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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:15 PM
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Oh, So Now they're "Kings of the hill"? I call bullshit
http://www.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/12/27/zelizer.new.kings...


I don't even want to comment. They don't deserve me typing their names on my computer.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:17 PM
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1. This is just disgusting.
I want my party back.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:20 PM
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2. Me Too (nt)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:54 PM
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7. We actually had people up here whining
because Mark Begich didn't hold out for goodies like Ben Nelson did. That's the "Ted Stevens was my Senator" mentality for you.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:21 PM
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3. Extortionists
would be a better title.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:21 PM
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4. I think you're missing the point
They are four senators who are powerful by virtue of the fact they are necessary for a supermajority vote to end cloture in a partisan standoff. In that respect the op-ed is true.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:21 PM
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5. I'd Unrec This Myself If I Could (nt)
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 06:34 PM
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6. Why do these Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse hate America so much? nt
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 07:43 PM
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8. they get paid well for hating americans
they owe their allegiance to their corporate sponsors
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BbeltAtheist Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 07:52 PM
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9. Of course they are
Edited on Sun Dec-27-09 07:53 PM by BbeltAtheist
This doesn't mean it is morally right, just that realistically they are in the very center of the political spectrum of American politics right now.

I can't stand that these "blue dogs" hold so much power, but I do believe we shouldn't be in denial about it.
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-28-09 09:52 AM
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11. Well I guess the progressives in the House will just have to change that.
If obstructing is the only thing that gets WH respect...
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-28-09 09:50 AM
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10. Someone posted earlier that this is why progressives in the House
need to demand changes in the Senate HCR bill or threaten to vote against it--and mean it. I thought the poster might be exaggerating. Now I don't.
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