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  •  dint answer the question (0+ / 0-)

    if repubs have majority, they control everything. if we control the majority, bush wouldn't even send wackjobs for consideration.

    but that is irrelevant to your purity test, so yes, your feelings of self-righteiousness are more important than good governance.

    thanks for that

    All extremists are irrational and should be exposed

    by SeanF on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:52:20 PM PST

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    •  And you ignored my answer (1+ / 0-)
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      If W knows he has Joe's vote in the bag (which he will most of the time no matter who Joe caucuses with), then he has 50.  However, I think it won't matter much because even with a 50-50 split, moderates like Snowe and Specter can bully the Repub side more to keep them centered.

      I don't fear a Lieberman desertion.  And yes... in this instance my feelings of self-righteiousness are more imortant.  

      Your ad could be here.

      by TheC on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 12:54:54 PM PST

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      •  joe's vote was (1+ / 0-)
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        "in the bag" primarily only for iraq.

        but i give you points for the confession in your last sentence.

        All extremists are irrational and should be exposed

        by SeanF on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 03:29:41 PM PST

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        •  Not just Iraq (0+ / 0-)

          He voted for Condi and Gonzalez.  He voted for Bush's terrible energy bill.  He voted for Bush's awful Prescription Drug plan.  He didn't vote for Scalito, but he effectively did by not supporting the fillibuster.  But even more than his votes are his spoken words to the media.  He is one of Bush's most effective propaganda tools because he provides a Democrat always happy to go in front of a camera and say "Me too!"  I don't see any of this changing regardless of who he caucuses with.  Just look at his lovey-dovey interview with Hannity yesterday.

          I understand why you would stress the practicalness of keeping him on board.  Of course I want control of the Senate.  Part of this is frustration from watching this jackass the past six months here in CT and really realizing how awful he is.  And it makes me question where I draw the line.  I don't know.

          Your ad could be here.

          by TheC on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 06:52:51 PM PST

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