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  •  Scream that from the roof tops (4+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, wishingwell, Quicklund, Anorish

    It has NOTHING to do with qualifications for the job and everything to do with pandering to lobbyist. Be it AIPAC, the NRA, or Big Pharma.

    What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

    by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:33:12 PM PST

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    •  It has everything to do with the (2+ / 0-)
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      position and how he handles defense issues abroad.

      Sorry, I think this trumps party affiliation.

      •  We'd be better off without political parties (1+ / 0-)
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        You'd get no argument from me on that. But they're not going away. And I agree the "best person for the job" should get nominated (and confirmed). I hope the nakedly partisan tactics of the GOP will blow up in their face. I also hope people see why they use those tactics. It's not about "patriotism" or even party. It's about pandering to lobbyists and PACs.

        What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

        by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:45:55 PM PST

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