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  •  Well, in all fairness, (3+ / 0-)

    isn't there an element of truth to that? I was pretty unhappy about his vote on the bankruptcy bill, back in the Bush days -- which seemed largely conditioned by his reliance on campaign donations from that part of the financial sector.

    I like him, but that always struck me as something that seemed to cut against the grain of his populism. And I was no PUMA.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:59:06 AM PST

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    •  Unfortunately, the largest banking sector... (1+ / 0-)
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      in the country is located in Delaware. It's Biden's Achilles heel.

      I was pretty unhappy about his vote on the bankruptcy bill, back in the Bush days -- which seemed largely conditioned by his reliance on campaign donations from that part of the financial sector.
      But that issue doesn't define him, I don't feel. He's done some damn good work in Washington. In fact, more than most. He's worked on social issues for most of his 30-plus year career in the Senate, and has had played a significant part in nearly every piece of foreign policy legislation for that same amount of time.

      It was his vote to invade Iraq that disappointed me. But I'm sure he regrets it to this day.

      "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

      by markthshark on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:03:10 AM PST

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      •  I guess Senators face particularly damning (0+ / 0-)

        scrutiny, because every vote they've made -- no matter whether it's horse-trading for a better result on a different piece of legislation -- is help up to the light.

        Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

        by Dale on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:08:14 PM PST

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