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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

Every single Democratic Party member must walk out of the House of Representatives

tomorrow - do not do the same bullshit that was done to Acorn to your own Attorney General.
Boycott this witch-hunt and fugg the NRA. Find some fuggin' balls.

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Reply Every single Democratic Party member must walk out of the House of Representatives (Original post)
malaise Jun 2012 OP
DearAbby Jun 2012 #1
MineralMan Jun 2012 #2
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #3
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #4
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #5
freshwest Jun 2012 #7
Bluerthanblue Jun 2012 #24
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #27
Waiting For Everyman Jun 2012 #11
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #22
Skittles Jun 2012 #34
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #48
Skittles Jun 2012 #57
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #12
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #14
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #16
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #18
malaise Jun 2012 #17
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #19
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #20
malaise Jun 2012 #45
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #50
EC Jun 2012 #6
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #8
HiPointDem Jun 2012 #9
EFerrari Jun 2012 #10
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 #13
spanone Jun 2012 #15
Are_grits_groceries Jun 2012 #21
jimlup Jun 2012 #25
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #28
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #29
Lydia Leftcoast Jun 2012 #30
Puddy Jun 2012 #33
spanone Jun 2012 #40
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #43
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #44
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #23
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #31
pwb Jun 2012 #26
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #36
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #32
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #35
panader0 Jun 2012 #37
truedelphi Jun 2012 #54
moondust Jun 2012 #38
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #49
Lifelong Protester Jun 2012 #39
clang1 Jun 2012 #41
clang1 Jun 2012 #42
chknltl Jun 2012 #46
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #47
veganlush Jun 2012 #51
dreampunk Jun 2012 #52
clang1 Jun 2012 #53
Recursion Jun 2012 #55
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #56
Art_from_Ark Jun 2012 #58
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #59
malaise Jun 2012 #60
Art_from_Ark Jun 2012 #61
sabrina 1 Jun 2012 #62

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

1. Amen...CALL CONGRESS RIGHT FUGGIN NOW

that is a great idea..

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

2. How about finding spines instead of balls?

Lots of women in the House, you know. Testosterone doesn't indicate strength of will, really.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:25 PM

3. Balls is fine as a discriptor, except for the word police which I not only refuse to be

bullied by, but believe are harmful to women.

So yes, Congress needs balls, spine, courage, I don't care what anyone calls it, it's been sorely lacking among Democrats over the past decade.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. Wow ...

What a juxaposition ... a female (I assume) making a sexist comment; a male catches the comment; and a female defends the sexist comment!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:35 PM

5. Wow! The subject of this OP is that Democrats need to walk out which they should have done when Issa

introduced his bill to illegally defund ACORN. They need to get some balls, chutzpa, courage, spine, whatever describes their lack of guts is okay by me. I save my outrage for actual outrageous things, such as illegal wars, torture, and political corruption like this.

As for the rest of your comment you are entitled to your opinion. I disagree with it. I'm with the Great Bard when it comes to words:

What's in a name, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

7. We need to change the voter pool.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

24. balls vagina doesn't really matter what the analogy is-

I agree with you Sabrina-

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”
― Betty White



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Response to Bluerthanblue (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:52 PM

27. Lol, that's why I love Betty White! She knows how to make a point!

But yes, whatever it takes to get Dems to start standing up against these right wing bullies. It's been driving me crazy for years now to see them cave to the bullying over and over again.

Their excuse for not arresting Rove, eg, was because they did not want to seem partisan and because they feared the Repubs would strike back. How many times did we tell them that the Repubs need NO excuse and would never allow Dems' tolerance of their actual crimes to stop them.

I sure hope they've learned something over the past three years.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

11. Bullshit, I agree with her.

I'm a woman too, and I'm tired of being bullied by the Church Lady(s) on here too. Enough!

Thank you! sabrina 1.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:18 PM

22. Thank you WFE!

You would think we women were made of glass or something!

And once again, we get a distraction from the main topic, which is 'what will Dems do' when Issa once again, tries to bully them into holding Holding in contempt, when we all know how much support they got from Republicans when Karl Rove thumbed his nose at Congress!

Not a single Dem should be found in the Chamber when this little political game begins. Do what the Wisconsin Dems had the courage to do, leave and don't come back until they get some sense.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:21 PM

34. sexism is so ingrained even women participate

look how many think it is A-OK to be "given" from one man to another (father to husband) in marriage - so ingrained women act like it is normal

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Response to Skittles (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:14 PM

48. Not this woman.

But the weak attempts to distract from real issues by focusing on words, has harmed women. Reams of text devoted to a word, yet, little or no interest in the real problems facing women, makes me wonder if that is not the goal. Who gives a shit what some moron calls me, it bounces off me like a pea off Fort Knox.

