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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:58 AM
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For your viewing pleasure: a list of Democrats who voted against extending unemployment benefits:

John Adler (D-NJ)- still on autopilot
Brian Baird (D-WA)- willing to thumb his nose at voters since he's retiring
Melissa Bean (D-IL)- the Chamber of Commerce's go-to person inside the Democratic caucus
Marion Berry (Blue Dog-AR)
Bobby Bright (Blue Dog-AL)
Travis Childers (Blue Dog-MS)
Jim Cooper (Blue Dog-TN)
Joe Donnelly (Blue Dog-IN)
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Blue Dog-SD)
Baron Hill (Blue Dog-IN)
Frank Kratovil (Blue Dog-MD)
Betsy Markey (Blue Dog-CO)
Jim Marshall (Blue Dog-GA)
Walt Minnick (Blue Dog-ID)- only Democrat, in a manner of speaking, endorsed by both the U.S. Chamber and the Tea Party
Glenn Nye (Blue Dog-VA)- still on autopilot like Adler
Heath Shuler (Blue Dog-NC)

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2010/06/aisle-cross...

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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:01 AM
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1. I cannot stand Bean.
:thumbsdown:

:puke:
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:06 AM
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6. she's not very bright, is she?
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:41 AM
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9. Wrong thread sorry.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 11:41 AM by nc4bo
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:19 PM
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14. She answers only to her corporate masters,
and doesn't give a hoot about people like me.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:40 PM
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33. more on Melissa here:
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:52 PM
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25. Total corporatist sell-out.
She doesn't even try to hide it.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:23 AM
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71. You just aren't being PRAGMATIC enough.
:silly:
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:35 PM
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30. She's much better than Phil Crane and Don Rumsfeld
That's what we had in this district for the 30 years proceeding Melissa Bean.

While things have generally been moving in the right direction here, this is a district that broke 58% for Bush in 2004, it is a steal to have any Democrat representing us here.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:01 PM
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35. And it broke 56% for Obama in 2008.
Bean is my Congresscritter, and just because she's better than Crane doesn't mean I have to like her.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:41 PM
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43. Obviously a big favorite son effect in 2008.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:43 PM by tritsofme
Was there a district that he didn't win? I'm sure you would have to go pretty far downstate before you found one.

This was a district that was drawn in 2000 specifically to be Republican territory.

Anybody but a Bean type candidate would just be crushed in a political environment like 2010 is shaping up to be. There will be a lot of House Democrats that lose their jobs in November, but Bean has positioned herself well to keep the seat, and possibly the Democratic majority.
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Dr Morbius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:07 AM
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51. We are apparently neighbors. I too am disappointed by Ms Bean.
One hopes that in 2012 she can get challenged from the left. Recall that between now and then redistricting will take place. If anything, the district will move a bit more blue, given that Democrats control the state legislature and the national congress. It isn't likely, but it's possible, that with a slight blue shift a more left-leaning candidate could win the district.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:26 AM
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55. I, too, hope redistricting allows us to elect a Democrat to the left of Bean.
I won't hold my breath though, since ousting an incumbent is difficult. Until then, my support for Bean is lukewarm at best.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:14 AM
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65. I supported Clark in 2004 and he really, really stumped for her. Now,
I think I am glad he didn't win after seeing how horrible she has been.
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:02 AM
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2. Error in your title
You meant Republicans, right?
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:42 AM
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10. +1. I was thinking exactly the same thing. nt
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:51 AM
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13. I think it is "pragmatic liberal" now....
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:10 PM
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40. Or is it 'sensible woodchucks'?
One way to get their votes on legislation as important as this is to do to them, what apparently is done to Republicans who show a little independent streak, and apparently real progressives when they refuse to toe the line. Let them know the party will not help fund their campaigns. They are either Democrats or they are not.

This was an important bill for Democrats. Interesting how Feingold is being slammed on this board for wanting real regulation of Wall St. and we know he will get his arm twisted if they need his vote. Why do they not twist the arms of these Dinos?
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:58 PM
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28. If we can't call a DINO a DINO on DU anymore, what's the world coming to?
:shrug:
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:43 AM
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57. Dino was a dinosaur they used as a mascot for some gas stations out here decades ago.
I don't know how widespread the Dino the Dinosaur gas station franchise was, but they were in both Idaho and Wyoming, and maybe Utah, in the 60s and 70s.

Minnick from Idaho is definitely a DINO, but I don't think he will have much of a chance getting re-elected because the GOP has a guy who beat the Tea Party candidate in the primary.
Won't matter much, Minnick has voted conservative about 95% of the time.

