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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:46 AM
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House Republicans Eliminate Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Labor (from Committee Names)
House Republicans Eliminate Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Labor (from Committee Names)

Republicans have altered the names of two House committees, upsetting Democrats, labor representatives and civil libertarians.

For the second time, the Education and Labor Committee, which was founded in 1867, is being changed to the Education and the Workforce Committee. The GOP majority did the same thing in 1995, after they gained power as a result of the 1994 election.

Then, as now, organized labor sees the move as an example of the GOPs anti-union philosophy.

Another change affects the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Now, it will be known simply as the Constitution Subcommittee. Again, the Republicans did the same thing in 1995.

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-New York), the outgoing chairman of the subcommittee, was not happy with the decision. Once again, the new Republican majority has shown that it isnt quite as committed to the Constitution as its recent lofty rhetoric would indicate, Nadler stated. It has yet again shown its contempt for key portions of the documentthe areas of civil rights and civil libertiesby banishing those words from the title of the Constitution Subcommittee.

http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/House_Republicans_Eliminate_Civil_Rights_Civil_Liberties_and_Labor__from_Committee_Names_110117
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:54 AM
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1. Next in the Republicon execution chamber: civility itself
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 08:56 AM by SpiralHawk
Oh, wait, I forgot, civility, honesty and honor were long ago SNUFFED in the ongoing RepubliCorp Crusade Against Decency.
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theothersnippywshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:11 AM
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2. So Labor, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties are now doubleplusungood. How very Republican. n/t
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:37 AM
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4. "We have always been at war with rights and freedom." - RepubliCorp, Inc.
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 10:38 AM by SpiralHawk
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:22 AM
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3. Good. Let them.
May their arrogance be on display for all to see. Who knows, there might actually be comeuppance in their future.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:16 AM
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5. Back to freedom fries we go
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