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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:12 AM
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Johnson was the wrong Senator to assassinate if the GOP wanted to take back the Senate
Edited on Thu Dec-14-06 08:17 AM by Hippo_Tron
South Dakota election law requires a special election be held to replace a Senator that leaves office. Yes Mike Rounds gets to appoint a Republican to fill the seat until the special election. But here's the thing. There are two extremely qualified South Dakota Democrats that can step in and run in that special election: Stephanie Herseth and Tom Daschle. The GOP would have AT BEST a 50/50 chance of winning that special election.

If they wanted to assassinate a Senator they would do it somewhere where the Democrats don't have any qualified candidates to step up and challenge the Republican Governor's appointment. Nebraska would be a perfect example of this.


We need to remember that Senators are mortals just like us.

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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:14 AM
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1. Nobody was assasinated: shit happens. nt.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:16 AM
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2. Agreed.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:16 AM
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3. I'm aware of that and that's what I'm trying to prove here
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:20 AM
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5. Tell that to the Wellstone family. nt
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:54 AM
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20. Faith-based reasoning is just as silly when it's on our side
:eyes:
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:21 AM
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6. some say Polonium poisoning can mimic symptoms of stroke

some say.

I'm just sayin what everyone's thinkin'
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:47 AM
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9. Until the geiger counters go off. Get a grip.
You don't lose your hair with a stroke.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:27 PM
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13. you missed the "some say" qualifier
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:56 PM
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15. Yes you are, and I appreciate the fact that you're not afraid to say it
There's tremendous pressure on this board to shut up and pretend there are no evil plots. That pressure is expected from the Cons, but when it comes from our side it means they've won the mind control battle.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:00 AM
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17. Tell that to the Kennedy Family. And King family. And Carnahan family
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 12:00 AM by shance
n/t
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:19 AM
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18. Nobody was assasinated in the Johnson family yesterday.
Obviously I did not mean that nobody has ever been assasinated. There is no evidence that Carnahan was assasinated. People actually die from other causes.


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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:18 AM
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4. Republicans had nothing to do with it.
The guy had a medical problem. It happens all the time.
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enough already Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:22 AM
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7. I've seen too much shit happen since 2000 to think they can't be involved
This smells.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:57 PM
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16. Happens all the time to Democrats
For example President Kennedy's head exploded in Dallas. He had a medical problem.
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:46 AM
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8. Let's just see what happens.
First, let's wait for the news conference today for the REAL briefing on Tim Johnson.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:49 AM
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10. Yeah, they'd've chosen more strategically
Somewhere where there's a GOP Governor and a strong GOP replacement.

Wellstone, yeah I think they whacked him, Johnson, no, I don't think this one's their doing.

Julie
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 09:02 AM
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11. Do you know what the timing would be?
That "until" thing you mentioned concerns me. We need both houses to get done what needs to get done now and there is much urgency to do them.

Steps would seem to be:

Johnson determined unable to serve (by whom?)
Special election declared/date set
Nominations
Campaigning
Election day (hopefully not close enough to get Floriduhd)
Swearing in
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 10:20 AM
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12. Special election within 90 days max.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:32 AM
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19. No
Read the entire law in question. The appointee would serve out the remainder of Johnson's term.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 11:52 PM
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14. Actually under S. Dakota election law - special election would
be held at the next general election, which is two years from the election last month.

12-11-4. Temporary appointment by Governor to fill vacancy in United States Senate. Pursuant to the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, the Governor may fill by temporary appointment, until a special election is held pursuant to this chapter, vacancies in the office of senator in the Senate of the United States.

12-11-5. Special election to fill senate vacancy. The special election to fill the vacancy of a senator shall be held at the same time as the next general election. The general election laws shall apply unless inconsistent with this chapter.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:03 AM
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21. Why isn't this thread closed down under Skinner's rules? n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 02:04 AM by Erika
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:26 AM
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22. No shit...did you alert on it? n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 02:28 AM by Suich
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:32 AM
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23. "Nothing ever happens in politics by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way" = FDR
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 02:33 AM by BigBearJohn
another loon I guess
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:45 AM
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24. if you believe that
applies to all things, then no person who ever died in office did so naturally.

That includes FDR.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:16 AM
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25. locking....
Conspiracy threads about Sen Johnson
are not permitted Per Admin's instructions.
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