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Obama resigns Senate seat effective Sunday (The US can wait till the Messiah gets ready. /sarc)
reuters ^ | 11/13/2008 | Deborah Charles

Posted on 11/13/2008 5:34:13 PM PST by tobyhill

President-elect Barack Obama said on Thursday he would resign his U.S. Senate seat effective Sunday, which means he will not participate in next week's post-election session that could address the ailing economy and struggling auto industry.

Obama, who will be sworn in as president on January 20, said he would step down from his Senate seat to focus on the transition to the White House.

"It has been one of the highest honors and privileges of my life to have served the people of Illinois in the United States Senate," said Obama, who has served four years of his six-year term in the Senate.

Under Illinois state law, Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich is responsible for naming a successor to Obama. The appointee would serve Obama's term through 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 110th; bho2008; il2008; present; resignation

1 posted on 11/13/2008 5:34:13 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Gee, his desk chair hardly has any wear....


2 posted on 11/13/2008 5:35:06 PM PST by llevrok (I missed doing drugs in the '60's but won't in my 60's)
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To: tobyhill

I’ve read that Emil Jones, the Senator who was Obama’s mentor, may get the seat. So may Jesse Jackson Jr., Danny Davis, Tammy Duckworth, and probably dozens of others. Only one wins the Golden Ticket.


3 posted on 11/13/2008 5:36:03 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: llevrok

Can you say present?


4 posted on 11/13/2008 5:36:26 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: BlueStateBlues
I'm sure the Messiah has knowledge of all and won't let his seat get too cool.
5 posted on 11/13/2008 5:37:48 PM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama. Free Obama Bashing 24/7)
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To: tobyhill

Who will even notice he’s gone?


6 posted on 11/13/2008 5:38:12 PM PST by informavoracious (It's after midnight, I'm FReepwalking...)
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To: tobyhill

That way his ‘RAT successor can have an edge on seniority.


7 posted on 11/13/2008 5:40:39 PM PST by reg45
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To: tobyhill

I’m sure they won’t miss him; it wasn’t like he was there much anyway.


8 posted on 11/13/2008 5:42:04 PM PST by Pinkbell (Liberals are only tolerant of those with whom they agree.)
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To: tobyhill
IMHO. I can't see why, if they want to run for President, that they aren't made to resign before beginning the campaign. I believe there is something unethical about searching for another job and trying to hold onto their secure one.

If these Senators were made to resign, there would a few less running and they would keep their cocamamie thought processes in that feckless institution.

9 posted on 11/13/2008 5:42:19 PM PST by Parmy
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To: BlueStateBlues

*SMILE*

10 posted on 11/13/2008 5:43:14 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: informavoracious

No one will know he’s gone cause he was never there. I wonder if anyone keeps stats on senators like how many minutes they actually are doing the peoples business? Surely the One is in contention for least accomplished. What a POS.


11 posted on 11/13/2008 5:43:15 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: tobyhill

perhaps he can call it in..


12 posted on 11/13/2008 5:44:53 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Parmy

cocamamie. You know that may explain it all.


13 posted on 11/13/2008 5:44:59 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: BlueStateBlues
He's going to appoint Bill Ayers for the ultimate slap at real Americans.
14 posted on 11/13/2008 5:47:07 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: tobyhill

When does Ayers get sworn in?


15 posted on 11/13/2008 5:50:40 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t like this Messiah name stuff at all. Some people actually believe it and headlines like this just continue to give the impression that this name should not be challenged. Lets call Obama what he is and it is NOT Messiah.


16 posted on 11/13/2008 5:54:25 PM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: tobyhill

What happens if he’s declared ineligible? /Ho Ho Ho


17 posted on 11/13/2008 5:55:10 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Don Corleone

Was he even there long enough to find the wash room?


18 posted on 11/13/2008 6:02:40 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: tobyhill

Too bad he didn’t take a leap of faith and resign when nominated to run for President.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 6:06:09 PM PST by glorgau
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To: tobyhill

It would be fitting if he resigns his senate seat only to be found ineligible for the Presidency by the electoral college on December 1.


20 posted on 11/13/2008 6:55:20 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: svxdave

How about

“The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers”

?


21 posted on 11/13/2008 7:00:44 PM PST by William_The _Mechanic
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To: tobyhill

Sen. Jesse Jackson, Jr.


22 posted on 11/13/2008 7:03:33 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: tobyhill
Well the empty desk will probably have more accomplishments then Barry had in his 2 year senate career. But then again I kept hearing about how little Sarah Palin accomplished. Ahh well .... Ignorance is Strength.
23 posted on 11/13/2008 7:06:53 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: tobyhill
Obamalot

Words by Rusty Humphries and Rich Davis

Cap and Trade will soon be legal law here
Big Brother will leave nothing left unplanned
and there's no legal limit to the taxes here
in Obamalot

Talk Radio is forbidden till December
And exits March the 2nd on the dot
By mandate Farrikahn lingers through September
In Obamalot

Obamalot
Obamalot

I know it sounds a bit bizarre
But in Obamalot
Obamalot
That's how the liberals are

Conservatives can't come out till after sundown
By 8 all scrutiny must disappear
In short there's simply not
A more socialistic plot
for taxing everaftering then
Here in Obamalot

(Obama)
Where white folks greed runs a world in need.
Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny. They don't pose a serious threat to us.
The Bush tax cuts ... People didn't need 'um and they weren't even askin' for 'um.
I've now been in 57 states.
By the way I have to say, I think Al Gore won.
But what people really want is farness.
We Are the ones we've been waiting for.


Obamalot
Obamalot

I know it gives Americans pause
But in Obamalot
Obamalot
Those are the loopy laws

Where hope will always trump reality
By 9 PM all decent must disappear
In short there's simply not
A more socialistic plot
for taxing everaftering then
Here in Obamalot

24 posted on 11/13/2008 7:20:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tobyhill

Wow! Thats over two months without a paycheck! Poor family, they are gonna be hand to mouth till the new gig starts paying. /s


25 posted on 11/13/2008 7:41:10 PM PST by Don Carlos (You can touch a nun once or twice, but don't get in the habit.)
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To: tobyhill

DITKA for Senate, wouldn’t that be justice!?


26 posted on 11/13/2008 8:50:01 PM PST by JSDude1 (PAUL BROUN for House Republican Minority Leader..Mike Pence for conference chair!)
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