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  •  Give her time, I think she realizes that its going (8+ / 0-)

    to take time for her to start building coalitions.

    I think like Franken she will surprise us at how good of a politician she is.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:20:04 AM PST

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    •  I hope she gets a good local structure in place (7+ / 0-)

      In my experience, Kerry's office is good at ignoring people with issues with the federal government.

      They don't do retail.

      If she could set up a system to offer traditional advocacy services for constituents, she would have all the bases covered.

      I hope she's on it.

      •  That was one thing I love about my rep now senator (2+ / 0-)
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        I don't agree with the guy on a lot of stuff, but Joe Donnelly's office was always open and always staffed with people who would listen and advocate.

        A coworker of mine got into trouble when the IRS was wrongly taxing his Navy retirement. He tried to clear the matter himself but got no where. I told him to go down to Donnelly's office to ask for help. He actually got to sit down with Joe and explain what was going on.

        Five days later he got a letter from the IRS stating that the matter was cleared.

        So yeah, I don't eye to eye with him sometimes but he's a damn fine representative for his constituents.

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:35:28 AM PST

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    •  Franken is a good politician? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      •  I get bored and watch CSpan a lot (4+ / 0-)
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        When he talks he's got a sharp wit and is pretty good at turning arguments on their heads.

        He also wrote a key provision in financial reform that will go into effect next year, assuming the SEC study confirms the conflict of interest is a issue.

        Which thanks to a Dem living on Penn Ave is most likely a good chance.

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:07:35 AM PST

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