GOP Coup Upsets Balance In NY Senate

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by drjekyllus, Jun 9, 2009.


    "Republicans, who lost control of the New York State Senate last November have apparently regained control, and without an election!

    The GOP power play involves two renegade Democrats and a billionaire businessman.

    Welcome to New York politics.

    What happened Monday night in Albany, a coup in the state Senate five weeks in the making, made for a unique kind of drama, pitting Senate Democrats against Republicans.

    Out of power? Former Democratic State Senate President and Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. "

    How could a regional party that only has support in the South do this in New York State?
  2. It is called yankee common sense.
  4. huh, they did it by a vote in which two Democrats voted with the republicans. We call that, bipartisanship.
  5. Tom B

    Tom B

    Just like Jim Jeffords switched parties in 2001. The change shifted control of the senate from the republicans to the democrats outside of the election process. Were you protesting then?
  6. Gov Patterson was on the news and had this comment:

    " As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."
  7. You notice they weren't too upset at Benedict Arlen.
  8. Tom B

    Tom B

    Yes. Liberal hypocrisy.