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Cornyn promises filibuster on Franken
thehill.com ^ | 01/02/09 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 01/02/2009 3:55:24 PM PST by Joiseydude

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) threatened Friday to filibuster any attempt to seat Democratic Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken next week.

The newly minted National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman said he had not whipped votes in the GOP caucus, but added that he could not imagine any members defecting and seating Franken without a certificate of election.

Franken will not have that certificate as long as the election is challenged in the courts — a likely scenario, with Sen. Norm Coleman’s (R-Minn.) legal team already attacking the credibility of the recount process.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 111th; coleman; cornyn; electionussenate; franken; minnesota; mn2008; nrsc; reid

1 posted on 01/02/2009 3:55:24 PM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Time for me to write a letter of encouragement to Sen. Cornyn. Attaboy.


2 posted on 01/02/2009 3:57:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Joiseydude
Why filibuster? Franken is a perfect fit in the 'exclusive' club known as the 'Senate.'

With a few more reprobates like this un-funny communist the revolution isn't far away.

3 posted on 01/02/2009 3:58:15 PM PST by IbJensen (MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Next year: famine and communism!)
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To: Joiseydude

Now I guess we will see who the first RINO to cross over will be. Any bets??


4 posted on 01/02/2009 4:01:46 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: IbJensen

Isn’t he (Franken) about to be popped for tax evasion?


5 posted on 01/02/2009 4:01:46 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: JimSEA

No McBets from me. I have no McIdea.


6 posted on 01/02/2009 4:04:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: JimSEA

The two gentleladies from Maine, and Arlen Specter. Anyone who believes the Dims do not have a filibuster proof majority is dreaming.


7 posted on 01/02/2009 4:04:57 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: JimSEA

McCain, Snowe, theres plenty of crap to go around.


8 posted on 01/02/2009 4:05:32 PM PST by omega4179 (Bush Abandoned Ramos and Compean)
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To: Army Air Corps

I’ll hold my congratulations, republicans will cave like they always do...


9 posted on 01/02/2009 4:05:36 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Joiseydude

Need lots of big glossy copies of the ‘baby Franken’ picture.


10 posted on 01/02/2009 4:06:46 PM PST by tbpiper (Al Gore is the Berney Madoff of Global Warming.)
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To: JimSEA

See tagline 1st - then Arlen Specter.

Frsnken is a done deal - real elections do not matter anymore


11 posted on 01/02/2009 4:08:45 PM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: Joiseydude

Hmmm..gop is fighting to keep the white guy out and the democrats are fighting to keep the black guy out. Paging the msm?


12 posted on 01/02/2009 4:09:40 PM PST by paltz
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To: Army Air Corps
Isn’t he (Franken) about to be popped for tax evasion?

I expect that problem to go away as soon as he is seated. And make no mistake, he will be seated.

Democrat Presidents are adept at using the IRS for political purposes. Under BC IRS audits of conservative non profits was scary. Something 21 right wing think tanks vs 1 left.

Oh, and you had better be prepared for the full court press by the IRS to get political opposition once BO is [illegally] inaugurated.

13 posted on 01/02/2009 4:10:57 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: bill1952

Once again, the cabal has stolen an election. We can only wait for a plane crash.


14 posted on 01/02/2009 4:12:11 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of wafarin (it's working))
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To: Joiseydude

An (R) Filibuster?

Bwahahahaha!

No seriously...

Bwahahahaha!


15 posted on 01/02/2009 4:12:26 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: Joiseydude
Here's his cat:


16 posted on 01/02/2009 4:15:31 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: Joiseydude

Don’t you LOVE how they intend to seat the WHITE Franken without a letter certificate of election, but refusing a BLACK Burris for the EXACT SAME REASON.

And throw in the acceptance of the WHITE Caroline Kennedy.

Oh man oh man.


17 posted on 01/02/2009 4:22:03 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Joiseydude

This makes me half wonder whether Democrats might “exercise the nuclear option” and eliminate the need for a supermajority on cloture votes, on the pretext that Republicans are blocking “the will of the voters,” if litigation long continues. Well, at least the onus for such a power grab would be on the Rats, even if Republicans gave them the idea several years back. It would certainly guarantee the Rats’ ability to ram through a second Nude Eel.


18 posted on 01/02/2009 4:27:36 PM PST by Mogwai (Bright light! Bright light!)
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To: Elsiejay

Exactly.