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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:46 AM
Response to Reply #28
59. The world is coming to heel
at the reins of the owner class.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:03 AM
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3. I wish just for once
the democrats would target one of the Blue Dogs or maybe several. Get them out of the race by supporting another Democrat in the primaries. And then get that Democrat elected. Show those republicans in Democratic clothing that they are all going to go. We want Democrats in office not republicans pretending to be Democrats.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:04 AM
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4. If they vote against their parties best interest, then they might
as well be Repukes...I hope they all end up homeless and poor.
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Liberal_Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:06 AM
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5. Well, I Wouldn't Exactly Call It "Pleasure"
nt
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:13 AM
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7. Even had they all voted 'Aye', the measure would have failed. Needs 287 votes.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:56 PM
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19. Respectifully, what's your point? I hope you are not trying to defend these blue dog assholes. nm
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:16 PM
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20. Just stating a fact; that without a few Republicans you can't get to 2/3rds.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:58 PM
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21. We appreciate the lesson. But I am guessing that you inserted your lesson here because
you wish to minimize the criticism of the blue dog turncoats. That's the point I got. Sorry if I am wrong.

I guess the bottom line is, do you support the DAMN DLC and their blue dog turncoats?
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:57 PM
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27. Any statement starting with "Just saying," isn't.
:thumbsup:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:56 PM
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26. But they still could have made a STATEMENT
(and throughout the Bush administration, the Blue Dogs could have, you know, expressed objections to some of Bush's worst policies?)

This DLC excuse, "Well, it was going to pass/fail anyway," is getting real, real old. I've only been hearing it every time some "moderate" :puke: Dems have voted against ordinary people in the past 9 years.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:50 PM
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:19 PM
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37. They are complicit
By not taking even a MORAL stand, they are second only to the Republicans in blame for this mess.

If the Blue Dogs had been running the country throughout American history, they'd have said things like,

"We can't keep slavery out of the territories. We don't have the votes."

"We have to forget about women's suffrage. We don't have the votes."

"We don't have the votes to pass a Civil Rights Law or Medicare. We should just lie down and die."
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:37 PM
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:49 AM
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61. miscreant abatement program
If they get rid of enough they think you wont notice.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:59 PM
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45. ^ Woohoooo!!^
Don't you sometimes wonder 'who's we'?

People should vote for what's right. I guess some dems aren't afraid to wage war on the poor. But they will vote for war spending every time.

What's going to happen when our troops come home? Will there be jobs for them?
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:02 AM
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54. Oh, well, that makes it OK. Not. nt
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 09:05 AM by laughingliberal
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:25 AM
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8. They should allb targeted in the primaries ....by more progressive, ie REAL Democrats..
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:47 AM
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11. Meet the 5th Column.
Making sure we have a truly one-party Congress.

The Corporate Party.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:50 AM
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12. Shuler
a good Republican
:puke:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:27 PM
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15. Baird is my rep. Good riddance.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:43 PM
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23. yeah, what is up with that a-hole?????
unemployment is up over 12% in some of his counties. What a schmuck.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:48 AM
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49. What is it with Southwest Washington?
First a fine old labor Democrat like Jolene Unsoeld gets replaced by Linda Smith (the Michelle Bachman of the Pacific Northwest), then, we all sigh with relief when Brian Baird replaces Smith, only he turns out to be DLC.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:21 AM
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53. 3rd Congressional is a swing district
I live in Lewis Co., which is part of it, and it's very, very red..Other counties not so much, but a more "conservative" Democrat has a much better chance of winning here..
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:56 AM
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62. Baird lost my vote when he came out in support of "the surge" in Iraq.
And, then continued to vote to fund the FUBAR in Afghanistan.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:10 AM
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52. Baird is my rep too
but if Heck gets in there we're going to get much of the same.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:41 PM
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16. Pity List 2010
Pack your bags, fuckos.

