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    Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    "“The Republicans will say, ‘Isn’t this terrible,’ but the Democrats have nothing to apologize for as long as the temporary appointee is not a candidate for the permanent seat.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/us...d.html?_r=1&hp

    This is how it's done.

    When you have a Democratic Governor and the State Legislature is 88% Democratic you don't give right wing cry babies the time of day.

    You get a firm commitment from the replacement he will not run in the upcoming election (because incumbents are at a huge advantage) and ensure your State has full representation in the Senate.

    Then the GOP can get blown out in the Special election by whoever the new Democratic candidate is.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Why don't they just give John Kerry two votes? What the hell would be the difference?
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't they just give John Kerry two votes? What the hell would be the difference?
    The difference there is that the State doesn't have a legal basis to do that because our Constitution doesn't allow for that.

    In the case of the replacement....the State can legally and Constitutionally amend the procedure.

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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Let me get the is straight the dems want to give the people the right to pick a replacement when so that a republican governor couldn't replace a politician with a republican but now the governor is a democrat and therefore most likely replace that seat with another democrat they want to give the people the middle finger by taking away their right pick a replacement? I seriously doubt that the people after decades voting for a liberal sellout democrat are suddenly going to change their mind and vote for a republican, independent or whatever, I however still however have the position that it should be the people who pick the replacement. This "well the governor picked replacement can't run in the next election" is a load crap clause that can be changed or that hand picked politician can still do some damage.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Let me get the is straight the dems want to give the people the right to pick a replacement when so that a republican governor couldn't replace a politician with a republican but now the governor is a democrat and therefore most likely replace that seat with another democrat they want to give the people the middle finger by taking away their right pick a replacement? I seriously doubt that the people after decades voting for a liberal sellout democrat are suddenly going to change their mind and vote for a republican, independent or whatever, I however still however have the position that it should be the people who pick the replacement.
    This whole business is about the filibuster.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    They're the ones who changed the laws governing a successor. They should have to follow those laws.

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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This whole business is about the filibuster.
    Considering the people there have repeatedly voted for Kennedy I seriously doubt they are going to have a change of heart and vote for someone opposite of Kennedy. You are correct that this about the filibuster.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 08-27-09 at 12:10 PM.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    "“The Republicans will say, ‘Isn’t this terrible,’ but the Democrats have nothing to apologize for as long as the temporary appointee is not a candidate for the permanent seat.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/us...d.html?_r=1&hp

    This is how it's done.

    When you have a Democratic Governor and the State Legislature is 88% Democratic you don't give right wing cry babies the time of day.

    You get a firm commitment from the replacement he will not run in the upcoming election (because incumbents are at a huge advantage) and ensure your State has full representation in the Senate.

    Then the GOP can get blown out in the Special election by whoever the new Democratic candidate is.

    Yeah, this is how it's done. When the law doesn't help you out, just change it. Then, when that change has the wrong effect, change it back. Awesome!
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Considering the people there have repeatedly voted for Kennedy I seriously doubt they are going to have a change of heart and vote for someone opposite of Kennedy.
    Yeah, but that was before Obamacare. Obviously, the Dems think there's a good chance that a Connie could get slide right on in there.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    They're the ones who changed the laws governing a successor. They should have to follow those laws.
    They are following the law. The State Constitution says the legistature can change and create new laws. When they pass the new law they will follow it.....LOL

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