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  •  Wouldn't that be something??? (none)
    •  If Reid told em to toe the line? (none)
      He's done it before...

      I think he can if he really makes it the priority.

      And I think he should...

      U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1999 it was 1:475.

      by Lode Runner on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 02:13:25 PM PST

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      •  He's one tough cookie (none)
        A politically mixed bag, and I disagree with his abortion views, but he's got some steel in his spine (perhaps he can model proper behavior for some of our more wayward Senators). I hate to say it, but while I'm sorry Daschle lost his seat, I'm glad Reid is Minority Leader right now; I'd hate to think where we'd be if TD was still in that position.
        •  yes. (none)
          i personally disagree with much of what reid stands for and is. i personally don't like him on the issues often... abortion... didn't he vote for the bankruptcy bill?

          i don't like his macho, kick-ass, cowboy, bootstraps, mindset. i think such people aren't socratic enough...

          but that's the kind of thing the dems need right now. i think you need a hitler to defeat a hitler...

          we need unity in order to take on the conservatives... we need to goosestep at times.

          and scalito is one of those times. because it really will lock in a corporatocracy in america for 50 years... and prosecuting bush/cheney for their war crimes would probably be impossible... and that just can't happen. we can't let that happen this time. this isn't iran/contra. this is bigger than watergate and iran/contra put together... what bush/cheney have done.

          i think reid will vote no on scalito... i just hope he puts the thumbscrews on everyone else this time, cause this is do or die... and i think it should tell us liberals what the democrats' role is in maintining the status quo. how far will the mainstream of the democratic party go to protect the corporate status quo... and bush?

          they haven't used their fillibuster yet... and meiers was a gimmee... the conservatives knocked her out.

          the strategy needs to be to keep o'conner in as long as possible... cause bush is just going to put up psycho canidates... as i suspect he'll need them to save his ass in his own criminal trial.

          if we are in fact going to find out how guilty bush is and what should be done about it... o'conner needs to remain where she is.

          bush will not appoint anyone he can't puppet via scalia and roberts, anything less would be his own suicide.

          U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1999 it was 1:475.

          by Lode Runner on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 03:01:16 PM PST

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          •  If we lose (none)
            my fantasies are that Dems will be in power when the opportunity comes to appoint 2-3 justices; and that the relatively young Roberts (he's just reaching the age where men become human </menopausal snark>) will moderate his views somewhat in the next 10-15 years.

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