Wake me up when the word police finally get around to dealing with the real problems women are facing in this world, not the least of which are our illegal wars, rape of soldiers, rape of Muslim women in the custody of the US, the killing innocent women and children by our WMDS. The destruction of women's rights in the countries where we set up our puppet government. I doubt if women around the world have time to even worry about a word as they gather the pieces of their babies blown to bits by our bombs.

Sorry if some of us women can't waste our time posting thousands of whining comments about a single word, while OPs that actually deal with real world abuse and destruction of women around the globe, sink with never a single rec or comment from the 'outraged'.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #48)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:43 AM

57. worthy of its own threat, sabrina

yes INDEED

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:50 PM

12. I'm fine with balls.



God knows, our powder should be dry enough to fire a few of 'em off.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

14. I think the powder blew away a long time ago.

If you don't use it, you lose it.

I would be fine with replacing it with balls like those, even if only to scare them with. So long as it isn't replaced with 'we're holding our fire' and we never get around to using them either.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:06 PM

16. Put 'em in a sack and swing!

...Wait...

Okay, yeah, that one sounded a little strange. Clobbering teabaggers with a big sack of balls.

I think I'm just going to like... sit this one out.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:12 PM

18. Lol!

I'd say keep going, but it might be treading on dangerous territory, which is too bad, because I like the way your mind was working here! How I regret the humorless!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:09 PM

17. Well maybe they can find vaginas

Ask Betty White why .

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:13 PM

19. That too.

And I love Betty White!

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

20. She didn't actually say that, I'm afraid.

Which is kind of surprising, given she's as dirty as Bob Sagat and Robin Williams combined.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:28 PM

45. Huh?

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”

― Betty White

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Response to malaise (Reply #45)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:56 AM

50. I know, she didn't actually say that.

My Dear Damien, Thank you so much for trying to get rid of this silly prank on my behalf. I can’t say that I am angry at my many wonderful fans for distributing the story, but I am disturbed, because of its content, that it has become such a sensation. I enjoy a blue joke as much as the next person, but this one goes a bit beyond where I would step professionally. Thank you. You’re a sweetie. Hugs and Kisses, Betty. ( 3:50 PDT)


http://thedamienzone.com/2011/10/05/betty-white-facebook-hoax-about-balls-and-vaginas/

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:37 PM

6. I wish

but it looks like 25 - 35 decided to cover their asses instead. NRA has got to go or be neutered.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:42 PM

8. I'd pay to see that.

truly.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. kr

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

10. And we need to initiate a national "Hold Boehner in Contempt" Day on the net.

He deserves at least one.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:57 PM

13. Yeah, like they did in Wisconsin

Oh, wait a minute ...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:01 PM

15. k&r...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:18 PM

21. Four House Dems back measure to place Holder in contempt

<snip>
Democratic Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Nick Rahall (W.Va.) will all vote in favor of contempt in addition to Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah) when the measure comes to the House floor on Thursday. 
<snip>
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/235053-second-house-dem-backs-placing-holder-in-contempt-

Not gonna happen because of these DINOs.


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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:46 PM

25. These DINO's shouldn't get national party support /nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

28. Why am I not surprised? Nick Rahall should be ashamed of himself. I think they all need to hear

the people. THIS is why we lose. Because there are always Dems who will cross over and vote with Republicans no matter how bad the legislation is.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

29. The FAKE Democrats. n/t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:55 PM

30. Collin Peterson, the alleged Democrat from Minnesota who never seems to find it within himself

to vote with the Democrats.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

33. CNN is reporting that it will be much more then that....

The evil NRA is behind this pressure put on Dems in conservative districts.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:52 PM

40. predicting up to 30 dems could vote aye

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:24 PM

43. Be cool if all the other Democrats walked out and let those Conserva-Dems alone with

their buddies.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

44. And if you donate to the DNC you are donating to them. nm

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

23. I would love to see this happen, but I doubt that all Democrats

will cooperate.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:55 PM

31. You were right. See post #21

There are always Dems willing to help out the Republicans. What a great statement it would have been if they all had been willing to just walk out.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

26. Do they need a quorum to vote?.

That would be good to see, only repukes voting.

