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  •  That's sad to hear (3+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, lordpet8, MichaelNY

    but at the very least, I don't think Schrader would be hurt politically by endorsing marriage equality.  It wouldn't be like Barrow or Rahall supporting it.

    •  I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      ArkDem14, MichaelNY

      and this is the kind of thing he'd generally stick his neck out on, as he's generally a New Democrat, but his district is certainly not there yet.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:03:32 PM PDT

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      •  He certainly wouldn't vote (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        to raise the minimum wage, despite that being a very popular issue.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:18:06 PM PDT

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        •  I'll never understand that one (1+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY

          Even a majority of Republican voters support raising the minimum wage.  And overwhelming majority of Democrats (in the 90% range) support raising the minimum wage.  It's one of the most popular things a politician can do.  Yet the Dem caucus would probably have a bunch of defections, and the GOP would be almost unanimously against.

          Same goes for cutting social security or medicare benefits.  I bet a bunch of conservative Democrats would be on board for that even though that's absolute political suicide.

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