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The Proper Paperwork (Reid And Senate Grandees Exhibit Contempt For MA Alert)
National Review ^ | 1/19/2010 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 01/19/2010 7:30:15 PM PST by goldstategop

arry Reid's reluctance to seat Senator Brown (R- Mass) - boy, I enjoyed typing that - until "the proper paperwork has been received" seems awfully finicky for a man who famously declared he wanted to bring "twelve million undocumented Americans out of the shadows".

Why not start by bringing the undocumented Senator out of the shadows? Given the unelected Dems sitting as replacements for Obama and his cabinet appointees, it would demonstrate a particular contempt for the people's voice to hold up the one guy who fought and won an election to get in there.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010elections; contempt; dingyharry; ma2010; marksteyn; massachusetts; nationalreview; reid; senate; steyn; worldupsidedown
The Democrats arrogant contempt for the people of Massachusetts is a world turned upside. For them, the requiem of the British Army in its surrender to George Washington's Continental Army in 1781 is particularly fitting tonight:

If buttercups buzz'd after the bee,
If boats were on land, churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If the mamas sold their babies
To the gypsies for half a crown;
If summer were spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside down.

Indeed.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

1 posted on 01/19/2010 7:30:17 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

2 posted on 01/19/2010 7:31:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I’m laughing at the law of unintended consequences.

Back in 2004, the Dems. in Mass. changed the law on Senate vacancies, because they were afraid that Mitt Romney would appoint a replacement for John Kerry if Kerry had been elected president. So they changed the law so that a special election would have to be held if a Senate seat were vacant.

Then this year, they were trying to change it back when Ted Kennedy died. But instead, they ended up with a temp. appointee and a special election.

If they had left well enough alone in 2004, Gov. Patrick would have appointed a Democrat to hold the seat till the term expired, and we wouldn’t have had tonight’s election.

Are the Dems. who were so eager to have special elections to fill a Senate vacancy happy tonight? It took almost six years, but Karma has come around to bite them in the butt.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 7:37:00 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: neverdem; narses; Dilbert San Diego

Ted Kennedy was seated and sworn in to HIS Senate seat. Two days after HE won a special election in Massachusetts.


4 posted on 01/19/2010 7:40:03 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Actually it was faster than that—Teddy was sworn in on Nov. 7, 1962, the day after the election, less than 24 hours after the polls closed.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 7:43:50 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I’m certain that Teddy is watching from “down below” as HIS seat is taken over by a Republican - this man breezed through life with no concern for anyone but himself and no price to pay for his excess and selfishness and it was enough to make you believe that justice just may NOT exist. We can only hope that he is watching NOW and there is actually justice after all. Oh, the irony!


6 posted on 01/19/2010 7:48:48 PM PST by onevoter
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To: smoothsailing
"I wish Ted Kennedy was alive to see this, it's like Ramadan in January"


Slide show of a few of Ted Kennedy's "claim to fame" images!

Click Here

smoothsailing - That is a wonderful post!

Rot in hell Ted Kennedy!

7 posted on 01/19/2010 7:49:41 PM PST by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; goldstategop
Here's the paperwork...(no, it's not a pic of a roll of toilet paper)
Scott Brown Stuns Martha Coakley in Massachusetts Senate Upset
Note that what I had here...#14, is no longer there.
So when will Brown be sworn in? Secretary of State Galvin said Tuesday that if the result is clear -- and outside of the recount margin of 0.5 percent -- he will declare a winner Tuesday night, but cannot by law certify the winner until all military and absentee ballots are accounted for, which usually takes 10 days.
Here is another site with the original comment...
GOP's Scott Brown Beats Martha Coakley for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts
Simply amazing that the article could be changed in so short a time. Even the title is changed!
8 posted on 01/19/2010 8:18:39 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: B-Cause

Thanks for the link, I was never been able to look at him without saying a silent prayer for Mary Jo.


9 posted on 01/19/2010 8:20:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MmY4MjRkNTM1YzExNDkzNDkzZDY4M2M5ODZjMjVjOGY=

From a Brown Victory Rally [Michael Graham]

My radio station in Boston has been non-stop on the Brown/Coakley race for weeks. Three of our hosts are pro-Brown, two pro-Coakley. We were broadcasting from our own victory rally tonight in Braintree, Mass., at the very moment Scott Brown got the concession call from Coakley. He joined us on the air almost immediately to share the good news.

The crowd of several hundred, packed into a room designed for half their number, exploded. Having not been in Boston when they broke the Curse, I can only speculate, but it must have been a similar moment. The crowd wouldn’t let Senator Brown speak. The cheering, clapping and crying wouldn’t stop. All Senator Brown could say was “I really can’t hear anything, but I’ll speak to all of you soon.”

For at least five minutes, we stood looking at each other in disbelief. Some people kept looking at the TV looking for confirmation from AP. Could it be true?

Finally it sank in. The cheering began to subside, and then came the cry: “Who’s next?”

Another roar, and then came the names: Kerry, Frank, and loudest of all Gov. Deval Patrick.

These people have had their first taste of political success in a long time. They feel hope again, for the first time in years. And they’re spoilin’ for another brawl in the Bay State.

Since I’m on a roll with predictions, let me make one more: Governor Patrick does not run for re-election. Massachusetts will elect one Republican congressman.

For taxpayers and typical Massachusetts citizens, this moment has a dreamlike quality.

For Massachusetts liberals, the nightmare is just beginning.


10 posted on 01/19/2010 10:58:19 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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