Jan 5, 2011

Republicans end floor voting rights for delegates

An Associated Press report on MSNBC says:

One of the first acts of the new Republican-controlled House is to take away the floor voting rights of six delegates representing areas such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.

The liberal media will cry foul but the six delegates should not have been allowed voting rights in the first place.

Five of those delegates are Democrats, while one, from the Northern Marianas Islands, is an independent.

The AP report goes on to say that Democrats extended the voting rights in 1993 when they controlled the House and then Republicans disenfranchised the delegates when they became the majority in 1995 and Democrats restored delegate rights when they regained control of the House in 2007.

These delegates should never have been allowed voting rights in the first place. Democrats used this as a way to grab more power.

The report says Republicans disenfranchised the delegates which is incorrect.

How can you disenfranchise delegates when they were never franchised in the first place. They are not states and do not have voting rights.

Republicans were correct in taking away their voting rights. If the delegates hadn't been Democrats they would never have been given the right to vote.

This is just one of many "sour grapes" reports we will see in the mediaa now that Republicans have wrested control of the House from Ms. Pelosi, crying that "this is a very undemocratic way to start the 112th Congress."

It is a fair way to start the 112th Congress!