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calendar   Tuesday - June 30, 2009

And like that, it’s over

Republican Party Now Officially Redundant



Minnesota high court declares Franken winner of Senate seat



Ending an eight-month legal battle, Republican Norm Coleman conceded Tuesday to Democrat Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race after the state’s high court ruled that Franken should be certified as the winner.

Though Coleman could have tried to take the case to the federal Supreme Court, he told reporters outside his home in St. Paul that continuing to drag out his challenge would hurt his state.

“I just had a conversation with Al Franken congratulating him on his victory,” Coleman said. “The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken. I respect its decision and I will abide by its result. ...We have reached the point where further litigation damages the unity of our state.”

Coleman, though, said he had no “regrets” about his prolonged legal challenge to this point—which has kept the Democratic Party one seat short of a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority for months.

Democrats applauded the state Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday afternoon and welcomed the former “Saturday Night Live” comedian to the halls of Congress.

President Obama, in a written statement released moments after Coleman conceded, said he looks forward to working with Franken to “build a new foundation for growth and prosperity by lowering health care costs and investing in the kind of clean energy jobs and industries that will help America lead in the 21st century.”



Wonderful. That means the Democrats now have a 60-40 advantage in the Senate, making them filibuster proof. Thank God that they don’t have another 7 seats, which would give them the 2/3 majority needed to invoke cloture and stifle any discussion at any time. Wait, that’s wrong. These days they only need 60% for that, and they’ve got it now, as long as everybody shows up. Democrats also have a 259-176 advantage in the House, which does not have filibusters (yet), so they are beyond unstoppable there. And, of course, President Obama, the COTUS, in the White House.

So it’s pretty much over for the GOP at the federal level. You think you’ve seen Change in the past six months? Hell no baby, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Now the left is unstoppable.


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