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  •  OK. I think you're losing the big picture here. (1+ / 0-)
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    v2aggie2

    Whatever your view of him, he did a great thing here that means a lot to lot of people.

    You need not appreciate him but at least you can refrain from pissing on him and give the credit where due ?

    Between birthers, deathers and mouth-breathers, the gop has got 'teh crazy' and 'teh stoopid' covered.

    by amk for obama on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 07:45:53 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not disagreeing. (4+ / 0-)
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      zett, v2aggie2, ravenwind, deha

      He did a good thing...and deserves to be praised for it.  

      But most people reading this diary are (judging by your poll) concluding "And we need the effing dems in power."

      I don't know where you live.

      I live in Oklahoma.

      The majority of Democrats in the state legislature voted for these measures. They will almost certainly vote to override Henry's veto. And their votes will make the difference (The Republicans don't have veto proof majorities. In the Senate it's only 26-22.)

      So we will be stuck with these laws (until the courts strike them down) thanks to the Democrats working with Republicans to take away women's rights.

      Unfortunately, voting for Democrats in this state does not protect civil liberties.

      Praise Henry for his vetoes all you want. He deserves the praise.

      But these vetoes don't change the nature of Oklahoma Democratic politics or of Brad Henry himself.

      And that's the "big picture."

      Obama's National Security Policy: Bush With A Smile

      by GreenSooner on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 07:51:16 AM PDT

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      •  Well, with a dem governor, at least we got a (2+ / 0-)
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        v2aggie2, juturna

        veto on a POS bill. Imagine the scenario under a rethug gov.

        That's the reason people here voted "for effing dems in power".

        And that's big picture.

        Between birthers, deathers and mouth-breathers, the gop has got 'teh crazy' and 'teh stoopid' covered.

        by amk for obama on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 07:56:11 AM PDT

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        •  I also don't disagree with that Henry... (3+ / 0-)

          ...is better than the GOP alternative.

          You may notice that I put a link upthread to the website of Drew Edmondson, our state attorney general who's one of the two Democrats running to replace Henry.  I think things will get much worse if we get a Republican Governor this fall.

          Living in Oklahoma for over a decade, one gets very well versed in the politics of lesser evilism. But just because Oklahoma Democrats are frequently odious doesn't mean it's not important to elect them. Because the alternative is much worse.

          I voted for the second option in your poll, fwiw.  It seems to me to be the only defensible answer.

          Obama's National Security Policy: Bush With A Smile

          by GreenSooner on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 08:03:03 AM PDT

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          •  Yes, I saw that a better dem option & liked it. (0+ / 0-)

            Electing better dems should always be the goal. Hopefully we will get there sooner than later.

            And thanks for your poll choice. I hope the options were fair. :)

            Between birthers, deathers and mouth-breathers, the gop has got 'teh crazy' and 'teh stoopid' covered.

            by amk for obama on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 08:07:33 AM PDT

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