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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 06:56 PM
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58. They are called "Blue Dogs" and we are supposed to hate them.
Which is too bad, I wish those Blue Dogs were back in Congress instead of the Teabaggers that replaced them.

I'd rather have someone that votes with me 80% of the time vs someone that votes with me 0% of the time.
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  -A good man died today. And, he was a Republican. stevedeshazer  Aug-07-11 10:16 PM   #0 
  - All Republicans pre-Reagan would be considered moderate by today's standards  wtmusic   Aug-07-11 10:17 PM   #1 
  - Almost  Jim Warren   Aug-07-11 10:20 PM   #6 
  - Nixon would have been destroyed for even contemplating the idea of an EPA  wtmusic   Aug-07-11 10:23 PM   #9 
     - True, but Nixon didn't believe in the idea. The EPA was politically popular so he ran with it.  Kennah   Aug-07-11 10:50 PM   #14 
     - He didn't believe in an idea he came up with?  wtmusic   Aug-07-11 10:58 PM   #16 
        - Oh jeepers. A professor of wikipeida.  tabasco   Aug-09-11 07:36 PM   #62 
           - Oh crap. A professor of selective editing.  wtmusic   Aug-09-11 09:42 PM   #65 
              - Gullible much?  tabasco   Aug-10-11 05:08 PM   #69 
     - And slaughtered for price controls. . .  BigDemVoter   Aug-09-11 06:51 PM   #54 
  - Atilla the Hun was moderate compared to today's Roopublicons. nt  tsuki   Aug-07-11 11:14 PM   #19 
  - I grew up under Ike.  Jakes Progress   Aug-08-11 05:36 PM   #42 
  - Moderates are still just as useless as the far right. nt  Modern_Matthew   Aug-09-11 06:51 PM   #53 
  - RIP, Senator.  PDJane   Aug-07-11 10:18 PM   #2 
  - Sad to hear how republicans used to be  senseandsensibility   Aug-07-11 10:18 PM   #3 
  - I remember Mark Hatfield...  kentuck   Aug-07-11 10:18 PM   #4 
  - Yes.  stevedeshazer   Aug-07-11 10:22 PM   #7 
  - Where are have the Republicans gone whom we could also call friends  Supersedeas   Aug-09-11 09:33 AM   #48 
     - They are called "Blue Dogs" and we are supposed to hate them.  Ikonoklast   Aug-09-11 06:56 PM   #58 
  - RIP  Ohio Joe   Aug-07-11 10:19 PM   #5 
  - Mark Hatfield  montanacowboy   Aug-07-11 10:23 PM   #8 
  - I remember. He was an old time type. And Oregon is different all  roguevalley   Aug-07-11 10:24 PM   #10 
  - Right.  stevedeshazer   Aug-07-11 10:33 PM   #11 
     - Chuck Percy, Bill Scranton, Ray Shaffer, Everett Dirkson  Botany   Aug-07-11 11:20 PM   #22 
     - +1  stevedeshazer   Aug-07-11 11:28 PM   #23 
     - Sorry he should have been on my list.  Botany   Aug-07-11 11:52 PM   #25 
     - don't forget wayne morse :)  roguevalley   Aug-08-11 12:57 AM   #28 
     - Jacob Javitz...  Dennis Donovan   Aug-08-11 05:43 AM   #32 
        - Elihu Root  Rhiannon12866   Aug-08-11 06:05 AM   #34 
           - He was an early proponent of US entry in WW1...  Dennis Donovan   Aug-08-11 05:30 PM   #41 
              - I knew that he was buddies with TR, but you're right...  Rhiannon12866   Aug-08-11 05:38 PM   #44 
     - ah, Tom McCall. He's been gone too long. :(  roguevalley   Aug-08-11 12:58 AM   #29 
  - I used to know Republicans  handmade34   Aug-07-11 10:39 PM   #12 
  - I remember him  trackfan   Aug-07-11 10:46 PM   #13 
  - There was a broader national consensus on decency k*r  autorank   Aug-07-11 10:57 PM   #15 
