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  •  BUT you are a curmudgeon!! <snark> (none)
    As you must know, there are very strong feelings on this site about giving up on the dems.  People have been told to leave the site.

    Whatever one's view on that, I don't continually see the same fictionalizing spinning.  Maybe you could give some examples??



    -5.75; -7.44

    by JPete on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 03:06:49 PM PST

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    •  Here's your fucking spin, pal (none)
      Right here, on today's frontpage (27 January 2006)

      Reality Check
      by kos
      Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 12:30:15 AM FWT
      As many of you freak out at the Democrats, you need to keep some things in mind.

      We only have 44 Democrats. 44. Jeffords was a Republican and remains one of the two most conservative member of our caucus. We lose Nebraska's Ben Nelson more often than we get him because of local political factors. So we're down to 43.

      Ahh, you're thinking, we can say "fuck Ford and Casey", right? Absolutely not. Those guys, even if they might vote for an Alito, would vote for Harry Reid as majority leader, and the Dems would control the chamber's committees. And we all know how much mischief the governing party could make in committee. We saw dozens of Clinton's judicial nominees held hostage in committee for nearly his entire term in office.

      So be pissed. But realize that things won't change until we can grow our Senate caucus. To the electoral victors go the spoils, and it's time we stop their looting of America. And that'll happen when our congressional Dems get some reinforcements. Let's work to make that happen.

      •  Now I'll stand back (none)
        While another of the self-anointed "Kos loyalty enforcers" tries to spin Kos' spin.

        You can "spin" all you want--I guess that's what you do ona Merry Go Round that takes you back to exactly where you started.

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