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  •  Jim Cooper needs to wake up and smell the coffee (13+ / 0-)

    That mealy-mouthed sucker has been embarrassing this state long enough. Tennessee has two solidly progressive districts and it seems to me that we can get them both filled by 2012 (we've already got progressive Steve Cohen in TN-09).

    (-5.88, -6.46) Democracy is what happens between elections.

    by autoegocrat on Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 06:20:45 AM PDT

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    •  So why has Obama had Cooper on his team... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...since before the election, in fact, if my memory is correct, throughout his candidacy?

      HR 676 - Health care reform we can believe in - national single-payer NOW.

      by kck on Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 06:31:19 AM PDT

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      •  To co-opt his ass and give a chance to repent? (5+ / 0-)
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        Lawdog, Xan, Greg in TN, kck, Randall Sherman

        Hell, I don't know what Obama's thinking these days. I just know that Jim Cooper needs to be voted off of Democratic Island.

        (-5.88, -6.46) Democracy is what happens between elections.

        by autoegocrat on Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 06:48:02 AM PDT

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        •  When you're a candidate, you welcome supporters (0+ / 0-)

          Cooper has a hate on for Hillary - that's why he supported Obama.  He's mad b/c Hillary wouldn't let him write the health care bill, and I suppose now he's mad at Obama for the same reason.

          In many ways, Cooper is one of us.  He's very smart and is a big policy wonk, but he's always using the 15 Republican voters in Wilson County as an excuse for the things he does.  And the 500,000+ in Davidson County are starting to get pissed.

          We asked him once about the war when we were supporting Dean, and he actually said Dems couldn't say anything b/c our hands weren't clean b/c Johnson lied us into Vietnam.  Like that's a good reason to make the same colossal mistake twice.

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