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View Diary: Action (Updated): Let's Vote Out GOP Senators Who Voted No on DADT Repeal and the DREAM Act (257 comments)

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  •  wrong again (2+ / 0-)
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    optimusprime, tobendaro

    this was merely a procedural vote on allowing the debate to go forward. If the GOP could have succeeded in getting the democrats to split off the Dream Act they would still have been able to continue to try to defeat the DADT portion of the bill without Hispanic support. Plus they would have scored a big victory in their efforts to devide an important voting block from the party.

    Try to think about how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot and the GOP proposed to let the bill go forward with the Dream ACT if Reid would abandon DADT repeal. Would you have been ok with that or would you want him to stand fast on both?

    •  understand what you are saying (0+ / 0-)

      but he accomplished nothing using this route.

      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~ Mark Twain

      by VoiceFromIowa on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 05:16:33 PM PDT

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      •  he exposed the enemy (0+ / 0-)

        and he thought he had a chance of getting Collins vote. Don't fall for the cynical and hateful ploy to split democrats and pander to their base.

      •  Now the money saved can be spent on real human... (0+ / 0-)

        ...needs.

        but he accomplished nothing using this route.

        And we can bring home the troops.

        The destruction of marriage is scorched earth politics.
        They can pry the wedding rings from our cold dead fingers.

        by banach tarski paradox on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 07:25:09 AM PDT

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