January 9th, 2010

If elected, will Brown be seated—constitutional crisis, anyone?

This is shocking news:

This needs to go viral — everyone you know needs to read this. Democrats have admitted to a scheme to ram through the Healthcare Rationing vote before Scott Brown can be sworn in as Senator, should he defeat his Democrat opponent on January 19th.

Paul Kirk, currently serving as interim Senator in Massachusetts, has declared that Brown, if he should be elected, will be delayed from any voting in Washington for as long as possible. Masssachusett’s Soros-funded Secretary of State, the corrupt William Galvin, has promised to do everything he can to stall the certification of Republican Brown “so that Democrats can pass the healthcare bill”.

But I suppose it shouldn’t be shocking. It has been clear for quite some time that we have a government that has lost sight of the idea of “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Power is all there is now: yes, they can.

But I wonder why the Democrats have seen fit to let out this information now. Even if they are planning such an action, why announce it at this point? Scott Brown hasn’t won, and chances are he won’t. So why let the people of Massachusetts (and the United States) know in what contempt the Democrats hold them? Why make it so clear that the will of the people does not matter, if that will happens to run counter to the plans of those in power?

Because, make no mistake about it: if Scott Brown were to be elected to the Senate from the state of Massachusetts, the bluest of the blue, it would be for the sole purpose of his vote against the health care reform bill. If the head honchos in Massachusetts were to refuse to seat him until that vote was taken, it would be for the sole purpose of thwarting the will of the people of their own state, and of the nation.

And they’ve let us know that’s their plan, even before it’s strictly necessary to do so. Why? For Massachusetts voters who might be on the fence, this ought to cause them to vote for Brown over Coakley, if only to stop this sort of naked power grab.

I’m remembering that Massachusetts was the proud site of the Boston Tea Party. The battle cry of that era was, “Taxation without representation is tyranny!” As it was then, so it is now.

[NOTE: Here’s Scott’s response, a call to arms to opponent Coakley:

“This is a stunning admission by Paul Kirk and the Beacon Hill political machine,” said Brown in a statement. “Paul Kirk appears to be suggesting that he, Deval Patrick, and (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid intend to stall the election certification until the health care bill is rammed through Congress, even if that means defying the will of the people of Massachusetts. As we’ve already seen from the backroom deals and kickbacks cut by the Democrats in Washington, they intend to do anything and everything to pass their controversial health care plan. But threatening to ignore the results of a free election and steal this Senate vote from the people of Massachusetts takes their schemes to a whole new level. Martha Coakley should immediately disavow this threat from one of her campaign’s leading supporters.”

Donate if you can. And please spread the word, especially to any voters you know in Massachusetts.]

[ADDENDUM: More. Still more. And here’s more about opponent Coakley and her involvement in keeping an innocent man in prison.]

38 Responses to “If elected, will Brown be seated—constitutional crisis, anyone?”

  1. Lee Merrick Says:

    Sent money to him today (I live in California). Urged everyone on my contact list to do the same.

  2. vanderleun Says:

    As Patrick Henry said: “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.”

  3. rickl Says:

    It has been clear for quite some time that we have a government that has lost sight of the idea of “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Power is all there is now: yes, they can.

    As I’ve been saying for some time now, we no longer have representative government.

    And that is a very serious situation indeed.

  4. betsybounds Says:

    Rickl says, “As I’ve been saying for some time now, we no longer have representative government.” I’m seeing a good bit of that theme, or variations on it, lately: “As I’ve been saying for some time now. . . .” I’ve used it, both here and in other places, in conversations with family and friends. I and others say it before such things as “these guys have contempt for the American people,” or “the Dems don’t care what the American people want,” or “they’re turning this country into a dictatorship.” And, again as rickl says, it is a very serious situation. The question has just about become, what are we prepared to do now? I don’t know, but we’re going to have to decide at some point soon. Votes are shortly going to mean not very much, when coupled with the new information that the Democrat Congress (please, can we stop calling these guys “Democratic?” Because if there is one thing they manifestly are not, it’s Democratic).

  5. betsybounds Says:

    Sorry–I didn’t finish that last sentence. I meant to conclude with reference to the information that the Congress is planning to advance some sort of universal voter registration. Ugh.

  6. KLSmith Says:

    You asked why let us know their plan now.The main reason is probably to demoralize Brown supporters and suppress the vote. It probably shows they’re worried he might have a chance to win. By putting this out there, it tells health care voters – why bother, we won’t let it matter. Also, it’s part of their “we won” attitude. It’s the Obama Way – poke your finger in your opponents eye, twist the knife, pour salt in the wound. It is why tyrannical people tend toward being sadistic as Hayek warned.

  7. Occam's Beard Says:

    I say again: buy stock in rope companies.

  8. Beverly Says:

    Look, folks, as long as the media are their lickspittles, NOTHING they do will get out to the average ignoramus.

    They realize this. After all, the election of the current occupant of the White House, with all his rancid associations and sketchy history, PROVED it.

    They feel invincible. Unfortunately, they have cause to feel that way.

  9. Steve Says:

    “I say again: buy stock in rope companies.”

