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  •  Is isn't in our hands (0+ / 0-)

    It is the tea partiers who will decide the vote, if they pressure their conservative congressmen to vote it down under threat of primary then it will fail.

    •  I don't see a reason for passivity here. (1+ / 0-)
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      angelajean

      Not sure the Tea Party has enough votes on their own to prevent it. Why should we take the chance?

      Besides, I don't believe in being a passive consumer of government decisions.

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:21:56 AM PDT

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    •  I wish, I expect Nancy will have her (1+ / 0-)
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      PhilK

      count and she'll get votes from those Democrats who do not believe in the war but will vote for it if pressed.  I expect that includes most of the Minnesota delegation.   All the Democrats expect Elllison oppose it but I don't know if any of them can't be flipped if Nancy needs them.

      I mean it's not like they vote for what the people want anymore if some other agenda takes precedence.

      •  We should try, and if they go against (1+ / 0-)
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        CroneWit

        constituents' wishes, we should have a massive primary-fest next year. And don't think that an ongoing war in Syria especially with this bad economy wouldn't provide enough oomph to get hawks out.

        That's one reason it's really really important for there to be a Democratic anti-war movement. Among the pols, I mean. Otherwise, the Tea Party will once again be the only recipient of any benefit from the American people's profound dissatisfaction.

        The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:58:50 AM PDT

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    •  Since the Tea Party is unpredictable at best, (1+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLiberalinMD

      I don't see any need to rely on them working by themselves.

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