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    Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    You gotta love down and dirty politics. Unbelievable. No real details as to what caused the defections yet of these two Democrat Senators in NYC. Perhaps the outlandish tax increases by the governor and irresponsible governance altogether of the newly elected Senate leadership finally boiled over the pot. It didn't take long either. The Democrats have only controlled the NY State Senate for five months and their coalition has already shattered. There's hope and change for you.

    Updated, 5:14 p.m. | ALBANY – Republicans seized control of the New York State Senate on Monday, in a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for the Democratic Party, which controlled the chamber for barely five months.

    A raucous leadership fight erupted on the floor of the Senate around 3 p.m., with two Democrats, Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, joining the 30 Senate Republicans in a motion that would displace Democrats as the party in control.

    It was a noisy and acrimonious scene on the floor of the Senate as Senator Thomas W. Libous, a Republican from Binghamton and the party’s deputy leader, shouted for a roll-call vote, while Democrats attempted to stall the vote by asking to adjourn the session.

    All 30 Republicans stood with their hands raised, signaling a vote for a change in leadership. Mr. Espada and Mr. Monserrate joined them, each raising his hand. Republicans won the vote by a 32-to-30 margin. The Senate will now be governed under a new joint leadership structure, with Mr. Espada serving as the president pro tempore, and Senator Dean G. Skelos, of Long Island, as the new majority leader.

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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Meh, sounds like run of the mill crap we tend to expect out of Albany. Im going to guess that there is money involved.
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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Meh, sounds like run of the mill crap we tend to expect out of Albany. Im going to guess that there is money involved.
    Somebody's been promised something, that is for certain. Also, those two Democrats that defected are already in trouble for some political and legal mischief so this may not last very long.

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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    Somebody's been promised something, that is for certain. Also, those two Democrats that defected are already in trouble for some political and legal mischief so this may not last very long.
    Your probably right, there is supposed to be a Tea Party scheduled on the 16 there makes me wonder if we will see them or any of the clowns there taken away in cuffs.
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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    Somebody's been promised something, that is for certain. Also, those two Democrats that defected are already in trouble for some political and legal mischief so this may not last very long.
    And of course, this is true because the NYT told you so, if it would have been repubs defecting, like Spector, - you would be patting them on the back.

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    Thank God, we are saved from the Democratic half year nightmare.


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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Meh, sounds like run of the mill crap we tend to expect out of Albany. Im going to guess that there is money involved.
    Money in Albany politics?

    That happens? I thought you had to go to Chicago or Louisiana for that sort of naked corruption.

    Whodathunkit?

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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Money in Albany politics?

    That happens? I thought you had to go to Chicago or Louisiana for that sort of naked corruption.

    Whodathunkit?
    Don't knock Louisiana. You won't find another place on the planet where a porn star is running for Senator against an incumbent that pays prostitutes to put diapers on him. At least when politicians become corrupt in Louisiana, they do it in an outlandish manner that can be matched by nobody else. Eat your hearts out, New Yorkers. Youse guys is just plain dull. LOL.
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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Don't knock Louisiana. You won't find another place on the planet where a porn star is running for Senator against an incumbent that pays prostitutes to put diapers on him. At least when politicians become corrupt in Louisiana, they do it in an outlandish manner that can be matched by nobody else. Eat your hearts out, New Yorkers. Youse guys is just plain dull. LOL.
    Why do you think I referenced naked corruption?

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    Re: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by azura28 View Post
    And of course, this is true because the NYT told you so, if it would have been repubs defecting, like Spector, - you would be patting them on the back.
    If it was the GOP defecting, this thread would be about six miles long by now.

    The silence from the left about their own corruption is shameful.

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