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  •  Why is it "whininess"? (2+ / 0-)
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    Debby, Churchill

    I think "ironic" is a better word for a Republican complaining about advantages held by the wealthy.

    •  more self-preservation (1+ / 0-)
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      annieli

      He is now thinking about his contest against Lieberman in 2012 -- and the hopes that by patiently waiting his turn he will gain favor with party officials.

      But he couldn't come out and say that he cares more about what a few party insiders think than what the constituents of CT think.  So he turned to "money" which only helps his populace cred next time around.

      The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' MT 25:40

      by Ed G on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:26:27 AM PDT

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      •  he's also showing party loyalty for 2012 reasons (0+ / 0-)

        because solidarity will allow the indecisive middle to think that McMahon will consolidate the Fairfield $ and the 'bagger reactionaries who are really hurting with higher gasoline/energy prices, foreclosures, and general fear.

        "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

        by annieli on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:56:46 AM PDT

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      •  By 2012, Simmons will be a (0+ / 0-)

        former has-been.

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