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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    In my opinion, this appointment indicates a bipartisanship without substance on the part of Obama. Or, at the very least a bipartisanship that is unwilling to share power.

    Sure, the Republicans gain a seat in the executive administration, but they lose a far more powerful ability the legislature: The prerogative to block legislation they find egregious. Overall, this is a net loss for Republican power. If the guy takes the appointment, he is looking out for himself, and not the interests of the Republican party.

    I have said many times before, I am opposed to a government that is too liberal. While I would be perfectly happy about any Judicial appointments that would sail through, now, I deem the cost too much to bear. I do not think this appointment should happen and I hope the Republicans are able to prevent it somehow.

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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I have been thinking about this and had never considered this a possibility.

    This seems to be in the least very unethical and at worst criminal.
    Senators were meant to represent states as part of the separation of powers.
    They should not have the ability to move between any branch of government.
    As that makes the balance highly questionable.

    Obama is very Machiavellian.
    In government that is not a good thing.
    The 17th amendment democratized the election of congressional senators, allowing the citizens, not the state legislature, to elect senators. So i am not nearly as appalled when democrat leaning states elect democrats to fill vacancy of a republican.

    Obama's tactic seems to be brewed from the overwhelming republican opposition in terms of the republican base. If i am correct, not one republican voted for the stimulus package. Quite the crafty politician he is
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Well being from NH this is the big story going on up here. From what Ive heard he is trying to have a independent or repuplican hold his seat for two years, and then not run for relection in 2010. I'm pretty sure that would be the only way he would take to seat in the cabinet.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    Well being from NH this is the big story going on up here. From what Ive heard he is trying to have a independent or repuplican hold his seat for two years, and then not run for relection in 2010. I'm pretty sure that would be the only way he would take to seat in the cabinet.
    He gets to choose who replaces him?
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm sure there are reasons one would want to take an appointed position over an elected position.

    He could have job security for 4 years instead of 2. It could also lead to more lucrative lobbying positions and another appointed position because he will have experience.
    Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the President. It could be that, once they have one of the Rep leaders out of the Senate, they could easily come up with a reason to force him to resign or fire him.

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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    He gets to choose who replaces him?
    If Obama really wants him, which it appears he does, Gregg can play hardball by saying he will accept the seat if a repuplican replaces him. The question is if he plays hardball.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    If Obama really wants him, which it appears he does, Gregg can play hardball by saying he will accept the seat if a repuplican replaces him. The question is if he plays hardball.
    So he's got this thing and it's golden?

    Imagine the cries for impeachment if Obama tried to manipulate the Governor into picking who Obama wanted to replace him.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    If Obama really wants him, which it appears he does, Gregg can play hardball by saying he will accept the seat if a repuplican replaces him. The question is if he plays hardball.
    Your local in NH, right?

    Tell me, who would seem ideal to replace Gregg in the senate? Not necessarily likely, but ideal?

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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    A majority in the senate does not equal control of the senate.

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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The 17th amendment democratized the election of congressional senators, allowing the citizens, not the state legislature, to elect senators. So i am not nearly as appalled when democrat leaning states elect democrats to fill vacancy of a republican.

    Obama's tactic seems to be brewed from the overwhelming republican opposition in terms of the republican base. If i am correct, not one republican voted for the stimulus package. Quite the crafty politician he is
    That is true, however, it defeats the purpose of the separation of powers.

    If anyone from the two elected branches can move between them with no oversight it smacks of corruption. It shouldn't be allowed.

    If this move plays out how I think it will, the only delays will come from individuals tossing more pork and regulation on an original bill.
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