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  •  Sharon Angle, Tea Party nut lost to Reid (0+ / 0-)

    A sane Republican would have beaten Harry. Likewise, Tea Party candidates have lost Republicans a bunch of other senate seats that the Republicans would have won with sane candidates.

    Dick Lugar would have won in the general election in Indiana. Tom Carper would have won Delaware.

    Dems control the Senate now because of the Tea Party.

    Yes, there is an element of black humor to most of my political commentary. I am far more cynical about politics than the majority of folks here.

    Harry Reid is playing political chess but I doubt it goes beyond the 5th dimension.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:39:27 AM PST

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    •  Why not elect a majority leader from a Blue State? (0+ / 0-)

      If a carpenter built a cabin for poets, I think the least the poets owe the carpenter is just three or four one-liners on the wall. Mike Lefevre - steelworker

      by Bob Friend on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:55:08 AM PST

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      •  The Majority Leader's position is powerless (0+ / 0-)

        Power in the Senate does not come from any of the institutional offices.  It comes from the influence a Senator has over his/her colleagues.

        That's why Joe Lieberman was in charge for so long.  His fellow Senators loved and feared him.

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:39:33 AM PST

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