I hear the GOP is desperate for empty suits -- they might buy your shit sandwich.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:52 PM
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17. My chosen as a "highlight" comment to the NYT editorial
"Who will fight for the Unemployed?" today~
Stop the bailouts, end the wars. We need leadership that will give a damn about the American people. Stop the so-called "War on Terror" and get back to the War on Poverty.
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lsewpershad Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:05 PM
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18. No unemployed person
should forget thse creeps next elections cycle.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:00 PM
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22. Hoo-ah!
No Massachusetts people on that list.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:44 PM
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24. Wow... no TX Dems on that list...
I'm pleasantly surprised.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:38 PM
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31. No Dan Boren either. nt
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:20 PM
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29. Yeah . No Arizonans on the list! Hah!
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:38 PM
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32. K&R remember Melissa Bean?
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 06:40 PM by amborin
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:17 PM
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36. i'm sure they had sensible reasons for voting that way...
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:37 AM
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72. These votes seem rather pragmatic too.
:hi:
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:26 PM
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38. They're not Democrats. No Democrat would ever do this to folks that are hurting. nt
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sixmile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:29 PM
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39. The blue dogs need a visit from Cesar Milan
for a little whispering.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:24 AM
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47. Or Louisville Slugger,
For batting practice.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:11 PM
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41. Heath Shuler.....QUELLE SURPRISE !!!!
Has he ever voted the right way on anything?


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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:44 PM
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44. Rat bastards. Incredibly inhumane, insane in the membrane fuckwads.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:22 AM
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46. They are not Democrats other than in name and thus need to be removed
from office.
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chriscruzan Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:32 AM
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48. Indiana was only kidding
When the state voted for President Obama. Look at THE TRAITOR, EVAN BAYH's LACKEYS on this list. I would love to vote against these punks, but alas, my Rep. is Dan Burton. What does it say about Indiana when your choice for a Rep. comes down to dousche bags like Donnelly and Hill or Dan, kill 'em all, Burton? I guess we do have one of the few Muslim Reps. (Andre Carson)
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Faith No More Donating Member (230 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:02 AM
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50. Shuler is no better than "Chainsaw Charlie" Taylor,
In fact, I think he's worse. You've really shown your true colors since we elected you Shuler, I hope you're not counting on my vote again.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:35 AM
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56. Big K & R !!!
:mad:

:kick:
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:46 AM
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58. Glenn Nye is proving to be a real moron
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 09:47 AM by Phoebe Loosinhouse
He won against a complete Bushbot in what is considered to be a Republican area. He will be running against a REAL Republican with lots of connections and dollars in his next election. He is a complete idiot for thinking he can out-Republican the Republican. His only hope would have been to act and look like a real alternative. Hope he enjoys his single term. What a freaking idiot!
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:47 AM
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60. A Vote for a Blue Dog is Better than a Stick in the Eye!
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:10 AM
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64. Better to vote for a Blue Dog than a Repub.
A Repub will get drunk and beat you every day. A Blue Dog will get drunk and beat you only on the weekend, and then you probably had it coming anyway.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:05 AM
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70. interesting analogy
But I wonder... at least you know the Republican is a bastard and can do your damnedest to get rid of them. The blue dog is an incumbant bastard and running someone against them is monstrously difficult. The White House will stand up for the Blue Dog even after he has stabbed the party and everyone that ever voted for him.

The Blue Dog will make democratic noises occasionally but seems only to get excited about cutting programs that help real people and standing up for banks and insurance companies.
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:10 AM
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63. A list of politicians who use the Democratic party.
for election purposes. We need to end the myth that we have a majority in Congress.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:27 AM
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66. Do Something: Defund the War
We could have 20 jobs paying $50,000 per year here in the United States for every soldier sent to Afghanistan.

Congress will vote tonight on another $33 billion to escalate the war in Afghanistan. This is not money to keep it going, but to escalate it. You can tell your congress member that you would prefer jobs at home by calling (202) 224-3121 and telling them that unless they vote NO you will vote against them in November.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/51941
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independentpiney Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:35 AM
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67. John Adlers been pandering hard to the NJ3 teabaggers
Not going to help him, he's going to lose to a brain damaged ex-Philadelphia Eagle in November anyway.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:42 AM
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68. Just called Betsy Markey's office.
She's an unapologetic Blue Dog.

Anyways, when I talked to her staffer, he explained that her no vote was because she wasn't happy with how yesterday's unemployment bill was paid for, but thinks that issue was addressed, and that she'd be voting for a new unemployment bill today.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:52 AM
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69. Thanks for the info -- and now they're going on July 4th recess . . !!!
Shameful --

For one reason or another I didn't get to making any phone calls on this --

Will try to send some e-mail over the weekend --

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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:49 AM
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73. Wow, can't believe my retiring Blue Dog Dennis Moore voted FOR them!
Good for him! :bounce:
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:49 PM
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74. Blue Dogs need to go the way of liberal and moderate Republicans
they are an oxymoron now and they should be pushed out as soon as possible.
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75. ..
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