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  •  He's still a reliably liberal Dem (1+ / 0-)
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    Other than this one affront, he's a good Dem and it would be a mistake to challenge him.  This is probably his last term, and a non-divided Dem party would probably retain this seat.  

    I'm usually a fan of primaries- I just think, disappointing as this is, he's allowed a misstep.

    Bush will be impeached.

    by jgkojak on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 12:52:45 PM PDT

    •  Not quite that reliably (5+ / 0-)

      The FISA votes used up his misstep allocation for the year.

      Posting a diary on the nomination? Pay your McCain Tax!

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 12:59:50 PM PDT

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    •  Where I came from, the term (1+ / 0-)
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      reliable meant something. It didn't mean "some of the time" or "most of the time." When it comes to important issues, reliable meant "every time" -- hence the term.

      When preservation of the "old boy's club" by supporting a right-wing zealot takes precedence over the benefit of the people you serve, you no longer deserve to represent them.

      This is no less a traitorous act to the party than Joe Lieberman's disgusting display as he publicly kisses John McCain's ass every change he gets. Somebody's gotta pay the piper.

      McCain: "I think that clearly my fortunes have a lot to do with what's happening in Iraq" ... Buh-bye!

      by RevJoe on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 01:28:34 PM PDT

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