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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:46 PM
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Petty Party Pedantic Pissitudinousness Prevails (re: new DNC head)
"She's taken on a big responsibility," he said. "I think she'll do a good job of it, but it's going to really strain her." (I don't like that she was appointed and I want to take a swat at her by suggesting its more work than she can handle. That oughtta show 'em, by gosh!)

Democratic aides say his concerns are unwarranted. (The Appointers weigh in to sit on the snarky smacker.)

"Jim McDermott has never served in a leadership position in Congress," a senior Democratic strategist told HuffPost. "So he really doesnt have a clue what hes talking about." (A hired gun takes a shot at the snarky smacker, suggesting he's really just a nobody. This is probably the hardest blow that was landed thus far. There can be little doubt the snarky smacker is rubbing his struck cheek over that one.)

Former Bill Clinton adviser, Donna Brazile, will fill in as interim DNC chair until Wasserman Schultz can be officially elected to the post. (Think about that: "until she can be officially elected to the post." So its a foregone conclusion, huh? Why bother with the cost of an "election" if that's the case?)(Donna Brazile. Oh for joy, for joy. :eyes: )



Full source material here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/dem-rep-on-deb...
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:50 PM
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1. Alan Grayson would have been a hoot. nt
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:03 PM
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2. "Former Bill Clinton adviser, Donna Brazile"?
I aways thought she had a higher profile as an Al Gore adviser and an Obama adviser. :eyes:

No big deal. Just wondering.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:10 PM
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3. GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!! ANYBODY BUT DONNA BRAZILE!!!!!!!!!
Milquetoast spineless weenie! She was NO help to Al Gore - played defense the whole time instead of offense, always wussing out about the critiques of him wearing earth tones and supposedly inventing the internet and "being nice."

FUCK HER FUCK HER FUCK HER FUCK HER!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's worth NOTHING!!!!!! She gave him a shit-load of bad advice. Run AWAY from Clinton and his record, Al! RUN AWAY!!! WHAT AN IDIOT!!!! She is worth LESS THAN NOTHING!!!!!! If she's in charge even for 15 nanoseconds, we're in BIG trouble!!!!
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:42 PM
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5. She seemed like a nice lady, but a bit shy in the courage and brains
departments. nt
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:51 PM
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6. Actually, she always seemed smart enough.
She was just too "center" to be really effective. She also had a nasty habit of capitulating.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:57 PM
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7. Could be correct. I based my comment on my observations that
she rarely said anything that was innovative or highly insightful. In any event, if she was in charge of Gore's campaign, she was not effective, nor was he.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:16 PM
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8. I've since seen her in a lot of panel discussions and talking-head venues and stuff on TV.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:21 PM by calimary
She is the Miss Universe of UNDERwhelm.

She might as well go onstage to the podium wearing a "Kick Me" sign, or a sandwich board saying "Hi! Wait a moment so I can lie down and then you can run all over me!"

She offered NOTHING in terms of forceful rebuttal, she was way too polite and allowed herself to be talked over and interrupted and she NEVER attempted to outshout anyone or to get the last word. And she was ALWAYS WAY WAY WAY too conciliatory, WAY too even-tempered and even-voiced, WAY too interested in caving and compromising and not making many waves and being nice and playing by the Marquis of Queensbury playbook. She was exactly the person who made sure she had a nice feather duster to take to the next knife fight, and a ping pong paddle to take to the gunfight scheduled after that. She was fucking USELESS. An absolute disgrace! And when she was faced with the barbarians at the gate, all she did was look out the window and offer - "hello there, please play nice, okay? And please stay off the grass?" (Yeah, like they'd ever take what SHE said at any face value...) Al Gore didn't have a prayer with her in command.

She's EXACTLY what we DON'T need.

bush had attack dogs running his campaign. Gore hired a piece of meat.

Our best hope as far as she's concerned is that she goes over and starts working for the Dark Side.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:12 PM
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34. I agree. nt
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:33 AM
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41. She and Alan Colmes..
.... should get married and have some really insipid kids.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:04 AM
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42. Whew - now THERE'S two of a kind.
Both mealy-mouthed and useless. Pathetic ineffective impotent jokes.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:11 PM
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55. They're keeping their powder dry.
REAL dry.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:38 PM
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12. "Nice" ANYTHING is NOT what we need at the moment.
Nice gets you some lovely tire tread marks across your face and stomach because you've allowed yourself to be run over by your enemies, instead of putting up ANY fight at all.

Nice gets you kicked off the stage with boot marks on your ass.

Nice gets you LAUGHED OFF the stage by the big wheeler dealers in the back room who hope they ALWAYS see you suiting up to do battle for the other side when the war's on.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:19 PM
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10. I totally agree with you
She infuriates me when she sidles up to the Republicans just so she can be a pundit on the TEEVEEE
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:11 PM
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4. Nice alliteration.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:18 PM
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9. Rec for the alliteration.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:19 PM
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11. I missed the memo. Are we not supposed to like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?
I like her. :shrug:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:45 PM
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14. There was no memo. This isn't about "liking" her or not.
Good lord. Not everything has to be filtered by talking sides, you know.

She got appointed. McDermott said what he said. Her people said what they said. I took direct quotes from a news story and added commentary (intended to be humorous, I might add - as was the stretched silly alliteration of the title) about the slap fight, not about the politics.

I don't much give a fuck if you like her or not. Personally, my jury is still out on her.