    I say buy torches and pitchforks.

  10. Roy Lofquist Says:

    The delaying of certification by Massachusetts would be a cassus belli for the Republicans. No unanimous consent, read ever bill and motion on the floor – even motions for adjournment. They wouldn’t even be able to proclaim “National Rutabaga Month”.

  11. betsybounds Says:

    Steve: Yeah. And tar. And feathers. And rails.

    And, um, other stuff.

  12. turfmann Says:

    In order to seat Kirk in the Senate, the Democrats had to change the law (with a letter written by Kennedy presented posthumously if you can believe it) dealing with filling senate seats from a special election to a gubernatorial appointment followed by a special election. What’s worse is that the law was originally gubernatorial appointment/special election until Teddy requested the law be changed because we were in the midst of a string of Republican governors (Weld, Celucci, Swift, Romney) and he and the rest of the Democrats didn’t want them appointing a Republican. So this whole mess is much worse than it appears at first glance; they have been scamming the system for a long time.

    There is very good news to report here on the ground.

    First, Martha Coakley is just about the worst possible candidate the Democrats could have selected. She is a hack of the first order of magnitude, dragging the chains she has forged in life behind her. Do a little research on her role in the Fells Acre Day Care witch hunt, her unconscionable refusal to prosecute Father John Geoghan seven years before he was finally brought to justice (how’d you like it if one of your kids was a victim of Geoghan in the interceding years between Coakley and prison?), the case where a dad beat the crap out of a child molester attacking his kid in a bathroom – and Coakley prosecuted the dad – and the molester went back to work. You can’t make this stuff up. Fortunately, she has decided that the path to the Senate is to rely upon the (D) after her name and gender politics in order to ascend to the Senate. She has never served in a legislative role.

    But this is not an election in which you chose the lesser of two evils. We have been given ample reasons to make an affirmative choice in voting for Brown. He has served in elected office from the local level, to the Massachusetts House and Senate, running as a Republican is an area that in part sends Barney Frank to Congress. He knows how to run a successful campaign as a Republican in a state where there is scant evidence of a Republican party.

    I have been making calls from the local phone bank for Scott and I am surprised, no shocked, by the positive response that I am getting. I own a professional lawn care business so I have spent many, many nights banging the telemarketing phones trawling for customers. I know what it’s like to call people when not invited. There is incredible enthusiasm coming through handset – people don’t even let you finish the canned presentation before interrupting to say that they are behind Brown. His appeal transcends political labels.

    I think that the momentum is definitely behind Brown at this point and that there is little that Coakley can do to stop it. She has sat on the sidelines at parade rest while Scott has been putting in 20 hour days asking people for their votes.

    The news last night that Kirk was going to remain as Senator in spite of a possible Brown victory is shocking to say the least. After my blood pressure abated, it occurred to me that he was accepting the premise that Brown was poised to win the election. What are the internals telling the Democrats in order to make Kirk say that?

  13. Jim Sullivan Says:

    My all time favorite:

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

    I can’t believe that Massachusetts, the same that turned out old Sam, now looks the way it does. He must be spinng enough to power the greater Boston power grid.

  14. Navigator Says:

    In the NY-23 election last November with Hoffman (I) and Owens (D), the Democrats saw fit to immediately and conveniently swear in Owens to vote yea on the House’s health care bill the following Sunday…

    On another note, I encourage you to read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s address to the Harvard Class of ’78 about the sickness and perils of American society.

    A World Split Apart

  15. physicsguy Says:

    This pissed me off enough that I just sent a donation to Brown. Also my small amount helps offset the lack of support from the RNC ( the weasels).

    One bright spot is that most of the colleges in Boston will not be back in session yet, so a lot of student votes won’t be happening. Of course, there’s still plenty of graveyards around to help out :-)

    I’m hoping that if the miracle occurs on the 19th, some of it may rub off in nearby Connecticut.

  16. J.L. Says:

    Yes, this is absolutely chillling. And yes, I’ve been among those arguing that, although there is a definite attempt at a power grab by the Dems, that it doesn’t yet equate to a “coup” or anything of that nature. But, stuff like this really does push the envelope in that direction.

    The source quoted by Neo says:


    This needs to go viral — everyone you know needs to read this.

    physicsguy Says:


    This pissed me off enough that I just sent a donation to Brown. Also my small amount helps offset the lack of support from the RNC ( the weasels).

    Let me agree with these two quotes, and suggest that these are two tools we have to fight back in these urgent times. We need to spread news of this outrage around as much as we can, and we need to donate to Brown’s campaign. Its no longer just a campaign for the Seante, but truly a campaign against corruption and the loss of our voice.

    Let me also add one more tool, which I absolutely do believe we still have: the November elections this year, where I truly believe the people will speak and hand the Dems an extensive defeat. Be ready and fired up to send them that message.

  17. Lugnut Says:

    Turfmann’s post galvanized me into action too. I’m almost at the pitchfork stage myself; mad as hell and not gonna take it any longer.

