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THE TALK SHOW AMERICAN: 01/10/2010 - 01/17/2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jay Are Endorses Scott Brown for US Senate

Veteran Police Sergeant, Blogger, Talk Show Host, and former local politician, Jay Are, endorses Massachusetts candidate Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate.

Scott Brown opposes the current health care bill in the Senate, he opposes wasteful government spending and higher taxes.

Scott is an officer in the Massachusetts National Guard and knows that our country needs to continue the fight in the war on terror, not just overseas but here at home as well.

On January 19th, I am asking all of my fellow Massachusetts residents to vote for Scott Brown for US Senator.

It's time to break away from the "business as usual attitude" when it comes to electing officials that will represent Massachusetts in Washington!

Vote for Scott Brown for US Senate, I know I am !

Reconciliation on Health Care If Brown Wins in MA ?

If Democrats lose the special election in Massachusetts US Senatorial race Tuesday to Republican Scott Brown, Congress could still pass the health care bill through reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.

It means the elimination of the filibuster and only a 51 vote requirement for passage:

The process requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on ObamaCare.

"Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation," Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said.

"Getting health-care reform passed is important," Van Hollen said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt," airing this weekend. "Reconciliation is an option."

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Harry Reid in 2008: "No Negro Dialect"

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for remarks he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid.

"I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments;"

Reid made the statement after the excerpts were first reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.

The remarks were quoted in a yet-to-be-released book about the campaign.

Reid described Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid's remarks were included in the book "Game Change" which was written by Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and New York Magazine's John Heilemann.

"I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."

Apparently this makes everything okay because we have not heard any protests from Shapton or Jackson or the Democrats at this point.

Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.
But don't hold your breath, folks.

Read more here and here