"Former Republican governor Mitt Romney used the emergency provision 14 times, Galvin added, including to increase the boating speed limit in Charlton and to change the office of town moderator in Milton."
Judge rejects GOP bid to block Senate appointment - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe
Last edited by jackalope; 09-25-09 at 01:12 PM. Reason: link
Rather than just cutting and pasting statements from a blog site, why don’t you provide the actual language contained in those “alleged” emergency declarations and illustrate how they are purely partisan in nature and have NOTHING to do with an actual emergency.
Then, if Romney did indeed engage in using the declarations for purely partisan purposes, shouldn't he be denounced just as this Democrat is? You are free to coherently defend the argument you are attempting to foist that because a Republican did it, it is okay for Democrats to do it; that is your argument right?
You truly are a caricature of the reasons morons like Obama can get elected.
Really? The Boston Globe is a blog site? And changing the office of town moderator, or lifting the boating speed limit are both emergencies, but an empty Senate seat when major legislation that will affect state residents is being voted on is not?
oooooo, ur rich.
The state GOP had no legal basis for their argument, according to the linked articles.
No surprise here that you seldom bring any facts to the debate nor can you support the copy and paste you used without any factual links to the "emergency" provisions Romney invoked to prove your desperate claim that they constitute the purely partisan efforts by these Democrats.
The notion that appointing a Senate seat constituting a State emergency is beyond farcical; but that is indeed the new low standard being set by Democrats.
Like I said earlier, find the emergency declarations themselves and then prove they were purely political; then if they were, illustrate how it is a coherent argument to suggest that hyper partisanship by one group is justified by another groups hyper partisan actions.
Again, I don't expect any honest answers or efforts from you; that is not your forte'.
[quote=jackalope;1058272516oooooo, ur rich. [/QUOTE]
What is rich are your desperate efforts to support the despicable purely partisan efforts of a State House which does nothing to raise the standard of political debate in this country.
Not to mention the profound hypocrisy and irony coming from a party that promised the American people more honesty, transparency and fiscal responsibility if they are elected.
But hey, you go on drinking that partisan kool-aid dude; don't let me stop you.
It's a breaking news article on the Boston Globe's website. Boston.com IS the Boston Globe's website. It is not an editorial, it is a news article.
Further, the judge did indeed say the state GOP did not offer a legal basis for their argument. From the article:
Judge Thomas Connolly ruled that the Republicans' claim was legally inadequate, noting in his four-page decision that, "the Party does not cite any case law in support of its argument."
You really shouldn't just make crap up. Particularly when slinging the words desperate, trite, and hypocritical around.
Let's get this straight.
The elected representatives of the State voted to change the law.
The majority of voters in the State approved of changing the law.
The Supreme Court in the State said it was all legal.
And still the right wingers cry and whine like little babies!
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Don't like the rules, make up new ones. Standard Democrat tactics, I see no reason for alarm. Now...had this been long standing Repub and we tried to change the rules from a minority status in Congress...think the situation would be handled in a likewise fashion?
With their ciritcal 60th vote, something had to be done. Change rules, whatever, any means to an end.
At least they're up front, the Dems being quite transparent. Makng it very clear that the stakes are high....the Repubs need to wake up.
Their desperation clear, let's cheat if we have to as well. Any means to an end works in both camps, yes?