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Casandra Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:35 PM
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Pick the fight!
Much like our own lives where we always hope to be able to 'pick our fight', this is a similar circumstance. This time though, it's in the political arena. If we spread too thin on too many fights, we are weakened in 'all'.

This guy 'Roberts' (I dread to say) in my opinion, will virtually sail through this nomination process. He'll be confirmed ...and while this is going on, the 'sleeze' in the WH continues.

I'd prefer to center my efforts on fighting the 'sleeze' and corruption in the WH, namely Rove..and whomever else is involved. Perhaps if we can remove the 'head' of the snake, the rest will follow. Just my opinion
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 PM
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1. The repubs did not get where they are today by only fighting
when they knew they could win.

If, as they say, 'you win some, you lose some', that is predicated on those that you fight. If you win half the fights that you fight, you're at 50%. But if you choose not to fight half the time, that takes you down to 25%, which is about where that strategy has left us for the past few years.

We not only can fight every fight; we must fight every fight. Every concession is an automatic loss. Even when you know you can't win, you fight, just to let them know that you're still there, that you can give them a bloody nose.
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Casandra Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:53 PM
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3. No lockstep here
I do not mean to infer in any way, that we fall into lockstep on this nomination. I oppose this guy COMPLETELY! ...and I will voice that opinion to whomever I can get to listen. What I'm saying here is that there are so many things going on right under our noses, and happening so fast,it's hard to keep track of which fight to fight. Yes, I fight them all too. I fly my flag upside down; have done so since 2000. My car, my house...everything but my forehead is covered with anti*. I'm an out front person, everyone I know will tell you.

I'm just choking from all this sleeze. I had only suggested we keep a stronger focus on the one that is beginning to draw blood! Rove!!

Looks like the Repu-thugs will be helping us out on Roberts now. Just don't lose focus that we are in a 'war' here...and it's life or death for this country.
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:48 PM
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2. Do what you want, but I'm waiting to hear about his skeletons
He surely has a few and some might be tied to fraud in the 2000 elections or Iraq War.

Instead of seeing him as a separate fight, look hard to see if he is connected to the other fights already in progress. I'm not saying he *is* connected, but might as well look hard. We'd be stupid not to look hard for that.

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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:58 PM
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4. Roberts was confirmed for the DC court -
- in 2003. I would think that any skeleton's would need to have occurred between 2003 and now. Prior skeleton's would have come to light during the 2003 confirmation process.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:12 PM
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6. yeah right
that's like saying that any skeletons in the closet of someone running for President would have already come out when they won election to their state legislature.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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5. Why give a vulnerable political enemy a free pass?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM by Strawman
Or are we the only ones with a finite amount of political capital whereas theirs is unlimited? Why doesn't forcing them to fight here too spread them even thinner? Why isn't it better to have them on the defensive in two battles instead of only one?
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