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Dem official: Murray to be debt panel co-chair
Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 08/09/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall.

Murray will be joined by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., on the panel, which was established last week by hard-fought legislation to increase the national debt.

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1 posted on 08/09/2011 6:50:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, Reid went with intelligence and experience.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 6:51:36 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL. So much for the idea that the panelists weren’t going to be hard liners.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 6:51:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’ll be great! What could go wrong?


4 posted on 08/09/2011 6:52:02 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I see the Dems are going to their “A” team. /s


5 posted on 08/09/2011 6:52:11 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: OldPossum

We are doomed.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 6:52:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was she chosen for her brains or her body and looks?


7 posted on 08/09/2011 6:53:02 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Bertha Fanation

Evidently he selected her because she has a pulse


8 posted on 08/09/2011 6:56:16 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Brilliant

What could possibly go wrong with this crew? If only Obama had appointed a bipartisan commission to make recommendations about the budget earlier. Wait a minute - I’m suddenly getting the feeling that we’ve been down this road before.

Does anyone with even a quarter of a brain believe this Kabuki theater at this point??????


9 posted on 08/09/2011 6:57:14 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I nominate, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul and Jim DeMint from our side.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 6:57:33 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gee I hope these clowns don't have national security authority..

Democrat senator praises bin Laden Patty Murray asks students to ponder why U.S. lacks popularity of terrorist

The Osama Mama.

11 posted on 08/09/2011 6:58:50 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t Jon Kerry a hero of the communist victory in Vietnam?


12 posted on 08/09/2011 6:59:16 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this unconstitutional piece of crap going to be challenged by anyone?


13 posted on 08/09/2011 7:00:59 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A borderline retarded Super-Hack.


14 posted on 08/09/2011 7:11:05 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This was what I expected. Three hardliners from the Democrats. And then McConnell and Boner will stick their heads together and come up with three RINOs to match them.

How about McCain and Graham for starters?


15 posted on 08/09/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The FAT non-Lady is SINGING for the US. Break out the guillotines.
16 posted on 08/09/2011 7:14:59 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Cicero

He will put Scott Brown of MA on it, since Brown is up for reelection in ‘12. Brown is as much or more of a RINO than any Republican in the Senate. It will almost be like appointing a fourth Dem, but I bet $ McConnell will do it.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 7:25:21 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: libertymaker

I nominate, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul and Jim DeMint from our side.

I totally get that it is confusing understanding the House and Senate and people confuse this all the time, but those folks you mentioned cannot be on the panel. Only Senate folks.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 7:34:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Wrong. The committee will have 12 members, six from the House and six from the Senate.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 7:38:17 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: libertymaker

I know that these three want be chosen, but your post really makes me smile. Just think about the possibilities. :-)


20 posted on 08/09/2011 7:44:08 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: napscoordinator

I can’t think of three hard liner Republican Senators, somebody please help me out....


21 posted on 08/09/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Fantasywriter

I stand corrected. Thanks!!!


22 posted on 08/09/2011 7:51:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Trteamer

I guess Inhofe, DeMint, and Coburn. They seem the best we have. Rubio maybe.


23 posted on 08/09/2011 7:55:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

You’re welcome.


24 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:23 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NOOOOO! I’m posting before reading any other posts. I hang my head in shame that I voted for this woman, way back before I realized I WASN’T A LIBERAL. AAGGHH!! I can’t believe the Senator voted the ‘dumbest’ by congressional AIDS is on this commission.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 8:10:52 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’ll bring the IQ down substantially below the debt-as-percentage-of-GDP.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:01 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Trteamer

Until this year, it was DeMint, DeMint, and DeMint. Fortunately, we now have Rubio, Lee, Ron Johnson, and pretty good advocates in Toomey, Coburn (sometimes) and Portman. More on the way in 2012.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:01 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Murray, Kerry, and Baucus - now that is a scary triumvirate. These three people who have stood around with their hands in their pockets while unfathomable debt has been loaded onto our shoulders.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone who voted against raising the limit will not be on the panel. So look to who voted to raise the limit (in the house e.g., Cantor and Ryan; Kyl in the Senate). Pick your poison: raise taxes or cut defense. Dems will cut nothing and go on a class jihad.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 9:18:10 PM PDT by Vevey
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To: napscoordinator

I can’t believe how smart you are!

This is the “dream team”, OK?


30 posted on 08/09/2011 9:23:07 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: OldPossum

Unbelievable. I have heard that others in Congress have called her the stupidest person in Washington, and that’s saying something.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 9:47:22 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was mental illness a Prerequisite for Harry?

Is Baucus going to have his dog sit on his lap during the meetings?

This is an embarassing trio that could not find real jobs outside of government.

So why would they EVER vote for less government?


32 posted on 08/09/2011 10:08:58 PM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: DennisR

Murray is up for election next year. This gives her free air time and makes it looks like she is doing something besides making methane in DC.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 11:13:31 PM PDT by alpo
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To: Fantasywriter

No one running for reelection in ‘12 will be on this committee. None of them would dare take the appointment.


34 posted on 08/09/2011 11:24:18 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: alpo

No, Murray ran and was reelected in ‘10. There won’t be any Senators on this committee who are facing reelection in ‘12. It’s too potentially politically lethal.


35 posted on 08/09/2011 11:28:32 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ilgipper

So it should be DeMint, Rubio and Paul from the R side of the Senate. Legitimate positions on key committees concerned with the economy and fiscal policy, but not chairs so they can be themselves with the appearance of the potential to be moderated by the leadership.


36 posted on 08/09/2011 11:49:59 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: EDINVA

The fact that Washington state continues to send that Teat Party doorknob Murray to the Senate makes it hard for me to deal with people here. Every stranger I see, I wonder if they are one of the mindless tools that vote for her. Sometimes, I see an Obama bumper sticker, and I don’t have to wonder.

On the positive side, I do get to smile and say, “Hey, how’s that Hopey-Changey stuff working for you now?” a lot.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 11:52:08 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1
... Teat Party doorknob Murray ...

LOL!! Colorful but accurate ...

38 posted on 08/09/2011 11:55:36 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: EDINVA

I hope you’re right. Scott Brown would be a disaster. But I still think he’ll be on it. Time will tell.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 12:12:56 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: alpo

Actually, she was up for reelection in 2008, if I remember correctly. So we are stuck with her for a few more years - until 2014.

By the time her current term is complete, she will have been “my senator” for close to 40% of my life! What a waste of time...very painful.


40 posted on 08/12/2011 6:00:59 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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