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  •  Since the House probably won't take it up, (2+ / 0-)
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    auron renouille, shoeless

    I don't think anyone has done a formal count.

    More Democrats? Better Democrats? Fewer Tea Partiers? Get all three with Trevor Thomas (MI-03)!

    by ScottyUrb on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 09:58:54 AM PDT

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    •  They definitely won't take it up. (1+ / 0-)
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      Meh.  I'm not sure how I feel about being asked to support these "fake" things, not when I imagine that there are actual winnable causes somewhere to support.  Does it "keep pressure up" on them?  Feels more like misdirected energy to me.

      It's a great law, I'm sure, but I agree that no amount of pressure will get Boehner to bring it to the floor this year, not unless it suddenly became part of the RNC platform (to the sounds of fat ladies singing while pigs flew across the background).

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:07:37 AM PDT

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      •  It does help to get Republicans on record as (2+ / 0-)
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        opposing this. Republicans did the same several years ago with a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality - they knew it wasn't going to get the 2/3 majority, but they did it to put Democrats on the record as opposing something that was, at the time, popular.

        More Democrats? Better Democrats? Fewer Tea Partiers? Get all three with Trevor Thomas (MI-03)!

        by ScottyUrb on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:14:30 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah, I don't doubt that, but what I don't get - (1+ / 0-)
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          Why focus activists' on whipping Democratic votes in the Senate on something designed largely as TV commercial fodder?

          "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

          by auron renouille on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:20:01 AM PDT

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    •  House Republicans won't touch this (2+ / 0-)
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      ScottyUrb, OleHippieChick

      with a ten foot pole, lest all those Republican women discover that they are in the wrong party.

      Ann Richards on how to be a good Republican: You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.

      by shoeless on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:17:28 AM PDT

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