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Massachusetts Gov. Patrick picks ex-aide as interim senator
Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 01/30/13 | AP

Posted on 01/30/2013 9:48:25 AM PST by Wisconsinlady

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has selected his former chief-of-staff William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State designate John Kerry.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 113th; cowan; devalpatrick; ma2013; token; williammocowan

1 posted on 01/30/2013 9:48:28 AM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

Selected, not elected.

When Kerry was running for President and Romney might be appointing the successor, the law was changed to put it to a vote. When Romney was out and Dead Red Ted Kennedy needed to be replaced, the Rats needed to make sure that there were 60 Democrats in the Senate and the law was changed to select-not-elect the replacement.

The Culture of Corruption continues.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 10:03:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Brown has a chance.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 10:04:14 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Should we just file criminal charges against him now to save time?


4 posted on 01/30/2013 10:05:12 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Bawney Fwank disapointed.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 10:08:23 AM PST by Newbomb Turk (Freedom is my F word.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

good, all the easier to defeat him in the election.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 10:18:30 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Mo is a placeholder until the Mass. Democrat Party anoints a candidate.

“He will serve until the June 25 special election.”


7 posted on 01/30/2013 10:19:02 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Wisconsinlady

And I should care about this because ...................?


8 posted on 01/30/2013 10:30:43 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: Wisconsinlady

Wow... not a Kennedy???


9 posted on 01/30/2013 10:34:10 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Wisconsinlady

"It's a dirty twick! Patwick is cowwopt! I was pwommised this!"


10 posted on 01/30/2013 11:31:11 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: RicocheT

Candidates for the Senate post in the upcoming election include current Congressmen “Fast Eddie” Markey and,
it is strongly rumored, Stephen Lynch—both D. Brown also considering it tho some think he may try for Governor in 2014.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 12:01:32 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Wisconsinlady

Hmmm . . .

Up to now, the only African-American in the Senate is Tim Scott, a Republican.

The Dems couldn’t let that pass, so they had to appoint one of their own. So sorry, Barney.

Just a thought.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 12:17:12 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: 1010RD

Yes, but apparently he’s a RINO, so he should be opposed at all costs.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 12:27:36 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

And by Bizarro World Calculus that’s worse than a Democrat.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 1:11:27 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Wisconsinlady

15 posted on 01/30/2013 1:12:10 PM PST by kabar
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To: Wisconsinlady

Governors have aids?


16 posted on 01/30/2013 1:20:50 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

“Governors have aids?”

LOL. I’m sure lots of them do!


17 posted on 01/30/2013 1:58:51 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: anoldafvet

Its massataxes, conservatives don’t have a dog in the fight


18 posted on 01/30/2013 2:22:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My “just a thought” is any real governor would appoint himself, this shows what a weak figurehead Patrick is.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 2:38:28 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GeronL
"Its massataxes, conservatives don’t have a dog in the fight"

No, and we never did..! That's what makes the whole thing with Romney so hard to understand....For me anyway...

But I thought McPain was also an odd choice for conservatives...

20 posted on 01/30/2013 5:38:54 PM PST by unread
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To: Wisconsinlady

Barney Fag threw a hissy fit.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 6:52:43 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: a fool in paradise

And of course he’s black.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/person-with-knowledge-mass-gov-to-name-ex-aide-cowan-to-fill-kerrys-seat-on-interim-basis/2013/01/30/121a1ad8-6aec-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html


22 posted on 01/30/2013 8:58:22 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: 1010RD
Would that be the same Brown who bragged about his support for planned parenthood, gays in the military, gay marriage, frank/dodd,gun control etc.? He was going to spend his final time in the senate finding out what happened in Benghazi. What a joke he is He and any one who supports him makes me puke. Voting for an unprincipled whore like Brown has got us exactly where we are today.
23 posted on 01/30/2013 10:16:00 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

It is my sincerest wish that all 100 US Senators be strict Constitutionalists, morally straight, honest and honorable. That said, take a look at the Senate.

