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  •  If the Senate is the "House of Lords" (3+ / 0-)
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    Juan Pablo, wishingwell, Larsstephens

    That has nothing to do with districts, and redistricting can't change it.

    This is likely to [...] end in despotism; when the people shall become so corrupt as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other ~B Franklin

    by Korry on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 09:36:25 AM PST

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    •  Good point, but (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      the House is considerably more partisan than the Senate.  And parties working together in the House would put a heck of a lot of pressure on the Senators to do the same.  

      Democracy depends on informed activism.

      by Juan Pablo on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 09:52:51 AM PST

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      •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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        You think so?  You honestly believe that bi-partisan cooperation would happen, under any circumstances, with a Democrat in the White House?

        You must be very young.....

        This is likely to [...] end in despotism; when the people shall become so corrupt as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other ~B Franklin

        by Korry on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 09:58:41 AM PST

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        •  Didn't it happen w/ (0+ / 0-)

          Civil rights, medicare and social security?  And the FDIC?  And Glass-Steagall?

          Those were all monumental reforms.  I haven't looked at the voting records for each of those, but I believe Democrats where in the White House for all or most of these, and I belive a lot of Repubs voted for them.

          Democracy depends on informed activism.

          by Juan Pablo on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 10:02:08 AM PST

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