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  •  I would think that violations of the equal (0+ / 0-)

    protection clause could be shown to be criminal, if intent and awareness could be demonstrated, making it a DoJ matter. Also FEC, but it has no teeth and isn't likely to any time soon, especially with the DC court ruling on recess appointments. Notice how comprehensive the GOP strategy is? This has been decades in design and implementation. Why can't we be that strategic?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:41:53 AM PST

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    •  Because we have scruples? (0+ / 0-)

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:59:16 AM PST

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      •  I don't see the connection, unless this is snark (0+ / 0-)

        Having a comprehensive and effective strategy doesn't in and of itself make one unscrupulous. It makes one smart (which evil people can be, alas). The ends towards which one proceeds and the means by which one does so are what determine whether one is scrupulous or not.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:05:15 AM PST

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        •  And to get to where the Right is (0+ / 0-)

          takes a willingness to do ANYthing, right or wrong. Legal or questionable, to achieve their goals. They have no compunction about lying, about hurting people that oppose them, about ruining them politically, economically, et cetera.
          If they had any scruples at all, much of their agenda would not have been implemented.
          Just one example: The GOP-appointed Supremes. Roberts, Scalia, Alito, even Thomas, dodged, twisted and even flat out lied in their confirmation hearings. Had they been honest, and had their sponsors been honorable, none of those creeps would have been impaneled.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:48:08 AM PST

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          •  Blame Biden for that (0+ / 0-)

            Gore lost in 2000 because Biden gave up in 1991. That was the year that Dems finally lost their fight, and it all began to go downhill.

            "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

            by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:15:21 AM PST

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            •  There you go: (0+ / 0-)

              Blame a Democrat for the perfidy of the Republicans.

              If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

              by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:28:29 AM PST

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              •  He let Thomas stream through (0+ / 0-)

                and short-shifted Hill and her supporters. Bush the Elder was still riding high over his Gulf War triumph and Biden felt he had to do penance for Bork.

                When Dems stop fighting, Repubs do harm. It's a never-ending struggle.

                "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

                by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:06:13 PM PST

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                •  Yeah, the Republicans do the harm (0+ / 0-)

                  If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

                  by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:16:47 PM PST

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                  •  To the extent that we let them (0+ / 0-)

                    We elect Dems in part to protect us from Repubs.

                    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

                    by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:19:34 PM PST

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