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Becker Goes Down (Scott Brown Voted NO! Alert)
National Review ^ | 2/09/2010 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 02/09/2010 1:58:55 PM PST by goldstategop

The nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was just defeated on a cloture vote 52-33. Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.), and Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) all voted against cloture.


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Woohah! Dingy Harry lost a cloture vote in the Senate. The Craig Becker nomination is finis!
And that 41st vote, represented by Scott Brown, made all the difference today!

"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 02/09/2010 1:58:55 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

What are chances Barry will do a recess appointment of Becker on Monday (President’s Day)? That is my fear. Well one of my many fears.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 2:01:40 PM PST by coaltrain
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To: goldstategop

Gee, apparently Scott Brown being the 41st vote emboldens Dem senators to oppose Obamaniacs.


3 posted on 02/09/2010 2:02:18 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: goldstategop
Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.), and Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) all voted against cloture.

These weasels are already attempting a mid-course correction before the November elections.

4 posted on 02/09/2010 2:02:23 PM PST by Starboard
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To: coaltrain
Obama can do a recess appointment. The GOP can't really stop him if he wants Becker in at the NLRB anyway.

"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

5 posted on 02/09/2010 2:02:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Oh my! See Ben and Blanche run.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 2:02:59 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Starboard
Yep. They can see the political handwriting on the wall. Dingy Harry is going to have his hands full keeping Democratic Senators from bailing out on him.

Heh

"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

7 posted on 02/09/2010 2:04:24 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: freeangel

“Oh my! See Ben and Blanche run.”

CYA — big time!


8 posted on 02/09/2010 2:05:25 PM PST by BelleAl
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To: goldstategop

Guess those dems are just a “joke” then.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 2:05:54 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: goldstategop

Looks like Blanche and Ben are pretending to be conservatives. Will it fool the voters?


10 posted on 02/09/2010 2:05:55 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: freeangel

For sure, Nelson and Lincoln trying to save their posteriors.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 2:05:58 PM PST by dwf911
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To: goldstategop; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


12 posted on 02/09/2010 2:06:01 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: goldstategop
Man, what a difference a day election makes
13 posted on 02/09/2010 2:06:11 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: goldstategop

And it has shaken up some of those ‘blue dogs’ who were busy rolling over and playing dead.....interesting


14 posted on 02/09/2010 2:06:17 PM PST by the long march
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To: coaltrain

I don’t think PD is a recess.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 2:06:19 PM PST by stockpirate (When the government fears the people you have liberty...Thomas Jefferson)
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To: goldstategop

That only adds up to 85 votes.


16 posted on 02/09/2010 2:07:23 PM PST by csmusaret (Right wing extremists: Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Paine, and me.)
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To: Ole Okie
Elections have consequences. The Democrats no longer run the Senate single-handedly. That's a sea change already in America.

"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

17 posted on 02/09/2010 2:07:33 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Additional Source

Miama Herald link

“GOP blocks Obama labor board nominee”

http://www.miamiherald.com/business/breaking-news/story/1470222.html

Vote tally was 52-33, 8 short of 60 needed to pass.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 2:08:23 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: csmusaret
They have a quorum. In just under a week, Washington has been transformed.

"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

19 posted on 02/09/2010 2:08:33 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

.....just defeated on a cloture vote 52-33. ......

....And that 41st vote, represented by Scott Brown, made all the difference today! ......

The two statements don’t jibe.


20 posted on 02/09/2010 2:11:34 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: csmusaret
That only adds up to 85 votes.

Probably did a head count and when they lost Nelson, Blanche and the new kid on the block; cut the vote short to save embarrassment and pull the covers up over their exposed buttocks.

21 posted on 02/09/2010 2:11:50 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: goldstategop

I can hardly wait until November! LOL


22 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:34 PM PST by A. Morgan (ZER0 is a BIG LIAR!)
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To: goldstategop

I guess we can call Brown good ol 33.


23 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:34 PM PST by csmusaret (Right wing extremists: Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Paine, and me.)
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To: bert
A majority of Democrats voted for the nomination to proceed. They can no longer terminate GOP filibusters.

"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

24 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Starboard
PLEZ Neb and Ark folk DON'T fall for these little tricks from these two backstabbers! These snakes will come back to bite you in the future!!! Don't fall for their nicey-nice 105 degree turn around crapiola!! These folks are still RATS rats in sheep clothing!! KICK THEM OUT!
25 posted on 02/09/2010 2:13:14 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: goldstategop; onyx; Liz; maggief; Bahbah; hoosiermama; GOPsterinMA; jhw61; Sparky1776; ...
YAY!! And thank God!! ~~~~

* MAY 14, 2009
Andy Stern's Go-To Guy

*snip*

Mr. Becker has other ideas. In a 1993 Minnesota Law Review article, written when he was a UCLA professor, he explained that traditional notions of democracy should not apply in union elections. He wrote that employers should be barred from attending NLRB hearings about elections, and from challenging election results even amid evidence of union misconduct.

He believes elections should be removed from work sites and held on "neutral grounds," or via mail ballots. Employers should also be barred from "placing observers at the polls to challenge ballots."

More extraordinary, Mr. Becker advocated a new "body of campaign rules" that would severely limit the ability of employers to argue against unionization.

He argued that any meeting a company holds that involves a "captive audience" ought to be grounds for overturning an election. If a company wants to distribute leaflets that oppose the union, for example, Mr. Becker said it must allow union access to its private property to do the same.

Mr. Becker isn't clear about which of these rules can be implemented by NLRB fiat, and which would require an act of Congress, but his mindset is clear enough. He's willing to push NLRB discretion as far as possible to tilt today's labor rules in favor of easier unionization.

