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  •  It's all about the caucus (1+ / 0-)
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    If things are really bad for the Dems this Fall and their margin in the Senate comes down to just one or two votes, you are going to want Lincoln in there if for no other reason that the majority gets to decide the rules of the Senate and the committee assignments for the next two years. Even if she fucks the Dems over on policy votes, her vote on the organizing resolution would still be valuable.

    But, again, this is all a hypothetical. The more likely scenario is that (1) Dems will maintain a 54-56 majority and (2) Lincoln will lose. So, given that, what possible sense does it make to support her?

    •  Insurance on that 50 + Biden (0+ / 0-)

      And the occasional mercy vote.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 11:18:50 AM PDT

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    •  The possible reason is 'every seat is sacred!' (1+ / 0-)
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      (Monty Python nod).  Okay, not SACRED, but every seat counts!  There is no seat that is so irrelevent that it may cast it aside.

      •  I don't vote in Arkansas… (0+ / 0-)

        …and I'm not sending Blanche a check. I'm not sure I'd even take her money if it were offered to me.

        Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone:

        by DemSign on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 12:48:15 PM PDT

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      •  What happened to the 50-state strategy? (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't think labor groups, Markos or people who loathe Lincoln should actively support her, phone bank, etc.

        But I think actually voting for the Green Party candidate in November would be self defeating, unless she's really trailing by 20 points in all the polls.  

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