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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:37 PM
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Has replacing a Dem. senator with a Rep. senator proven beneficial in the past?

"Beneficial" in regard to policies and programs of Democratic administrations, that is.

Are there historical examples? I've been around a long time, but can't think of any.

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:41 PM
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1. Nope. Not to my knowledge.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:42 PM
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2. Nope. And certainly wouldn't be helpful in Massachussets on Tuesday.
So the lurking freeptards can STFU already.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:46 PM
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3. wtf?
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:46 PM
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4. Seems to me, we've heard mostly about HCR.

But--the next Senator will be voting for 6 long years.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:46 PM
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7. The Senator will be up again in 2012 - but that is still too long
It goes by when Kennedy would have been up again.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:04 PM
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8. Thanks for the catch
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:04 PM
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5. if done to send a message, I guess the voters feel they got what
they wanted.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:05 PM
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9. Interesting.

Seems like I've heard some discussion along those lines on DU this year!
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:41 PM
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6. I'm sure there are some good examples from the 1860's
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:07 PM
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10. Only after the Civil War and during Reconstruction, but that's about it.
It won't be good to have a reactionary for six years in the Senate from Massachusetts. There's nothing good that can come from that.
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