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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-24-09 10:03 AM
Response to Reply #72
74. imagination is the only way that's going to happen.
dlc-dino bill clinton drove a stake through the heart of it when he signed the telecom act.
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  -What would happen if ONE Senator stood before his colleagues and said: bertman  Dec-22-09 12:05 AM   #0 
  - We had a senator like that.  dflprincess   Dec-22-09 12:13 AM   #1 
  - If he did, they'd have to kill him again.  Jim Sagle   Dec-22-09 12:15 AM   #2 
  - Yep. The "system" does NOT like the mavericks and those that won't toe the corporate line.  Raster   Dec-22-09 09:57 AM   #22 
     - I'm sticking this at the top because my thread will probably be un'rec'd into cyberspace.  Maraya1969   Dec-24-09 02:28 AM   #71 
  - I think Paul would have fought for a public option, and educated progressives  mzmolly   Dec-22-09 12:22 AM   #7 
  - I think Wellstone would have been a loud voice for single payer  dflprincess   Dec-22-09 12:23 AM   #8 
     - Wellstone advocated for a plan that would allow the citizenry  mzmolly   Dec-22-09 10:04 PM   #24 
        - Do you have a link for that?  dflprincess   Dec-22-09 10:59 PM   #36 
           - Sure thing dlfprincess.  mzmolly   Dec-22-09 11:39 PM   #42 
              - Thanks for the link  dflprincess   Dec-23-09 12:11 AM   #43 
                 - I suppose one might take it that way. That's not how I take  mzmolly   Dec-23-09 12:41 AM   #46 
                    - But will the states have a right to set up a single payer system if they want to?  dflprincess   Dec-23-09 12:57 AM   #47 
                       - I have no idea  mzmolly   Dec-23-09 09:31 AM   #49 
  - he and a couple of dozen other including my republican senator  cali   Dec-22-09 02:10 AM   #15 
  - If he had - he would have done it kicking and screaming  dflprincess   Dec-22-09 11:11 AM   #23 
  - Didn't 22 Senators vote against the IWR?  Telly Savalas   Dec-22-09 10:50 PM   #30 
  - Yes but Wellstone was the only one up for reelection that year who did so. n/t  dflprincess   Dec-22-09 10:54 PM   #34 
     - But he voted for DOMA  karynnj   Dec-22-09 11:27 PM   #41 
     - Yes he did and he got an earful about it  dflprincess   Dec-23-09 12:30 AM   #44 
     - so what? talk about parsing. hero worship to exclusion of reality is not a good thing  cali   Dec-23-09 10:05 AM   #53 
     - Durbin was up for reelection also.  Telly Savalas   Dec-23-09 10:20 PM   #62 
        - I stand corrected  dflprincess   Dec-23-09 10:35 PM   #63 
  - It cost him more than his seat, it cost him his life.  Odin2005   Dec-22-09 10:53 PM   #33 
  - That is so true.  autorank   Dec-24-09 01:04 AM   #65 
  - Nothing, except tearing up the party and throwing the next election to the Rethugs.  pnwmom   Dec-22-09 12:16 AM   #3 
  - passing this legislation is going to throw the next selection to the repugs.  dysfunctional press   Dec-22-09 08:28 AM   #19 
  - +1  Thickasabrick   Dec-22-09 10:07 PM   #25 
  - as long as left ignores the 1000 radio stations doesn't matter what dems or obama do  certainot   Dec-23-09 12:35 AM   #45 
     - "picketing those limbaugh megastations and boycotting their local sponsors..."  dysfunctional press   Dec-23-09 09:13 AM   #48 
        - disagree, the last 20 years disaster is exactly because left has ignored them  certainot   Dec-23-09 09:48 AM   #51 
           - Excellent points, certainot. Thanks for elaborating on that. I never listen to those radio  bertman   Dec-23-09 10:05 AM   #54 
           - much of the left relies on TV , fox, as reference, or reads, but by then  certainot   Dec-23-09 10:26 AM   #55 
           - "10 of us could have gone to the local limbaugh station and gotten a lot more."  dysfunctional press   Dec-23-09 11:25 AM   #56 
           - advertising on a stations acting like pul reveres in reverse and headlining racist liars  certainot   Dec-23-09 08:10 PM   #60 
              - "pul reveres in reverse"...??? (i have NO idea what that is)  dysfunctional press   Dec-24-09 12:42 AM   #64 
                 - you're talking about the ad agencies not the business owners themselves  certainot   Dec-24-09 02:08 AM   #69 
                 - that's just not what happens here in the big city in the real world these days.  dysfunctional press   Dec-24-09 10:00 AM   #73 
