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  •  Poor Lindsey. He's got nothing going for him. (1+ / 0-)
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    renzo capetti

    Perhaps his only hope lies in the sympathy vote.
    On the other hand, he's making it really hard to ignore that extortion and hostage taking seem to be Senatorial staples, providing a road-map to what actually constitutes corruption on Capitol Hill.
    Holding the citizenry hostage to ensure one's own power is not an admirable trait. The Tea Party have figured out that Congress is corrupt. What they're not quite clear on is how that corruption works. They still think that private corporations call the shots. That it's the Capitol Hill Gang that pulls the strings hasn't quite sunk in.
    The Tea Party really needs to get better at vetting replacements.

    •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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      Kombema

      Private corporations DO call the shots. That's the problem. Where do you think the corruption is coming from?

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 03:56:20 PM PST

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      •  That's what Congress and other legislatures (0+ / 0-)

        want you to believe. Since corporations actually depend on legislative bodies for their charters and the parameters of enterprises they can engage in, it's the lawmakers who call the shots.
        Insurance companies, for example, are under the thumb of state insurance commissioners who take their marching orders from the legislature. The reason some states have refused to expand Medicaid is because leglslatures have refused to authorize the acceptance of the money and the strings it comes with. Governors may be the spokespersons for the states, but, like the federal executive, they can only spend what the legislature appropriates and approves.

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