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  •  Armando say she's vote for cloture (4.00)
    That as definitive as you can get. I.e. she will not only NOT support a filibuster by taking her part in keeping up the endless floor speeches and debate, but when cloture is called for, she will vote for it. Not sure if she's also said if she'll vote for the nuclear option.

    If she does that too, she's no longer a part of the Democratic party and might as well move in with Zell Miller or get her own talk show on Fox.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

    by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 06:07:04 PM PST

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    •  I could just slap her (4.00)
      GOD SAVE US FROM DINOS!

      I hope she gets eaten by a gator.

    •  she is beholden to (none)
      commitments she needs from other senators regarding new orleans - tit for tat, that simple
      •  AS IF (4.00)
        they're going to follow through with these committments once they get their man on the court! She's an idiot for turning to the other side for help when she should be sticking with her own. And if the "help" she's looking for is contrary to Dem policies (e.g. oil industry tax writeoffs or deregulation), then she's doubly a traitor.

        "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

        by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 06:36:38 PM PST

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        •  unfortunately you (none)
          are being rational - dem senators are not rational, they act like naive school children.
          •  Actually, they are being rational, if shamefully (none)
            Maybe it is in Landrieu's case--she really does strike me as a dope. But most of them are just making calculations that in some ways do make sense, even though in many ways they don't.

            It's a variation on the old "prisoner's dilemma" problem. When it's your ass on the line vs. your buddy's, you tend to look out for number one. And given Dems tendency to look out for themselves in recent years, it's no wonder.

            The pressure and/or motivation to unite is going to have to come from outside the party leadership. I.e. from people like US. As long as they think they can get away with this crap and not be held accountable for it, they're going to keep on selling out.

            Shameful, but perfectly rational.

            "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

            by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 06:57:44 PM PST

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            •  2008 (none)
              She'll be up for election in 2008.  Hold her accountable.  Smile and wave while she sinks.

              "I want a world where the Democrats will put somebody up there worth voting for." --- Lt. Frank Drebin, Police Squad.

              by asskicking annie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 10:13:29 PM PST

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              •  And I'll throw her a copy of the constitution (none)
                as a life preserver to boot.

                "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

                by kovie on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 11:44:50 PM PST

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      •  They've already said (none)
        they're shooting down the Baker bill (the NOLA buyback recovery plan) - how many times does she need to get kicked in the teeth before she realizes that playing nice with Repugs gets you nothing?

        -8.25,-8.36 The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

        by sidnora on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 07:56:04 PM PST

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