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Ed Markey to run for Kerry’s Senate seat
Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2012 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 12/27/2012 4:28:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Markey, 66, has served in the House since 1976 and is the dean of the Massachusetts delegation. The veteran House member announced his decision in a statement, saying, “There is so much at stake.”

“I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said. “I won’t allow the NRA to obstruct an assault weapons ban yet again. I will not sit back and allow oil and coal industry lobbyists to thwart our clean energy future or extremists to restrict women’s rights and health care.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: edmarkey; johnkerrysenateseat; kerry; markey
Well, he certainly has the far left talking point humming.
1 posted on 12/27/2012 4:28:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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“I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said.

Classic


2 posted on 12/27/2012 4:30:40 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Markey is a closet marxist. Just look at his record on defense and foreign affairs.

Then again, being a Democrat Party marxist in Massachusetts is like being a turd in a toilet, a natural thing.

Running for Kerry’s seat? Sort of like running for Benedict Arnold’s commission, eh?

Massachusetts: summed up by Kerry, Markey, Warren, and Patrick. Welcome to Moscow West.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 4:33:45 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ConservativeStatement
If democrats ever stopped creating imaginary victims and stopped dividing us in order to conquer us, the party would dissolve and our republic might recover.

As long as demagogues like Mahhkey dominate what passes for political discourse, our march into a hard tyranny is certain.

4 posted on 12/27/2012 4:35:49 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Java4Jay

Eddie Markey puts the tahd in retahded. This dude has never had a job, has no MA address and has the IQ of a spoiled banana...Sad fact is Massholes are equally as stupid and will vote for this shmuck.

Icing on the cake...will make me move for sure now!


5 posted on 12/27/2012 4:36:35 PM PST by acapesket
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To: acapesket

I wonder at times if conservatives should not run as democrats in places like this.

Even a liberal republican would be a huge improvement. Can Scott Brown switch parties?


6 posted on 12/27/2012 4:39:21 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Java4Jay

“””“I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said.””

INTO a recession??? Too Late.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 4:40:04 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://congressmantomtancredo.com/socialist-party-of-america-releases-the-names-of-70-democrat-members-of-congress-who-are-members-of-their-caucus/

8 posted on 12/27/2012 4:40:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ConservativeStatement

Does he really believe the words coming out of his mouth?


9 posted on 12/27/2012 4:41:12 PM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: acapesket
Icing on the cake...will make me move for sure now!

Indeed. What the hell is keeping you there anyway? The only correct answer is: job. "Family" don't count. We have means of transportation nowadays.

10 posted on 12/27/2012 4:45:10 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Fai Mao

“Can Scott Brown switch parties?”

Why should he. The MAGOP and the Demonrats are pretty much one and the same except that the MAGOP meets in the coat room of the Newton Marriot and the Rats rent a hall.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 4:45:55 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Running against “assault weapons” will very probably win it for the Rats.The Gay State is very probably the single filthiest state in the union,although Vermont,Rhode Island and one or two others sure give us a run for our money.
12 posted on 12/27/2012 5:00:40 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: OldPossum

It is family, mine are all here.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 5:02:10 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Gay State Conservative

New England is a toilet bowl. Sadly.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 5:05:22 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Stormdog
The MAGOP and the Demonrats are pretty much one and the same except that the MAGOP meets in the coat room of the Newton Marriot and the Rats rent a hall.

Americans For Democratic Action gave Brown a rating of 20% for the year 2010 (the latest year they've rated).To them a score that low basically labels you as a Nazi (by their reckoning) so he could be a lot worse.

15 posted on 12/27/2012 5:05:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“I refuse to allow the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession,” Markey said.

What an example of historical and constitutional illiteracy this statement by Markey represents!

Remember, the citizens' movement described as the Taxed Enough Already Party (as in the Boston Tea Party) was just that--a citizens' movement, by millions of ordinary citizens who understood their history, as well as something about the original "Boston Tea Party" and its effectiveness on behalf of liberty.

Markey is just another arrogant so-called "progressive" flaunting his lack of understanding of his nation's founding principles, as well as his utter disdain for his fellow citizens who know that adherence to those principles is the only way to restore freedom, opportunity, and prosperity to America.

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322

"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23

"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40

16 posted on 12/27/2012 5:11:07 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: ConservativeStatement

PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has led this country off the fiscal cliff and deep into debt - OBAMA and NOBODY BUT OBAMA!


