Skip to comments.Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled so health-care reform could pass
Posted on 01/08/2010 6:47:17 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
It looks like the fix is in on national health-care reform - and it all may unfold on Beacon Hill.
At a business forum in Boston today, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month.
We want to get this resolved before President Obamas State of the Union address in early to mid-February, Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a controversial legal change to hold Kennedys seat, vowed to vote for the bill even if Republican state Sen. Scott Brown, who opposes the health-care reform legislation, prevails in a Jan. 19 special election.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Let’s get this story viral!!!
Today, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is overseeing the election but did not respond to a call seeking comment, said certification of the Jan. 19 election by the Governors Council would take a while.
Because its a federal election, spokesman Brian McNiff said. Wed have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.
Another source told the Herald that Galvins office has said the election wont be certified until Feb. 20 - well after the presidents address.
Since the U.S. Senate doesnt meet again in formal session until Jan. 20, Bay State voters will have made their decision before a vote on health-care reform could be held. But Kirk and Galvins office said today a victorious Brown would be left in limbo.
In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Childrens Health Insurance Program.
NOW THE MILITARY MEMBER’S VOTES MATTER IN MA?!?!
Hey. Don’t get worked up over it. We got people on FR who want Coakley to win because the Republican candidate isn’t the second coming of Ronald Reagan.
Go figure. I am sure the dummies will be in this thread soon.
Let them hold it up in court forever.
“handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a CROOKED change to hold Kennedys seat”
More proof that Democrats do not believe in Democracy. They are Totalitarian Police State Fanatics and must be eliminated from our government.
I’m sure this story will be in tomorrow’s Glob, too, right?
Wow, these people really want to piss the public off.
The more dirty tricks they pull the deeper they bury themselves.
Hey, I hear this Brown guy once shook hands with Mitt Romney so you know he’s no good.
At least that is what rabscuttle385 tells me.
That sounds logical.
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1. This could be Boston Herald's way of saying to voters, "If you are voting for Brown because you don't want health care, don't bother."
2. The internal polling on Scott Brown must be terrifying to the Dems.
There. Fixed it.
Me, I am going to stand on those principles I get here on FR, and that is going to keep my head above the muck they are going to bury us in!
Yeah, that's the ticket. That will work.
Maybe I'll get buried last...
What will you bet that if Coakley wins the election she will be seated immediately so the Ted Kennedy seat can vote for this glorious historical legislation??
Hard to believe this is the same state where the war for independence began....
Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin is up for relection in 2010. Send him your thoughts on this.
Why should I donate to someone who believes in killing babies?
The RATS have gone NUTS!!!
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