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Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis

Posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by clove

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday.

Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment.

Reid’s decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle. But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.

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To: Joann37
I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side.

That's the A-Team IMO!

101 posted on 08/09/2011 4:28:14 PM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: clove

They are scripted to say one thing. Taxes, taxes and taxes.


102 posted on 08/09/2011 4:29:42 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: IamConservative
I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side. That's the A-Team IMO!

We can only pray for this to happen!

103 posted on 08/09/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Tuxedo

HEY! Show Illinois some love here! We’ve got Durbin FGS! He SURELY makes the list of complete ingrates!


104 posted on 08/09/2011 4:31:04 PM PDT by battletank
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To: clove
Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee

Any way you add it up, their combined IQ is a negative number.............Scary!

105 posted on 08/09/2011 4:34:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: clove

“I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side. That’s the A-Team IMO!
We can only pray for this to happen!”

Hell, let’s demand it, clove. Anyone else is wholly unacceptable.


106 posted on 08/09/2011 4:35:41 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: The Cajun

And these people are considered leaders..no wonder our country is in such a mess!


107 posted on 08/09/2011 4:36:40 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Interesting Times

One could argue it could be almost as great a threat to the country as a Kerry Presidency would have been. It’s national in scope and not just localized to the voters of Massachusetts.


108 posted on 08/09/2011 4:38:55 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: sergeantdave

Let’s Go For It!


109 posted on 08/09/2011 4:40:03 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: IamConservative

DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul have no chance with Mr. Cave-in McConnell doing the appointing. He has no guts to take a stand.


110 posted on 08/09/2011 4:42:17 PM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: muawiyah

Hey, be nice to “Long Face” Kerry...he was in Vietnam doncha know. /sarc


111 posted on 08/09/2011 4:42:53 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: clove

Looks like an effort to answer the question “How screwed can we be?”


112 posted on 08/09/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: sergeantdave
“I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side. That’s the A-Team IMO! We can only pray for this to happen!” Hell, let’s demand it, clove. Anyone else is wholly unacceptable.

I just tweeted this suggestion to Boenher..let;s all contact him about this suggestion!

113 posted on 08/09/2011 4:44:51 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer
DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul have no chance with Mr. Cave-in McConnell doing the appointing. He has no guts to take a stand.

Wouldn't surprise me. McCain, Lugar, Snowe (or Collins.)

114 posted on 08/09/2011 4:45:59 PM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: clove

Wrong (a senior moment) it would be McConnell doing the appointing....let us flood his office with this suggestion...


115 posted on 08/09/2011 4:46:36 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: clove

Mommie, Lurch & Fish-Face. Giants in their field. I like it!


116 posted on 08/09/2011 4:48:58 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Paladin2

Is Bozeman liberal? I know Butte and Missoula are. Isn’t Billings still conservative.


117 posted on 08/09/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: clove

Max Baucus drunk as a skunk on the senate floor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA


118 posted on 08/09/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: clove

Incredible. The most radical leftists he has.


119 posted on 08/09/2011 5:02:16 PM PDT by livius
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To: clove

I’ll trade a Rand Paul or a Demint for a Ryan. I think he’s logical and cool and wouldn’t lose focus.

However, one of the reasons Ryan’s very good plan lost is perhaps that he’s too logical.

In any case, I’m still wondering how this “Super Committee”can be constitutional, regardless of who’s on it.


120 posted on 08/09/2011 5:05:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: nascarnation
Combined IQ approaching 300?

You are FAR too generous. i'm thinking that 150 combined is a stretch.

121 posted on 08/09/2011 5:16:14 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: clove

This whole structure is unconstitutional. No matter who is on it. The fix is already in.


122 posted on 08/09/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Jeff Head

Hey Jeff, this is ok, I was assured plenty of times on this forum, that this would never happen and taxes would not go up. This was a super genius plan that made GW’s super genius, super secret plans just look small.

This is a traitorous act, from which there will likely be no recovery.


123 posted on 08/09/2011 5:18:31 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in.--No more traitors.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberer. In no particular order.


124 posted on 08/09/2011 5:18:52 PM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: Interesting Times

Wait until the truth about Kerry’s child porn convict old mouthpiece, Wade Sanders, comes out. Could cost Kerry his Silver Star. It’s all about “process.”

