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  •  Thank you Grassroots Mom!!! (0+ / 0-)

    A sterling effort, and informative. Like many other readers, I share their opinion that this is a positive contribution to the discourse rather than much of the polemical claptrap that has been posted of late. I admire how seriously you take your responsibility as a citizen to inform yourself (and others): you are an example to others.

    One thing, however, is that I didn't necessarily agree that some of Clinton's health bills didn't amount to much, particularly the bill relating to post-9/11 health problems (an area, unsurprisingly, where she has done a lot of work).

    What I would love to see is your work spread out in some tabular format, with columns also indicating who authored, co-sponsored etc. etc. which bills, and whether or not they passed: only then can you really cut through the spin both sides will inevitably pedal. Authoring a bill doesn't necessarily mean that when it is finally passed that it still retains the same shape or form: an amendment here, an amendment there, and soon key provisions in any legislation can become neutered - do you have, based on your research, any inkling of how those bills which passed into law resembled their original drafts?

    One final thought: does the MSM know all this stuff, too? Do they not publish such facts because:

    a) they assume the public doesn't care?

    b) they assume the public is too stoooopid?

    c) it doesn't suit their planned narratives?

    d) none of the above

    e) all of the above

    or are they simply too lazy to do this kind of in-depth research? I refuse to believe that, but usually the truth is a lot less exciting than wishful thinking.

    "You want tact? You call a tactician"

    by mierts on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 05:09:26 AM PST

    •  Good questions all. (0+ / 0-)

      I'll try to work on and get something like that posted later this week. On the other hand, you could pop over to thomas.loc.gov and check it out yourself. It ain't that hard.

      God is busy somewhere else and left Chad Vader in charge of earth.

      by Grassroots Mom on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 06:23:43 AM PST

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      •  Thank you for the tip (0+ / 0-)

        Now that you've decided to support Senator Obama, will you change your username to Grassroots Obamamama? ;)

        "You want tact? You call a tactician"

        by mierts on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 08:09:47 AM PST

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