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  •  Oldest trick in politics. (1+ / 0-)
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    On votes that don't matter, or in which your vote wouldn't make a difference anyway, the Party leadership frequently lets certain members vote against the party if they think it will help them look good to their constituents.  Brown's bi-partisanship is a carefully crafted fiction.

    His slip-up of naming Scalia as favorite supreme court justice is all you need to know about where his true allegiances lie.

    •  Some of his votes did matter (0+ / 0-)

      Without his vote, financial re-regulation wouldn't have passed at all. But your basic point is completely correct.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:49:26 PM PST

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