This could be fun!


125 posted on 08/09/2011 5:23:46 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: clove

Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, and Tweedle-Dumber.


126 posted on 08/09/2011 5:40:52 PM PDT by reg45
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks clove.


127 posted on 08/09/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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128 posted on 08/09/2011 6:15:49 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . Fat & Furious - Burger & Fries Queen*s 1700+ calorie lunches . . . . .)
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To: clove

Great..3 communists on the Super Committee..what were the republicans thinking to ever go along with such a stupid idea


129 posted on 08/09/2011 6:28:43 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: clove

Great..3 communists on the Super Committee..what were the republicans thinking to ever go along with such a stupid idea


130 posted on 08/09/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: clove

Great..3 communists on the Super Committee..what were the republicans thinking to ever go along with such a stupid idea


131 posted on 08/09/2011 6:29:00 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: All

Safe picks for Reid. Murray was reelected in 2010 (52%), Baucas (73%) & Kerry (65%) in 2008.


132 posted on 08/09/2011 6:31:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: rjeffries

A lesbian, a drunk and a gigolo—great


133 posted on 08/09/2011 6:41:18 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: clove

Three ultra-liberal, tax and spend democrats.

The republicans no doubt will respond by putting 3 tax and spend rinos on the panel.

To adequately balance the Senate 3, the pubbies should pick: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, and Mike Lee.


134 posted on 08/09/2011 6:44:19 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: clove

Yeah, cause we’re all so stupid we can’t guess what this committee is going to say and recommend.

Tax hikes.
Military cuts.
More social spending.
More big government.
More liberalism.

The people who think this group is going to say otherwise also probably believe John Stewart and Bill Maher are unbiased.


135 posted on 08/09/2011 7:12:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

IMO, the best solution is gridlock forcing the automatic cuts.


136 posted on 08/09/2011 7:16:00 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Theodore R.

Bozeman, home of Montana State University, is quite the People’s Republic. I’m not sure about Billings and Great Falls.


137 posted on 08/09/2011 7:45:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Captain Kirk

This should never have gone to a freaking committee.

We already know what it’s going to say.

This is like asking NOW about abortion. Do you think for one second you’ll get a pro-life answer?

Or asking Jesse Jackson about Affirmative Action. Do you actually think he’s going to suggest getting rid of it?

This is just a waste of time,energy and money at a point when we are out of all three.


138 posted on 08/09/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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139 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: The Shrew
I wonder if the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth will come out of retirement to castigate Reid for Kerry's selection to this committee.

I don't think they will. But in any case, this committee is a stacked deck.

140 posted on 08/09/2011 8:31:19 PM PDT by zot
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To: RedMDer

so these are going to be 3 of the people appointed to do Obama’s job.


141 posted on 08/09/2011 8:32:51 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: clove

Inspiring a new tagline


142 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Murray / Baucus / Kerry; I've had better picks come out of my nose.)
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To: clove

Kerry and Murray are excellent choices...they’re both quite lousy with numbers, but great at repeating talking points from the morning fax.


143 posted on 08/09/2011 8:46:09 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: funfan

I fear you are right about those three.


144 posted on 08/09/2011 8:56:02 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: clove

Great. Dumber, dumberer, and dumbererer.


145 posted on 08/09/2011 9:31:38 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: clove
"Da teaparty downgrade, yeah, I am soooo the bomb...fist pump....."


146 posted on 08/09/2011 10:45:52 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: clove

These Senators are remarkably stupid people. So much for the “Super Committee!”


147 posted on 08/10/2011 12:06:52 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: clove

John Kerry? Like catchup on french fries. No tea, please. “Do you know who I am?” I’m Irish again this week. Look at my purple hearts. What state is Boston in again? I need to keep up on these things.


148 posted on 08/10/2011 12:58:31 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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149 posted on 08/10/2011 2:57:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Captain Kirk
IMO, the best solution is gridlock forcing the automatic cuts.

Given the Reid picks the best possible outcome is certainly the auto triggers because there is no way those three idiots are going to propose anything but tax hikes and defense cuts. They are three profoundly un-serious picks.

150 posted on 08/10/2011 4:57:30 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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