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  •  Proud of Dianne Feinstein (0+ / 0-)

    I am proud today that my state is represented by Dianne Feinstein in the Senate. I don't agree with every stand she has taken but she has been stalwart on this issue. She has never forgotten seeing her colleagues gunned down in City Hall in San Francisco, and she has never quit trying to end the violence.

    A victory for those delusional souls who fantasize that owning an arsenal of assault weapons will keep them safer at home, or that they will one day defend Freedom from the Black Helicopters, or the Northern Aggressors, or the Vandals and Huns, or the ChiComs (as the Birchers used to say, which I guess might refer to Chicago nowadays in paranoia-land rather than China). One can only hope that their loved ones do not suffer the consequences when their delusions are punctured.

    As for those who voted to allow a civilian arms race to continue unending, in [almost] the immortal words of Charles Dickens, "I pity their ignorance and despise them."

    •  Feinstein was instrumental (2+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert, chuck utzman

      in defeating filibuster reform, was she not?

      •  As I said, proud of her today - (0+ / 0-)

        I'm proud of her stand today, not of every vote, every day. I do not approve of everything she has done, including lack of strong stands on some national security issues, lack of leadership on filibuster reform, and others. But I'm proud of her stance on this. I've gotten after her often enough on other votes, but I think she deserves credit on this one - she provided not just a vote, but passionate advocacy.

        •  Lack of Leadership?! WTF She was instrumental (0+ / 0-)

          in defeating filibuster reform. The AWB was just posturing. She knew damn well that her wonderful, brave bill, would never go anywhere while the filibuster was still in place. She's just another money grubbing politician.
          It made me ill to vote for her.

          Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

          by chuck utzman on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:44:01 PM PDT

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