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  •  Good riddance. (0+ / 0-)

    Dan Boren was a right-wing Blue Dog Democrat, progressives and anyone else on the left should be glad he's leaving. Having a D next to your name is meaningless if you support right-wing causes.

    The real question here is, who will run next? If it's another Blue Dog, liberals would be foolish to blindly support them on the base of their party affiliation, go with a real progressive independent or third party choice.

    •  Well (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, Odysseus

      seeing as how this district is an R+14, I don't think we're electing a progressive here. So I'm not really glad he's leaving, all it means is we replace someone who voted against us 90% of the time (or whatever) with someone who will vote against us 100% of the time.

      21, male, Kyoto-01 (residence) RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 11:59:02 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, good luck with running a progressive here (1+ / 0-)
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      by andyroo312 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 06:03:08 AM PDT

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