YEAH - Coleman Concedes - Franken Goes To Senate

  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    It's about friggen time!!!!

    GOP's Coleman concedes, sending Franken to Senate


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    Franken's victory will give Democrats control over 60 Senate seats, the number needed to overcome any Republican filibusters to health care, energy, or other legislation they or the Obama administration is seeking.


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    The situation is further complicated by the illness of two senior Democrats who have been absent from the Capitol for weeks. West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd was recently released from a hospital after undergoing treatment for a staph infection, and Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is battling brain cancer. It is not known when, or whether, either will be able to return to the Capitol.




    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090630/ap_on_el_se/us_minnesota_senate

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    Jun 30, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Franken's victory will give Democrats control over 60 Senate seats, the number needed to overcome any Republican filibusters to health care, energy, or other legislation they or the Obama administration is seeking.



    Oh dear lord, NO!
    Let's not discuss any thing congress is about to impose on us! We can't look closely at any legislation. We can't conduct business as in the past when legislation was thoroughly discussed and compromises worked out between differing opinions!! Let's steamroller over and opposition!
    Even when it will mean higher energy costs for every citizen and the layoff of thousand of hardworking coal miners! (Yes, I live in a coal producing state)
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2009 5:20 AM GMT
    I like Al Franken very much. He is a good guy. I used to listen to him on occasion when he was that talk radio show. I wish that he was in California and would replace David Dreier as my congressman (closseted conservative republican suck up)

    I'm also glad that the Democrats have the majority because the Republicans care more about sticking to the party than doing the right thing. I'm not saying that there are not Democrats that do the same thing. The difference is when a Republican falls out of line, they lose their Republican support and careers so that keeps them all within the party line.
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    Jul 01, 2009 5:39 AM GMT
    Finally, the senate race is over, but let's not be so hasty. Just because the democrats have the necessary 60 votes to stop anything republican DOES NOT guarantee they will. Democrats disagree amongst themselves on everything from healthcare to energy. The probably has always been the old guard not willing to give up power to a new generation of thinkers on both sides and we, the voters, not willing to put them in office.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 01, 2009 7:34 AM GMT
    As Jerry Ford once said, "Our long national nightmare is over !"
    Congratulations, Al !!
    I mean, "Senator Franken."
  • GQjock

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    Jul 01, 2009 10:13 AM GMT
    Geez ....

    Was it a wooden stake or a silver bullet?
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    Jul 01, 2009 10:21 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAs Jerry Ford once said, "Our long national nightmare is over !"
    Congratulations, Al !!
    I mean, "Senator Franken."


    I am extremely happy that Franken is now in the Senate. Perhaps he can move the needle. Who knows, maybe he'll be a great candidate for President, but the nightmare that is swallowing our political system is far from over.
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    Jul 01, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    jprichva said[/cite]


    Where were your fancy scruples then?[/quote]
    Same then as now. You just didn't know it, so stop trying to paint me as a Republican and I''ll stop thinking you are a knee-jerk liberal, deal?