as hell hope he gets the boot in his corrupt little rear. Guess you forgot I'm a libertarian.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                              I sure as hell hope he gets the boot in his corrupt little rear. Guess you forgot I'm a libertarian.
                              I hear gold bars make for a softer landing...
                              That's what
                              - She

                              Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                              - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                              I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                              - Stephen R. Donaldson

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