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    This is stupid.  and you know what, if this is the type of discourse I can expect from our supposed base, why dont we just put in a tape of "Mr Smith goes to Washington" and cry in our jammies cause not all our candidates are perfect.  COME ON! Howard Dean had a 100% rating from the NRA... some of us supported him without bitchin.  John Edwards wrote the patriot act, and all but 1 senator supported it. We hope he wins if he gets the nod, yeah?  John Kerry supported the war, but thats ok cause we need to beat Bush. Get your heads out of your asses people.  She needs to win, shes an easy pickup, but if we litmus test ourselves to death we'll have how many people left?  No one running for president, maybe 15 house members and 1 senator from Wisconsin left?  D > R and that means we help her. Thats a Rule.  

    "You know what my 2 year old Granddaughter says, she says John Kerry is the Real Deal" ~ Jeanne Shaheen "Yeah, and then she poops in her pants" ~ Jon Stewart

    by Matt in Wisconi on Thu Feb 26, 2004 at 03:40:28 AM PST

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    •  None of those items (none)
      was a Constitutional amendment.  Some things are too important to let slide. Surely you'd be deeply offended if the Amendment targeted everyone who ate beercheese Soup and drank Yuengling's?

      "No one who has ever worn a cheesehead may ever marry.  Who has ever worn a cheesehead and gotten married under the laws of any state is no longer married. No one who has ever worn a cheesehead has the following rights: A, B, C."

      The FMA is as precisely as absurd.  Anyone who seriously supports amending the Constitution to say this deserves no support.  It's simply beyond the pale.

      Of course, it's more insidious than that, because while the Beercheese Soup Amendment would never pass, gays enjoy far less support nationwide than people from Wisconsin do.  Granted, it's an outside chance.  Still, which is worse: playing petty politics with our most important document when there are other ways to make the same insinuations, or seriously advocating a foolish amendment to our most important document to near-permanently codify discrimination of a minority?

      In the end, neither of those actions should be advocated by a "Democrat," and I don't give a good God Damn who their constituents are.

      Is that a ring in your nose, or are you just watching TV?

      by Gooch on Thu Feb 26, 2004 at 12:32:30 PM PST

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      •  Uh.... (none)
        Yuengling is a beer brewed in Pennsylvania. It's not available here in the Midwest. Now if you had said Point beer, I'm sure it would bother my fellow poster to the north.

        "I'm here to represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party." - Howard Dean

        by Flakcatcher on Thu Feb 26, 2004 at 04:57:48 PM PST

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