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  •  Let's say for the moment that Webb wins, (3+ / 0-)
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    DelRPCV, da5idfox, heineken1717

    and we're in that 51-49 position.  Do you think the Republicans will not offer him the world to go with them?

    On the other hand, if I understand the '08 numbers correctly, we stand to pick up quite a few more seats then, so maybe Joe would simply forestall the inevitable back-benching he deserves whether he stays with us or goes with them.  He might decide the near term future is with us, and be ever so slightly contrite if we pushed him hard enough.

    •  Make Joe prove his virtue (3+ / 0-)
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      HeavyJ, Rupert, Mr Met

      Offer him what you would if had been the dem candidate, but if he gives in to repub offers, let him go and get very public that he is dishonest and misled his constituents.

      9/11 was a Faith-Based Initiative - Bill Maher

      by glazeone on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 05:09:26 PM PST

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    •  I don't know if they will or not (3+ / 0-)
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      DelRPCV, Rupert, Mr Met

      if you were joe, wouldn't you want to make something work out with the dems? The reason being that it's clear the repubs are intellectually bankrupt and defeated. Be part of the action with the dems. All dem leadership has to do is engineer a face-saving scenario for all involved and joe will lap it up.

      in the grand scheme of things, (fixing iraq, reinstituting the constitution, saving gov't) Joe is merely a pimple. If dem leadership fucks it up, Joe could become a knife in the back. Just sayin that if you can get the outcome you want, dealing with the pimple is worth it.

      All extremists are irrational and should be exposed

      by SeanF on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 05:13:26 PM PST

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    •  What can they offer him? (0+ / 0-)

      Really?

      •  Committe assignments that he wants (0+ / 0-)

        Chairmanships probally so he can pontificate and they have to deal with him to get something important done.

        the overwhelming lust of the Republicans to keep control of Capitol Hill no matter what it costs the United States of America in blood and treasure...

        by Osiris on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:53:19 PM PST

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