  - Exactly right.  stevedeshazer   Aug-07-11 11:07 PM   #18 
     - Thinking back to civil rights and Senator Dirksen...  autorank   Aug-07-11 11:14 PM   #20 
        - Everett Dirksen was a reasonable guy.  stevedeshazer   Aug-07-11 11:19 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, he was one of the good ones  AnnieBW   Aug-07-11 10:59 PM   #17 
  - R.I.P. Senator Hatfield......a good man, indeed.  nevergiveup   Aug-07-11 11:29 PM   #24 
  - Compared to the rethugs we have today - almost all of those old  jwirr   Aug-08-11 12:47 AM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-08-11 12:52 AM   #27 
  - yup, he was a good guy  renate   Aug-08-11 03:03 AM   #30 
  - R-I-P Senator Hatfield  Raine   Aug-08-11 03:21 AM   #31 
  - Things were so different then. n/t  Mimosa   Aug-08-11 05:47 AM   #33 
  - "A good man died today. And, he was a Republican."  Leftist Agitator   Aug-08-11 10:47 AM   #35 
  - How old are you?  Armstead   Aug-08-11 10:47 AM   #36 
  - "How old are you?"  Leftist Agitator   Aug-08-11 01:37 PM   #40 
     - Just tell us you have no conscienceness before 1980.  Jakes Progress   Aug-08-11 05:40 PM   #45 
     - Well, you spelled conscience wrong...  Leftist Agitator   Aug-09-11 09:22 AM   #46 
     - Not used to the internet yet?  Jakes Progress   Aug-09-11 06:48 PM   #52 
        - I agree, Jakes. Internet pedantry is characteristic of the very young and inexperienced  anneboleyn   Aug-09-11 08:07 PM   #64 
        - "LIfe didn't begin with reagan."  Leftist Agitator   Aug-10-11 10:58 AM   #67 
           - If you fling shit, don't be so touchy about the side spray.  Jakes Progress   Aug-10-11 11:30 AM   #68 
     - FWIW, it didn't "start with Reagan"  Xithras   Aug-09-11 07:03 PM   #60 
        - FWIW, I didn't say that.  Jakes Progress   Aug-09-11 09:48 PM   #66 
     - "The continent of Europe is so wide, mein herr." I think matters are a bit more complex...  anneboleyn   Aug-09-11 07:58 PM   #63 
  - He would be considered a far left Democrat these days  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-08-11 10:52 AM   #37 
  - I feel sorry for you.  WilliamPitt   Aug-09-11 06:57 PM   #59 
  - RIP Senator Hatfield  kanda   Aug-08-11 11:12 AM   #38 
  - He was a republican back when republicans weren't controlled by the religious right  LynneSin   Aug-08-11 11:13 AM   #39 
  - Amen!  BackToThe60s   Aug-08-11 05:37 PM   #43 
  - RIP, Mark Hatfield  paulk   Aug-09-11 09:31 AM   #47 
  - He was also against intervention in Central America and for the environment  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-09-11 09:34 AM   #49 
  - I couldn't see praise of a democrat who passed away happening on that other forum. Could you?  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-09-11 09:36 AM   #50 
  - K&R RIP, Senator Hatfield.  femmocrat   Aug-09-11 10:01 AM   #51 
  - He was one of those "coastal Republicans," More liberal or moderate than  Liberal_Stalwart71   Aug-09-11 06:52 PM   #55 
  - Senator Santorum once impugned Senator Hatfield's patriotism on the senate floor  Jack Rabbit   Aug-09-11 06:53 PM   #56 
  - RIP. The last Republican I voted for was Lowell Weicker in 1988 when  madinmaryland   Aug-09-11 06:54 PM   #57 
  - The idea of a moderate republican...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-09-11 07:22 PM   #61 
 

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