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Old 04-03-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Sounds like a concession to me.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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Did Al Gore respectfully concede ?

No so shut up.

Temper, temper there stumpy....Calm down and relax, nah I'm kidding...Look @ your party.....You outta be sensitive....go ahead and cry yourself back to sleep.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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Doesnt the GOP realize what they are doing by acting this way by preventing the confirmation of Al Franken?

They have proved to be nothing more than obstructionists since President Obama moved into the White House, and like they have already done in the 2000 Presidential election, they are trying to find an avenue to usurp the VOICE of the American people.

More and more Americans are realizing this everyday. True conservatives, take back your party from the lunatic fringe before its too late.
The simple minded never do get the 'big picture', rather astonishing actually...

The purpose of Coleman prolonging the recount debate in Minnesota is to keep Franken away from Washington, and to keep him from voting for the massive spending going on in DC. It is actually a rather common tactic, usually carried out by the minority party, and in this case, that party is the GOP.

Interestingly enough, this tactic was first used in ancient Rome. The issue was granting 'emergency power' to Julius Caesar, a vote that he would have lost if his fellow cronies had not kept some of the others senators 'preoccupied' with their home districts. He would go on to turn the Roman republic into an empire which ultimately led to its collapse.

As for Gore, he respectfully conceded, but made the Democrats question the electoral college system. However, I suspect there were 0 complaints about the EC back in November..
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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hurry up and get stuart smalley into office. that makes the democrats look great.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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The purpose of Coleman prolonging the recount debate in Minnesota is to keep Franken away from Washington, and to keep him from voting for the massive spending going on in DC. It is actually a rather common tactic, usually carried out by the minority party, and in this case, that party is the GOP.
You are absolutely right - prolonging this losing battle is about keeping a Democratic near super-majority out of the Senate...

It is going to cause a GOP backlash however...

Minnesotans are becoming angry at Coleman and the GOP for dragging this lost cause on - because they realize that they do not have the representation in DC that they are due - and they realize it is solely due to GOP partisan politics.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Doesnt the GOP realize what they are doing by acting this way by preventing the confirmation of Al Franken?

They have proved to be nothing more than obstructionists since President Obama moved into the White House, and like they have already done in the 2000 Presidential election, they are trying to find an avenue to usurp the VOICE of the American people.

More and more Americans are realizing this everyday. True conservatives, take back your party from the lunatic fringe before its too late.

I look ar it this way, have the secretary of state for the state of minnesota go through all the registrations to make sure people did not vote more than once and to make sure all the registrations were legal.

after coleman wins because the secretary actually did his job, we can get rid of all the fraudulent voting by going to voter ID's.

not that I would like that, but it would put alot of voter groups like acorn under the microscope.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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I look ar it this way, have the secretary of state for the state of minnesota go through all the registrations to make sure people did not vote more than once and to make sure all the registrations were legal.

after coleman wins because the secretary actually did his job, we can get rid of all the fraudulent voting by going to voter ID's.

not that I would like that, but it would put alot of voter groups like acorn under the microscope.
You have no evidence of any of this happening. It's a good thing that the informed election administrators and judges of Minnesota are running things rather than the numbskulls here at C-D.

ACORN does a fine job registering voters. When they found questionable registrations, they turned them over to the relevant SoS - as they were required to do by law.

Whenever you see someone bashing ACORN - you know you're dealing with a thoughtless imbecile who is aping Malkin or Hannity or Limbaugh.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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You have no evidence of any of this happening. It's a good thing that the informed election administrators and judges of Minnesota are running things rather than the numbskulls here at C-D.

ACORN does a fine job registering voters. When they found questionable registrations, they turned them over to the relevant SoS - as they were required to do by law.

Whenever you see someone bashing ACORN - you know you're dealing with a thoughtless imbecile who is aping Malkin or Hannity or Limbaugh.

acorn does a fine job of fraudently registering voters is more like it. all you have to do is google it and see for yourself.

also, as far as norm and franken, the courts will decide who won or not. I personally think that al should have stayed in kalifornia where he was welcome, and not come back to the state he left 30 years ago.
it is just like him to move back here, he could never get elected in kalifornia, so why not move back to where he once was and try for election here.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I look ar it this way, have the secretary of state for the state of minnesota go through all the registrations to make sure people did not vote more than once and to make sure all the registrations were legal.

after coleman wins because the secretary actually did his job, we can get rid of all the fraudulent voting by going to voter ID's.

not that I would like that, but it would put alot of voter groups like acorn under the microscope.
Sorry Monkeywrencher,

Franken widens lead in Minnesota Senate recount - Los Angeles Times

The recount gave Al Frankin more votes!!

What is your opinion now?
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he will not certify the election until all the court challenges are resolved
Franken widens lead in Minnesota Senate recount - Los Angeles Times

Pawlenty will NEVER see another vote from my neck of the woods. People here are fed up with a loss of representation for MN while the GOP plays political games!
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