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12:11 PM on 05/19/2010
You just know Blanche is on the phone right now, hoing out to the highest bidder. The old strumpet! Another Hag for Jeebus...
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mizerello
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12:09 PM on 05/19/2010
I know the arguments people like Rahm give for supporting Blue Dog Democrats who are really simply more moderate Republicans but I simply disagree. I'd rather lose control of the Senate at this point than continue to elect Democrats in name only. They obviously provide the Democratic party with control of congress which means nothing when the Blue Dogs vote with Republicans on almost every important issue. And, since my party has caved into every right wing manipulation of parliamentary rule, frankly, I've reached the point that I see very little difference between the two parties. I'm tired of the weak, "my friend on the right" approach. It hasn't worked. I can't respect someone like Lincoln who bases every vote on how it might affect her re-election efforts.
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tsull82751
03:12 PM on 05/19/2010
Yes sir. You are absolutely correct. If we are not going to have Democrats with the courage to lead; Democrats capable of voting for true chance...Id rather lose the Senate as well. Democrats like Lincoln have done nothing but cripple true change. She is not capable of moving the country forward because she is tied to tightly to too many corporate interests. She must go.
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armyof14USA
Blind Trust and Loyalty are lethal combo.
12:24 AM on 05/20/2010
You can see through these democrats the way I do, I am sick of them playing partisan game when other guys laugh at them and play hardball even when they are in the minority.
Allen Grayson, FL is my kind of democrats.
12:05 PM on 05/19/2010
The only reason lincoln is still in it is because she voted against the healthcare bill. Crist won in pennsylvania because he said he would have voted for the healthcare bill. This does not bode well for the real elections in november.
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DRock067
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12:13 PM on 05/19/2010
you mean Sestak. Charlie Crist is running for senator in Florida as an independent.
12:22 PM on 05/19/2010
I meant critz, sorry.
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dnegri
12:29 PM on 05/19/2010
But Critz also said he wouldn't vote to repeal it. This might be the Blue Dogs refrain.
12:34 PM on 05/19/2010
Do you think the healthcare bill will be more popular in november or less popular? The point I was making is that he ran way to the right.
12:05 PM on 05/19/2010
she has to go....
12:00 PM on 05/19/2010
Democrats must be progressive or we'll throw those bums out along with all the GOP bums.
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HeavyHitter
Blind faith is no virtue when you can see
11:52 AM on 05/19/2010
Oops. Arkansas, not Nebraska.
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woody7
Always a Dem, but..............
12:31 PM on 05/19/2010
Nebraska is next
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HeavyHitter
Blind faith is no virtue when you can see
11:51 AM on 05/19/2010
The wicked witch may not be dead, but she's on life support. Kudos to Nebraska voters. Halter will make a fine Senator.
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middleoftheroad
12:02 PM on 05/19/2010
wow, sounds like a purge...I though that only happened with the Republicans! Outside astro-turf/special interests hmmmm.
12:08 PM on 05/19/2010
Glenn Beck couldn't have "hmmm-ed" that ridiculous comparison any better than you just did.
12:16 PM on 05/19/2010
Wait til you see our Night of the Long Knives, lol!
12:37 PM on 05/19/2010
AFL/CIO alrerady won. They showed the blue dogs they can inflict a cost on them in the primary and are willing to do it. It should make those that stay much more amenable to towing the party line.
11:49 AM on 05/19/2010
Now don't get me wrong, I'm for her. But there's a hostile mood in Arkansas in reference to the Bush-created gap in Medicare coverage ie the "donut hole," the immediate elimination of which was papered over in Obama's health-care reform bill which she supported. Lincoln also supported Bush's $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Barring the highly unlikely event that Lincoln's opponent will be found in bed with either a dead woman or a live man, she will lose the runoff by as large a margin as Paul won in Kentucky. Sterling Greenwood/Aspen Free Press
12:00 PM on 05/19/2010
Why the hell, then, would you be "for her"? She is a calculating, contemptible corporate sellout and has never uttered a sincere word in her life. Thinking she would do better in the primary, she was even about to back off her desperately phony attempt to look like she supported derivatives reform.

(See http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/05/19/lincoln_derivatives_runoff/index.html 0
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Arrech
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12:31 PM on 05/19/2010
Dodd seems to be a real creep, too.
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mizerello
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12:12 PM on 05/19/2010
Lincoln did not support the health care reform bill. I'll give her credit for voting for cloture and allowing it to go forward for a vote. But she voted against it in the end. And, frankly, it was people like Lincoln who allowed the bill to become so watered down and full of Republican nonsense by their continued fear of supporting real reform. She and her other Blue Dog compatriots put up road blocks through the entire process. Yeah, in the end, she came thru by allowing the bill out of the purgatory of filibuster h3ll. But that's it.
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idisVA
11:36 AM on 05/19/2010
Take her out.
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armyof14USA
Blind Trust and Loyalty are lethal combo.
12:07 AM on 05/20/2010
Lets donate to Halter to take her out.
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pittsburghunionguy
11:33 AM on 05/19/2010
It's really too bad the AFL-CIO didn't take the same smart approach in Pennsylvania that they took in Arkansas. Instead they endorsed Arlen Specter who last year, before he switched parties, helped kill EFCA by declaring his opposition to card check (which he'd supported in the past.) Instead of punishing Specter for this treachery, the AFL threw its lot in with him -- and they now stand next to him in the loser's circle.

Fortunately most Pennsylvania Democrats (and I suspect most Pa. union members) showed a lot more sense in yesterday's election than their so-called leaders.
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mizerello
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12:16 PM on 05/19/2010
Yeah, I wonder how the Democratic party establishment is feeling today? I hope they take note of the real message of yesterday's many primary results. The conventional wisdom in Democratic circles, at least among our many pundits and political elites, is that we can only win by governing right of center. In today's environment, they had better take a second look. Americans on both sides want people who stand for something other than getting re-elected. That's why we voted for Obama. I didn't vote for him because I wanted someone who was going to give into the right at every turn. Bipartisanship works only when both sides are involved. It was obvious from the start of his administration that the Republicans didn't want to play. The same goes for the congress. I'm tired of Blue Dogs and DLC Dems. They are nothing more than fence sitters--they view every issue with re-election in mind. The DNC would be well advised to heed the message their base has sent.
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11:31 AM on 05/19/2010
They have every right to be angry with Lincoln and I do hope Halter wins this runoff.