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The difference between

knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

Happens all the time

...Democrats already have people in office who oppose federal funding for abortions and late-term abortion rights, or who define themselves as personally opposed to abortion.

This faction includes several senators up for re-election next year and tenuously clinging to red state turf: Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.). Abandoning them when Democrats are desperately trying to retake control of the Senate would be political malpractice.

While these senators hold views that pro-choice activists deem antithetical to their objectives, their ascension paradoxically occurred in concert with the Democratic Party’s deepening commitment to abortion rights. Two of the four were elected to the Senate for the first time in 2012, when the Democratic convention was as vociferous about reproductive freedom as ever, and the platform was rewritten to explicitly support federal funding of abortions.


The four red state Democrats simply expressed their opposition to the platform and won their states anyway, defeating far more socially conservative Republicans. Meanwhile, national party officials didn’t go out of their way to spotlight their “pro-life” candidates, which would have muddled their national message and hampered the base turnout needed to re-elect Barack Obama.


And before you throw rocks at the source, check the author of the piece.


Actually it's about +3 just from this thread alone.

I know it's hard, but

don't feed the trolls.

Don't feed the troll.

"Amid Mike Flynn immunity request, Donald Trump is considering resigning"


A little over three weeks ago. Heard anything about this since?


Actually it's been +4 from this thread alone.

Yep. 1963 and 4, in first and second grade.

That's not how voting or even math works

A vote for Clinton is a vote for Clinton.

A vote for trump is a vote for trump (which is where your anger should be directed).

A vote for anyone else can best be described as "none of the above", or "not falling for it any more", or a couple of other things. But I doubt you will agree.
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