Just in case some folks haven't noticed, the remaining GOP Senators are for the most part Conservatives or at least have some semblance of a remnant of Conservative traits about them. The "moderates" or what we classify them, RINOs, are for the most part gone and they were replaced by DNC Senators that ran as Conservatives. Why? Because Conservatism wins. Period. End of discussion. Why else towards the end of the Presidential Campaign did Obama "suddenly" talk like a Conservative? Conservatism wins. Period. End of discussion.
Reid doesn't have his fillibuster proof Senate yet and Obama is working on that one. Judd Gregg (R-NH) may not survive the 2010 election because, well, the political climate thanks to the drones of the public and the List of 45 as it comes to full fruition. If the Marxists can persuade him to join the Marxist Politburo, the Socialist Governor can appoint a definite Marxist in his stead for the 111th Congress. This will give Reid his 60-vote Senate. What is the Golden Parachute to be offered? Secretary of Commerce.
It is said that Judd Gregg has claimed that he will only accept the position if there is a guarantee that a Republican is appointed as his replacement. If that deal is not agreed to, the offer will be declined. Obama is looking for a bipartisan coup d'etat more than likely because his first 12 days as Marxist-In-Charge has been rife with nothing but his "I Won" mentality.
I smell smoke and mirrors here. Gregg is trying to rally support for the stimulus crap sandwich that Obama and the other Stalinists want to shove down our throats in spite of the fact that the stimulus crap sandwich has dropped to a 41% approval rating. Making the public statement that he will join the team only if a Republican is appointed in his place in the Senate merely opens the door to place another RINO in the Senate ... more RINO-like than Gregg. Some are saying that we need more "republicans like Gregg". I disagree. To me, he isn't making a stand. Didn't we just have a similar situation in Chicago? The difference here is that the wheeling and dealing is out in the open. It also sounds like political black mail. It seemed to me that making bargains for Senate seats was illegal or unethical.
There isn't any way to stop this. We just need to make them aware that we are paying attention and watching their every move.
Source: The Hill
Political Vindication: Obama Looks For Republican Turncoats
President Obama has been looking for a person to fill the largely useless post of Commerice Secretary. His choice of Bill Richardson said a lot about what he thought of the position, since Richardson has less experience with business than Barack has - which is to say none. [...]
Gregg accepts the position under the understanding that a Republican gets appointed in his stead as he sucks up to the Czar for political gain. Oh. Did I mention that this will be ANOTHER unconstitutional appointment if confirmed?
This will make the moderates happy. They like RINOs anyway and when a socialist Governor appoints another Obama Republican (RINO), there will be no difference in what there is in place now. My original post stands. This is NOT good news.
Who will be the replacement? You will see that my original "warning" is in fact true:
A new name is circulating among New Hampshire politicians as a likely pick to replace US Senator Judd Gregg if he is appointed Commerce Secretary: J. Bonnie Newman, a Republican with close ties to both Gregg and the state's Democratic governor, John Lynch, and extensive Washington experience. [...]
Peachy keen. Great. Another damn RINO. And I won't "you know what" in your mouth.
Michelle Malkin: Judd Gregg and Team Obama: A perfect fit
Well, it looks increasingly likely that GOP Sen. Judd Gregg will be named the new Commerce Secretary nominee following the Bill Richardson fiasco. (Update: Gregg accepts.)
Gregg championed the Crap Sandwich and regurgitated every Chicken Little talking point and fiscal myth to sell it:
Screw bipartisanship. All that means is BOHICA America and you WILL like it. You DO kow about those FEMA Camps, correct?
Pamela Geller: The Coming Super Socialist Majority: COUP ON AMERICA
[...] The Senate filibuster is our last playable card preventing President Hussein from having a rubber-stamp O-bot Congress for at least 2 years, and Gregg is about to give it up without a fight. Apparently, he believes his state's governor & Obama when they promise to replace him with someone who pledges to caucus with the Republicans. As if they would honor that and pass up a chance to have unlimited power.
These are Democrats for crikey's sake. Are you watching the parade of tax cheats and lobbyists and pay-to-play dealings (headslap! Richardson withdrew his name).
Why would we even be considering this insanity? You know Al Franken(stein) is going to steal the Senate seat from Norm Coleman with a few more ballots found in the trunk of an abandoned car. We know this. You know Gregg's replacement is going to tip the scales. We know this. This is the MO of the Democrats -- to steal cheat and lie to get what they want. They define the culture of corruption. But a super majority? That's a coup of these United States. [...]