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  •  And, I believe (4+ / 0-)
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    every one of them a protest vote because they didn't think the spending cuts were deep enough.

    Santorum 2012: When Satan isn't enough to scare the crap out of you.

    by Philpm on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:47:08 PM PDT

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    •  Well, definitely with a few of them. (2+ / 0-)
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      Not so sure about some. Jones has a record of not being a complete nutcase on economic issues, Rehberg just wants to avoid giving Tester more ad material, Gibson is running in a moderate district and probably realises just how politically toxic this is and Platts never struck me as the type to complain about a bill not being conservative enough (he's like Jones in the sense he is tolerable considering the district he represents.) Then again, I have no actual sources to back this up; it's just my speculation.

      British guy with a big interest in US politics; -3.50, -3.18. Overheard at CPAC: A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says "Hey Mitt".

      by General Goose on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:50:47 PM PDT

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      •  Jones you're probably correct (0+ / 0-)

        about.  Huelskamp I know for sure was a protest vote, Barton almost certainly was, and I think Duncan for sure too.

        Santorum 2012: When Satan isn't enough to scare the crap out of you.

        by Philpm on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:53:29 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, those three strike me (2+ / 0-)
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          as near-definite protest votes. Amash and Whitfield too.

          British guy with a big interest in US politics; -3.50, -3.18. Overheard at CPAC: A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says "Hey Mitt".

          by General Goose on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:55:19 PM PDT

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