(D) Michael Bennet*
(R) Joe O’Dea
(D) Jared Polis*
(R) Heidi Ganahl
(A) D. Neuschwanger
(D) Phil Weiser*
(R) John Kellner
(D) Dave Young*
(R) Lang Sias
(D) Jena Griswold*
(R) Pam Anderson
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Joe Neguse*
(R) Lauren Boebert*
(D) Adam Frisch
(R) Ken Buck*
(D) Ike McCorkle
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(D) David Torres
(D) Jason Crow*
(R) Steven Monahan
(D) Brittany Pettersen
(R) Erik Aadland
(D) Yadira Caraveo
(R) Barbara Kirkmeyer
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Why is the Senate called the upper house?
It's a New York thing.
I figured it's something we got from the Mother Country.
Because under Republican rule, the House is such a downer..
Although there's a popular belief it had to do with seating arrangement in the early days of the nation (on which floor each body met), the term has been in use far longer and derives from the nature of the bicameral legislature in the mother country. You can see an example here (listing a "fpeech made in the Upper Houfe of Parliament") in an index of documents indicating its use in 1529, and again, here, in 1607 from a legal case report.
The upper house of Parliament, Lords, is the closest model to the Senate, as originally conceived, with greater qualifications, selectivity (they weren't popularly elected, of course), and more limited numbers (although Lords is bigger than Commons at this point). The lower house, Commons, was just that, and more closely resembles our House of Representatives.
Pseudonymous may have a point but I declare Andrew Carnegie the winner as every historian I have read says it's because when Congress first met in NY, the House was on the first floor and the Senate on the second.
Your answer is certainly more fun. I support it.
Must be all the time I spent in the library.
Careful, AC. If the Trumpies learn you can read, they will hang you as an elitist, fact-loving bastard.
Trivia question of the day?!?!?
This shows just how worthless and incompetent the Democratic and Progressive Establishment is (that is: anyone who gets paid to advance those agendas, candidates and issues).
Trying to distract from such a catastrophic failure of your ideas and capabilities is sickening and if I did this at my job I'd be fired tomorrow.
Um. I don't think you paid attention to who posted the diary. I think David was just trying to bring something light to the table. I certainly don’t remember him claiming to work for a political organization.
Not for nothing, but I’d rather he post a hundred of these than that nightmarish Eurovision stuff. That’s straight up terrifying.
Or fike 59 venomous attacks a day on michael bennet who has more political smarts in his big toe than zapcrap has in his fat ass!
I can't be fired by my boss – I'm the CEO.
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