As regards Brown: Are the Democrat Senators an improvement? If yes, how do they move the conservative agenda forward? If no, how do you propose to elect a conservative Senator from MA?

At some point reality has to hit us in the face. I’d rather have someone who’s 50-90% with me than 100% against. Politics is practical. You can’t play if you don’t win. Haven’t liberals taught us that over and over again?

We feel the same way, but we must be reality-based in our approach.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 12:40:11 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Oh Lord. Why would you defend a turd like Brown. Seriously between this creep and the bigger creep Romney, this is why we are in the disaster we are in. Brown is even more liberal then Romney and that is saying a ton. Get rid of your love for at best moderate Democrats. Romney and Brown should not even be called Repubicans. And no having Brown in the Senate does NOT make it better. It makes it WORSE!


25 posted on 01/31/2013 5:46:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

Since we cannot agree between electing a lefty GOPer or dem in Mass, why not just send the entire state back to the King’s dominion and let them worry about it. Frankly, I would not miss it nor any of the NE lefty states if it came to that.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 6:11:51 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Knowing how the Democrats work, I figured Barney was a shoe-in.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 6:37:22 AM PST by apoliticalone
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t be knee jerk. I am not defending Brown. If you’ve followed this thread you’d know that I wish the whole of America were peopled with small government conservatives. (FR is a conservative website BTW).

Yet, I am a political realist. Show me how to elect a Jim DeMint in MA or IL and I’ll support it. At some point reality must intrude. Liberals get it.

They’ve worked for a century to slowly turn the world their way. They were willing to accept inches despite wanting miles and wait decades when they wanted it all instanter. Aren’t we as thoughtful, patient and persevering?

Think and stop emoting.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 7:03:45 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NKP_Vet

Coulda been worse, Barney F** was in the running.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 8:15:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wisconsinlady
yeah it's selected, not elected, i just realized that.
30 posted on 01/31/2013 8:31:13 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: Wisconsinlady
yeah it's selected, not elected, i just realized that.
31 posted on 01/31/2013 8:31:30 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: 1010RD
I appreciate your sane reply to my over the top criticism, not of Brown, but of his supporters as well. I'm sure you're a good and caring man. Brown just triggers a giant ‘he's a phony’ alarm any time I see him or hear his name. I also believe the only reason he became a JAG was to use the military to advance his political career while ensuring that his butt stayed safe.

Your rational is driving us to an unrecognizable country. Every compromise we make is towards a more liberal, Godless country. A stand has to be made. Brown showed just how ugly and immoral a man he is when he pummeled the airwaves with ads boasting his support for planned parenthood. I will be praying that more people take a similar stand and that even if it's years off, a conservative revival begins to take root.

32 posted on 01/31/2013 8:37:12 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

My preference is to elect the most conservative candidate possible in every race, everywhere. I don’t see how a rational approach to politics would drive us into liberalism.

Losing either maintains or worsens the status quo.


33 posted on 01/31/2013 9:05:12 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Pardon me for coming out of right field with this analogy but I would argue that the seemingly rational thing to do if you were a soldier under Hitler would’ve been to follow his orders, no matter how deranged. If you didn’t, you died. What could be more rational? Well, the rational path you advocate is rapidly causing the spiritual, and arguably, the economic death, of this country. Like I said before, we are the proverbial turtle in the warming water.Compromise is always in the wrong direction. Death is certain under this plan. It’s just a matter of time. I wouldn’t bet the farm that a saving, conservative revival takes place anytime soon, but I’m certain that it will not happen as long as we keep electing men like Scott Brown and send no message that we have had enough with milquetoast candidates.


34 posted on 01/31/2013 9:25:41 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps
Your rational is driving us to an unrecognizable country. Every compromise we make is towards a more liberal, Godless country.

