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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-02-06 09:17 PM
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22. I wasn't going to continue pushing this....
but while I understand your logic and fully support everyone here voting their conscience, I can't vote for stabenow. The question for me is how far does a politician have to go so that voting for them would be tantamount to voting for treason. stabenow has crossed that line.

I'm sure she will vote for more things that I would approve of than Bouchard, and I'm sure she'll caucus for the Dems which, if six other seats switch, will give us a slender majority in the senate. However, by voting for stabenow I would be sending a message that I approve of and support torture. I would be telling the senate that I do not respect the Constitution or the Writ of Habeus Corpus. I honestly wouldn't be able to live with myself if I ever knowingly pulled the lever for someone who gave the okay to rape children, and that is exactly what stabenow has done. There is no hyperbole there.

Also, I think it's important to remember that John Conyers and Charles Rangel are congressmen, not senators. A Dem majority in the senate will not give them any additional leverage in the house.

Anyway, I wish everyone here the best of luck with the upcoming election and I'll be making calls and walking the beat with the rest of you. It just won't be for stabenow.
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