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Senate GOP to block attempt to seat Franken early
StarTribune ^ | 1/2/09 | Brian Bakst/AP

Posted on 01/02/2009 9:45:31 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

The top Senate Republican said his caucus would block any attempt to seat Democrat Al Franken until an anticipated court case over Minnesota's close election is finished and an official election certificate is conferred.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn said Friday that Republicans would object to seating the race leader Franken sooner. A filibuster would require 60 votes to break — a few more than Democrats currently hold in Washington.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coleman; congress; electionussenate; franken; recount; stealingelections; votefraud
MN Senate recount update.....
1 posted on 01/02/2009 9:45:32 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Unbelievable. Some backbone from the GOP.
2 posted on 01/02/2009 9:48:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank God for my Senator.


3 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:21 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

There’s little to do except to watch as the Dems try to block Burris and try to seat Franken. It’s like a bad sitcom that gets persistently high ratings.


4 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:28 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Our government is an edifice of artifice.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
What's the very latest count.....Frankenstain is up by how many? Thanks.

Leni

5 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:45 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Not to worry, it will turn back into jelly in about a day or two.


6 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:55 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Will wonders never cease.......


7 posted on 01/02/2009 9:50:22 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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8 posted on 01/02/2009 9:50:47 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MinuteGal

+49


9 posted on 01/02/2009 9:51:06 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Keep counting till the Democrat has a lead, then declare him the winner. It worked in Washington State. they will make it work here. It also helps to have a Democrat “canvasing” board to canvas the election results in their favor.


10 posted on 01/02/2009 9:56:29 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: MplsSteve

You know, some of us Californians are going to enjoy having someone in the Senate who’ll draw attention away from our own numbskulled senator, Barbara Boxer.

Thanks, MN, much appreciated.


11 posted on 01/02/2009 9:56:56 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: stylin_geek

“You know, some of us Californians are going to enjoy having someone in the Senate who’ll draw attention away from our own numbskulled senator, Barbara Boxer.”

That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s a stupidity contest, and there’s only a slim chance that Boxer can be edged out.


12 posted on 01/02/2009 9:59:15 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Our government is an edifice of artifice.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

i just cant believe al franken is going to be a senator. that just shows what has happened to the citizens of this country. things are heading south and fast.


13 posted on 01/02/2009 10:00:41 AM PST by philsfan24
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I demand another recount.


14 posted on 01/02/2009 10:02:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: philsfan24; Eric in the Ozarks
In a related development......Pawlenty questions Senate race court order
15 posted on 01/02/2009 10:02:46 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

16 posted on 01/02/2009 10:03:40 AM PST by LiberConservative ("I, you know, can see, you know, upstate, you know, from my house, you know.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It won’t matter. In the end, the GOP senators will be shaking Franken’s hand, calling him “my good friend” on TV shows, and badmouthing those “meanspirited Rightwingers”.


17 posted on 01/02/2009 10:05:27 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Well, if anyone can do it, it’s Al Franken.


18 posted on 01/02/2009 10:06:15 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: LiberConservative

Yaeh....Jesse Ventura, Al Franken.....I suppose that Garrison Keillor will be the next one in this never-ending nightmare that has become Minnesota “politics”.


19 posted on 01/02/2009 10:09:53 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

At last, some indication that the GOP has some nads. Now the only question is how long will they maintain that stance.

The democrat party has relied on the GOP lack of spine to maintain their program of massive voting fraud.

Deny them at every turn and make it hurt.


20 posted on 01/02/2009 10:13:30 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"I WON, STOP THE RECOUNT!"


21 posted on 01/02/2009 10:15:33 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
A filibuster would require 60 votes to break — a few more than Democrats currently hold in Washington.

Assuming the various RINOS (like those imbeciles from Maine) don't cross....

22 posted on 01/02/2009 10:22:03 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

People who voted for Franken should not be allowed to vote, or drive, or operate machinery.


23 posted on 01/02/2009 10:23:50 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We’ll see. Senate ‘Pubbies are long on promises but extremely short on substance.


24 posted on 01/02/2009 10:26:22 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Cicero
More in the news today....Recount proceeds as parties await word from high court
25 posted on 01/02/2009 10:33:59 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: dfwgator

I’m afraid so, the bush-bots and the GOP are just jellyfish.


26 posted on 01/02/2009 10:50:22 AM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

+49

You mean Freak’en Franken is only ahead by 49 dimwit votes? Keep counting, please. Why in the world would any body vote for that lunatic is beyond me. I don’t understand the people in Minn. Of course, in Louisiana we elected Willy Jefferson knowing he was a crook so anything can happen.


27 posted on 01/02/2009 10:50:55 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: philsfan24

The American people are like ol’ Rhett Butler at this point when it comes to the Constitution.


28 posted on 01/02/2009 10:51:39 AM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

+49

You mean Freak’en Franken is only ahead by 49 dimwit votes? Keep counting, please. Why in the world would any body vote for that lunatic is beyond me. I don’t understand the people in Minn. Of course, in Louisiana we elected Willy Jefferson knowing he was a crook so anything can happen.


29 posted on 01/02/2009 10:52:13 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

Between McCain and Coleman, a lot of MN conservatives stayed home. If not for Palin, this wouldn’t even have been close.


30 posted on 01/02/2009 10:53:14 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Unbelievable. Some backbone from the GOP.

The less actual power they have, the better they act. ;)

31 posted on 01/02/2009 10:54:05 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Bitsy

I thought Jefferson got beat?


32 posted on 01/02/2009 10:55:14 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo


Look at the bright side. The Dumbass Quotient in the
senate will increase only 1%.
33 posted on 01/02/2009 11:02:11 AM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I thought Jefferson got beat?

Yes, finally. But, before that NOLA just kept re-electing him even though they knew he was crooked for a long time.


34 posted on 01/02/2009 12:26:26 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Thanks.....I think......

Leni

35 posted on 01/02/2009 4:05:52 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

This whole Franken(stein) thing really ticks me off.

He came here because he know we were the only State where he would have a chance on winning because there’s so many “DFL’ers” here that would vote for a thug if he was on the ballot.....!!!

UH!


36 posted on 01/03/2009 10:42:13 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (It's not Obama, it's O-bey-me !!!)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
You won't believe this, but then again, it DOES figure......the state bird of Minnesota is the Common Loon.

Look it up, it's true.

The Common Folk of Minnesota must really feel a close relationship with their state bird.

Or rather, the loon must feel a close relationship with the state's common folk.

Leni

37 posted on 01/03/2009 2:30:39 PM PST by MinuteGal
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