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    Danish Brethren

    Gabby is good news, in spite of her vote.  She is a woman of courage, as some of us in her district already knew before the shooting.  Now it seems everybody knows it.

    When shit happens, you get fertilized.

    by ramara on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 10:06:09 AM PDT

    •  Well it was the 11th hour (2+ / 0-)
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      ramara, Maverick80229

      and last chance to avert default or a Constitutional crisis which the Repugs also would have liked. It's a shitty deal but there was no alternative than to go with it. Even still I was amazed to see that entitlements had been taken out of reach of the Teahadists and that the triggers will upset the GOP more than anyone when Defense cuts and Pharma cuts screw with their donor base.

      Given the circumstances she did the right thing and put her health and recovery on the line to protect her constituents.

      Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).

      by Danish Brethren on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:07:29 AM PDT

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      •  Her appearance (1+ / 0-)
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        Oh Mary Oh

        puzzled me.  Was her vote even necessary?  In the past, Congressmen were wheeled in to vote because their vote meant the difference between the bill passing or failing.  I don't think this was such a situation.

        I admire her courage and dedication, but her sudden appearance gave the media a reason not to have to talk about the bad points in the bill.

        If she had come back to vote on a bill that would have just raised the debt ceiling and save the economy, and her vote was absolutely necessary, then okay -- but her being there seemed contrived.

        I wish her well!  I am glad she is recovering!!

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          ramara, Oh Mary Oh

          there was a good deal of speculation that the bill might nor get enough votes from liberal Dems or Conservative Republicans to pass the House. Gabby, according to DNC Head and personal friend, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said that Gabby really thought it could be that close that her vote mattered and could be the deciding one.

          If one is absent from the floor then you missed your chance to vote. So it is written.

          Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).

          by Danish Brethren on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 04:28:05 PM PDT

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