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  •  good points but (0+ / 0-)

    the last part about giving them time.Patience isn't one of my strong traits eithers but we have been in the majority less than 6 months and considering the amount of time it takes to do any freaking thing between both houses we will to be a little more practical in allowing things time to get done. There are efforts to change the Patriot Act and other things that passed under the Dems. The really hard part will be passing any Bill that Bush will sign. It may take until we have a Dem Pres. before we can be successful. Hang in there, we WILL get it done.

    -8.63 -7.28 Molly Ivin : "..We want to find solutions other than killing people. Not in our name, not with our money, not with our children's blood."

    by OneCrankyDom on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 02:19:26 PM PDT

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    •  asdf (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm not so much impatient with the slowness of Congress, which rarely can do things overnight.

      I'm impatient with politicians who want to stake a "cautious" position, to wait and see whether the other side will try to paint them as terrorist-lovers. And unfortunately, some of the most timid triangulators in the Dem pack are running for President. So if anything is to get through Congress, it has to be vetted by one or all of them.

      I say that if they can't stand in front of this nation and explain why a ban on degrading and abusive treatment is fundamental to American values, then they are not a viable candidate.

      •  One of the reasons I won't vote for HRC (3+ / 0-)
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        is I don't trust her to reverse some of these new powers Bush has claimed. Never forget that Bill Clinton made use of renditions more than a time or 2.

        -8.63 -7.28 Molly Ivin : "..We want to find solutions other than killing people. Not in our name, not with our money, not with our children's blood."

        by OneCrankyDom on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 02:42:09 PM PDT

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