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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #91)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:55 PM

103. So any senator is as good as any other?

How does not choosing one of the thirty to be our nominee in 2020 have anything to do with not winning the House or Senate in 2018?

One expression I don't like is "time to move on". That's what people who have done bad things want everyone to do. You learn nothing and you teach nothing by just moving on. These senators screwed up. They screwed the party. And they aided the republicans. You don't move on from that. You examine it. You let the ones who messed up know that we are watching and that they have best learn something from their dumbassery. Otherwise, it will happen again and again.

Another reason not to just move on, is to make sure that people remember those who either piled on for a quick headline at the expense of the party or for chance to remove a possible rival for advancement. We need to remember who those people are and not nominate them to lead our party. They are not leaders. They need a leader.

And no. Al didn't choose to resign. He was told to do so by most of his colleagues. You tell me what you think the working conditions would be in the Senate Democratic caucus with a battle between Al and them? Al did the thing for the party that needed to be done once Gillibrand et al. fell for the stupid republican trick. He knew they weren't going to do the right thing. They weren't going to admit to being used. So he ate it for the party.

No. Resigning wasn't his choice. It was just the only option that let the Senate Democratic caucus not spend months feeding on each other. He's the only hero in this stupid debacle.

So. Each state with one of the politically inept senators can keep them. That's their choice and a better one that letting a republican weasel have a shot. But we don't need that kind of gullible person as our nominee in 2020.

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