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  •  To hell with Warren I'm more impressed by (9+ / 0-)

    Murray's standing against this. Hell, we jokingly refer to her as "the Senator from Boeing" around here. If she's against the sanctions that should be the headline because you can bet your last campaign dollar she talked to the folks at Boeing before coming out against it publicly.

    There are lies, damn lies, and statistics but they all pale in comparison to conservative talking points.

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:27:23 PM PST

    •  They're a good team to come out against this (10+ / 0-)

         Patty Murray is a big one, not just because of the MIC connection, but because she's in a position of leadership among Senate Democrats.
         Elizabeth Warren is even bigger (IMHO) because of her high profile, and the fact that she's already got a huge following after only a year in the Senate.
          Senator Murray is big behind the scenes, but Senator Warren is the one whose pronouncements get big-time Media attention.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:34:17 PM PST

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      •  Which is bullshit that I'm sick of, frankly. (0+ / 0-)

        It seems that if one is from MA, PA, NY, or NJ, then they get all the national publicity.  

        And look what it leads to: a medium-sized population state like MA has provided three presidential nominees in modern presidential politics, starting with Dukakis in '88.  Then Kerry, then Romney.  Why?  Because it's a northeast state, that's why.  And I don't think it's a coincidence that they all lost.  MA isn't representative of the nation.  Maybe no state is, but MA isn't any more representative than other states such that it should provide three candidates in recent years.  And now we're pushing for yet ANOTHER nominee from that same state (I refer to Warren)?  What is this, a joke?  

        CA is like 5 times bigger than MA.  States like WA are about the same size as MA.  Yet MA gets three nominees (and progressives are pushing for four!) in recent times, because MA is one of the northeast states gets all the national press.

        An NJ is one of the states that gets the national press, and that's the only reason that Chris Christie is/was frontrunnier for GOP presidential nomination.  There's no evidence that he's any better a governor than others, but because he's from NJ, he gets the national press and therefore is/was frontrunner.

        It's lame.  It's about time other regions start getting some play.
        /end rant

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