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‘MAJORITY OF THE MAJORITY’: AKA The ‘Hastert Rule’! Just One More Republican Anti-American, Self-Serving Duplicitous Ploy You May Not Know About! Is This FAIR To Americans? You Tell Me! Democrats Have No ‘Hastert” Rule – This Is A Republican Only Thing, Much Like Voter Caging, Right-To-Work Laws, Filibuster & Other Undemocratic Constipation Of The American Politic Maneuvers.

Wikipedia, “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-1990s 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 unless a majority of the majority party supports the bill.[2] This is sometimes referred to as the Hastert Rule,[3] as its introduction is widely credited to former Speaker Dennis Hastert (1999-2007). However, Newt Gingrich, who directly preceded Hastert as Speaker (1995-1999), followed the same rule.[4] Hastert was vocal in his support of the rule stating that his job was “to please the majority of the majority.”[5]“ Continue reading

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