Mass. House approves Sen. Kennedy suc...

Mass. House approves Sen. Kennedy succession bill

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Passing Thru

Willimantic, CT

#1 Sep 18, 2009
So do they change the law back if a repub wins the governors race? What a slimeball state
Burning Madolf

Glastonbury, CT

#2 Sep 18, 2009
Passing Thru wrote:
So do they change the law back if a repub wins the governors race? What a slimeball state
Absolutely.
hypocrites

United States

#4 Sep 18, 2009
No other word decribes them better

Just a bunch of hypocrites!
holy cow

Savannah, GA

#5 Sep 18, 2009
if the mass. attorney general doesn't stop this, wouldn't common sense dictate the federal government step in?...i believe what they're attempting to do is illegal!...it's certainly unethical and amoral!..and here we have now-a-days all these high and mighty effetes in new york, d.c. and new england BLASTING the south, the "old south" and the "corrupt south", all the while being WORSE in their manipulation of the laws for "favored status"...where are all the folks who screamed "gerymandering" (sp?)...God bless!
alex

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 18, 2009
hypocrites wrote:
No other word decribes them better
Just a bunch of hypocrites!
You two-party system hacks will never be happy. Maybe if you at least TRY to think for yourselves, you'd have a little more sanity in your life.
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#7 Sep 18, 2009
Dirty politics from the Democrats as always.
Mike from Stamford

New Haven, CT

#8 Sep 18, 2009
Well, it was Kennedy himself who had the law changed when he thought Mitt Romney would appoint a repub to perhaps replace Kerry if he had defeated GWB. Politics as usual!
need competition

United States

#9 Sep 18, 2009
alex wrote:
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You two-party system hacks will never be happy. Maybe if you at least TRY to think for yourselves, you'd have a little more sanity in your life.
the two party system needs serios competition. And a competitir thats conservative and libertarian oriented would thrive today.
alex

Houston, TX

#11 Sep 18, 2009
need competition wrote:
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the two party system needs serios competition. And a competitir thats conservative and libertarian oriented would thrive today.
The majority of Americans aren't politically motivated, and don't have extreme feelings about either party. I do agree we as Americans fail to get more candidates on the ballot. In the end we're forced to choose between two people... and it doesn't matter who gets elected; people will continue to b*tch and moan about whoever wins for the next 4 or 8 years.
Glock

New Milford, CT

#12 Sep 18, 2009
need competition wrote:
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the two party system needs serious competition. And a competitor that's conservative and libertarian oriented would thrive today.
True
Nuke the Nazis

United States

#15 Sep 18, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
Democrats and corruption. Go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Not as well as bigotry and racism goes with New Canaan
Crack is Wack

Morris, CT

#16 Sep 18, 2009
Nuke the Nazis wrote:
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Not as well as bigotry and racism goes with New Canaan
or idiocy and the crack pipe go with you.
Joe Biloxi

United States

#17 Sep 18, 2009
The American people are growing tired of this
hypocrisy and sham politics best represented by the Socialist Republic of Massachusetts. The Republicans will get back control of the house and senate in 2010.
Ground Yourself

Wallingford, CT

#19 Sep 18, 2009
Glock wrote:
<quoted text>
True
Not True.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#20 Sep 18, 2009
pwilson wrote:
Dirty politics from the Democrats as always.
The Democrats are the worst. I agree.
SERIOUSLY

Waterbury, CT

#21 Sep 18, 2009
If Ted Kennedy really cared about the people of Massachusetts, he would have announce he was stepping down once a replacement was elected. Had he done this months ago when he realized he was too sick to return to work, the lection would have already taken place! Senator Byrd of West Virginia should do the same now for the good of his state. While this may seem harsh to some people, we need to consider what is good for the respective states and not the person representing them. It is not a slam against either of these men, just the best solution and the one that would be unselfish.
Mary Jo

Middletown, CT

#22 Sep 18, 2009
SERIOUSLY wrote:
If Ted Kennedy really cared about the people of Massachusetts, he would have announce he was stepping down once a replacement was elected. Had he done this months ago when he realized he was too sick to return to work, the lection would have already taken place! Senator Byrd of West Virginia should do the same now for the good of his state. While this may seem harsh to some people, we need to consider what is good for the respective states and not the person representing them. It is not a slam against either of these men, just the best solution and the one that would be unselfish.
Should have stepped down after that incident at the bridge.
Niki last term

Acton, MA

#23 Sep 18, 2009
Mary Jo wrote:
<quoted text>Should have stepped down after that incident at the bridge.
LOL Amen
lib dem

North Brunswick, NJ

#24 Sep 18, 2009
Finally! The mass house has done the right thing. Let's hope the state sen. gives it's approval. Senator Kennedy would be proud!:)
FDR

Higganum, CT

#26 Sep 19, 2009
16 Republicans plus 42 Democrats equals a no vote of 58. I didn't think there were 42 Democrats with that much integrity in Massachusetts!!

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