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Bazil

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Coup d'état in the NH House of Representatives
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:47:52 am »

Just wondering what people are thinking of Coup over former speaker O'Brian?  This Coup seems to be from the "Republican old guard."  If you look at the NHLA rating of most of the players in this they don't score great, though O'Brian didn't either.  How do people think this will affect the liberty agenda in the house?
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Re: Coup d'état in the NH House of Representatives
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 05:54:03 am »

Just wondering what people are thinking of Coup over former speaker O'Brian?  This Coup seems to be from the "Republican old guard."  If you look at the NHLA rating of most of the players in this they don't score great, though O'Brian didn't either.  How do people think this will affect the liberty agenda in the house?

It was hardly a "coup d'état." Proper procedure was followed, and nothing was done that wasn't allowed by existing rules.

As you point out, while the new "leadership" are not great on liberty, neither was O'Brien and his crew. In that sense, it's a toss up. Since O'Brien was such an arrogant ass in the position, however, we might come out slightly ahead. Liberty tends to grow where civil discourse is allowed, and we already know that O'Brien foams at the mouth with rage when he thinks that any particular topic might receive a fair and thorough hearing.

And, of course, if the House Republicans are truly annoyed by having Jasper as Speaker, they can use the rules of their own little politics clique to toss him out. I don't think that they are annoyed at all, since this gives them a convenient scapegoat. They can accomplish precisely nothing positive over the next two years, and still disclaim any personal responsibility.
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