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  •  Respectfully, I thought that they were supposed to (1+ / 0-)
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    be representing "the greater good."

    Not their own selfish interests.  

    That's exactly what's wrong with the system now.

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    hiddennplainsight

    by musiccitymollie on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:35:54 PM PDT

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    •  Part of the "sausage making" (5+ / 0-)

      If the vote in question won't affect the outcome anyway, and a vote for/against could negatively affect the 'critter, the strategy of party leadership is often to bless a vote counter to the party policy (and the broader constituency).  This is not a totally bad thing. It lets a supporter "live to fight another day" - on votes where they can make a substantive difference.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:00:55 PM PDT

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