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Rep. Donald Payne Dies
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Posted on 03/06/2012 7:13:20 AM PST by nuconvert

Rep. Donald Payne, a New Jersey Democrat first elected to Congress in 1988, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77.

Payne just went public with his illness last month. At the time, he vowed to fight the disease, saying his doctors “expect my full recovery, as do I.” But as his condition deteriorated, he was flown from Washington to New Jersey in early March on a medical transport.

He passed away on Tuesday, according to news reports confirmed by a congressional aide.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: cancer; congress; democrat; donaldpayne; nj

1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:13:27 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Sorry to hear of anyones death from colon cancer. Its a tough one to beat.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: nuconvert

Oh.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 7:16:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Venturer

Well, we can hope it was not painful and somehow they had him sedated enough. Yeah, that’s a bad one alright.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:39 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: nuconvert

RIP. I wonder if the Christie is going to put the flag at half mast.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:16 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Venturer

It’s a horrible disease. Condolences to his loved ones.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:12 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: nuconvert

RIP. Any chance of replacing him with a Republican?


7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:20:15 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Venturer

I’m sorry as well. My mother died from the treatment for colon/rectal cancer.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:22:09 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: napscoordinator

He should!


9 posted on 03/06/2012 7:23:10 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: napscoordinator

Of course. Why wouldn’t he? Don’t you think a Congressman deserves it?


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:23:45 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Rest in peace...


11 posted on 03/06/2012 7:24:20 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: pgkdan; nuconvert; Clemenza
RIP. Any chance of replacing him with a Republican?

Surely you can't be serious.

We'll be lucky if his replacement isn't as looney as Sheila Jackson Lee.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 7:30:39 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: nuconvert
"Of course. Why wouldn’t he? Don’t you think a Congressman deserves it?"

He was a congressman. Being a convincing liar to a sufficient number of people for enough years to get an enormous pension is NOT a recommendation for any postmortem honors...

13 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:07 AM PST by jonascord (Ask any Democrat. He's firmly convinced that he's brighter than you.)
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To: nuconvert

A life of proud accomplishment.

His lifetime ACU record was 3.1, which easily earns him a place in the land of everylasting sunshine.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:25 AM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right")
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To: jonascord

“He was a congressman.”

Exactly. That’s why he deserves for Christie to lower the flag to half mast. (whether you like him or politicians in general, or not)


15 posted on 03/06/2012 7:48:53 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Coldwater Creek

My mother had it too. Treatment for her was worse than the disease. 3 weeks of it flattened her. Stroke, neutropenia, blockage..just awful. Took her a month just to get out of the hospital and another two in rehab. She never touched chemo again. She made it another 3 years, 2 of which she had a fairly decent quality of life. I miss her dearly.

My sympathies to him and his family.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:01 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sureely I am. New Jersey has several Pubbies in it’s delegation.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:31:14 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

Your name isn’t “Sureely”!


18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Coldwater Creek

My mother also died from colo-rectal cancer.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: nuconvert
John Conyers, Jim Clyburn, Danny K Davis, Jesse Jackson Jr, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Sheila Jackson Lee...

All corrupt, and yet you feel that they should be honored, state wide if not nationwide, for the position they hold that enables their thefts...

Please reconsider the value to society that these people have, and their relative worth as compared to, say, the owners of Google, or a used car salesman.

20 posted on 03/06/2012 8:47:37 AM PST by jonascord (Ask any Democrat. He's firmly convinced that he's brighter than you.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

LOL!


21 posted on 03/06/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: jonascord

You’re being ridiculous


22 posted on 03/06/2012 8:50:13 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Humm, I thought that the air smelled better today!


23 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:11 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Venturer

I’m really sorry for your lost.

Maria


24 posted on 03/06/2012 8:58:31 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: nuconvert

Glad to see we’re not stooping to the celebrating the lefty scum were doing on their sicko blogs when Breitbart died.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 9:10:58 AM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: pgkdan
Sureely I am. New Jersey has several Pubbies in it’s delegation.

But they would have no chance of representing Payne's district.

26 posted on 03/06/2012 9:25:53 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: nuconvert
You're the one who trusts and respects congressmen, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and a 11% approval rate, NATIONWIDE, and I'M being ridiculous.

Have you considered starting a foundation in support of convenience store robbers? At least they don't deny their thefts, and they don't get a lifetime pension, health care, and national recognition when they die...

27 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:50 AM PST by jonascord (Ask any Democrat. He's firmly convinced that he's brighter than you.)
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To: nuconvert; Paleo Conservative; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; randita; ...

May he rest in peace.

Congressman Payne’s district is overwhelmingly Democrat and majority black, so he definitely will be replaced by a black Democrat from the Newark area. Given the possible alternatives, I hope that Mayor Cory Booker runs for the seat, since he’s honest and, unlike many urban black Democrats, is willing to find common ground and work with Republicans, is open to the concept of school vouchers, and doesn’t have even a trace of anti-Semitism (in fact, he is philo-Semitic).


28 posted on 03/06/2012 10:03:20 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: jonascord

“He was a congressman. Being a convincing liar to a sufficient number of people for enough years to get an enormous pension is NOT a recommendation for any postmortem honors...”

Agreed.

Hey, Payne.

Say hello to Teddy K.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 10:12:34 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: nuconvert

RIP.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 11:29:30 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: pgkdan

No chance, new 10th has African American half of Newark, half of Jersey City that is not Hispanic and much more of Bayonne.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 11:47:47 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; JerseyHighlander; neverdem

Cory Booker would be a good choice under the circumstances, but I haven’t seen his name mentioned. The name everyone is mentioning is Donald Payne Jr, the Newark Council President.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 5:09:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; randita; GOPsterinMA

There is a Payne Jr.?

Great, another hereditary seat. Is this the Holy Roman Empire?

RIP to Payne Sr. An uncle of mine is currently fighting the same cancer.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 3:07:20 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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