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Who will be our next new senator?

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                                             Mike Capuano

     

     

     
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    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    GreginMeffa that is politics and it is played in every statehouse in Union . For the statement that the dems are just fine with it how about the gerrymandering which is also common practice that GOP governors got throught GOP controlled statehouses to ensure the protection of GOP incumbents and which endangers Democratic elected officials at the federal and state levels.




    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.

     
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    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.




    Alaska!

     

    Gov Murkowski (R) picked his daughter Lisa Murkowski (R) to fill an empty US senator seat.

    Cries of nepotism forced the wingnut legislature to change the way these seats are filled.

    A lot of states that have gubernatorial appointments to fill empty seats make it mandatory that the replacement must be from the same party as the departed.

     
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    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.




    Alaska!

     

    Gov Murkowski (R) picked his daughter Lisa Murkowski (R) to fill an empty US senator seat.

    Cries of nepotism forced the wingnut legislature to change the way these seats are filled.

    A lot of states that have gubernatorial appointments to fill empty seats make it mandatory that the replacement must be from the same party as the departed.




    Not even CLOSE!  In fact, you are pointing to the "wingnut" legislature trying to fix it.  Apples and Aircraft carriers.

    Mass governors could always make interim appointments for DC reps.  Until there was a POTENTIAL open seat and the governor was a republican.  Dems took the power away.  Next governor was a dem, so they gave the power back.

    Executive power determined by the party of the Executive!  Jebus man, think about it.

    Alaska not even in the ballpark

     
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    On the one hand, the State Senate should pick the person to temporarily fill a vacant senate seat.  It's more democratic.

    On the other hand, the reason why a governor should pick the person to temporarily fill the senate seat is that the Governor can do it faster.  Since the argument for filling the temporary seat is that the state needs the representation of 2 senators, it makes more sense for the Governor to do it.

    In other words, it's a matter of balancing the need for 2 senators vs the need for the senator to reflect the political make up of the state.  Basically, let the Gov do it if he's a democrat otherwise let it fall to the Senate.

     
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    Basically, let the Gov do it if he's a democrat otherwise let it fall to the Senate.

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    And there it is.  The the power of the executive branch should be determined by the party of the chief executive.

    Welcome to the Soviet Union, aka, Massachusetts

     
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    Who will be our next new senator?

     

    I don't know, who's the next government teat-sucking Harvard leftist hack in line for the job?

     

     
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    Who will be our next new senator?

     

    I don't know, who's the next government teat-sucking Harvard leftist hack in line for the job?

     




    RUBIE !!!



    I didn't go to Harvard.  My Dad forbade applying to it: too darn liberal.  I didn't disagree at the time.  We both changed thereafter.

     
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    Re: Who will be our next new senator?

    Re: the Mass. congressional delegation, I believe Capuano might be next in line for the upper chamber, but nothing would really surprise me.

    Maybe Barney Frank will get bored and take a shot....

     

     

     
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    GreginMeffa that is politics and it is played in every statehouse in Union . For the statement that the dems are just fine with it how about the gerrymandering which is also common practice that GOP governors got throught GOP controlled statehouses to ensure the protection of GOP incumbents and which endangers Democratic elected officials at the federal and state levels.




    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.



    That is the only example that I ever heard of.

    What is your opinion of the gerrymandering by GOP controlled statehouses throught out the country and the GOP's efforts of voters suppression in states controlled by the GOP ?

    What is your opinion of (R) Mike Turzau the House Leader of Pennsylvania who stated the reason behind the voter ID law in his state was to give Romney Pennsylvania ? Is that fair ? 

    IMO your are the pot calling the kettle black ! 

     
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    Re: Who will be our next new senator?

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

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    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    GreginMeffa that is politics and it is played in every statehouse in Union . For the statement that the dems are just fine with it how about the gerrymandering which is also common practice that GOP governors got throught GOP controlled statehouses to ensure the protection of GOP incumbents and which endangers Democratic elected officials at the federal and state levels.




    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.



    That is the only example that I ever heard of.

    What is your opinion of the gerrymandering by GOP controlled statehouses throught out the country and the GOP's efforts of voters suppression in states controlled by the GOP ?

    What is your opinion of (R) Mike Turzau the House Leader of Pennsylvania who stated the reason behind the voter ID law in his state was to give Romney Pennsylvania ? Is that fair ? 

    IMO your are the pot calling the kettle black ! 




    If you think Gerrymandering is unique to the GOP, there's this bridge...

    This is Massachusetts ya know, we invented the term!

    I know nothing about a rep in PA, and its BS, but it is not in the ballpark.

    You know what would happen if our legislature put in the Mass constitution that the Governor has these certain powers only if he is a Democrat, otherwise those powers don't exist?

    SCOTUS would tear them to shreds, that's what.

    I mean, you MIGHT be able to defend their remiving the power after 200 years ONCE, but IMMEDIATELY giving it back the instant the Governor has a D next to his name???

