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Sen. Reid Called Gov. Blagojevich to Discuss Filling Obama's Senate Seat
FoxNews ^ | 3 Jan 2008 | FoxNews

Posted on 01/04/2009 4:36:36 AM PST by davidosborne

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in early December to discuss the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, his spokesman said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blago; blagojevich; bleepgate; burris; obama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile; reid; spartansixdelta

1 posted on 01/04/2009 4:36:36 AM PST by davidosborne
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn’t want Rep. Jesse Jackson in the Senate, a point he made clear to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in a conversation about filling Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Nevada Democrat made one call to Blagojevich on Dec. 3 to discuss the seat vacated by the president-elect, Reid spokesman Jim Manley confirmed. Six days later, authorities arrested Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Obama’s seat.


2 posted on 01/04/2009 4:37:20 AM PST by davidosborne (Is Obama a Natural Born U.S. Citizen or not ??)
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To: davidosborne

Obviously Reid wants no blacks in the Senate. But he is not a racist. He is a Democrat. They are immune.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 4:40:36 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: screaminsunshine

4 posted on 01/04/2009 4:43:27 AM PST by davidosborne (Is Obama a Natural Born U.S. Citizen or not ??)
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To: davidosborne

Wow every day more good news.

Harry is on the tape. If he were a REPUB the MSN would be screaming for him to resign from the Senate immediately.


5 posted on 01/04/2009 4:51:20 AM PST by rod1
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To: davidosborne

Sooooo, how much did Reid offer Blago for _____ (unknown pick)?


6 posted on 01/04/2009 4:58:16 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: davidosborne

But Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero says the call shows Reid has a conflict of interest in vowing not to accept Burris for the seat.
Interesting point there. I wonder if Reid would be opposed to seating a Blago appointee if Blago had appointed Tammy Duckworth or Lisa Madigan?
7 posted on 01/04/2009 4:59:19 AM PST by cc2k
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To: davidosborne

I think Reid telling the Gov who he does or does not want appointed is normal politics. Unless of course there was some quid pro quo.


8 posted on 01/04/2009 5:01:45 AM PST by tips up
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To: davidosborne

it’ll be fun to see what Reid was offering politically to get who he wanted or what Blago wanted in return for picking one of Reids, guess Reid didnt offer enough, here’s betting Blago wanted the seat in 2010 when it came up. Something’s going on here, I suspect when Obama got elected, Blago knowing where the bodies were buried was bullying for a cabinet post, Bama refused, Blago said screw you, tried to sell the seat, Obama and Rahm dropped him in it on purpose to destroy the credibility and take him out and now Blago is refusing to play ball, seems like a war is in the offing.


9 posted on 01/04/2009 5:11:30 AM PST by sunmars
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To: davidosborne

REID IS A RACIST!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2158334/posts


10 posted on 01/04/2009 5:29:21 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: davidosborne

Harry POS Reid BUMP!


11 posted on 01/04/2009 5:31:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: davidosborne
Harry Reid is up for election in Nevada in 2010. We CONSERVATIVES need to organize and invest in getting this guy out of office.

We could start by digging up the mother load of corruption that just awaits an enterprising Conservative Woodward/Bernstein type reporters to dig up in his home state. Just researching the stuff that has already been written could fill a BOOK....

Our great Republican Party would never do this because they want to reach across the aisle and play nicy-nicy so we will have to.

12 posted on 01/04/2009 5:37:05 AM PST by when the time is right
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To: chicagolady

They’re all ageist/racists who use power as a witch like substitute for their deaths and wasted liberal lives.

They want us, from babies to elderlies, to all hate life the way they sickly do. Dialectics are at play.

Of course Reid is a racist, and that is part of the liberal panoplie of fascisms that include Nazism and Leninian Empowerment doctrine.


13 posted on 01/04/2009 5:41:10 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: davidosborne

I have a constitutional problem with Governors doing the choosing of who fills a vacant Senate seat in these circumstances. Under the Constitution of the founding fathers, the senate was a body of the best, chosen by state legislators for the benefit of the state.

