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  •  not defending anyone or anything but (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, expatjourno

    the thinking is that they will need those blue dog votes because they may have no Repub votes---and so they don't want the bdogs attacked and risk the chance that these sensitive souls will have their feelings hurt and back off entirely.  or something.

    •  If their feelings are so fragile, then they have (2+ / 0-)
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      jct, jayskew

      no business in politics at all, much less Congress.

    •  That "thinking" (2+ / 0-)
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      gsbadj, jct

      isn't credible.

      The blue dogs will perform the same arithmetic as any other elected officials. Hurt feelings won't come into it.

      If Rahm thinks that we need to pretend not to notice when the blue dogs soil the carpet - the carpet stains will get worse.

      •  Especially on this issue (0+ / 0-)

        There has been enough political capital expended on this that it really will be a huge defeat if Obama and the Dems can't deliver some significant changes.

        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

        by gsbadj on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:49:15 PM PDT

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    •  I get it (2+ / 0-)
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      expatjourno, chipoliwog

      ... but my impression is that Rahm isn't guaranteeing that those Blue Dogs are going to be there for a public option.  And so far, they've not come out for it.

      And until they do, we shouldn't be quiet.

      It would be one thing if they were on board with the idea of a public option and were just trying to figure how to pay for it.  But so far they're not.

      "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

      by gsbadj on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:47:15 PM PDT

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