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Rep. Alcee Hastings dies, narrowing
Democratic House majority to just 7

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/6/2021 2:17:06 PM

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., died Tuesday after a more than two-year bout with pancreatic cancer, NBC News confirmed. Hastings, who served in the House for nearly three decades, was 84. Throughout his career, he held several key committee assignments and leadership positions, most recently as vice chairman of the rules committee. He had also been Florida’s first Black federal trial judge, appointed to the bench in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. (Snip) Democrats now hold a narrower advantage in the House, 218-211, giving the party a smaller margin of error in passing legislation. Six seats are vacant, four of which


May he rest in peace. A reminder that Dems' majorities are razor thin.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rama41 4/6/2021 2:26:47 PM (No. 746502)
FTA, paragraph 8: "Nevertheless, the House impeached Hastings in 1988 amid accusations that he perjured himself during that criminal trial." Another "oh, by the way" comment from the MSM.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Califedup 4/6/2021 2:29:03 PM (No. 746503)
Another corrupt, democrat ghetto plantation overseer takes the down escalator to meet his eternal fate. One fact that seems to escape all of these ancient, withered leaders of the communist death democrat party is that they all conduct themselves as if death does not apply to them so they continue to spread evil up until the day they die believing there will be no consequences for their actions in life.. Alcee Hastings lived by the code above and betrayed his constituents, his oath of office, and our country. Let that be his epitaph.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mauigirl 4/6/2021 2:29:18 PM (No. 746505)
Some individuals do not merit an RIP. Hastings was one of those individuals.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/6/2021 2:30:17 PM (No. 746509)
Another slug smeared on the driveway. Pity he wasn't married to Mad Maxine. She's probably next and she knows it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: padiva 4/6/2021 2:33:21 PM (No. 746514)
#2 is a great wordsmith!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PCMM 4/6/2021 2:34:10 PM (No. 746516)
Gonna buy a few cases of Budweiser to celebrate. Gotta load up for when I unload on his grave. If you still believe you’re being classy by showing respect for the dead enemy, you’ve never been to war and have never been a Soldier. The enemy deserves nothing but disrespect and my only regret today is that I didn’t put him in his grave myself. Few people in our nation’s history were worse than this racist lout.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 4/6/2021 2:35:18 PM (No. 746521)
Reminder that eventually Dems do die...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951 4/6/2021 2:35:58 PM (No. 746522)
He had been suffering for two years. So why didn't he choose not to run for re-election in 2020? He was in his 80's, he was ill with terminal cancer. What is it with people like Ginsburg and Hastings who believe they are the most valued democrat in town and they really won't die no matter their age or their health?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rand Al'Thor 4/6/2021 2:44:42 PM (No. 746539)
The good die young.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PostAway 4/6/2021 2:44:54 PM (No. 746540)
When I was growing up I remember the oft spoken phrase, “The only good ____ (soldier for our Axis Asian enemy in WWII) is a dead J **.” I’m not sure what made me think of that. But speaking of cancer, didn’t a certain Georgia peanut farmer, who is also responsible for putting the Hastings loon in a Federal position in the first place, announce six years ago at the age of 91 that he was diagnosed with metastatic disease, melanoma no less, of the brain and liver? At the time it sounded serious enough to assume an imminent death but here he is at 97, still among the living. Would it be unChristian of me to wonder aloud what went wrong?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: sanspeur 4/6/2021 2:45:57 PM (No. 746541)
#7 , and will vote msny mire times from his grave
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Italiano 4/6/2021 2:55:40 PM (No. 746556)
A real dirtbag.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/6/2021 3:25:38 PM (No. 746589)
There are a LOT of very old democrats in the House. #8, they're told to stay the course, because their campaign donors admonish them that the goal is bigger than their health, or need to spend time with their family. Seem to recall Nancy saying something to that effect when she lost her Speakership a few years back. It's sad to think they don't have anything more important in their life.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/6/2021 3:34:41 PM (No. 746598)
Oh those Democrats! They do 'give good funeral!'
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Reply 15 - Posted by: snapper451 4/6/2021 3:42:55 PM (No. 746608)
It would be delicious if a Republican wins his seat! However Nervous Nancy would refuse to seat them because she will claim it’s “his seat”. Just like the idiots in MI who elected John Dingell’s bird-brained wife to replace him even though should would have zero chance of telling you today was Tuesday with a calendar and her iPhone with her.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bluefindad 4/6/2021 4:23:54 PM (No. 746644)
Here I was hoping that I'd see the flag flying at full staff sometime this year.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TJ54 4/6/2021 4:27:06 PM (No. 746647)
Hades population grew today!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 4/6/2021 4:30:53 PM (No. 746651)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 4/6/2021 4:35:10 PM (No. 746654)
Pancreatic Cancer is not an easy way to go. As repulsive a political character that Rep. Hastings was, I will extend my sympathy to his family and friends and wish that he finds salvation in Heaven, if the Good Lord determines it (those decisions are far beyond my pay grade, although I, like many of you, are willing to offer the Good Lord advice if he chooses to take it, and hope that when my time comes, He doesn't rely on similar advice). As Mark Twain (I think) said, I don't wish death upon anyone, but I have read a few obituaries with glee.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 4/6/2021 5:40:31 PM (No. 746717)
Brightens up the week. A thoroughly corrupt, rotten person has left.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chumley 4/6/2021 5:49:42 PM (No. 746726)
Some people make the world a better place just by being in it. Others by leaving it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LtE126 4/6/2021 5:56:28 PM (No. 746735)
Terrible to hear. Nobody wants to see anybody pass.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared 4/6/2021 6:42:59 PM (No. 746782)
I remember what my mom told me.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99 4/6/2021 7:03:46 PM (No. 746797)
The planet is a slightly nicer place as a result of this scum assuming room temperature. I’m with #3.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 4/6/2021 8:09:00 PM (No. 746850)
By 2022, that will read +37 Republicans in the House
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/7/2021 3:24:41 AM (No. 747029)
Only in America can an impeached judge serve in the House for nearly 30 years. What has he been doing for the last two years except collect a paycheck ? Mad Max..they are calling your name next.
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