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    I'm not saying that this isn't a Democratic initiative.  That much is clear.  As for the GOP being heartless, I don't think they give a flying fuck what GOP governor's think.  If the governor of Minnesota can turn down a tax on gasoline to repair bridges after one falls into the Mississippi due to neglect, I'm pretty much convinced that the heartlessness is systemic.  

    What I'm saying is that the GOP could easily score some points for vulnerable candidates by supporting the bill and by looking defiant to the threat of a WH veto.  The blame and anger gets shifted to the WH and it doesn't much matter anyway because Bush isn't running, so what does he care if the country screams its head off about it?  The GOP reps and senators made a symbolic gesture of support that they can wave around next year even if they fail to override a veto.  There are enough senators in Dixie and reps in resistant red areas to kill it for them and those seats are pretty safe.

    -3.63, -4.46 "Choose something like a star to stay your mind on- and be staid"

    by goldberry on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 10:04:21 AM PDT

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    •  an individual GOP memener could do that (0+ / 0-)

      but there are fewer and fewer who play the game like Chris Shays in CT-04, who votes on bills like this to look moderate, but usually not when it counts.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 10:14:38 AM PDT

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