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FLASHBACK: Dems clarified rules to protect Obama from criticism on House floor

In 2009, House Democrats took special care to remind members about the proper way to address the president, offering a primer on rules that prohibited Republicans from disparaging President Obama.

Fast forward a decade, and House Democrats are now pushing an official resolution to disparage President Trump as a racist who “legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

Then House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter released “a helpful, updated primer” for members in August 2009 that reminded Republicans it’s a violation of House rules to describe the president as a “liar” or “hypocrite,” or to describe any veto as “cowardly,” Politico reported at the time.

The friendly reminder also stipulated Republicans could not claim Obama was “intellectually […]

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