Friday, January 30, 2009

President Obama Tries to Back Door Republicans in the Senate

In the November elections, the Democrats fell just short of their goal to have a filibuster proof majority.  The still undecided race in Minnesota has left them one vote short of passing some of the most radical legislation in the country's history.

Unfortunately for the Republicans, they may have just found a backdoor to the majority they so desperately seek.  Rumors are flying around Washington that President Obama may in fact nominate New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg for Commerce Secretary.  

If the Senator accepts the nomination, it would leave his current New Hampshire Senate seat wide open.  His replacement would conveniently be named by the current Governor of New Hampshire who also happens to be a Democrat.

If Senator Gregg is interested in the position, it could start the battle of the century with his colleagues in the Senate.  There is word that other Senators have already approached the subject with Senator Gregg asking him to decline the position and help provide the opposition in the Senate.

It is clear by this back door method and the Presidents approach to this stimulus bill that he has no problem bringing Chicago politics with him to the White House.  If you can't pressure the opposition into siding with you, find other ways of eliminating the problem.  That kind of sounds like some of his campaigns in Chicago.

Doesn't sound like much change there!

5 comments:

Mel said...

Since the election the whole facade seems to be cracking away...I am waiting for more than conservatives to finally wake up and see the regime that is now in control of our country.

Stacy said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Hopefully Steele will go to the right and not the middle. Cross your fingers. That hope and change thingy may be coming to the RNC....lol

An American Liberal said...

Stacy,

LOL!

So, let me guess, you aren't buying the whole come to the WH my Republican brethren and have cocktails approach either?

While this is pretty nefarious -if true- you have to admit it is fairly clever and very -dare I say it- Karl Rove like.

I'm not a big fan of the whole "go for the throat" politics and pretty thankful that there are other candidates higher on the list.

Warmest Regards,
An American Liberal

An American Liberal said...

Stacy,
This is way off topic, but forgive me for sharing this story and my disgust with Democrats. Please use your network to let people know that these idiots do not represent the "new" Democrats. I have already sent some rather stinging emails and a phone call or two about this.

Sigh.
An American Liberal

"February 2nd, 2009
New radio ads to hit Republicans on stimulus vote
Posted: 02:04 AM ET
By Mark Preston
CNN Political Editor
WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Democrats will begin running a series of radio ads Tuesday targeting 28 Republicans who voted against President Obama’s economic recovery plan.

It is the latest political ad campaign launched in the past week directly related to the $819 billion stimulus bill. The weeklong radio campaign coincides with a more direct voter contact approach designed to reach 3 million people through e-mail and an additional 100,000 by telephone, according to an official with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

One of the ads accuses Republicans of helping to bail out banks, while another highlights support for rebuilding schools in Iraq, and then casting a vote against the stimulus package. The Republican Congress members are mentioned by name in the ads that run in their districts.

Not one Republican supported the bill when it came up for a vote in the House, they said because it was flawed by wasteful spending and tax cut provisions that did not go far enough. But the bill still passed, because of the Democratic Party’s strong majority in that chamber. The Senate begins debate on it Monday."

Digital Publius said...

He is clever, diabolically so.

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