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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Just the facts--your first two words were as far as a normal person needed to go when reading your ultra-partisan attacks .

    Very simple question, who controls the House of Representatives known as the People's House? When a Representative runs unopposed are those votes counted in the total? I believe if you bothered to pay attention to the 2010 and 2012 elections you will find that more people voted for Republicans than Democrats

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Total votes in the USA--focus--no longer the people's House.
    We now have two filibuster chambers, one official--one unofficial .
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes by total votes, because, shocker, we are a union of states which are a collection of representative districts. Gerrymandering works for ALL parties that have the majority in the state. Remember that democracy thing PMZ mentioned?
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Very simple question, who controls the House of Representatives known as the People's House?
    Gerry-Mander
    When a Representative runs unopposed are those votes counted in the total?
    No bearing but you already knew that.
    I believe if you bothered to pay attention to the 2010 and 2012 elections you will find that more people voted for Republicans than Democrats
    Where did 2010 enter this discussion?
    It was not in post #75 .
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You are unaware of the total House votes for each party in 2012.
    Color me surprised .
    No, I'm aware that electing representatives in this democracy doesn't work like that. To bad that surprises you, I'd have thought you better educated.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

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    Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014Enough with the swipes towards other posters education levels

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Gerry-Mander No bearing but you already knew that.

    Where did 2010 enter this discussion?
    It was not in post #75 .
    Obviously the D matters more than the actual results of the Democrat Party, right? You don't seem to get it, results matter and far too many vote for the D than the results.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Total votes in the USA--focus--no longer the people's House.
    We now have two filibuster chambers, one official--one unofficial .
    Again, electing representatives doesn't work like that. In fact that's why it's called the People's House.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    We have the 17th amendment to do away with Republicans gerry-mandering the Senate before the age of Progress--ives starting in 1900.
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Again, electing representatives doesn't work like that. In fact that's why it's called the People's House.
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Gerry-Mander
    Balloons

    Sorry, I thought we were writing random words instead of answering questions, my bad.

    Yes, Gerry-Mandering exists. Gerry Mandering has existed in EVERY election dating back to before the 1800's and is practiced by both parties. Answering "who controls the House of Representatives" by saying "Gerry Mandering" basically suggests that the House should NEVER be referenced because there hasn't been a time in this countries history where it hasn't been touched by Gerry Mandering.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Yet there is a move afoot to get rid of the 17th, which now prevents gerry-mandered statehouses from appointing Senators.
    Good thing we had Roosevelt and Bryan working together for progress--ive ideas .
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Balloons

    Sorry, I thought we were writing random words instead of answering questions, my bad.

    Yes, Gerry-Mandering exists. Gerry Mandering has existed in EVERY election dating back to before the 1800's and is practiced by both parties. Answering "who controls the House of Representatives" by saying "Gerry Mandering" basically suggests that the House should NEVER be referenced because there hasn't been a time in this countries history where it hasn't been touched by Gerry Mandering.
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