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  •  the administration can't even herd the cats (0+ / 0-)

    on the Dems' signature and overwhelmingly popular issue, healthcare.  And Obama's approval is already down to 50%.

    What do you think will happen if torture prosecutions start next month?

    •  see, but I think that's exactly the problem (1+ / 0-)
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      I think Democrats are too scared to push the issue of investigations because they're worried that doing so would cause their party's numbers or the President's numbers approval numbers down.  The first concern of Congress should be doing what's right in the name of the law, not doing what they think is best based on their scope of the political winds.

      •  Actually no. They're complicit (1+ / 0-)
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        is the problem.  That's the problem.  

        Although to have the American people discover just how complicit they are/were would certainly make their approval numbers go down.

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