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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:18 PM

 

Dems call new power share 'a coup' in NY Senate


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Angry Democrats who won a majority of seats in New York's contentious Senate call a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a "coup."

Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy says Tuesday the deal is a power grab in the face of voters who chose more Democrats in November elections to rule the Senate.

Democrats claim the coalition with Republicans will mean Democratic issues including raising the minimum wage and better protecting women's reproductive rights will be ignored by the majority.

Murphy says the traditional Democratic conference will still fight for those issues.


Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Dems-call-new-power-share-a-coup-in-NY-Senate-4090475.php#ixzz2E8k1P688


OK, so what's going on in NY?

If the GOP wins they win & if they lose they still win? WTF?

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haikugal Dec 2012 #1
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #2
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #3
Bohunk68 Dec 2012 #4
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #6
dsc Dec 2012 #8
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #5
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #7

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:27 PM

1. Our Democracy

is under attack by treasonous bastards....I'm serious, this has to stop!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:47 PM

2. this isn't big news on democratic underground? dems win a majority but pubs get to rule?

 

according to the article the arrangement is historically unprecedented. could some new yorkers give more background on what's going on?

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:56 PM

3. really, DU? really? i thought if we just voted in dem majorities, things would be peachy-keen?

 

why is the party power-sharing with the losers in NY?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. Just a brief summary.

The races were closely split and at the end, a Demo went over to the Dark Side, causing an even vote in the Senate. Four Dems joined in a coalition with all the Repubs to give the Coalition a majority and all the rights, etc..

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:53 PM

6. when you say, went to the dark side, you mean he turned R after he was elected?

 

similarly, the other Ds turned R after being elected?

what is this 'coalition'?

rather than being an informal voting alliance, it seems to have formal powers.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:25 AM

8. yes to the first part

the second group only decided to vote with the republicans.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 PM

5. I'm not sure exactly "what's going on", but....

... it has a lot to do w. this guy

http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2012/12/04/klein-pledges-progressive-agenda-says-idc-welcomes-to-new-members/

who is my own state senator and seems to be trying to maximize his own personal influence.


He ran in Nov as Dem AND Republican and supports charter schools. ( Are you shocked?)

I voted for the Green Party candidate.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:56 PM

7. wtf?

 

“The new coalition government, the IDC and the Republicans, are committed to seeing major pieces of progressive legislation pass the Senate chamber when we return to Albany in January,” Klein said. “Working with the governor and our colleagues, I know that we will be able to pass some major progressive reforms, such an increase in the minimum wage, our reform of stop-and-frisk and serious campaign-finance reform.”

the democrats won a majority but the IDC + republicans is the new government?

and they're going to pass progressive legislation?

ok, really, wtf is going on?

did democrats win a majority in the senate or not?

when was this "IDC" formed?

it seems like parlimentarianism.

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