Skip to comments.The Proper Paperwork (Reid And Senate Grandees Exhibit Contempt For MA Alert)
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.
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.
"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
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.
Ted Kennedy was seated and sworn in to HIS Senate seat. Two days after HE won a special election in Massachusetts.
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.
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!
Thanks for the link, I was never been able to look at him without saying a silent prayer for Mary Jo.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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.