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Response to pwb (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

36. I don't know, but since they are in the majority and now we learn that

at least four Dems are going to vote with the Republicans, and we know they will vote in lockstep, I think they would make it.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:05 PM

32. Won't happen. In order to walk out, you would have to stand up.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:33 PM

35. Jessie Jackson, Jr. already got a head start.

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:35 PM

37. Like Betty White said, 'Balls are weak and fragile, grow a vagina, those things take a beating!'

Something like that. But I agree. It would make a huge statement, and would overshadow whatever the pukes do tomorrow.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:30 AM

54. Oh so that explains it.

Now that I have heard this quote, I understand why the RW doesn't want us to use the word "vagina."

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:48 PM

38. 172 House Democrats voted to defund ACORN.

Haven't heard them express any regrets.

Don't hold your breath.

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Response to moondust (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:40 PM

49. Yes, and that was Issa's bill also.

And not once did any of them offer an apology when every investigation proved they had done nothing wrong. So, like you, I don't have much hope in a unified opposition walk-out to protest Issa's political games.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:49 PM

39. I am so so so with you on this

I just listened to the author of the article that is or has appeared in Fortune magazine about this whole affair (the supposed 'gun-walking') and according to her, there WAS NO 'gun walking', it is just an oft repeated lie.

This author (I'm so sorry, I did not catch her name) was just on Reverand Sharpton's Politics Nation.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:11 PM

41. Perhaps if they DID that, they might ALSO stop to THINK

 

about what ALL of this is REALLY ABOUT.

PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP.
















Meanwhile, The progression continues....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:15 PM

42. It is CORRUPTION

 

and corruption being used to affect an election and it is MORE than just simple corruption. THE FUCKING CORRUPTION IS EVERYWHERE and people are LOST in it.

REASON THAT OUT....IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. UNTIL YOU SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. UNTIL THEN, YOU ARE GRABBING AT SLITHERING SNAKES.

AND I SEE SNAKES EVERYWHERE, AND SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE.



THE FUCKING CORRUPTION=TREASON
One American has died directly because of this, how many Mexicans? How many are not DEAD YET?


POLITICAL CORRUPTION...


Whatever they think about, they better start looking at the LARGER picture here.



Meanwhile....The progresssion continues....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:09 PM

46. Add my strong agreement. WALK OUT IN PROTEST!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

47. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, malaise.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:11 AM

51. if everyone reading this thread

Would take ten minutes and make few phone calls, sadly most likely won't I believe

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:16 AM

52. what are the

chances? VAGINA!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:16 AM

53. IN ADDITION TO WALKING OUT

 




THEY ALSO NEED TO ASK ISAA WHY IS HE INVOLVING THE NRA IN GUN VIOLENCE THAT IS DESTABILIZING MEXICO?



THAT IS A QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ASKED.










Meanwhile....The Progression continues.....



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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:27 AM

55. You aren't even a little troubled by F&F

or his handling of the aftermath?

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Response to Recursion (Reply #55)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:36 PM

56. Why wasn't Issa troubled by it, until now?

But yes, people are troubled by a lot of things. I am troubled by this DOJ on many issues. Such as their persecution of whistle-blowers, their persecution of legal pot growers, their refusal to look into the corrupt political conviction of Don Siegelman eg.

But this is not being done for the good of the people, the motive matters. This is being done for political reasons and the proof of that, in case anyone had any doubts, is that Issa was briefed on F&F in 2010 I believe, and didn't seem to find anything to worry about. Either it was the serious issue he's claiming now back then, or it wasn't then and therefore isn't now.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #56)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:50 AM

58. Wow, Sabrina, have you ever considered a career in politics?

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #58)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:39 AM

59. Lol, no, I can't imagine what it would be like to actually be in politics.

But maybe we should use the internet to set up advisory committees for those who are, because you have to wonder sometimes where the are getting their advice, which I'm sure they pay a fortune for.

Issa eg, should have been an easy target for Democrats way back when he went after ACORN and even before that, when he orchestrated the recall of the Democratic Governor in CA. He never should have been allowed to get this far. But rather than fight him, Dems caved. Phonies like him have to be stopped as soon as they rear their corrupt heads, or they end up gaining power. So, all I can say is if people on the internet can dig up info on this guy which should make him ineligible to even be in Congress, I don't know how he got this far.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #59)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:41 AM

60. Excellent post

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #59)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

61. I think he got this far by helping to oust Grey Davis

It's his party's consolation prize for him having to bow out to Arnold in the recall election.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #61)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:44 PM

62. Yes, and he is one of the richest members of Congress. Maybe even THE wealthiest.

Money he earned in a very questionable way.

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