  18. NeoConScum Says:

    The Greatest Ponzi Scheme in American History(Think: “TARANSPARENCY”!)is being manipulated before our numbed and befuddled eyes…And, the more obvious it is an entirely unilateral, conspiratorial, massive shuck & jive–the MORE brazen the Demo-Fascists become.

    The Bamma is an Alinskyite-NeoTrotskyist Liar of epic proportions. He loathes the Liberty Loving America that we cherish. What we are witnessing goes beyond shocking. And his shills in Congress & the Senate: The Harkins & Levins & Schumers & Dodds & Nelsons are as loathsome. American Freedom & Liberty MUST be preserved and their crowd is scheming to diminish it vastly.

    I’m shocked, sickened and outraged.

  19. Nolanimrod Says:

    Why? Because they can.

    And to have shenanigans occur as the result of having an election to fill the seat of a senator who let a girl suffocate while he got his story together and made sure the appropriate people were “solid” is entirely apropos. Yes. I know. How tiresome to bring it up.

  20. Tom Says:

    Betsybounds:
    Some of us, like you, I suspect, are tiptoeing around the WhatAreWeGonnaDo lest we be seen as advocating the violent overthrow of our new dictatorship. That would bring the FBI around rather quickly.
    Perhaps the best we can do is to cite the stirring words of the Patrick Henrys of the Glory years.

  21. Stark Says:

    Contempt breeds contempt. No matter how it is spun, stand-up people will not go quietly along with this kind of behavior

  22. neo-neocon Says:

    Navigator: I know that speech and have written about it before. It is wonderful, and unfortunately still timely.

  23. Sadie Says:

    Shocking – No
    Appalling – Yes
    Contemptible – You betcha

    The two ‘ifs’
    If Brown wins and
    If he is not seated

    Will the voters of Mass. throw tea and the traitors into the harbor?

  24. KrauthammerIn2012 Says:

    The Democratic Party is now on suicide watch. They appear to be intent to blow themselves up and ruin the party for a generation.

  25. Scrapiron Says:

    I saw a call for millions to show up in congress with pitchforks and the will to use them. Slow roast democrats on a pitchfork with the thousands of pages of America raping garbage they have produced in the past year.

  26. neo-neocon Says:

    KLSmith: well, if the Democrats in Massachusetts think Brown’s supporters would be that easily demoralized, I think they’ve got another think coming.

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  28. NeoConScum Says:

    Dang ! There’s a bunch of comments on this thread that put a smile on my heart and more grit on my spine. Luvin’it ! $500 is going to the Brown coffers this very Saturday from Winter Park, Florida.

  29. Tom Says:

    I’m from Delaware and stuck with two democratic senators who do not want to represent their constituents. I sent a contribution to Scott’s campaign and I hope he can save all of us from this anti-American obamacare bill.

  30. KLSmith Says:

    Neo-neocon: I should have worded my post more carefully. You are right, Brown’s supporters will probably be even more motivated. I meant it would demoralize those who were only considering voting for Brown as an anti-health care vote.
    BTW, as a fellow former liberal that had the scales fall from their eyes, I really appreciate your blog and make it a daily must read. Have you considered a share feature?

  31. Tom Says:

    Two Toms here!
    I’m the one from the Gulf South. Just sent my 2nd contrib to Brown.

  32. Bloodthirsty Liberal » We Are Not Alone Says:

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  33. Lori G Says:

    Agree 100%. I have never been so pissed about a political race, nor more committed to making sure Scott Brown is our next Senator. This is absolute BULLSHIT. If this was a trial balloon meant to demoralize the Brown supporters and move support to Coakley, it’s going to have the exact opposite effect.

    MA Democrats are lousy sports, incapable of acting without arrogance or hypocrisy. Nikki Tsongas was seated 2 days after her election in the 5th Congressional district! Winner should be seated immediately. Double standard is simply astounding. Enough.

  34. Michael F. Says:

    Do remind all that Ms. Coakley’s group have already booked a printer for the necessary ‘lost votes’. She’ll be back from vacation in time to get them to the recount. Sort of reminds me of a previous similar situation. What, her worry?!

  35. John in Dublin CA Says:

    I’m in California, unemployed now for 18 months, just lost my medical insurance (I’m 58 and a cardiac patient), but I found 50 bucks to send to Scott Brown. Stop Obamacare NOW!

  36. physicsguy Says:

    Major update this morning: Michelle Malkin is reporting a deadheat.

  37. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    I’m from Colorado and have two brain-dead-Lefty Senators; my contribution to Brown is going out Monday morning.

    I agree with so many of the above posters — I CANNOT STAND what the Liberal Left, celebrating its newfound power, is doing to my beloved country. And I’m so DAMNED frustrated that NONE of these shenanigans are being covered by the awe-struck Left-Loving “news” media. Only those who already “lean right” and go browsing through conservative blogs on the Internet will ever know the scope of what this seditious administration has done to us IN UNDER ONE YEAR — with NO outcry except The Left excoriating the GOP as the “party of NO”.

    ==============
    Separate thought:
    If the GOP rebounds in 2010, the NEXT hurdle will be to force them –somehow– to ACT LIKE CONSERVATIVES instead of big-tent RINO’s who want to be all things to all people.

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