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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:07 PM
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For those considering not voting for Stabenow....
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I am very disappointed/upset/confused, etc. with her also. However...consider this: (from a post in GD :Politics by SDDEM06)

"So you live in the district of a Representative who voted for torture, or in a state whose senator voted to enable BushCo to disappear people (that's me on both counts) and can't stomach voting for these people because of their votes. What do we do?

Imagine instead you are voting for Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Charles Rangel or John Conyers. Because when you vote for that DINO and the Democrats take back the majority, you are giving these Senators and Representatives the power. You are giving them a louder voice. You are giving them the chairmanships of the committees, the ability to set the agenda (so crap like this never even gets introduced) and the right to investigate, subpoena and punish the crooks running the country today. When I vote for Stephanie Herseth I am voting to give Dennis Kucinich a bigger microphone. When a Floridian votes for Bill Nelson they are voting to put Pat Leahy in charge of the Judiciary Committee, as well as getting rid of the Chairman tag in front of Warner, Stevens, Inhofe and Chambliss.

If you can't bring yourself to cast a ballot for your Democratic candidate, please consider that (at least indirectly) you are voting for the Congressional Democrats you most admire."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

So close your eyes, imagine one of your favorite Dems, and cast your vote for Stabenow anyway. It's really that important.
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  -For those considering not voting for Stabenow.... livvy  Sep-29-06 04:07 PM   #0 
  - I can do this-- thanks livvy.  blue4barb   Sep-29-06 04:48 PM   #1 
  - Thanks, livvy  SharonRB   Sep-29-06 11:45 PM   #2 
  - The Senate will be the Senate  JordanLFW   Sep-30-06 10:08 AM   #3 
  - Stabenow is 8-19 points ahead and has at least five times the money.  TahitiNut   Sep-30-06 12:16 PM   #4 
  - stemming the bleeding, preemptively  JordanLFW   Sep-30-06 11:17 PM   #9 
     - As usual, Jordan, you display wisdom beyond your years  SharonRB   Oct-01-06 09:54 AM   #10 
     - Uh-huh. In other words, why fight possible lies? Why stand on principles?  TahitiNut   Oct-01-06 12:22 PM   #11 
  - That makes sense, and helps me to understand why she voted the...  livvy   Sep-30-06 05:36 PM   #5 
  - Thanks, Jordan  SharonRB   Sep-30-06 07:12 PM   #6 
  - I have been seriously thinking about not voting for her...  butterfly77   Sep-30-06 07:55 PM   #7 
  - Someone should challenge her in the primary in 2012  ih8thegop   Sep-30-06 08:20 PM   #8 
  - I'm sorry livvy...but it's really (for me as a mom) getting much more  MrsGrumpy   Oct-01-06 06:02 PM   #12 
  - I understand MrsGrumpy, and I don't like it either.  livvy   Oct-02-06 06:23 AM   #13 
     - Hi livvy!  MrsGrumpy   Oct-02-06 07:07 AM   #14 
  - Already selling out.  lettre de cachet   Oct-02-06 10:51 AM   #15 
  - Yes. Here's the problem with not voting for her out of protest:  Strawman   Oct-02-06 01:21 PM   #16 
  - It's not about that for me... for me, it's about torture.  MrsGrumpy   Oct-02-06 03:53 PM   #18 
  - I certainly understand and respect your position  Strawman   Oct-02-06 04:49 PM   #21 
  - Very well spoken, strawman  SharonRB   Oct-02-06 04:15 PM   #20 
  - I am voting my conscience  skipos   Oct-02-06 02:34 PM   #17 
  - I agree with you, skipos  SharonRB   Oct-02-06 04:14 PM   #19 
  - I wasn't going to continue pushing this....  last1standing   Oct-02-06 08:17 PM   #22 
  - Yep.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-06 10:24 AM   #23 
  - I want a democratic majority  lwfern   Oct-03-06 09:47 PM   #24 
  - I was disappointed in Bouchard, also, for going negative this week  noonwitch   Oct-04-06 09:19 AM   #25 
 

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