26 posted on 02/09/2010 2:13:25 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: coaltrain
What are chances Barry will do a recess appointment of Becker on Monday (President’s Day)?

Zero. Congress is not in recess.

27 posted on 02/09/2010 2:14:08 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: onyx; STARWISE; maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; Bahbah

I can’t help it...I’m SMIRKING.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 2:14:34 PM PST by SE Mom
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To: goldstategop; All

Nat’l Review

UPDATE: Senator Brown said of his “no” vote on Becker, “Craig Becker’s theories about how the workplace should function, if ever put into practice, would impose new burdens on employers, hurt job creation and slow down the recovery.”

02/09 04:49


29 posted on 02/09/2010 2:14:48 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: N. Theknow
Probably did a head count and when they lost Nelson, Blanche and the new kid on the block; cut the vote short to save embarrassment and pull the covers up over their exposed buttocks.

Nope, they moved the vote up to earlier in the day so the Senators who could make it in due to the weather could vote. Those remaining numbers likely reflect those who couldn't make it in.

30 posted on 02/09/2010 2:14:48 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: goldstategop
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31 posted on 02/09/2010 2:15:21 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: RoseofTexas

“RATS rats in sheep clothing!!”

A.k.a, Demon Sheep. LOL.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 2:15:35 PM PST by Starboard
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To: goldstategop

Recess appointments only last so long as John Bolton can attest.


33 posted on 02/09/2010 2:15:46 PM PST by kabar
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To: SE Mom

LOL ... great minds .. and dang, you were dropped
from my ping ... but back on .. ;)


34 posted on 02/09/2010 2:15:54 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: bcsco
Due to the storms blowing into the East Coast!

"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

35 posted on 02/09/2010 2:16:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: STARWISE; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; SE Mom; Sparky1776; jhw61; raccoonradio

SENATOR SCOTT BROWN SAID of his “no” vote on Becker,

“Craig Becker’s theories about how the workplace should function, if ever put into practice, would impose new burdens on employers, hurt job creation and slow down the recovery.”


36 posted on 02/09/2010 2:18:36 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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Great news; save for mention of other option per recess appointment; which he may well do. . .That said; it will not be on our 'vote'.

(Dream scenario is that Obama is found 'illegitimate' - if only by 2012; whereby EVERY thing this man has done; signed. . .is undone; made null and void; and every appointment and signing that he invited/approved undone as well.

In a word; everything this man has done while empowered is ERASED. Oh well, best case scenario; but the stuff of dreams.)

37 posted on 02/09/2010 2:18:59 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be in the 'Party of NO')
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To: Starboard
"Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.), and Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) all voted against cloture."

These weasels are already attempting a mid-course correction before the November elections.

Too late for that, by my estimate. They've already proven themselves to be whores.

38 posted on 02/09/2010 2:21:03 PM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: freeangel

“Oh my! See Ben and Blanche run”

“Dead Politicians Walking” No way either survives.


39 posted on 02/09/2010 2:21:05 PM PST by DAC21
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To: goldstategop
Due to the storms blowing into the East Coast!

That's what the Miami Herald article stated: "That procedural vote had been scheduled for Monday, but was postponed until Tuesday because of the mid-Atlantic snowstorm over the weekend.

Late Tuesday, as another snowstorm loomed, Senate officials moved the vote earlier in the day so the few senators who had been able to get to the Capitol could cast their votes and leave.

Storms movin' out, storms movin' in. That ought to tell them something about GW, doncha think? But, nah, Obummer has to appoint a new council to look into that...

40 posted on 02/09/2010 2:23:47 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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Almost disobeyed the rule..


41 posted on 02/09/2010 2:24:55 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: bert

Look, the vote was so lopsided, many Republican votes were not needed. Once the Dems, Lincoln and Nelson voted against Becker, along with Republican Scott Brown, Becker was a dead duck!!! Look, the handwriting is on the wall, Obama is a failed POTUS. You ain’t seen nothing yet.. And.....God forbid if Iran announces it has manufactured a successful nuclear bomb this Thursday. Yes, folks, elections do have consequences. While Rome (USA) burned, Nero (Obama) was playing his with his fiddle, or maybe something akin to a fiddle. Dems, you know the ticket, Obama mst go either by forced resignation or impeachment.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 2:25:13 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: goldstategop

“Scott Brown (R., Mass.)”

OOOooooooeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! That capital “R” just before “Mass”... man, it just puts a smile on your face!!


43 posted on 02/09/2010 2:26:40 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: SE Mom
AWESOME!

(Rules!)


44 posted on 02/09/2010 2:27:08 PM PST by maggief
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To: goldstategop

Big Labor, pleased, they be not.

Looks like the unions have been the Democrat Party’s ATM Machine for 25 yrs. and have gotten bupkis in return.


45 posted on 02/09/2010 2:27:20 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: goldstategop
Excellent!
The masses are hitting back at 0bama’s insane, anti-American appointees.
46 posted on 02/09/2010 2:32:25 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I donated $609.12 to Scott Brown - I already feel like I got my money’s worth.

Becker’s potential impact on the economy was worth a loss of 1% of GDP per annum for years to come. Brown has already saved the country... until the next stupid Dumocrat idea comes to a vote.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 2:32:30 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: SE Mom

You’re not suppose to help it Se Mom...smirk away!!!!!


48 posted on 02/09/2010 2:34:25 PM PST by caww
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To: SE Mom

Smirk away! After what we have been through, we all deserve to smirk.


49 posted on 02/09/2010 2:36:47 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: goldstategop

Could God be shutting congress down as He works behind the scenes! Love it! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!...


50 posted on 02/09/2010 2:36:54 PM PST by caww
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