First Reid ATTEMPTS to block the Legal appointment of Burris, and now he is on the news urging Coleman to step?

aside, when was he coronated King of Congress?

I did like Coleman’s response: Harry Reid doesn’t decide – the people of Minnesota will.

The cases aren’t really the same.

Coleman’s problem is that the people of Minnesota already have decided. Franken won. Now Coleman is whining and looking around for more unsuccessful suits to file.

Reid did screw up the Burris situation. The problem is, Burris is legally appointed. Forget the stuff about the Dec of State not having signed the appointment. If you buy into that, what you’re really saying is that the Governor has no right to fill a Senate vacancy. The Governor only has the right to appoint subject to the Sec of State’s veto power. I’ve never actually read the Illinois law in question, but I’m pretty sure it says no such thing. Reid’s position is sure to lose if it goes to court.

Lastly, isn’t it interesting to note what right-wingers consider an abuse of power? The bottom line here is that you have two Democrats who are entitled to seats in the Senate. The Democratic Majority Leader is, at least presently, not seating either one. And the Republicans are complaining about it!.

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15 thoughts on “First Reid ATTEMPTS to block the Legal appointment of Burris, and now he is on the news urging Coleman to step?

    Peace & ♥♥♥♥ aka Creolegirl

    (February 16, 2010 - 4:57 pm)

    He was appointed that in his mind a long time ago! LOL
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    ninga_slaya

    (February 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm)

    I’m not sure what he was aiming to do, by not letting him sit yesterday he’s only caused the approval rating of the senate to plummet
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    skonch01

    (February 16, 2010 - 5:55 pm)

    Who would have guessed Harry was such a good dancer
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    KARAOKE!

    (February 16, 2010 - 6:43 pm)

    I am a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama, and even I will agree with you Harry Reid is an annoying pompous you know what at times… maybe most the time.
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    Zeke H

    (February 16, 2010 - 7:32 pm)

    I don’t understand what the two situations have to do with each other. Franken was selected after a recount of an election; Burris was appointed after the resignation of a sitting Senator. Two different animals altogether.
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    handyrand

    (February 16, 2010 - 8:20 pm)

    Harry Reid is leader of the Senate. This is his job to be sure that the Senate keep above scandals. Coleman is just a sore loser, as are you.
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    tincoatr

    (February 16, 2010 - 8:45 pm)

    First, Burris isn’t legally appointed unless it is certified by the Secretary of State in Illinois. This hasn’t been done.

    As for Reid, as the Senate leader, he has every right to speak his opinion. He can’t enforce it but he make his feelings known.
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    Maudie

    (February 16, 2010 - 9:15 pm)

    Yeah, he’s always been a bit full of himself.
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    Reality has a Liberal Bias

    (February 16, 2010 - 9:49 pm)

    Burris can’t be seated because his credentials haven’t been signed by the Illinois Secretary of State, who, by the way, is an African-American.

    Norm Coleman, right after the election, told Franken he should concede, even though state law required a recount. Now that the election of Franken has been certified, Coleman is suing.

    Hypocrite.
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    knight2king3

    (February 16, 2010 - 10:38 pm)

    That’s what LIBERAL means…..I’m the King of my world, and YOURS!
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    wyldfyr

    (February 16, 2010 - 10:56 pm)

    The people of Minnesota have decided. At least Coleman got a recount, which is more than I can say for Gore.
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    mt_pelion

    (February 16, 2010 - 11:29 pm)

    I love the fact that so many pathetic Democrats are trying to defend the Franken usurption as being valid on the basis of the so-called "recount". What they fail to bring up is the fact that the Democrat Secretary of State only allowed recounts in the 7 highly Democrat counties, used the election night result for some of the recounts when those favored Franken (instead of the recount results which favored Coleman), and immediately halted the "recount" the moment Franken pulled ahead.

    Franken and his cronies in the Democrat Party should be arrested for treason, not seated in Congress.
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    A M Frantz

    (February 17, 2010 - 12:11 am)

    The cases aren’t really the same.

    Coleman’s problem is that the people of Minnesota already have decided. Franken won. Now Coleman is whining and looking around for more unsuccessful suits to file.

    Reid did screw up the Burris situation. The problem is, Burris is legally appointed. Forget the stuff about the Dec of State not having signed the appointment. If you buy into that, what you’re really saying is that the Governor has no right to fill a Senate vacancy. The Governor only has the right to appoint subject to the Sec of State’s veto power. I’ve never actually read the Illinois law in question, but I’m pretty sure it says no such thing. Reid’s position is sure to lose if it goes to court.

    Lastly, isn’t it interesting to note what right-wingers consider an abuse of power? The bottom line here is that you have two Democrats who are entitled to seats in the Senate. The Democratic Majority Leader is, at least presently, not seating either one. And the Republicans are complaining about it!.
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    John V

    (February 17, 2010 - 12:58 am)

    THATS OLD DINGY FOR YOU, I LIKED WHEN LIMBAUGH NAILED HIS HIDE TO THE WALL
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    Stormy

    (February 17, 2010 - 1:17 am)

    Who the hell is Harry Reid? Who died and left him in charge? They should get rid of his racist butt, as soon as possible. He has made the Democrats look dumber, then they already do.
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