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  •  W was a governor, and was a disaster. (0+ / 0-)

    Reagan was a governor.  He was a disaster.
    Carter was a governor.  And yet another disaster.

    The very premise of your opening paragraph/quote is such bullshit, that I didn't bother with the rest.

    Oh, and that shot at Obama for voting "present"?  That's a false (should I say, "lie"?) meme from the 2008 primaries. Voting "present" isn't a way to avoid taking a stand on an issue (simply abstaining from voting would be the way to do that).  In the Illinois senate, voting present is a way of voting NO.  That's what it means, it counts as NO (so the YES votes need to overcome both the NO and Present votes combined in order for a bill to pass).  But it allows the senator to raise the issue again with his/her desired proposed alterations.  It also allows for numerous other legislative strategies and manueverings that I forget, but were much discussed when that false meme was pushed by Hillary in 2008.  This diary is such hogwash.

    •  You can disagree with the diary (0+ / 0-)

      The opening paragraph was from another writer. But you're wrong about the voting present. Read here http://www.nytimes.com/....

      That's why Westin said SOME of the present votes he took was to avoid staking out possibly unpopular positions. You have to read closely Tony Situ before calling something bullshit.

      Moreover, I noticed how you didn't engage MY points. You chose to attach your complaints to Westin's quote.

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