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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-02-06 06:23 AM
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13. I understand MrsGrumpy, and I don't like it either.
I think Jordan is right, and it was a purely political vote. That doesn't make it right in my book, either, but I'm not a politician, nor could I ever be if it would require me to do as she did.
Jordan is also correct, I believe, that her vote either way was a moot point. The bill was going to pass irregardless of how she voted. However, it did protect her from bashing by her opponent.
I guess, in this case, I'm willing to give her a very unhappy temporary pass, only to protect a Dem seat in the Senate. I'm looking at the situation in the long term. I want my country back, and that is not going to happen with a Republican majority in the Senate and House. I'd kick myself if I didn't vote for her, and her loss meant the difference in the Senate.
There are few, if any "perfect" Dems, and she is certainly, in my opinion, very far from fitting the description, but she is the only Dem who can fill that seat right now. If there was another alternative, I'd take it.
Whatever, your decision, you have, as always, my respect. You have to do what is right for you. :pals:
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