And you really ought to get that jerking knee looked at. It might pop ya in the jaw some time.

:shrug:

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:55 PM
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16. Okay, well, I must have missed the slap fight, then. Just looking for some background.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:10 PM by Warren DeMontague
Like I said. I like her, the fact that you feel compelled to inform me that you "don't give a fuck" about that indicates that maybe I'm not the only one with restless jerking knee syndrome.

I wasn't aware that there was some big outrage or controversy around her being appointed party chair, but then I've been paying more attention to the radiation spewing reactors in Japan than intra-party fighting at the DNC.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:59 PM
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18. You're a real saint.
Thanks for worrying.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:09 PM
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19. How did this get to be about me?
Geez. Who peed in your wheaties, Mac? :rofl:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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21. You made it about you
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:18 PM
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22. All Right!
Well that just made your thread way better, didn't it?



You can thank me, later.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:26 PM
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23. Nice 'stache
It becomes you.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:14 PM
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29. You know that song "Love Machine"?
They wrote that about me.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:59 PM
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31. That's disgusting
You must be so proud
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:36 PM
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37. We aim to please.
Or at least, we just aim.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:21 AM
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40. Potty jokes?
And you mock me?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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43. Oh, no, sir. I never mock.
Nor wear a smock. Or a frock.

Sometimes, I watch the clock.

And sit on the dock.

And I've been called something of a


poet.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:57 PM
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44. I'll bet that's not all you've been called
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:04 PM
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45. It's all part of the job
Not everyone can be such a cunning linguist.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:47 PM
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46. I'll bet you're a hit with the ladies, huh?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:49 PM
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47. Oh, yes.
Very nice.

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:38 PM
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48. Have any of them ever accused anyone you know of misogyny?
Are you as cute in a suit as Sasha Baron?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:47 PM
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49. Let's put it this way: I had a good friend in the 80s who went off to Smith for college.
It took a good 2 years of deprogramming at UC Santa Cruz before she wasn't accusing everyone with a penis of all sorts of ridiculous, overwrought shit.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:22 PM
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50. What about cute in a suit?
You cute in a suit?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:22 PM
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51. What about cute in a suit?
You cute in a suit?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:23 PM
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52. What about cute in a suit?
You cute in a suit?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:23 PM
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53. What about cute in a suit?
You cute in a suit?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:33 PM
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54. holy shit.
there's, like, totally an echo in here.


short answer? Yup.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:43 PM
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13. he meant because she's also serving as a representative
I don't think he was attacking her.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:52 PM
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15. As long as she does not spend the next 18 months designing another logo, then
I will be ok with her. From what I have seen of her, she is more similar to Howard Dean than Tim Kaine (or Terry McAuliffe, for that matter).

What is the point of this thread. Use a bunch of long "P" words?

:shrug:

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:58 PM
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17. The intent of the thread was humor
Some people get it. Some people filter it by the author. Some people filter it by assumed pro/anti Obama. Some people look for heavy meaning.

Clearly, you missed the point, too, but not the opportunity to take a shot.

Nice going. Score two for you.

:eyes:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:11 PM
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20. Wow. For someone who was trying to be funny, you sure seem to be in a crappy mood.

Here's a picture of a funny hat, to cheer you up.

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:32 PM
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24. Sorry, but I missed the humour emoticon. Maybe you should visit the lounge more often!
So what is your opinion on Ms. Wasserman-Schultz?

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:34 PM
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25. I'm not peddling that opinion, thanks.
What's yours?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:44 PM
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26. Huh? What opinion?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:00 PM
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32. Yours
Of "Ms Wasserman-Shultz"

I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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27. On policy she is part of the Kaine/McAuliffe/DLC wing
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:13 PM
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28. Ah. Which specific policies?
I'm not being snarky, it's a real question. I don't know a ton about her, I've just thought she seemed smart and together when I've seen her on tv. If it was, say, Lynn Woolsey, I would know where she stood.

What are some of the policies that DWS has been behind that you object to?
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:47 PM
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30. PATRIOT Act extension, continuing the war in Afghanistan, bank bailouts, etc.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:03 PM
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33. She seemed to be much more of a real liberal before she got into House leadership
Her district is supposedly *very* liberal. Once she was in leadership, she became considerably further to the right than she had been.

That's my impression from afar. Would you agree with that?
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:13 PM
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35. nah I think she's always been kind of DLCish, which is probably why she was picked for leadership
And, as someone else here said (I think it was EFerrari), she can frame her way out of a wet paper bag.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:35 PM
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36. Here's what I've got for her, after a minute or so of digging:
http://www.ontheissues.org/FL/Debbie_Wasserman_Schultz....

examples:

  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)

  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)

  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)

  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)

  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant.

  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)



    Honestly, the worst thing about her that I can see is that she's rated -10 by NORML, "indicating a hard on drugs stance". But given the across-the-board cowardice of our party on the long-overdue topic of marijuana legalization, I'm hardly surprised.

    Overall, she doesn't sound that bad. Of course, I don't see support for TARP as any kind of line in the sand for progressivism. YMMV. :shrug:
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    FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:49 PM
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    38. She voted for the PATRIOT Act/FISA's extensions
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-36

    She just doesn't support making it "permanent"....just "temporary" permanent.
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    Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:51 PM
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    39. Hmmm.
    Okay, probably not a total deal-breaker for me, but I get your objection.
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