    Its fr1ggin unfathomable and illegal if anyone had the balls to say WT-F

     

     

     
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    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    Basically, let the Gov do it if he's a democrat otherwise let it fall to the Senate.

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    And there it is.  The the power of the executive branch should be determined by the party of the chief executive.

    Welcome to the Soviet Union, aka, Massachusetts




    Shouldn't the people elected be able to write the laws?

     
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    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    GreginMeffa that is politics and it is played in every statehouse in Union . For the statement that the dems are just fine with it how about the gerrymandering which is also common practice that GOP governors got throught GOP controlled statehouses to ensure the protection of GOP incumbents and which endangers Democratic elected officials at the federal and state levels.




    Please show me another example of a state legislature changing the powers of the executive branch dependent on the governor's party.



    That is the only example that I ever heard of.

    What is your opinion of the gerrymandering by GOP controlled statehouses throught out the country and the GOP's efforts of voters suppression in states controlled by the GOP ?

    What is your opinion of (R) Mike Turzau the House Leader of Pennsylvania who stated the reason behind the voter ID law in his state was to give Romney Pennsylvania ? Is that fair ? 

    IMO your are the pot calling the kettle black ! 




    If you think Gerrymandering is unique to the GOP, there's this bridge...

    This is Massachusetts ya know, we invented the term!

    I know nothing about a rep in PA, and its BS, but it is not in the ballpark.

    You know what would happen if our legislature put in the Mass constitution that the Governor has these certain powers only if he is a Democrat, otherwise those powers don't exist?

    SCOTUS would tear them to shreds, that's what.

    I mean, you MIGHT be able to defend their remiving the power after 200 years ONCE, but IMMEDIATELY giving it back the instant the Governor has a D next to his name???

    Its fr1ggin unfathomable and illegal if anyone had the balls to say WT-F

     

     




    Greg I agree with you but both sides I believe are RAT FINKS !

    I also believe in term limits for all politicians , I believe in public financing of campaigns , I believe in the Fairness Doctrine and I believe that being a state or federal judge shouldn't be a life time appointment.

    If we want to get corruption out of politics lets get the culture of money out of politics.

     
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    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

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    Basically, let the Gov do it if he's a democrat otherwise let it fall to the Senate.

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    And there it is.  The the power of the executive branch should be determined by the party of the chief executive.

    Welcome to the Soviet Union, aka, Massachusetts




    Shouldn't the people elected be able to write the laws?



    And rewrite them whenever the party of another branch changes?  No.

    Are you serious?

     
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    And rewrite them whenever the party of another branch changes?  No. Are you serious?



    Ummm, newsflash, that is the definition of a democracy.

    Just as in the wingnuts changing voter id laws in an attempt to suppress the vote to their benefit.

    Just as wingnuts enacting 100 new laws making difficult if not impossible to get an abortion in some states.

    Geez, give me a break.

    You just don't like it when your opinion is overridden by the majority.

    Sorry spanky but that's democracy, especially local democracy.

     
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    And rewrite them whenever the party of another branch changes?  No. Are you serious?




    Ummm, newsflash, that is the definition of a democracy.

     

    Just as in the wingnuts changing voter id laws in an attempt to suppress the vote to their benefit.

    Just as wingnuts enacting 100 new laws making difficult if not impossible to get an abortion in some states.

    Geez, give me a break.

    You just don't like it when your opinion is overridden by the majority.

    Sorry spanky but that's democracy, especially local democracy.




    This is not a democracy, and so long as you think executive power should be dependent on the party of the executive, I know all I need to.

    Have a nice day.

     
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    This is not a democracy, and so long as you think executive power should be dependent on the party of the executive, I know all I need to. Have a nice day.




    Geepers, read a freakin Constitution, any Constitution.

     

    The Constituion sets out the parameters of law making, the roles of the diffrent branches and the process for enacting legislation. As long as the resulting law doesn't conflict with the parameters set in the Constitution, it's all good. All the people involved have been duly elected, as per our republican form of democracy.

    It doesn't matter a lick if you don't like it, that's the way it is.

    Sometimes democracies don't work the way you like 'em to but that doesn't change the reality of how they operate.

    That's the problem with some wingnuts, they only support the democratic process if the results are in compliance with their ideology.

    Trying to redfine our democracy just because you don't like the result is just plain anti-democratic.

     
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    This is not a democracy, and so long as you think executive power should be dependent on the party of the executive, I know all I need to.

    Have a nice day.

    [/QUOTE]

    To summarize: if you don't like the result of the democratic action it is not democracy.  Sure.  That makes sense.

     
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    I agree that it was a bad move by the dems to take the power away from the Governor..just because he was a republican. Of course...it was poetic justice that Brown won the special election..should have taught them a lesson.




    Democrats are beyond learning.

     
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