The subject at hand in this thread is Massachusetts.I,too,have lived many,many,many years here...but not as long as you.Having spent so many years in the state I long ago realized that *Massachusetts* already is Godless.That's why,as very imperfect as he is,Scott Brown is the very best that we...that the nation...can possibly hope for from this state.When given two,and only two,choices...half a loaf or no loaf at all...I'll take half a loaf every time.Sadly,to be sure.

Having lived here as long as you have I'm surprised that you've yet to realize that Massachusetts is truly a lost cause.

35 posted on 01/31/2013 9:28:08 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: bramps

Well, so far MA has a reputation for electing men like Elizabeth Warren and John Kerry. Brown’s an improvement. Which direction would be better for future MA elections.

PS

The candidate has to win.


36 posted on 01/31/2013 10:19:23 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Culture of Corruption continues.

To the victor go the spoils and, one of the perks of being the majority party is that you get to change such procedural rules to fit your needs. Only a party of fools would take the alleged high road rather than use the power given by the people who elected them.

That's simple politics, and only one area where the GOPe is either clueless or incompetent.

37 posted on 01/31/2013 10:26:58 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Up to now, the only African-American in the Senate is Tim Scott, a Republican.

This means the new appointee can create a Black Caucus within the Senate, and then immediately exclude Sen. Tim Scott.

38 posted on 01/31/2013 11:08:59 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Barney Frank wanted Kerry’s seat. Wanted it badly.


39 posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:36 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: 1010RD

At the national NRSC level I think it might be best to cede states like MA altogether and focus resources on the heartland and the West for maximum polarization.


40 posted on 01/31/2013 10:31:15 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

We need GOP majorities to control committees, rules, etc. If it takes RINOs to do that then we need to win wherever we can. If you can show how to cobble together a majority of pure (undefined) conservative Senators, then show me.


41 posted on 02/01/2013 5:39:48 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

“Pure” is a red herring; you’re better than that. No one’s pure. GOP senators in IA, MO, AS, LA, PA, VA to name a few would help. I’d like to focus on turning purple states red and let MA, NY, CT, RI, and VT stew in their own socialist effluent. A regionally-polarized nation brings us to our goal more quickly IHMO because of the contrasts it sets up.


42 posted on 02/01/2013 11:16:24 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom
“Pure” is a red herring; you’re better than that.

You're right, I am better than that. Hence my parenthesis noting that pure is undefined.

That said I'll take a sixty seat majority GOP Senate with Brown and a Kirk-clone. You'll never get to sixty with just conservatives. We're going to have to use the RINOs to get our country back.

We can win on budget, spending and tax issues with RINOs. We can also win on immigration, abortion and gun control if we operate out of reality. That means compromise in the right direction, over and over again, incrementally moving toward our goals by holding the Congress for a generation or two. Just like liberals/Democrats did.

43 posted on 02/02/2013 1:43:43 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Your points have merit. Force the liberals (for example) to justify why abortion must be available through all nine months of pregnancy in all 50 states - regardless of each state's demographic leanings. Paste them as the rigid, recalcitrant extremists. There's something to be said for that.

I keep coming back, though, to the stark ideological contrast and how we can use that. California is bankrupt. Illinois is our "Greece". I think that is movement in the right direction because it demonstrates, for the world to see, the consequences. It inclines families in the purple states to consider whether they - in Iowa and Missouri - should be forced to bail out their deep blue counterparts.

To that end, our message ought to be not one of weakness, not one of compromise, but one of extolling the failure of socialist ideology by lifting up the failing states as real-world examples for all to see. Hence, "let them fail."

44 posted on 02/02/2013 4:12:28 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

At some point Illinois goes into play for the GOP. The Republicans who will win are likely to be considered RINOs by FReepers. I hope for a Scott or a Walker or a Snyder, but I don’t see somebody that aggressive on the horizon and at least right now the electorate isn’t fed up enough to elect conservatives to the State House.


45 posted on 02/02/2013 4:28:46 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Old Sarge

Sadly, Aids are very common with governors. Moreover, this particular governor is friends with Barney Frank.


46 posted on 02/04/2013 6:30:50 PM PST by Lexinom
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