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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:02 PM

15. we also need to tell the state senate and state party leadership that this is unacceptable

as great as it is that most Democrats voted for this, parties have a neat trick they do called ''hold and release.''

If they need something to pass, but it would hurt some rep with their constituents, they might ''release'' the reps who need to be released once they've rounded up enough other votes.

That could also happen when they DON'T want legislation to pass, but want it to look like ''Gosh darn it, we sure TRIED,'' then they ''release'' the reps least likely to be harmed by voting against it (think Joe Lieberman and the US Senate).

This is unacceptable.

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