                 - oh yeah- PAUL REVERE in reverse  certainot   Dec-24-09 08:37 AM   #72 
                    - imagination is the only way that's going to happen.  dysfunctional press   Dec-24-09 10:03 AM   #74 
                       - more importantly before that reagan killed the fairness doctrine  certainot   Dec-24-09 10:19 AM   #75 
                          - clinton wasn't 'pushed' into doing anything.  dysfunctional press   Dec-24-09 10:32 AM   #76 
                             - some are led by the hand and some are pushed  certainot   Dec-24-09 11:15 AM   #77 
           - I'm not willing to listen until a commercial happens, but if a clearinghouse was  pundaint   Dec-24-09 01:08 AM   #67 
              - some are spreading to both sides but i don't know what the proportionality is  certainot   Dec-24-09 01:53 AM   #68 
              - PS a clearinghouse is a good idea  certainot   Dec-24-09 02:13 AM   #70 
              - that is a very good idea...  winyanstaz   Dec-24-09 11:22 PM   #78 
  - It is passing this bill that could throw the country to the Repukes n/t  eridani   Dec-22-09 10:35 PM   #26 
  - I'd first want this imaginary Senator to go to the president, tell him of his/her intentions so  BP2   Dec-22-09 12:18 AM   #4 
  - is that a joke? i mean, really, is it a joke?  salguine   Dec-22-09 10:50 PM   #29 
  - A huge portion of the American people would applaud & he/she would have enough smalll donations  debbierlus   Dec-22-09 12:19 AM   #5 
  - He or she would be a hero in my eyes.  texanwitch   Dec-22-09 12:24 AM   #9 
  - I was hoping we had one.  texanwitch   Dec-22-09 12:21 AM   #6 
  - They do appear to lack even a basic sense of empathy or compassion, money has that effect on some  Dragonfli   Dec-22-09 01:00 AM   #12 
     - They got theirs, to hell to everybody else.  texanwitch   Dec-22-09 01:18 AM   #14 
  - If that were to happen I would be able to hope again.  Dragonfli   Dec-22-09 12:49 AM   #10 
  - funny, I thought Senators were supposed to vote what their constituants want  TorchTheWitch   Dec-22-09 12:58 AM   #11 
  - To get 60! (that still do nothing for us)  Dragonfli   Dec-22-09 01:05 AM   #13 
  - Won't happen.  newlib   Dec-22-09 04:59 AM   #16 
  - It wouldn't hurt Bernie Sanders one bit.  Vinca   Dec-22-09 06:58 AM   #17 
  - I have to agree that Paul Wellstone would likely have been that Senator. My contention here  bertman   Dec-22-09 08:22 AM   #18 
  - I doubt very, very much that Wellstone would have blocked this legislation  cali   Dec-22-09 08:38 AM   #21 
  - My apologies for using the generic "his colleagues" when "his or her" would have been better.  bertman   Dec-22-09 08:32 AM   #20 
  - Well there was Roland Burris and Bernie Sanders but they were bought too.  Shagbark Hickory   Dec-22-09 10:37 PM   #27 
  - And it has never been more apparent  Abq_Sarah   Dec-22-09 10:52 PM   #31 
  - absolute bullshit. and sadly simple minded bullshit at that.  cali   Dec-23-09 11:34 AM   #58 
  - Well there was Roland Burris and Bernie Sanders but they were bought too.  Shagbark Hickory   Dec-22-09 10:37 PM   #28 
  - Here you go!  billh58   Dec-22-09 10:53 PM   #32 
  - I said vote against the party line on this issue--not change parties. Given that this guy  bertman   Dec-22-09 11:24 PM   #40 
     - DLC "Blue Dogs"  billh58   Dec-23-09 10:03 AM   #52 
  - They would probably die in a mysterious small plane crash.  FLAprogressive   Dec-22-09 10:55 PM   #35 
  - If, say, Bernie were to vote against cloture  salib   Dec-22-09 11:03 PM   #37 
  - Nice post.  madfloridian   Dec-22-09 11:07 PM   #38 
  - We have a Congressman or two trying to do just that.....too bad the Senate are such cowards.  winyanstaz   Dec-22-09 11:11 PM   #39 
  - Oh, if only...  RetroLounge   Dec-23-09 09:36 AM   #50 
  - And I'm going to win the lottery tomorrow!  AllyCat   Dec-23-09 11:31 AM   #57 
  - I'm pretty sure there are a number of Senators who would like deliver it, but like the  bertman   Dec-23-09 02:19 PM   #59 
  - kick. And that 635 million could have/should have gone for health care  nightrain   Dec-23-09 09:07 PM   #61 
  - Find speech. k*r Answer: You would get seriously f'ed up  autorank   Dec-24-09 01:07 AM   #66 
 

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