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  •  Of senators who voted against background checks (6+ / 0-)

    Sessions-AL
    Begich-AK
    Pryor-AR
    Chambliss-GA
    Risch-ID
    Roberts-KA
    McConnell-KY
    Cochran-MS
    Baucus-MT
    Johanns-NE
    Inhofe-OK
    Graham-SC
    Scott-SC
    Alexander-TN
    Cornyn-TX
    Enzi-WY

    Are ALL up for re-election.

    Baucus, Johanns and Chambliss are retiring.  Cochran may retire.

    Begich and Pryor are the only Democrats and frankly I don't think we're going to do better than either one.  Begich is more often than not a good Democrat.  For example on Chained CPI and Social Security.  

    Frankly out of that group of GOoPers prospects of defeating any of them are slim to none.  McConnell, Graham and Cornyn are our best bets and those are loooong shots.  Georgia is an interesting option in that there is a whole bunch of crazy on the GOP side.  If Broun or another nut bag gets the GOP nomination we could sneak a win here ala Akin or Mourdoch.

    Our best shot is in replacing Baucus with Schweitzer who has indicated he supports background checks.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:29:34 AM PDT

    •  Getting rid of Begich would just get us... (5+ / 0-)

      ....something worse.

      Alaska is nuts.

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:31:56 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed (3+ / 0-)

        Some of these senators will not side with us on everything.  They may even infuriate us at times.  For the most part I'm ok with that and can let one or two things slide.  I'm not about a purity test.  

        However, if they fail the Lieberman test then I have a problem.  That's when they openly bash the Democratic Party, go on FOX or run to Rush to be part of some GOP/bipartisan bullshit, actively promote a GOoPer or idea or campaign for a GOoPer.

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:48:04 AM PDT

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