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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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  -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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