Sen (elect) Brown, wants to be seated

Sen.-elect Scott Brown on Wednesday demanded to be seated immediately, saying that while he is scheduled to be sworn in Feb. 11, “there are a number of votes scheduled prior to that date.”

In a letter from his lawyers to Gov. Duval Patrick and Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, Mr. Brown argues that the results of the special election in Massachusetts on Jan. 19 are not in doubt and he should be able to take the seat right away.

We represent Senator-elect Scott Brown. We understand that the election returns from Massachusetts cities and towns were transmitted this morning to the State Secretary’s Office and by the State Secretary to the Governor’s Office. While Senator-elect Brown had tentyatively planned to be sworn into office February 11, he has been advised that there are a number of votes scheduled prior to that date, For that reason, he wants certification to occur immediately. As he is the duly elected United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he is entitled to be seated now.

“Accordingly, on behalf of Senator-elect Brown, we request that the results of the special election January 19, 2010, be certified without delay and that a duplicate be provided me in hand no later than 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2010, so we may deliver the original by hand to the Secretary of the United States Senate in time to allow Senator-elect Brown to be administered the oath of office by the Vice President tomorrow afternoon,” wrote lawyer Daniel B. Winslow.

Published in: on February 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Obama chats about Brown and what the heck happened in Massachusetts

O-man sits down with George Stephanopoulos (I guess O-man has forgiven him about putting out Obama was actually Taxing us) about what happened in Massachusetts.

Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said. “People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

See O-man thats where you are wrong, most people are angry about whats been going for the last 100 yrs, 20, 30, 40 yrs when it comes to poltics and politicans, its just now with the internet we have the means to be more vocal.

Obama insisted today that the Senate wait for Brown to be seated before they make any changes to its version of the health care reform legislation.

“Here’s one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn’t try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated,” the president said. “People in Massachusetts spoke. He’s got to be part of that process.”

That might be the most intellecual thing he has said for the past year.

“Nancy, let me in, I’m allowed in the closed doors meetings”

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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Even Hitler weighs in on Scotts Brown Victory.

I never thought I would see a resemblance between John Stewart and Hitler?

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Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 11:25 am  Leave a Comment  
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If Coakley does not win, will the Dems play dirty on the Hill?

The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders, scrambling for a backup plan to rescue their health care legislation if Republicans win the special election in Massachusetts on Tuesday, have begun laying the groundwork to ask House Democrats to approve the Senate version of the bill and send it directly to President Obama for his signature.

Please dont tell me its true? The health care bill as its written right now, only makes the “evil” insurance companies richer, gives breaks to unions etc, etc and because the discussions have gone on behind closed doors we have no way of knowing how many under the counter handshake deals are going on.What – you did’nt know the Insurance companies were going to stand to make more money? Hehehehe, you did’nt really think some of the biggest financial contributers to the previous election were going to go without, did you?

Some Democrats suggested that even if their candidate, Martha Coakley, scraped out a narrow victory on Tuesday, they might need to ask House Democrats to speed the legislation to the president’s desk, especially if lawmakers who had supported the bill begin to waver as they consider the political implications of a tough re-election cycle.

It is unclear if rank-and-file Democrats would go along, and House Democratic leaders said no final decision would be made until they talked to their caucus.

But even as Democratic leaders pondered contingencies, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, insisted that the legislation would move forward, though she acknowledged that Tuesday’s results could force a tactical shift.

“Certainly the dynamic will change depending on what happens in Massachusetts,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters in California on Monday. “Just the question of how we would proceed. But it doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill.”

So much for fair, bi-partisian, transparent politics?

Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Did you know…..Massachusetts already has health care

Everyone is talking about the Massachusetts election between Coakley and Brown and I know many people are scratching their heads as to why this election is so close given the nature of such a blue state…well I think the simple answer is – Massachusetts already has health care so why on earth would they risk higher taxes given the fact that they are already set up.

Brown said, “The health care bill that’s being proposed in Washington is broken,” BrownThe back-room deals, Nebraska, Louisiana, we all know about it. We need to start over.” He added a short while later: “I would be proud to be the 41st vote, and go back to the drawing board.”

Coakley responded. “I would be proud to be the 60th vote,” she said, and discussed the importance of passing a health care bill. “As Sen. Kennedy said, it should be a right, not a privilege. I believe that doing it in Washington, and doing it incrementally is apparently how we will do it, we can lay the groundwork.”

Brown shot back that Massachusetts shouldn’t vote for national health care reform, because they already have an insurance reform program. “We have insurance here in Massachusetts. We have some of the best doctors, nurses and hospitals in the country, that’s why people come here,” he said. “Not only is this bill going to be bad for the state, my job is to be the senator from Massachusetts. I’m not going to be subsidizing for the next three, five years, pick a number, subsidizing what other states have failed to do.”

So what will happen tomorrow is anyone’s guess, but its certainly one worth taking an interest in.

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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