19 posted on 01/02/2009 4:27:49 PM PST by berdie
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To: Joiseydude

Thank you, Senator Cornyn!

There are too few good men like Cornyn in the U.S. Senate, and too many of Franken’s caliber.


20 posted on 01/02/2009 4:29:29 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Joiseydude

Way to go Mr. Cornyn (he’s one of my senators here in the Lone Star state)!


21 posted on 01/02/2009 4:44:41 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Elsiejay
All at the same time with McCain's bipartisan participation. Sounds about right. LOL
22 posted on 01/02/2009 4:47:40 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


23 posted on 01/02/2009 5:30:08 PM PST by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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To: Joiseydude

Franken isn’t even elected yet. Did they count the absentee ballots?


24 posted on 01/02/2009 7:00:47 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Joiseydude

God bless Cornyn.


25 posted on 01/02/2009 7:02:13 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Mogwai
They might, and if they did my guess is it would be met with resounding approval by the MSM and the brainless electorate. If the ‘Pubs did it (they trembled in fear when it was proposed back when they were in charge and the ‘Rats blocked judicial appointments by the Bush Administration) it would have been greeted with universal outrage.
26 posted on 01/02/2009 7:17:34 PM PST by chimera
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To: Joiseydude
New Minnesota License Plates
27 posted on 01/02/2009 11:14:35 PM PST by Dawebman (MINNESOTA'S NEW LICENSE PLATES)
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To: autumnraine

Why doesn’t Trent Lott gather up a little of the testicular fortitude that he lost by apologizing to every lousy democrat on earth after Strom’s 100th B-Day, and ask the Dems on the senate floor why they’re being so racist? Is Franken really more legitimate than Mr. Burris, Mr. Reid? Don’t you want to count every vote?


28 posted on 01/03/2009 6:15:04 AM PST by H.Akston (Wonder what was on those classified papers that Sandy Berger destroyed at the National Archives?)
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To: MeekOneGOP

TX ping!


29 posted on 01/03/2009 6:21:40 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The main stream media lied - America died.)
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To: Joiseydude

I imagine Kay-B Hutchison would vote to seat Frankenstealer: she’s scarcely met a liberal idea she doesn’t like, and she’s NEVER been known to rock the boat.


30 posted on 01/03/2009 7:28:00 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Joiseydude
And this key point:

"But since Minnesota state law won’t provide Franken a certificate of election with an election contest pending, seating Franken could be a risky and difficult proposition."

31 posted on 01/03/2009 7:31:36 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Joiseydude; Arrowhead1952; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; SpookBrat; ...

That’s MY Senator!

Give ‘em heck, John !!!

Ping some Texans here.

Ping! Ping! Ping!


32 posted on 01/03/2009 10:02:07 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thank you!


33 posted on 01/03/2009 10:03:00 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Joiseydude

More rare than a unicorn—a senator with some backbone and conviction; finally! Thank you Senator Cornyan!


34 posted on 01/03/2009 10:08:25 PM PST by bushwon
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To: MeekOneGOP

Sen Cornyn BTTT !


35 posted on 01/03/2009 10:16:21 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Back atcha bump!

Happy New Year! :)


36 posted on 01/03/2009 10:59:37 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Joiseydude; MeekOneGOP
FrankenFRAUD!
37 posted on 01/03/2009 11:11:10 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (This election gave the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

bumpity! bumpity! bump! bump! bump!

Happy New Year! :^D


38 posted on 01/04/2009 6:30:01 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: ronnyquest; Cvengr; CPT Clay; MNDude; BellStar; bayouranger; stan_sipple; time4good; Guenevere; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


39 posted on 01/04/2009 7:13:44 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Hoping y'all have a Happy and Prosperous New Year)
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To: IbJensen

“Franken is a perfect fit in the ‘exclusive’ club known as the ‘Senate.”

Yet another clown?


40 posted on 01/04/2009 7:18:41 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I hope he succeeds, but I doubt it. I am beginning to believe we should step back and the dims self-explode. I wager that many dims in congress are not happy with the animals who have taken over the zoo.


41 posted on 01/04/2009 7:20:45 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: devane617

Willkommen zur ObamaNation!


42 posted on 01/04/2009 7:41:19 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Hoping y'all have a Happy and Prosperous New Year)
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To: Joiseydude

Bump


43 posted on 01/05/2009 10:11:24 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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