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  • All Eyes on Massachusetts

    18 posts, 8 voices, 685 views, started Jan 15, 2010

    Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010




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      Well, all eyes are now on Massachusetts to see who will fill the Senate seat. This will be a critical race as this state is very much democratic and the republicans have a good chance of winning the seat.

      Not only will it be a big win for the republicans if they win this seat, but it will be a big big loss for democrats as it is a clear indication of how unhappy people are with the current administration.

      While I would be happy with a more balanced government, I am a little concerned as well that the pendulum will swing too far in the other direction. A big unbalance on either the left (which we currently have) or the right is not good.

      I’m hoping that these imbalances will correct themselves shortly.

      Annie





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          Tamra wrote Jan 15, 2010
        • Regardless, the movement from left toward center gives me optimism.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 15, 2010
        • It’s interesting that they have a Republican Governor, though. It will be very interesting to see who they choose for the Senate.



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          Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 15, 2010
        • It is interesting that we have had Republican Governor in a mainly democratic state. There was Mitt Romney and Jane Swift to name a couple more recent ones. The Kennedy’s of course have had quite a bit of influence over the years that the majority of the state voted Democrat. Times seem to be changing. In my part of the state the majority seems to be all Democratic on this race as she is from the Western part of the state and we tend to be forgotten over here and Ted Kennedy never did that. I have my thoughts on who will win...we’ll see Tuesday.happy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 19, 2010
        • I’ve been watching..... It will be interesting no matter how it turns out!



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          Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 19, 2010
        • He is mamapan. I’ll go back and rephrase what I meant. That’s what I get for writing in a hurry...duh!happy
          It will be interesting no matter how it turns out.



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          Tamra wrote Jan 20, 2010
        • Ok, now we know who’s been elected.  So how long will it take to get him in office?  I understand there’s no hard and fast rule that will be applied.  The election is over, but, ironically, all eyes are still on Massachusetts.



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 20, 2010
        • I was reading on line about the win and how it had been a Kennedy stronghold for 40+ years etc;
          I also saw the new guy had posed as a model in his youth !

          I know in the UK that the first local election after a big election it always swings the other way - I’m praying we have a general election in May and new Government.



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          Tamra wrote Jan 20, 2010
        • I’m going to DC in a couple of weeks.  It’s an exciting time to be there, seeing the govenment process at work the way the Founding Fathers intended.  The American system has not faded away!  We will be heard!

          Although, I may be considered the enemy there.  I’m going for a a Dept of Ed conference.  I’m from one of only two states that said no to the Race to the Top funds, telling the Obama administration we don’t want Washington to control our schools.  Gulp.  I may need bigger sunglasses to hide behind.  estatic



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 20, 2010
        • Tamra there are no enemies....only opposing points of view. The best I can tell is NONE of THEM are right because NONE of THEM listen to the people.

          And there is absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate about your beliefs so go to DC and be proud of what you believe in.

          And really do we want everyone to agree all the time?



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          Tamra wrote Jan 20, 2010
        • Yeah, I was just being silly.  happy Ya see, I have a serious decision to make regarding my fashion statement.  I really want to carry my larger-than-life sized Texas purse with the Lone Star flag on the side, but I’m afraid it would make me a target for rotten tomatoes.  Hmmm.... any advice friends?  estatic

          Vikki, it has seemed they don’t listen.  And given how nonchalant we are about exercising the right to vote, I can see where politicians think we, the people, aren’t paying attention either.  But maybe yesterday’s Mass vote has changed that perspective.  It gives me optimism.

          With your encouragement, I’ll go proudly!  And actually I truly believe it’s good to have opposing points of view.  There’s much to learn from others.  It’s how we move forward as a society.



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