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  •  well.. (5+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap, mrsgoo, Steveningen, jayden, llywrch

    that and she's either toast in 2018, or the winds will have shifted back purple in Missouri.  If the GOP hadn't gone full teahadist at the last second, she would never have kept the seat.  So she knows that as is she is out next cycle.  So why not Do The Right Thing?  

    Besides, the voting republic can't remember 6 years in the past anyway.

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:49:32 PM PDT

    •  2014 is going to be so interesting. We gotta get D (7+ / 0-)

      voters out. The R voters will be foaming at the mouth. Well, like they always are.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:04:36 PM PDT

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    •  I think this will eventually no longer be partisan (1+ / 0-)
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      I've been kind of blown away at the speed at which America has moved on this issue; I think eventually on the far right will get worked up by this.

      She seems to be a survivor - I won't predict whether or not she'll run in '18 but I surely don't think she'd foreclose her opportunity to run.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 11:40:47 PM PDT

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      •  I think it's a matter of perception (0+ / 0-)

        I'm straight, but I'd have to say I've been more relieved that progress has been made (finally), on this issue than I've been "blown away" by the speed of our movement.

        People who are routinely denied rights I would take for granted may view the momentum to have built pretty slowly.

        I think you're right that the far right will over react, as they so often do. That's a nice bonus.

        I have gotten somewhat used to having the public agree with us on most of the issues, but reward the R's because of "the strength of their convictions."

        Since we've paid a political price, over the years, for being ahead of the curve I guess I'm not too eager to accept post-partisan acceptance of just doing the right thing.

        It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 03:03:47 AM PDT

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