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megimoo
01-10-2010, 09:14 AM
It looks like the fix is in on national health-care reform - and it all may unfold on Beacon Hill.

"How The Mighty Have Fallen,Dodd,Kennedy perhaps Reid and A Few More."

At a business forum in Boston Friday, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month.

“We want to get this resolved before President Obama’s State of the Union address in early to mid-February,” Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a controversial legal change to hold Kennedy’s seat, vowed to vote for the bill even if Republican state Sen. Scott Brown, who opposes the health-care reform legislation, prevails in a Jan. 19 special election.

“Absolutely,” Kirk said, when asked if he’d vote for the bill, even if Brown captures the seat. “It would be my responsibility as United States senator, representing the people and understanding Senator Kennedy’s agenda. . . . I think you’re asking me a hypothetical question but I’d be pleased to vote for the bill.”

Few have considered the Jan. 19 election as key to the fate of national health-care reform because both Kirk and front-runner state Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee, have vowed to uphold Kennedy’s legacy and support health-care reform.

But if Brown wins, the entire national health-care reform debate may hinge on when he takes over as senator. Brown has vowed to be the crucial 41st vote in the Senate that would block the bill.

The U.S. Senate ultimately will schedule the swearing-in of Kirk’s successor, but not until the state certifies the election.

Friday, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is overseeing the election but did not respond to a call seeking comment, said certification of the Jan. 19 election by the Governor’s Council would take a while.

“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/healthcare/view.bg?articleid=1224249

AmPat
01-10-2010, 11:10 AM
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“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/healthcare/view.bg?articleid=1224249


Sure, now you want to emphasize absentee ballots. Usually they want to ignore these because they know 7-% of them would be for Brown.:rolleyes: These liberal scumbags will vote for a bill that nobody wants because the Ted would have. No decent bone in their body.

Grouchy
01-10-2010, 01:01 PM
I was reading this very article a little while ago at my
right-wing Sport Utility Rifle -related site.

Even though I am down here in NC, it is heartening to
see Brown's progress in this MA Senate race. Folks
appear to be pissed off AND energized even in a deep
Blue state like MA, so maybe Brown'll win.

It would not surprise me in the slightest to see the Senate
delay, or attempt to delay, Brown's swearing-in, should
a miracle (or bad weather) occur.

Here's a good Southern Man hoping Brown wins. The shock
waves it would generate would be delicious. (WTF????? A
REPUBLICAN TOOK TEDDY'S SENATE SEAT?????? ONOZ!!!!)

Everyone at DU would be wearing black armbands for a month.

Speedy
01-10-2010, 01:40 PM
Everyone at DU would be wearing black armbands for a month.

Maybe, even better, they would jump off of tall buildings.

AmPat
01-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Maybe, even better, they would jump off of tall buildings.

Naw. gives them a new topic to flame their perpetual hate and malcontent. "Stolen Election" will ring out from the colon of the DUmp. Nevermind the fiasco of a Senate election in the People's Republik of Minnesota.