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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:45 PM
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Could Pelosi have lost more seats by leaving impeachment ON the table?
Because if her idea was to placate the right-wing and calm them down, guess what?
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:50 PM
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1. Well, I count 12 seats that we won by 3 points or less.
So there's your answer. How many would we have gained?
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:55 PM
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2. That was her first and her worst mistake!
I truly believe if, for the last 2 years, we'd had congressional hearings about the war crimes and torture purported by Bush/Cheney, we'd have GAINED more seats! The American people only pay attention to something that's in the news; and if every Democratic candidate could refer to their opponents as being the party of war and torture, the message would've been totally different. Instead, Pelosi cut a backroom deal with someone, and the Corporate Money men won the day. Yay for them, sucks for us.

For that reason alone, I almost don't care that she lost her fucking job. Plenty of people in this country lost theirs too--I'd rather save my sympathy for them!
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:57 PM
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3. No, she gave up incredible leverage and constantly gave in again and again and again.
She was a catastrophic disappointment as Speaker.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:58 PM
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4. I don't know...
Impeachment was never realistic and I think that's partly why she took it off the table. The other reason I think she took it off was because the house couldn't have gotten much accomplished with that going on.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:59 PM
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5. It's the ECONOMY STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 02:04 PM
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6. We would have had better karma! Bush was a murderer, criminal against humanity.
Most of the world no longer respects us.
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