posted on 12/04/2012 7:29:14 PM PST
>> New York State Senate Democrats are furious today
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!)
Dang ! Maybe there’s hope for my state after all......
If not, at least it pisses some Dems off, so I’ll take it.
posted on 12/04/2012 7:35:19 PM PST
(It's a good day to celebrate life, so I shall !)
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.
posted on 12/04/2012 7:40:43 PM PST
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.
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.")
New York Democrats have their own Jumpin' Jims, and now they're furious?
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.)
Seems to me the Dems were pretty happy when Jumpin Jim Jeffords screwed the Republicans back in 2001.
posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:32 PM PST
(Obama lied, Stevens died.)
The article doesn’t address the most fascinating question, which would be “Why the defections from the Democrat Party?”
posted on 12/04/2012 8:35:59 PM PST
(THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
F’em if they can’t take a joke (mick Jagger 1978 about Jesse Jackson and others objecting to their Some Girls Album”
posted on 12/04/2012 9:37:09 PM PST
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...
posted on 12/04/2012 10:19:59 PM PST
probably won’t amount to much, they are new york republicans. may just want to keep expectations a little reserved for now.
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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