Skip to comments.US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89
Posted on 06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by Perdogg
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Of course, now you repeat yourself
He had cancer ,so I doubt that his death was peaceful.
Are there ANY conservatives in NJ ??? All NJers I know are sheeplest of the sheeple.
>> “Too bad he didnt get a chance to enjoy his well deserved retirement.” <<
He’ll get it, in a place designed for his kind.
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.
If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?
But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.
I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word.
My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is kindness and with Him is plenteous redemption;
And He will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.
The guy was a leftist rat who voted to strip citizens of their rights - a rabid gun control advocate who was very wealthy and could afford armed bodyguards - won’t miss him at all.
LOL, good one!
“And not a moment too soon. That worthless SOB was one of the key players in the ongoing destruction of our fundamental rights.”
Ditto for me. No tears shed hear.
Rest in peace, Senator. Condolences to your family. You had been on the ballot ever since I turned voting age!
Thanks for the post. This is Christie’s opportunity to shine or fail. We want a conservative - even if it is NJ!
Who will Crispy Creme appoint? A Muslim Brotherhood stooge? A gay Black Democrat? Think Im nuts? Well, those were his last two appointments to the NJ Supreme Court!
His folks are beating the bushes in Trenton and Princeton in an attempt to find a gay, black, democrat member of the Muslim Brotherhood—preferably one with recent IRS experience targeting conservatives.
My congressman. That would be the greatest appointment Christie could make, but since it would cause the press to stop pretending to like him, Christie will never do it.
It'll be Kean or Whitman if Chritie's just a minor suck ass. If he appoints Cory Booker, I hope he saves his blue mumu with Obama's DNA on it.
1 Dianne Feinstein California June 22, 1933 November 10, 1992 59 years, 141 days 20 years, 205 days 79 years, 346 days Democratic
2 Chuck Grassley Iowa September 17, 1933 January 3, 1981 47 years, 108 days 32 years, 151 days 79 years, 259 days Republican
3 Orrin Hatch Utah March 22, 1934 January 3, 1977 42 years, 287 days 36 years, 151 days 79 years, 73 days Republican
4 Richard Shelby Alabama May 6, 1934 January 3, 1987 52 years, 242 days 26 years, 151 days 79 years, 28 days Republican
WIKI already updated. Here are the four that are 79+
Does anyone think Christie will appoint a Democrat in deference to the party of Frankie Pushing-up-Daisies Lautenberg? I’ll bet he does.
Me too, nah, ESAD, oh he's already dead...good.
Congressman Scott Garrett of NJ is one of the most solid conservatives in congress.
The return of Christie Whitman?
Oh puhleezzz NO. Gag me with a spoon.
I don’t vote for people that appoint democrats to open senate seats.
Oh sure...I agree.
All together now ... "Senator Bruce Springsteen".
It’s no need to be angry at Lautenberg; reserve your fire for the people of NJ, his uninformed long-time enablers.
wonder why he didn’t take the shot?
my medicare bugged me and bugged me till I got it
One Question....have you ever seen a Democrat Governor appoint a Republican or conservatiive when a Pubbie passes on? Answer...never!!! we got a chance to pickup two “R” Senators right now....in NJ and MA. However.....I doubt it!!! Christie will satisfy Obama, not his country!!! I sincerely hope I am dead wrong!!!
The governor makes the appointment; there is no role for the NJ legislature, another poor political entity.
Christie will satisfy himself, THAT will prevent a conservative from being chosen!
“If he does not appoint a reliable Republican, he can kiss his Presidential aspirations good bye.”
That’s not the way he’s going to see it, of course. NJ is only slightly more conservative that Washington State.
Nothing with any grit is going to occupy public office, anywhere, for some period of time.
Good riddance to a pro-baby murdering, commie, gun grabber. No telling how many babies and women were killed because of his progressivism.
And he was dedicated to the end. He never gave it a rest.
I guess he’ll just have to decide which party he’s going to run for president with before he appoints the replacement.
I just realized who would be the perfect Senate appointment for Christie: Rabbi Schmuley Boteach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbi_Shmuley_Boteach Added bonus: Boteach is very good friends with Cory Booker, and the two have worked together on a few things, so perhaps Booker will forgo running in the special election if its against Boteach.
It won't make up for the way Lautenberg made it to the Senate on his 2nd go-round -- Toricelli -- or the other Senatorial elections that were stolen -- Franken, et al -- but it'd be a small consolation to this resident of the Garden State.
No one has ever tried, and such appointment would be, in my view at least, unconstitutional (the U.S. Senate would get to decide the question). What several governors have done, and Christie would do if he wasn’t on his way to a landslide reelection as governor, would be to step down as governor and have the Lt. Gov. become governor and appoint her old boss to the Senate.
This lautenberg mess was very destructive to our Freedoms. he was relentless in pursuing his distorted view of America. While it is unfortunate that anyone dies, his death makes Constitutional Free America more safe.
Why Lautenberg came out of retirement to replace “Torch” Torricelli is a puzzle. His second career in the Senate was marked by ill health and the associated problems of old age. He was also responsible for horrible votes that still impact the country in many ways. He won't be missed. Maybe Christie will do better with the appointment, but it's hard to pick a replacement as bad as Frank Lautenberg.
The election will be this November, when Christie is on the ballot...realistically, he could drag whomever he appoints to a win..
Thank you for needing eye and mind bleach with that Jocelyn Elders moment..
Good point. Christie CANNOT remain a Republican and survive.
Well, as I quipped to a friend of mine, I’m not sure if his coattails will be as large as his coat. I think that Booker would start off as at least a slight favorite, even with Christie winning a landslide atop the ticket. But maybe Booker won’t run against his good friend Rabbi Shmuley.
“Christie CANNOT remain a Republican and survive.”
But what would be a non-starter is Christie running as a Democrat for president. Christie is pro-life, and cut grants to pro-abortion groups; he’s pro-marriage, and stopped a same-sex-marriage bill from becoming law in NJ; and he’s the bete noir of public-sector unions. There’s no possible way that Chris Christie could win the Democrat presidential nomination in 2016—I mean, you’re talking about a party whose base thinks that Hillary Clinton is “too conservative.”
We are currently in a struggle to keep America from falling into the grips of a left-wing ideology that will impact freedom for every future generation.. Frank Lautenberg was the enemy in every sense of the word.
And please dont start with the its common decency yammering.
I think that’s the most likely path he’ll take but there still exists the possibility of him appointing at least a RINO as he needs to set up his future fake Republican Presidential run. That could shift what we think will happen as his supporters can then then try to claim “see, he is a Republican.”
Only bright spot it will be hard for them to find a replacement who is just as or more leftist than Lautenberg.
I like Klingon better, they at least have honor and like weapons.
That was before his love affair with Obama the Sodomite. Watch Christie change his stance on this issue, just like Schwarzenegger.
Christie is for de facto same-sex "marriage" in the form of civil unions. He has stated, in very threatening terms after he vetoed the marriage bill, that he would come down hard on anyone NOT treating same-sex couples as married.
There is no substantive difference between these legally binding, legally obligative, laws and real marriage. Civil unions used to imply some of the legal rights of married people; for the past several years it has by default meant ALL the legal rights and incidences of real marriage.
So, Christie is actually in favor of fake "marriage."