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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 04:55 PM
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40. Ah
I thought you were talking about the various things he did during the civil war such as suspending habeas corpus etc.

Was he remembered fondly for breaking up a quorum back before he became president? Seems he was remembered for other things.

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  -Defiant Wisconsin Democrats Say Running Away Is Democracy, Too cal04  Feb-21-11 01:02 AM   #0 
  - they are correct  Skittles   Feb-21-11 01:09 AM   #1 
  - Just another one of those checks and balances  Bozita   Feb-21-11 01:24 AM   #2 
  - They are absolutely correct.  PDJane   Feb-21-11 01:33 AM   #3 
  - You are standing up for Democracy  tavalon   Feb-21-11 01:39 AM   #4 
  - FLASHBACK: Abraham Lincoln wrote playbook for Wisconsin Dems who fled state  Tx4obama   Feb-21-11 01:44 AM   #5 
  - "we're standing up for democracy"  AsahinaKimi   Feb-21-11 03:02 AM   #6 
  - Abraham Lincoln jumped out of the building in a bid to prevent foes from getting a quorum  Omaha Steve   Feb-21-11 06:32 AM   #7 
  - If it works, that's what counts!  Shadowflash   Feb-21-11 06:43 AM   #8 
  - The corporate media/propaganda  The Wizard   Feb-21-11 07:02 AM   #9 
  - I hope Ed/Rachel/Lawrence/Chris will keep this in the news  TaylorWatts   Feb-21-11 07:43 AM   #12 
  - "running away" in the headline. Every other story I have read includes "hiding"  underpants   Feb-21-11 04:11 PM   #31 
     - I noted that, too. Dog, I hate the Republicon media!  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:29 PM   #34 
  - Finally  MJJP21   Feb-21-11 07:07 AM   #10 
  - Stupid teabaggers speak out of both sides of their mouths...  noel711   Feb-21-11 07:28 AM   #11 
  - RWers deal in Party and personalities, not in principles, consistently applied.  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 03:55 PM   #27 
  - Damn, why can't we have these Democrats in Congress rather than the bunch of cowards  Liberal_Stalwart71   Feb-21-11 08:05 AM   #13 
  - Amen.  plumbob   Feb-21-11 08:10 AM   #14 
  - The standard in WI is a 3/5ths majority  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 09:47 AM   #17 
     - 175 Reps and 41 Senators is a LOT. Besides, the minority in Congress can block ANYTHING  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:36 PM   #37 
        - Or  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 04:58 PM   #41 
           - No. And. Not or. 40 Senators can block anything and they don't even have to leave  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 05:25 PM   #43 
              - You seem to misunderstand  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 06:50 PM   #47 
  - No, it isn't  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 08:13 AM   #15 
  - Hypocrisy is common on both sides. I guess almost everyone  TaylorWatts   Feb-21-11 08:21 AM   #16 
  - My allegience is to political power, not process.  David__77   Feb-21-11 12:45 PM   #18 
  - Agreed. However, both points are accurate  joeglow3   Feb-21-11 12:50 PM   #19 
  - This did not set any precedent. Please see Reply #7, which is probably not  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:48 PM   #39 
  - Sarcasm  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 12:57 PM   #20 
  - You assume wrong.  David__77   Feb-21-11 01:09 PM   #21 
     - Ah  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 03:27 PM   #24 
        - Lincoln is remembered fondly by many.  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:26 PM   #32 
           - He was responding to a civil war  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 04:32 PM   #35 
              - Huh? When he jumped out of the window to prevent a quorum, he wasn't dealing w .Civil War.  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:42 PM   #38 
                 - Ah  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 04:55 PM   #40 
                    - Again, please see Reply 7.  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 05:45 PM   #44 
  - Process is important  Abq_Sarah   Feb-21-11 04:02 PM   #30 
  - In doing this the representatives are in fact...  LanternWaste   Feb-21-11 01:18 PM   #23 
  - Remember this when the situation is reversed  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 03:29 PM   #25 
     - These are not extra-legal tactics.  LanternWaste   Feb-21-11 03:57 PM   #28 
        - Sigh  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 04:27 PM   #33 
  - Republicans have done it. Please see Reply 7. (And that's probably not an all inclusive list.)  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 04:00 PM   #29 
     - Children often think  WatsonT   Feb-21-11 04:33 PM   #36 
        - Straw man. Damned condescending as well. Got that statutory cite?  No Elephants   Feb-21-11 05:02 PM   #42 
  - I figure the pukes will try to make this an issue of fairness  fascisthunter   Feb-21-11 01:17 PM   #22 
  - K and R for Democrats  Kingofalldems   Feb-21-11 03:37 PM   #26 
  - They ARE doing their jobs and they ARE representing the voters.  calimary   Feb-21-11 05:49 PM   #45 
  - Not really, if the people of Wisconsin do not like what the Republicans do,  fittosurvive   Feb-21-11 06:12 PM   #46 
  - bob marley....  shanti   Feb-21-11 10:59 PM   #48 
 

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