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  •  Actually they might cheerfully refuse... (3+ / 0-)

    ...it might seem contrarian on its face, but there are already a few Repub talking heads out there making the case that Burris has every right to be seated because his lack of personal taint.  If they don't think they can have a shot at a special election (that they could possibly win) to fill the seat, they just might decide to let him be seated in order to flip the table and run against the "tainted" Senator in 2010.  These are, after all, people without shame or scruples...

    •  Either way they're hoping to get what they really (1+ / 0-)
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      davidincleveland

      A SPECIAL ELECTION. Even if a Democrat were to win a special election (Definitely NOT a given), the interim of up to 4 months or longer would deprive the senate majority of one more vote. No Franken, No Burris, fewer pliable rethugs, not to mention Senate "Blue Dogs" = Reid gets to keep his excuses.

      2008 is So yesterday.

      by geez53 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:48:41 PM PST

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    •  They can't seat Burris then call him tainted. (0+ / 0-)

      GOP is stuck.  They either ally with corrupt Illinois governor or not. The GOP can't afford to let itself be seen as corrupt. Still too much taint from the Delay/Foley/Cunningham days.

      If they vote to seat him and then run against him, he's their guy...puts them in weak political position.

      •  Well, sure they can. (0+ / 0-)

        So go ahead. If Burris wants to be a footnote to a footnote to an endnote to congressional history ... let him.

        There's always a rat who'll take the cheese. Cheese, meet Burris.

        Daily Kos is about "more" AND BETTER Democrats. So there's two years to find a real candidate to replace Burris.

        This is not the first time this has happened (see the gyrations involved in seating black congressmen during Reconstruction) and it won't be the last.

        Let the World's Most Fatuous, Fatheaded, Overpaid and Just Fat Deliberative Body sort it out. WGAFF?

    •  That's just politics 101, and it is exactly what (1+ / 0-)
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      justmy2

      the GOP will do. We've handed this scenario to them on a silver platter, along with the seat in 2010. It is already too late to save it. The ones without shame or scruples are the Democrats, here and in the Senate, who are willing to forgo law for "freedom from taint."

      "Dialogue is good, sometimes even productive, but if you do not believe in equality, then you are not of this tribe." -swampus

      by davidincleveland on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:54:20 PM PST

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