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Shay's warns of bipartisanship if he loses [“Nancy Pelosi is going to need me”]
The Stamford Times ^ | August 31, 2006 | By PATRICK R. LINSEY

Posted on 08/31/2006 3:27:48 AM PDT by johnny7

NORWALK — U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays says he has built a 19-year career in Congress finding bipartisan solutions. But with conservatives at the helm of the Republican majority and Democrats closing ranks in their bid to wrest control of the House of Representatives, what is a moderate Republican to do?

Earlier this summer, Shays, R-4, said he resorted to threatening his party's leadership as he sought to bring expanded federal funding for stem cell research to a vote. "Basically, we said that if they didn't provide a vote, then they were going to have trouble getting other legislation passed," said Shays, during a meeting with The Hour's editorial board Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; gop; rinos; shays
Maybe I'm wrong... but shouldn't the headline read... “warns of partisanship”? Whatever.

if Shays were in the mob... he'd soon find himself on a one-way trip to the Meadowlands.

1 posted on 08/31/2006 3:27:49 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: johnny7

Shays would lose a pillow fight.


2 posted on 08/31/2006 3:30:33 AM PDT by toddlintown (IT)
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To: johnny7

Shay's what?


3 posted on 08/31/2006 3:35:37 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: johnny7

Bipartisanship = following the democrat agenda 100%
Right wing extremism = following the republican agenda 1%


4 posted on 08/31/2006 3:56:28 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: johnny7

Shays: I'm an important guy because I'm a weasel who really believes in nothing.


5 posted on 08/31/2006 4:01:14 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: johnny7
Shays says he has built a 19-year career in Congress finding bipartisan solutions

Can't recall any of his "solutions" offhand -- can someone help? ;-)

6 posted on 08/31/2006 4:07:18 AM PDT by maryz
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To: johnny7

Hard to believe he's Ann Coulter's congressman.


7 posted on 08/31/2006 4:09:15 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: RedRover

Correction: Senator.


8 posted on 08/31/2006 4:10:49 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: johnny7
"If I'm not there, it's an affirmation to the Republicans that people who take moderate views are not going to get elected," he said./i>

Au contraire, Mr. RINO.

It will simply be an "affirmation" that CT. (along with EVERY other New England state, including, sadly, N.H.) has been infiltrated with so many far-left, moonbat, Dimmi, wackos, that even an extremely liberal Republican, ("moderate", my *ss) cannot get elected due to the hijacking of the Rat party by Soros' Shadow Party.

9 posted on 08/31/2006 4:11:14 AM PDT by seasoned traditionalist (ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT ALL TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ARE MUSLIMS)
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To: rhombus
He cried... cried I tell ya'... when he read the rape allegations made by Juanita Broaddrick against Rapist42. But he still couldn't find the spine to impeach.

McCain... Spector... Warner... Graham... Collins... Snowe... DeWine... Chaffee... Shays... Judas's!

10 posted on 08/31/2006 4:14:26 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7
"what is a moderate Republican to do?"

That's what a RINO is?

This jerk might as well pull a Jumpin' Jim Jeffords and identify himself as a Democrat on the ballot.

It wouldn't surprise me at all that, if re-elected, he would jump to the Democrats to give them the Majority in the Senate, if it comes that close.....

11 posted on 08/31/2006 4:16:28 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: RedRover

Shays IS a Congressman... Dodd/Lieberman are CT's Senators.


12 posted on 08/31/2006 4:18:49 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7
Nancy Pelosi is going to need me

Like a wolf needs a rabbit.

13 posted on 08/31/2006 4:24:49 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: RedRover

You should have left it alone the first time.


14 posted on 08/31/2006 4:29:28 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: johnny7

A jellyfish has more backbone than Shays.


15 posted on 08/31/2006 4:29:33 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: johnny7

Yeah, I was right the first time. Coffee before posting in the morning is a good idea.


16 posted on 08/31/2006 4:30:02 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: maryz

Back when I had a Dimlycrat congressman named Dick Swett (Yes, that is his name), the two of them worked on something and tried to make a big deal of it. Most of us were rather underwhelmed. And Mr. Swett was a casualty of the 1994 election. Now if we could only get rid of the RINO who took his place.....


17 posted on 08/31/2006 4:32:10 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: bill1952
...like Al Pacino needed that scum-bag FBI agent in Scarface.
18 posted on 08/31/2006 4:32:43 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Past Your Eyes

See # 16. Now I'm going to slink away in shame.


19 posted on 08/31/2006 4:34:05 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: maryz
Can't recall any of his "solutions" offhand -- can someone help? ;-)

How could you forget Shays' bipartisan "statesmanship" in voting against impeachment of lying President Bubba back in 1998? I went to the "town-hall" meeting he conducted in Norwalk, CT to hear from the people what he should do. Somehow from that meeting he had the idea to "have a meeting with the President" and look into his character. Following that meeting, Congressman Shays thought it best to not vote for the impeachment charges despite the obvious violations of the law brought by the House Managers. Oh, I also recall that Shays' wife got some kind of new job from the Clinton Administration a few months after the impeachment saga. Maybe some Freeper has a better memory than I do and can refresh that detail.

20 posted on 08/31/2006 4:38:24 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: johnny7

Shays is toast. He had a chance when he was hawkish on Iraq...now he is just a limp version of the Dem. And don't forget where Neddy's base is.


21 posted on 08/31/2006 4:48:23 AM PDT by RippyO
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To: RedRover

Naah.
";^)


22 posted on 08/31/2006 5:01:11 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: RippyO
...now he is just a limp version of the Dem.

Frank Zappa would'a referred to him as a... Sears-Democrat

23 posted on 08/31/2006 5:02:27 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7

I miss Frank... :(


24 posted on 08/31/2006 5:19:08 AM PDT by RippyO
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

LOL! Yes, I had forgotten. Well, with achievements like that, how can anyone be against him?


25 posted on 08/31/2006 5:25:59 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Past Your Eyes
the two of them worked on something and tried to make a big deal of it. Most of us were rather underwhelmed.

"Something"? Sure made a lasting impression on you! LOL!

26 posted on 08/31/2006 5:27:38 AM PDT by maryz
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To: RippyO
You don't see much 'comedy-music' anymore. Weird Al & Paul Shanklin are the only ones I can think of offhand.

Zappa was unique... rock's answer to Spike Jones.

27 posted on 08/31/2006 5:34:35 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7

Shays would not recognize a stem cell, if one acosted him in a dark alley.


28 posted on 08/31/2006 5:44:15 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.All generalizations are false, including this one.)
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To: RedRover

Shays is a congressman.


29 posted on 08/31/2006 6:04:33 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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