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United We Sit
American Spectator ^ | 1/17/11 | Ross Kaminsky

Posted on 01/17/2011 3:27:16 AM PST by markomalley

Colorado Democrat Senator Mark Udall has put forward the oh-so-Boulder idea that politicians of both parties should intermingle for their State of the Union address seating on January 25th. Udall, and his letter's cosigners suggest that "partisan seating arrangements at State of the Union addresses serve to symbolize division instead of the common challenges we face in securing a strong future for the United States" and further that "the choreographed standing and clapping of one side of the room -- while the other side sits -- is unbecoming of a serious institution."

Senate cosigners include touchy-feely and "red state" Democrats and the usual list of "bipartisan" RINOs (including notably John McCain): Mark Udall, Lisa Murkowski, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Begich, Barbara Boxer, Ben Cardin, Susan Collins, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Mary Landrieu, Joseph Lieberman, Joe Manchin, John McCain, Claire McCaskill, Jeff Merkley, Ben Nelson, Jack Reed, Jeanne Shaheen, Olympia Snowe, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Ron Wyden. There is also a handful of House cosigners.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: sotu; stfu

1 posted on 01/17/2011 3:27:16 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

“is unbecoming of a serious institution.”

Who’s he talking about? Certainly not the US Congress; the biggest collection of thieves, perverts, liars and tax cheats outside of prison.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 3:30:47 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: markomalley
I certainly pray that the Speaker of the House does not succumb to this foolishness. If he does, he will be robbing the one thing for which everyone in the Tea Party and much of the rest of this country, for that matter, have been steadfastly wishing these past two years.

We did not place Republicans in control of the US House on a whim. We put them there to STOP Obama and crush anything he has planned for this country in the next two years. He - Democrats - DO NOT DESERVE bipartisan cooperation - they deserved to be crushed politically. By 'sitting' with them, they dilute our power and they dilute the true visage of the message that we sent them from the polls last November.

We, true Amercians, deserve this sight. If you (Republicans) take it from us, you will have holy hell to pay at the ballot box come 2012. Proceed at your peril.

3 posted on 01/17/2011 3:34:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

The only way the Reps should agree to this is, when they arrive, they all are wearing red blazers.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 3:49:41 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: markomalley

They just don’t want viewers to realize how their numbers have slipped.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 3:51:52 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: NTHockey

There ya go again insulting thieves, perverts, liars, tax cheats.... comparing them to the elected ruling elite.... LOL


6 posted on 01/17/2011 4:03:46 AM PST by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: markomalley

Hey Mark, you have been sitting “unbecomingly since 1999. Why do you feel the need to change things now?


7 posted on 01/17/2011 4:06:33 AM PST by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: NTHockey
Perhaps they will all join hands and sing...


8 posted on 01/17/2011 4:14:29 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: markomalley

Just the communist democrats pulling the wool over the eyes of those who do not see and can not hear useful idiots by pretending the “lets get along” scam.
Personally, I could not sit next to self avowed and proven by the “fruit of their ways” communist thieves and liars.


9 posted on 01/17/2011 4:22:36 AM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: markomalley
The Republicans are the STUPID and GULLIBLE Party. They must enjoy playing Charlie Brown to the Democrat's Lucy. Every time the Dems come up with something to diminish the Republican’s power, the Republicans fall for it again. WAKE UP GOP Senators and House members......they will pull the football as soon as they can! You all are an embarrassment to intelligent voters across the USA! We elected Republicans in huge numbers to STOP the Dem agenda, not to go along to get along. Please reconsider!
10 posted on 01/17/2011 4:23:22 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Gaffer

It’s a distraction by both parties. They are still together without the public.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 4:23:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: markomalley

Mark Udall to Republicans...sit...roll over...beg...play dead..........goooood boy


12 posted on 01/17/2011 4:28:25 AM PST by mreerm
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To: originalbuckeye

As soon as I heard about this crap last week, I fired off a note to my congressman saying two words: NO WAY.

This is more than just an attempt to reduce the public’s perception of the size of each side of the aisle. It is the beginning of (.)bama’s 2012 campaign. From hope and change we are going to move onto united we thrive. This to replace solid proposals with something whimsical. No worry about the economy, fiscal policy, foreign policy or health care. Why discuss real problems when you can throw a bag over them and propose something nebulous. Write directly to your congressperson. Tell them no. Write letters to the editor exposing exactly what this is, a demoRAT trap being set.


13 posted on 01/17/2011 4:29:01 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Mouton

To Repubs...Doing this makes us work against you and donate to your opponent in the next election. The “new tone” needed in WDC is to stop anything the LIBs attempt and to reverse or defund anything they have done.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 4:33:08 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

did they propose this thinking when they held the majority? no.

all i remember were ppl from teh left saying “we won. so sit down and shut up.”

sounds good. shove it, commie


15 posted on 01/17/2011 4:33:08 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: markomalley

Politicians of both parties should intermingle for their State of the Union.
Oh how PC what next hugs?.


16 posted on 01/17/2011 4:34:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Gaffer

What exactly do you expect the Speaker to do about it? First off, the ones i’ve seen willing to cross the aisles so far are Senators, not Representatives. Second, there is no assigned seating. You sit where you sit. If a hoard of Democrats arrive early and sit on the Republican side, he can’t forcibly remove them.


17 posted on 01/17/2011 5:08:24 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: markomalley

What’s “oh-so-Boulder”?


18 posted on 01/17/2011 5:14:12 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: bigdaddy45

I expect him to tell House Members to sit in the traditional manner. He contols the chamber and access to it. If the Senators decide to mix with Democrats, especially MY two Senators from Georgia, I will support their primary opponents if any, and NOT vote for either again in a general election. I am tired of all this.


19 posted on 01/17/2011 5:22:42 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

Who cares where they sit? This is more BS.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 5:22:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: markomalley

There are real differences of beliefs and philosophy. Should we have a touchy-feely embrace with DU? It sounds ridiculous.

But then our congresscritters rush to embrace the fad of the month. Let’s hope they think better of it.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 5:50:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: markomalley

We do not want to work together, we want to defeat them. If they want to compromise their commie beliefs fine, we do not compromise our freedom.

Pray for the Tea Party Congress


22 posted on 01/17/2011 5:51:42 AM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides,is that Blood Libel?)
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To: sten

They don’t want the public to be able to tell that the Democrats are standing and the Republicans are not when they fawn over the phrases of there great one. Although this is a constitutional requirement it is in reality a fever of egomania. Watch all the sucking up when the great one struts is like an emperor and the pandering applause, and the bravo sierra gets knee deep.


23 posted on 01/17/2011 6:05:16 AM PST by Harley45
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To: markomalley
Not only is this a visual cover for the losses of the Democrats in the last election, I think the Democrats hope they can shame the Republicans into standing up and clapping for everything Obama says. It will give the TV elite some pictures of the stodgy Republicans sitting while all around them people are applauding the President.
24 posted on 01/17/2011 6:06:39 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: markomalley

I dont care where anyone sits. I care about the legislation these people pass.


25 posted on 01/17/2011 7:54:36 AM PST by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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