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  •  Or how useless the US Senate had become. (3+ / 0-)
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    I'd like to think, had they only known, Boxer and Wellstone and a few others would have stood up in 2000.

    I know in '04, before her filibuster of the '04 electoral results, Boxer cried and said she should have filibustered in 2000. Woulda coulda shoulda, though I do have some sympathy for anybody trying to fight the good fight in the garbage chute.

    There is no way for a citizen of a Republic to abdicate his responsibilities. ---Edward R. Murrow

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 02:43:51 PM PDT

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    •  It was a surprise to me that Senate Democrats (3+ / 0-)

      were such enormous enablers of the Bush agenda. THAT was a surprise. You would have thought that intelligent people like HRC would not be buffaloed by the Bush push to war.

      Or you would have thought that Senate Democrats would have blocked ultra conservative justices on the US Supreme Court, especially after 2000's horrendous decision appointing Bush president of the USA.

      But no. Senate Democrats were enablers of conservative policies over and over.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:42:22 PM PDT

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