17 posted on 12/27/2012 5:11:47 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Turpentine for dead wood ... Markey is a potted plant.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:14:43 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Americans For Democratic Action gave Brown a rating of 20% for the year 2010”

That was the year we all projected our conservative hopes & dreams on Scottie.

Wonder what they would have rated him the following two years?

Oh well, fool me once. Water over the dam.

(Sorry, I’m just disgusted with the whole thing.)


19 posted on 12/27/2012 5:16:34 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Whoa. He certainly does. But do nor forget. This is Mass...the voters will probably agree with him for the most part.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:19:55 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: Fai Mao
of course conservatives should run as democrats...its the only way to confound the 47+%.

I said in Nov that the ONLY way for conservatives to gain a foothold from now on is to infiltrate the Democrat Party.

Republicans are going to have a hard tome winning a Federal election in the face of the famous 47% for the foreseeable future.

If Scott Brown switched party's, NONE of the 47% would notice since they haven't a clue about freedom and liberty...all they care about is their free stuff.

21 posted on 12/27/2012 5:22:09 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He is an idiot and the word backbencher was invented for him. Every few years he’ll chirp about global warming or some other eco-nonsense


22 posted on 12/27/2012 5:29:35 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Java4Jay

I believe that is called PROJECTION! Just another sad liberal showing his need for pharmaceutical correction.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 5:33:13 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow! I just flushed a huge Markey over to the Water Filtrations plant!


24 posted on 12/27/2012 5:35:12 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was going to ask who this guy is. Guess I got my answer.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 5:38:31 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: ConservativeStatement
He is not only a fool he is a drama queen as well.
26 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:40 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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Markey is the crazy crap house rat. i wonder how much we could sell Massachusetts back to england for?


27 posted on 12/27/2012 6:04:24 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Markey is a Marxist moron and that’s why he will crush Brown in MA. The majority of people in MA are Marxist morons but they are too stupid to even know what they are. Just put a ‘D’ behind the name and a child predator could be elected in that state.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 6:14:35 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: acapesket

“New England is a toilet bowl. Sadly.”

And their “transplants” have managed to crap up the West Coast States. Washington, Oregon and California used to be wonderful places to live until the New England Maggots came here in search of something to destroy after so completely trashing their “fatherland.”


29 posted on 12/27/2012 6:21:49 PM PST by vette6387
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To: ConservativeStatement

In Mass. statist follows statist as surely as night follows day.


30 posted on 12/27/2012 6:29:48 PM PST by allblues
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To: ConservativeStatement

A fruitcake.

People of MA: get rid of nut


31 posted on 12/27/2012 6:37:09 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He certainly fit a lot of boogeymen into that short paragraph. Too paranoid to be fit for public office.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 6:38:11 PM PST by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I am waiting for a Republican to take this guy on. And I am waiting and waiting ... The GOPe needs to go.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 6:39:05 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

***Get a real job Alert***


34 posted on 12/27/2012 6:39:30 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: ConservativeStatement

Markey, the liberal with obsessed with hating roller coasters. What a joke he is.


35 posted on 12/27/2012 6:43:05 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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Markey, 66, has served in the House since 1976

And that is why they need to have term limits. Since 1976...really? :::sigh:::

Markey reminds me of our own WA flaming liberal...Jim (I record illegally) McDermitt....but even ol’ Jim hasn’t been in office as long as Markey.

They need to retire to spend more time w/ their families.


36 posted on 12/27/2012 6:59:49 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He certainly sounds like a typical radical liberal Senator from Mass. Has he killed anyone in his car yet or shot any wounded soldiers?

I am sure the Mass. voters will vote him in.


37 posted on 12/27/2012 7:04:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: JohnD9207
They wouldn't take it back. What we really need to get rid of is Boston and New York.
38 posted on 12/27/2012 7:12:07 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: conservaKate
Like Kerry and his dory docked in Rhode Island to avoid Massachusetts taxes, Markey is in-state so infrequently that his neighbor checks on his mail.

Both "game the system" like well-practiced dim-0-crats.

39 posted on 12/28/2012 1:16:10 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: Nuc 1.1

Deal!


40 posted on 12/28/2012 9:40:03 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: conservaKate

Don’t forget that moron from Michigan John Dingell, he has been in the house for 29 terms, and his dad held the seat from 1933-1955. He is so old they walk him in, sit him down and wake him when its time to vote. He better stay in office because his pension is a fiancial cliff alone. Rat bastard.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 9:59:43 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: JohnD9207

;D)


42 posted on 12/28/2012 8:37:32 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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