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Will there really be a special election?

by: Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 13:14:09 PM EST

Within the half hour, Barack Obama is slated to name John Kerry as his second Secretary of State.  This leads us to the conventional wisdom that there will be a special election.  Recent history, however, says that may not be the case.  Remember it was John Kerry's presidential run in 2004 that caused the law to be changed to allow a special election in the first place.  

The Democratic Machine, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has proven to have no respect for the rule of law.  Three convicted Speakers of the House in a row shows this.  They have no moral objection to changing rules, in the middle of the game so to speak, at any time if it helps them gain power.  Why would any of us think this time is going to be different.  

Governor Deval Patrick has already publicly stated his wish that there would be no special election. He also told WTKK, a month ago, that he would sign legislation giving him the power to appoint for a term until the next regularly scheduled state election.  He coyly stated that he doesn't believe there will a law change though, that the legislature doesn't have the stomach for it.

The prospect of another year and a half of Senator Brown just might be the Pepto Bismol cure for that queasy stomach.  Look for the law to be changed, on the first day of the new session.  Of course they'll say its to "save the commonwealth money," buy you'll know it will just be about power, the only kind of power the Massachsuetts Democrats know, corrupt power.

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I think in the spirit of the GOP Texas Machine... (0.00 / 2)
...who in mid decade, when they gained control of the three branches for one cycle, they redistricted Democratic Congressional seats into oblivion; or in the spirit of the GOP machines in OH, PA and FL who passed voter restriction laws and openly bragging that these were efforts to suppress Democratic voters... this spirit, I whole heartily-endorse your suggestions that Dems in MA change the law to most favor them, because elections have consequences.  CHEERS!  

You really are a maggot aren't you. The gerrymander was born (0.00 / 0)
in MA. The GOP has a really long way to go before they catch up to the antics of Democrats (See Finneran).

"Work is the essence of Man."

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We could avoid this sillyness... (4.00 / 1)
By passing laws, as many states, that say the senate appointee be of the same party as the outgoing incumbent.

But that would be to easy for the geneouses on Beacon Hill.  

Follow me on Twitter?  Sure, why not.

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Some simply haven't learned. (0.00 / 0)
The arrogant 2009 change in the election law, the arrogant we-know-better health-care law, and the arrogance of the Democratic candidate's campaign did have something in common.  Something people didn't like then.  Something they don't like now.

The remarkably part is that, should the arrogant make the same mistakes, they would be surprised by the same result.  And Senator Brown would have a full term.

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The answer to your question is (0.00 / 0)
Yes, there will really be a special election.

And, Scott Brown obviously thinks there will be a special election.   That's why he flip-flopped on assault weapons.   He now favors a federal ban.   He is just etch-a-sketching himself so that he can get elected.

Ted Kennedy Jr. And/Or Vicky Kennedy Running For This Seat Will Put An End To Any Scott Brown Victory. (0.00 / 0)
 Having Ted Kennedy Jr. and/or Vicky Kennedy run for this U.S. Senate seat WILL put an end to any chances for a Scott Brown victory, and that's a fact!

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Why would Dems care about a Senator Brown? He passed Dodd-Frank... (4.00 / 1)
He voted with them almost 50% of the time, and enabled them to call horrible legislation, like Dodd-Frank, bipartisan.  

Sure, they would prefer a Dem, but Brown is not that bad for them either.

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.  

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