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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I disagree, I do not think that would happen.
    I find the timing and conditions very suspicious. I do think the governor should choose the interim senator, I don't have a problem with the change in the law. I just find it very very suspect as to why it was changed when there was an R in office and a possible open seat and when there was D in office and a possible open seat.
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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Couldn't tell if Dragondad was refering to you specifically or complainers in general
    He does not know me, and probably did not notice my "lean". I will give him a pass this time.

    The thing that pisses me off about this is that I feel that politicians don't worry about doing what is right, they worry about winning at all costs. I hope I never reach the point where I give up my morality for political expedience.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
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    OMG, does this mean that Massachusetts now has a senator with "mad cow?"

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think both of these movements were purely politically driven. I wouldn't put it past them to go back to the 2004 law should a Republican again get the governorship and a seat opens up.
    I have to agree with you. I believe that in '04 they should have changed the law to allow for the governor to appoint an interim senator, whose term would last only until an election could be scheduled.

    Since there will be an election in a few months, it seems to me that this is the GOP's chance to try to capture Kennedy's old seat. Although the state leans left, it seems that the GOP has had some success in winning some elections there.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing that pisses me off about this is that I feel that politicians don't worry about doing what is right, they worry about winning at all costs.
    I pretty much take that as the base. They're in it for their own pockets and power, that's about it. I guess it's not everyone, but on the whole I think that's how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I hope I never reach the point where I give up my morality for political expedience.
    Which is probably why you could never be a politician. I think the people who have real political conviction and are uncorruptable and are in office is a rather small number.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Of course right wingers are going to complain about this liberal State now having a voice in the Senate during the healthcare debate!
    No, the Republicans will RIGHTLY complain that Massachusetts Democrats flip the rules to put a Dem in no matter what.

    Dems look like a pack a cheaters and everyone KNOWS it.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    No, the Republicans will RIGHTLY complain that Massachusetts Democrats flip the rules to put a Dem in no matter what.

    Dems look like a pack a cheaters and everyone KNOWS it.
    Yes everyone knows it!

    Including the majority of citizens in the State that approve of the appointment...LOL

    I'm sure they are shattered and will vote the cheaters out of office come next election.
    Last edited by dragondad; 09-24-09 at 02:11 PM.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    In 2004, democrats changed the law. Now, when the law is no longer convenient for their political ends, they change the law. If you can change the law to whatever is convenient politically, then laws lose their meaning to my mind. Since democrats changed the rules, they should have lived by those rules.
    oh ... I disagree. Because they made a bad move in '04 doesn't mean the state residents should be deprived of a voice in the Senate. Yea, Imma call out the naked politics in '04, but b/c they didn't temper their naked politics with thoughtful forward thinking, doesn't mean it shouldn't be remedied.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    If Kennedy and the MA governor had been staunchly conservative GOPers, the conservatives would be trying to do the very thing that they're now complaining about.

    That's what I hate about politics. Hypocrisy seems to be the name of the game, for all parties and all ideologies. It's OK if our guys do it but not OK if your guys do the same thing.

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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    James T Kirk?
    If only the United States could be so lucky.

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