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New York Senate Democrats Just Got Screwed Out Of A Possible Majority, And They're Furious
Business Insider ^

Posted on 12/04/2012 7:29:03 PM PST by SMGFan

New York State Senate Democrats are furious today over an unprecedented agreement reached by Republicans and conservative-leaning Democrats who disbanded from their party to form their own caucus.

The move forms a "bipartisan governing coalition" between Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference, just a month after Democrats won a numerical majority in the chamber.

Under the agreement, Republicans and the IDC will shift control every two weeks between GOP Leader Dean Skelos and IDC Leader Jeffrey Klein. On Tuesday, Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat from Queens, became the fifth Democrat to defect and join the IDC.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-state-senate-independent-democrat-conference-republicans-dean-skelos-2012-12#ixzz2E90cIdhX

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 12/04/2012 7:29:14 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

>> New York State Senate Democrats are furious today

#ing glorious!!!


2 posted on 12/04/2012 7:30:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SMGFan

LOL.....good stuff:)


3 posted on 12/04/2012 7:33:50 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: SMGFan

Dang ! Maybe there’s hope for my state after all......

If not, at least it pisses some Dems off, so I’ll take it.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 7:35:19 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life, so I shall !)
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To: SMGFan

The Republicans in NY aren’t exactly renown for their conservatism. So this is most likely just a power play by a few ambitious democrats, rather than any sort of ideological or principled realignment.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 7:40:43 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

Should have figured most where Rino’s. They have spines.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 7:42:59 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: onona

Surprising the final split was Malcolm Smith (D, Queens). Not much to indicate he’d be ‘conservative’ tho probably a vast swath of his blue collar constituents would be.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 7:44:24 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: SMGFan
This happens a lot in New York. The state is basically run by a trio of powerful elected officials: the governor, the Assembly speaker, and the Senate majority leader.

The state Senate is the only legislative body whose control is ever contested, with Democrats and Republicans having very narrrow margins at any given time ... so this results in all kinds of political games like this being played out in Albany.

8 posted on 12/04/2012 7:47:12 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: SMGFan
New York Democrats have their own Jumpin' Jims, and now they're furious?

-PJ

9 posted on 12/04/2012 7:48:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EDINVA

He wants to run for Mayor as a Republican


10 posted on 12/04/2012 8:01:56 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Political Junkie Too
Bookmark to follow Demonrats hissy fits.
I love it!
11 posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:06 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SMGFan

Seems to me the Dems were pretty happy when Jumpin Jim Jeffords screwed the Republicans back in 2001.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:32 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Alberta's Child
This happens a lot in New York. The state is basically run by a trio of powerful elected officials: the governor, the Assembly speaker, and the Senate majority leader.

Did you read where Bloomberg recently reached out to Hillary! and encouraged her to run for mayor of NYC? She's not even a resident but Mr. Third Term Worm thought Carpetbag Queen might want a change of pace. Evidently she is not interested.

13 posted on 12/04/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: SeeSharp

You are so right. It’s all about corruption in Albany.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 8:17:12 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: SMGFan

The article doesn’t address the most fascinating question, which would be “Why the defections from the Democrat Party?”


15 posted on 12/04/2012 8:35:59 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Arthurio

serioualy?


16 posted on 12/04/2012 9:34:45 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: SMGFan

F’em if they can’t take a joke (mick Jagger 1978 about Jesse Jackson and others objecting to their Some Girls Album”


17 posted on 12/04/2012 9:37:09 PM PST by dennisw
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To: EDINVA

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/malcolm-smiths-four-hour-gop-pitch


18 posted on 12/04/2012 9:40:48 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

well, Bloomie went D to R so he could take the easier primary route to run for mayor, why not Smith?


19 posted on 12/04/2012 9:45:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: SMGFan

this is the way it should be done IMO....like minded people should ban together to have power over the machine politics....IIRC...Alaska does this as well...


20 posted on 12/04/2012 10:19:59 PM PST by cherry
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To: SMGFan

probably won’t amount to much, they are new york republicans. may just want to keep expectations a little reserved for now.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 10:50:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: arasina

“Did you read where Bloomberg recently reached out to Hillary! and encouraged her to run for mayor of NYC?”

Whites want control of NYC; after the disastrous Dinkins administration (in which a lot of liberal money fled the city to avoid being “wilded”), the wealthy libs said “Never again”. Even a raging lib like Bloomberg is determined to make the melting pot conform (going overboard, IMHO).

I think I heard that the female deviant (I don’t recall her name) had assumed the mayorlty was hers for the taking (better “victim” credentials); what a freak show.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 2:42:02 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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