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  •  of course you can criticize them (none)
    Of the three who consistently voted against ordinary folks, one has credit cards as his home state industry (Carper), and one is both very worried about his reelection fight next year in a red state (Nebraska) and pretty far to the right for a Dem anyway (Nelson). Credit cards are also Biden's  home state industry. I have no idea what Tim Johnson's problem is, but I hope South Dakotans write him angry letters.

    Note that as far as I can tell all these folks with the semi-exception of Nelson have been on our side in other fights; Johnson has stood up against Social Security phase-out, and Carper may be in the process of doing so. If you write these three and tell them that they screwed up, don't pretend they're Zell Miller or call them not really Dems; do tell them they blew it on this one. (If you write Carper, remind him to protect social security.)

    •  update: Johnson has home-state issues too (none)
      Apparently Tim Johnson's SD depends on credit-card companies to provide jobs and capital too: he's voting for his home-state industry just as Carper is. Still icky, but more understandable. (See DHinMI's post downthread.)
      •  Disagreement from me... (none)
        ..Understandable? Reprehensible. It's like saying, "well, I know Monsanto has poured poison into the drinking water and killed thousands of people, but they come from our home state and employ a lot of local folks so we'll give them a pass."

        These senators are officially, as far as i'm concerned, Republicans.

      •  so what is the problem here? (none)
        lets define the problem.  if industry is the problem and lobbing for that industry is the problem then HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE! now if these demos are in riding the repbu horse to the death and they will surley fall on their own sword eventually.  no one can be 2 faced all the time and get by with it with the voters, can they?
    •  true true (none)
      but whats the issue with ALL the Repubs voting for it ? They all got an EXCUSE ? assholes.

      Let the Democratic Reformation Begin

      by Pounder on Sun Mar 06, 2005 at 07:06:20 AM PST

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