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  •  Because he is from Nebraska. (1+ / 0-)
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    He'll be replaced in two years with a party line GOP vote.

    Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

    by Jonze on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 06:38:46 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe (1+ / 0-)
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      But until he either switches or is booted out of the caucus, he either has to be marginalized or browbeaten.

      Harry Reid hasn't been all that good at doing either, so he needs to step up his game or tell Ben to take his shit to the other side of the aisle where he can be summarily ignored.

    •  All the more reason to call him out (0+ / 0-)

      You don't appease bullies.   Now is the time to shut down other wannabes bullies.

      "Ultimately, we need to move beyond the tired debates of the left and the right, between business leaders and environmentalists" - President Obama, March 31

      by justmy2 on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 08:20:18 PM PDT

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