When the amendment to the US Constitution was passed, that made Senators another body of legislators, representing the people rather than the states, the entire legislative system the fathers had envisioned IMHO became totally screwed up.

In addition, the amendment did not change the method of choosing the vacating senator’s replacement from the interest of the state, ie governor, to the interest of the people, in the general body of citizens in the state. So IMHO the people should be doing the choosing, or better yet get rid of the amendment that changed what the founding fathers had in mind.

Basically, the fate of the nation, is placed in the hands of a few governors, in the situation now existing, where enough seats are in question due to other appointments in the Obama administration that the senatorial balance of power is in governors hands. instead of bodies of state legislators doing the choosing.


14 posted on 01/04/2009 5:44:59 AM PST by wita
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To: when the time is right

“We could start by digging up the mother load of corruption that just awaits an enterprising Conservative Woodward/Bernstein type reporters to dig up in his home state.”

Unfortunately those are hard to come by. Woodward may be receptive to the idea if he is interested in truth. I understand that he wrote a book about Bush that gives him a reasonably fair shake. Haven’t read it, so can’t give a personal opinion on it.


15 posted on 01/04/2009 6:41:41 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: when the time is right

Getting rid of Reid is doable.
Here in South Dakota we did the same to Tom Daschle, who was overwhelmingly re-elected time and again until 2004. He had become an embarrassment to the voters of SD with his “senator no” antics, so we released him from his congressional responsibilities.
The same can be done to Reid.


16 posted on 01/04/2009 6:50:48 AM PST by Straight8
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To: when the time is right

I hope by election time that those phone calls will be public record and you can paint Reid as the racist, Dumb A$$ that he really is. Please retire that guy.


17 posted on 01/04/2009 7:05:32 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: davidosborne

I want to see the whole list of folks who talked to Obama or Blago about this. I bet it doesn’t stop with the names we’ve heard so far.


18 posted on 01/04/2009 7:15:49 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Straight8

I would not be surprised if Reid opts out in 2010.


19 posted on 01/04/2009 7:16:44 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: davidosborne

Shades of Asian Parliament fist fights.

They’re all part of Congress of Thieves, Obama show included. The media is guilty and theirs with McCain’s CFR. There is no president, really, just a show puppet of color.


20 posted on 01/04/2009 7:17:08 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: 70th Division

THis crap and the economy will never stop until years of Obama style liberal policies are rolled back with the reenting support of the elected frauds and criminals.

Obama is a lying optimist when he says the downturn will take time: it is planned to be indefinite.

Change my arse.


21 posted on 01/04/2009 7:19:30 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: JudgemAll

CHANGE is what we will get out of our pay checks when Obamanation is done with us. And I live in Michigan. It has been this way for a while for us. Ol’ Wart Face Jenny has done us no favors.


22 posted on 01/04/2009 7:22:08 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: davidosborne

Reichtag or Reichtag reverse? Who is gona blow whom first this time? Hitler or Congress of thieves?


23 posted on 01/04/2009 7:25:46 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: davidosborne

...but Obama didn’t talk to him?


24 posted on 01/04/2009 8:18:20 AM PST by lnzog (I'm from Illinois and I apologize.)
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To: davidosborne


25 posted on 01/04/2009 8:25:43 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: screaminsunshine

We need a Photoshopped photo of Reid wearing one of those stupid Klan hoods.


26 posted on 01/04/2009 9:11:13 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: rod1

TRUE. The MSM is bought and paid for as well as taught by other bleeding heart libs in the media on the the job, and; they are educated by the most liberal professors of all college majors I know of. In three journalism courses many, many,years ago in under grad school, I never saw so many airheads and hippies pursue one major.


27 posted on 01/04/2009 1:30:31 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: tips up
Reid squealing-like-a-stuck-pig notwithstanding, you do have a point.

Reid wants the appointment to be electable and he thinks those 3 men of black african decent are'nt electable.

28 posted on 01/04/2009 2:02:27 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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To: davidosborne

Blago is trying to rally the Chicago black base around him to stave off impeachment.


29 posted on 01/04/2009 2:21:52 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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