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  •  Is it? (1+ / 0-)
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    skibum59

    Establishment Republicans are just about down-the-line extremists now. At least a Paulist may vote against civil liberties violations and unnecessary wars now and then.

    Do you think they'd vote substantially differently on debt ceiling extensions and appointments?

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    by MichaelNY on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 11:52:49 AM PDT

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    •  I take your points. (1+ / 0-)
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      Just hard to take Cruz, period.

      Not a stellar choice, but one I fortunately haven't had to make.  

      Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 03:27:16 PM PDT

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      •  My question is sincere, though (0+ / 0-)

        If there's any evidence Dewhurst would be likely to vote differently on debt ceiling extensions or appointments, that would make a real difference.

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        by MichaelNY on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 03:30:30 PM PDT

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        •  Who's to say (0+ / 0-)

          Obama has been different than what I thought he would be
          As the old saying goes--DC is a cesspool until you get elected and then it's a hot tub

          If anyone survives-this will be known as the Ostrich Era

          by FOYI on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 03:52:32 PM PDT

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          •  We're not talking about Obama here (0+ / 0-)

            We're talking about two Republicans. If there's any difference between a Paulist and an establishment Republican that could be of any benefit to Democrats (or, I'd argue, the country), it would be on the debt ceiling and possibly (though that's increasingly unlikely) on some appointments.

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            by MichaelNY on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:10:05 PM PDT

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            •  Well Dewhurst is more moderate (1+ / 0-)
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              than Cruz--but that's not saying much
              My point wasn't to make it about Obama--just the general idea that politicians don't govern the way they campaign--so again who's to say how either of them would vote

              If anyone survives-this will be known as the Ostrich Era

              by FOYI on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:15:58 PM PDT

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              •  sadly (2+ / 0-)
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                i think dewhurst is just bought enough to stay saner-than-some, and that's the best we get from the opposition party these days.

                Is this an election or a buyout?

                by papa monzano on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 05:21:10 PM PDT

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                •  agreed (1+ / 0-)
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                  maybe fighting the tea party element will split and then bring down the whole lot--one can dream

                  If anyone survives-this will be known as the Ostrich Era

                  by FOYI on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 05:31:41 PM PDT

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                  •  Wed AM Dallas Morning News: (1+ / 0-)
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                    they're calling Cruz a teabagger, not a Paulist.  Can someone erudite explain the diff., and tell me why Cruz is one and not the other?  I think I know, but I've also thought he was teabag, not "Lib"(-ertarian).

                    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

                    by tom 47 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 06:19:23 AM PDT

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