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  •  Who gives a crap what the Rethugs protest? (4+ / 0-)
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    They can come out and bash gays, promote machine gun ownership, restrict the rights of single moms, and screw unions all they want. We aren't going to listen to them, and we will fight them.  They do have some discipline, though it's fracturing as we speak.  In fact, some of the "movement" conservatives are bummed that Bush hasn't thrown them more bones, and they're unhappy with Giuliani, McCain and even Mitt.  

    In my view, Berman and Harman are the worst of the SoCal Dem lot, but the Rethugs are getting ousted for taking the wrong stance; now we have to hold the Dems' feet to the fire.  Berman has been told and told and told that he needs to shift his position, and he's promised to change his stance if things didn't improve in Iraq, but he hasn't kept that promise as things have deteriorated.  

    Of course if we could get Bush and Cheney out of office immediately, we would (I have a feeling, jiacinto, that you don't favor that either, unless it happens by waving a magic wand). But the Dems who were elected and reelected on a platform of anti-Iraq war have to come through.  Just as any voters' group doesn't like it when they receive promises that aren't kept, we expect the pols we elect to come through.  That's the message.  

    We didn't elect Dems just because they have a "D" next to their names; they should stand for something.  If they don't come through, they should go out on their ears and be replaced by someone who will do what they say they'll do.

    "The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love."

    by Budlawman on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 05:06:15 PM PST

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    •  The reality (0+ / 0-)

      is that policy in Iraq will not change significantly until a new administration takes over. Secondly, even if the House and Senate tried to remove Bush and Cheney from office, the votes aren't there. Unless you can magically find 16-20 Republican Senators who will suddenly vote to remove Bush from office, I am of 99.999999% certainity that any attempts to impeach will fail miserably.

      I disgaree with defunding the war because I don't want our soldiets to go without the equipment and support that they need. Secondly, while I am for closure in the Iraq war, I don't support a massive withdrawl either. I support a withdrawal that will not leave Iraq in a complete vaccum and that is coordinated. Massively cutting off funding is a recipe for disorder.

      http://www.keen.com/jiacinto For DC related travel advice, please visit that link.

      by jiacinto on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 06:24:17 PM PST

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