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  •  Why they're whining (4.00)
    They're like the kid who gets a cookie after dinner and throws a temper tantrum because mom wouldn't let him eat the whole box of them.

    Yet we are like the kids who are threatened for their lunch money, take it to the school principal, and are told that if the bully promises not to beat us up or demand it again, then this one time they can indeed have the lunch money.

    That's why this diary is flawed - Freepers are coming at this from a totally different perspective. They got part of what they wanted but won't be satisfied without total victory. Whereas we wanted to defend our rights, and were given a half-assed deal that does nothing to prevent our rights from being trampled upon again.

    I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day

    by eugene on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:50:41 PM PDT

    •  Nicely said (4.00)
      This very succinctly sums up my position too, eugene.

      We folks around here are so hungry for something to call "success" that these dry crumbs seem tasty.

      My morale is so low at this point that I'm not sure what Dems can possibly do to buck me up.  Everything that matters to me is getting steamrollered into smithereens, and I'm being told that I should be grateful because the driver didn't reverse the truck and get out and piss on the fragments.

      Great.

    •  I don't think so.... (none)
      Sounds to me like the Dems have an assurance from enough Repugs that there will not be another fight for the life of the filibuster for a long while.

      This, in itself, is a victory.

      I actually was ready for the fight.  But with the Supreme choice coming up, this really is a turn out which benefits us.

      Plus, it really does weaken Frist (in my book).  That is icing to me.

      The Moral Majority - all those Christian conservatives left on Earth AFTER the Rapture....

      by sp0t on Mon May 23, 2005 at 06:32:50 PM PDT

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    •  We do have a lot of great sound bites (none)
      to use against them for re-election. Think of the speeches that came out about this - and how stupid some of them looked. We should be making videos now showing how they are extremists. We also have a ton of amazing and inspiring sound bites from Democrat Senators. We should be creating a video to show how we are not a party of cry babies and whiners we are a party of PASSION and LOVE for our country.

      Where are the people who are taking what we DO have and running with it? Why are we only stuck with the naysayers?

    •  I disagree (none)
      I think this has done a lot more damage to the GOP than to us.

      For the Dems, we gave up 3 judges to defend our status quo.

      For the GOP, they lost their opening gambit for stacking the SCOTUS. Frist's power to control the Senate GOP is broken in a publicly humiliating manner. And he's being forced to accept a deal nearly identical with what he personally rejected weekns ago.

      And the whole time, the GOP have been absolutely slaughtered in the polls. They are being successfully tagged as power-hungry extremists.

      And now we go into debating Social Security - or the GOP drops that and we win.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton

      by jbeach on Tue May 24, 2005 at 10:14:36 AM PDT

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