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  •  Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good! (1+ / 0-)
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    Sophie Amrain

    This bill is much better than the status quo and deserves our support.

    •  If you are straight. (3+ / 0-)
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      CajunBoyLgb, stevemb, coloradorob

      If altar boys could get pregnant, contraception would be a sacrament.

      by tiponeill on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:46:47 PM PDT

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    •  but not the support of LGBT voters, right? (2+ / 0-)
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      CajunBoyLgb, stevemb

      If the Senate Democrats had adopted the Pat Buchanan amendment -

      "America would be better off if we allowed more white-skinned immigrants, so this law will favor white-skinned immigrants and not allow many non-white-skinned immigrants." -

       I assume voters who do not consider themselves "white skinned" would not support the bill and would want it to die, or at least would do nothing to help OFA, the DSCC, or the DCCC to pass the bill.

      Same logic applies to LGBT Democratic voters.

      One doesn't have to be LGBT to see the logic that since this bill treats them like second class people, they will not support passage of this bill, they will not do anything to help pass this bill (no emails, calls, letters to the editor, when pollsters call - won't tell the pollster the bill is a good bill), and that many of them will not meekly remain silent and will instead call or email their Reps and Sens to ask that the bill be killed.

      Surely you can see the logic of that course for LGBT Democrats based upon the actions and inactions of Senate Democrats and President Obama.

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