Monday, 18 January 2010

What happens if the Republicans win in Massachusetts?

Further to may recent piece about the chances of Scott Brown winning Ted "IRA supporter" Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat this week, I note that this is raising some interesting matters. I suggest that you read this from the Weekly Standard for enlightenment:
"Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote for Democratic health care legislation, according to Republican attorneys.

Kirk has vowed to vote for the Democratic bill even if Republican Scott Brown is elected but not yet certified by state officials and officially seated in the Senate. Kirk’s vote is crucial because without the 60 votes necessary to stop a Republican filibuster, the bill will be defeated.

This would be a devastating loss for President Obama and congressional Democrats. The bill, dubbed ObamaCare, is the centerpiece of the president’s agenda. Brown has campaigned on becoming the 41st vote against ObamaCare."

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