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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Your local in NH, right?

    Tell me, who would seem ideal to replace Gregg in the senate? Not necessarily likely, but ideal?
    Charlie Bass (R) was congressman for ever, he lost four years ago though. But I doubt he will get it, but there is a chance.

    The Guy who beat him Paul Hodes (D), is an exhippie very left, though he is better than our congresswoman, she is retarded. Hodes is most likley to get the senate seat.

    Someone from the state senate might get it but I doubt it.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    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.
    I'm pretty sure Obama wouldn't force him to choose a canidate, but if Obama told Lynch that he wants a certain person to replace Gregg, Lynch would most likely listen to him and pick that person. Obama is the most powerful man in America what he wants will happen.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    Why not? Nobody is forcing him to take the job.

    If he were to resign tomorrow because he didn't want to be in politics anymore, the same thing would happen. Should people not be allowed to resign?
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    Charlie Bass (R) was congressman for ever, he lost four years ago though. But I doubt he will get it, but there is a chance.

    The Guy who beat him Paul Hodes (D), is an exhippie very left, though he is better than our congresswoman, she is retarded.

    Someone from the state senate might get it but I doubt it.
    If your governor is smart(which he/she should be since it is NH), then the governor will appoint a republican to replace Gregg. Whether or not he'll be an actual conservative is another story. I can forsee a Chafee clone in the senate, if Gregg takes the job.

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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    A majority in the senate does not equal control of the senate.
    Yeah...not like blue dog democrats exist or anything.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    If your governor is smart(which he/she should be since it is NH), then the governor will appoint a republican to replace Gregg. Whether or not he'll be an actual conservative is another story. I can forsee a Chafee clone in the senate, if Gregg takes the job.
    He is smart, but he has been a bad governor. Our state is in insane debt and he doesn't know what to do. He might point a Repuplican, but Hodes is the front runner. Though if Bass does get it, is overall pretty conservative and is like Gregg in a lot of ways, so he would be the best choice in my opion.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Why not? Nobody is forcing him to take the job.

    If he were to resign tomorrow because he didn't want to be in politics anymore, the same thing would happen. Should people not be allowed to resign?
    Your right but what about the ability to heavily influence someone.

    I mean he could be given lots of "benefits" for leaving the senate and taking the position.

    Honestly, I just really don't like it. Its an unhealthy concentration of power for one group of people. No doubt it could come at the expense of the people of this country.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by partier9 View Post
    I'm pretty sure Obama wouldn't force him to choose a canidate, but if Obama told Lynch that he wants a certain person to replace Gregg, Lynch would most likely listen to him and pick that person. Obama is the most powerful man in America what he wants will happen.
    I was referring to Obama telling Blagojevich who would replace Obama's Senate seat.
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Your right but what about the ability to heavily influence someone.

    I mean he could be given lots of "benefits" for leaving the senate and taking the position.

    Honestly, I just really don't like it. Its an unhealthy concentration of power for one group of people. No doubt it could come at the expense of the people of this country.
    But these practices already occur every day, if somewhat informally. I appoint you to the Senate in exchange for your support when I run for reelection as Governor. I back you in your presidential campaign in exchange for your support for me as a Senator. It's only when it becomes exceedingly formalized a la Blagojevich that it becomes illegal.

    (PS - According to the spellchecker in firefox, I'm trying to spell "Archipelago" when I write "Blagojevich" )
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    Re: GOP's Gregg Appears To Be Commerce Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    But these practices already occur every day, if somewhat informally. I appoint you to the Senate in exchange for your support when I run for reelection as Governor. I back you in your presidential campaign in exchange for your support for me as a Senator. It's only when it becomes exceedingly formalized a la Blagojevich that it becomes illegal.
    Thats the part I don't like though the informal stuff is where most of the corruption happens.

    Maybe I'm a bit naive to think that these people should take these positions for altruistic purposes but that is what should be happening.

    We should hold them to higher standards than this.

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