Jan 17 2010
Whatever happens Tuesday, a legal reading of the MA laws regarding interim senators is clear: Interim Senator Paul Kirk is out of the Senate when the polls close Tuesday night, and therefore cannot vote on any legislation:
Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesdayâ€™s election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote for Democratic health care legislation, according to Republican attorneys.
But based on Massachusetts law, Senate precedent, and the U.S. Constitution, Republican attorneys said Kirk will no longer be a senator after election day, period.Â Brown meets the age, citizenship, and residency requirements in the Constitution to qualify for the Senate.Â â€œQualificationâ€ does not require state â€œcertification,â€ the lawyers said.
So, if Brown is elected then the entire liberal agenda now running amok in DC is stopped dead in its tracks. If that is not enough of a reason to get out and defeat Coakley and the Dems I don’t know what is.
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid created this backlash and now will get to see the results of their handiwork. It is amazing, but the people of Massachusetts are having their modern Tea Party. They can send a signal so loud and clear to DC that its magnitude will rock that city to its knees. This will be the election heard around the world.