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Posted: 12/29/2012 5:10:50 AM EDT
" The majority of the majority is a governing principle (not a legal procedure)
used by Republican Speakers of the House of Representatives since the mid-1990's to effectively limit the power
of the minority party to bring bills up for a vote on the floor of the house.[1] Under the majority of the majority doctrine the Speaker of the United States House of
Representatives will not allow a vote on a bill to take place
unless the majority of the majority party supports the bill"

A mag ban or AWB would NEVER get a majority of House Republican support.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:18:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By far_right:
" The majority of the majority is a governing principle (not a legal procedure)
used by Republican Speakers of the House of Representatives since the mid-1990's to effectively limit the power
of the minority party to bring bills up for a vote on the floor of the house.[1] Under the majority of the majority doctrine the Speaker of the United States House of
Representatives will not allow a vote on a bill to take place
unless the majority of the majority party supports the bill"

A mag ban or AWB would NEVER get a majority of House Republican support.


I get it, but do not like that. If the "majority" is only 51% of the house, then less than 26% of the House could prevent a vote on a bill that 74% of the House favors. Might seem like a good idea now, but that's bound to bite us in the ass at some point.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:22:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By far_right:
" The majority of the majority is a governing principle (not a legal procedure)
used by Republican Speakers of the House of Representatives since the mid-1990's to effectively limit the power
of the minority party to bring bills up for a vote on the floor of the house.[1] Under the majority of the majority doctrine the Speaker of the United States House of
Representatives will not allow a vote on a bill to take place
unless the majority of the majority party supports the bill"

A mag ban or AWB would NEVER get a majority of House Republican support.





I wouldn't count on that,
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:32:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 5:33:05 AM EDT by far_right]
Ill take that bet. You wont have 116 HoR Republicans support any type of ban.
20-30 to pass a whole house with dem support - possibly. But not 116.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:35:10 AM EDT
Hastert, along with Trent Lott and GWB, basically destroyed the Republican party from 2002 through 2006.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:38:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 5:38:54 AM EDT by fla556guy]
Originally Posted By far_right:
Ill take that bet. You wont have 116 HoR Republicans support any type of ban.
20-30 to pass a whole house with dem support - possibly. But not 116.


I wasn't worried about Feinstein's bill making it. Hell, R's would vote against it just to smite her sorry ass, I am sure. I'm amazed she can get any legislation through at this point...........
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