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  •  Burris could form new party if SCT orders seating (0+ / 0-)

    Here's an interesting scenario. If the Senate Dems try not to seat him, then if Burris wins in the Supreme Court, would the Dems let him caucus with them?  If that scenario plays out, Burris should form a third-party.  I'd consider backing something like that just out of the disgust I have for Reid & Company's little regard for the Constitution.

    •  We need the vote (5+ / 0-)

      I'd rather have him with us.  

      Then again, I'd rather not waste our time or dollars fighting ourselves.

      Just call Reid and Pelosi out and get a vote on new Democratic Leaders in both houses.

      "It stinks." - Jay Sherman

      by angry liberaltarian on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 06:43:01 PM PST

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    •  No, my State is Blue. If they force (2+ / 0-)

      this issue and Burris does this, I will have to conclude our leadership is just as stupidly stubborn as the guy leaving the WH.

    •  Or be an Independent like Sanders (2+ / 0-)

      Good point SupportCivilLiberty.  He might even decide to be an Independent like B. Sanders from Vt.  The larger issue is this:  Burris has a history of being a clean politician in a very unclean state (Illinois) and there is not a shred of evidence that he received anything in return for this appointment.  Moreover, he seems to be a true progressive having supported abortion rights (while being attacked by his republican opponent for this in the Ill. AG race) and civil rights for gays and lesbians.  Is this the real reason for the democratic establishment's silly and headstrong opposition "led" by Harry Reid?  Are they afraid that Burris is someone they cannot control?

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