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  •  Do you ever call for legislation that won't pass? (0+ / 0-)

    If so, why?

    Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

    by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:42:07 PM PDT

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    •  yes (1+ / 0-)
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      i don't, however, call for legislation to nationalize big oil, the mic, big pharma, and big ag.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:43:50 PM PDT

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      •  Let's use the analogy of single payer healthcare. (0+ / 0-)

        Basically no chance of passing at the moment, right?

        But if someone asked if you support single payer healthcare, would you say "Yes"?  Would you sign a petition calling for it?  Would you write a letter to your Senators and Representatives about it, despite whatever their positions happen to be?  Would you defend the concept of single-payer to friends and acquaintances who thought it was a bad idea?

        Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

        by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:47:53 PM PDT

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        •  single payer (2+ / 0-)
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          has a snowball's chance in hell. impeachment of the feckless five has less. that's my standard- has to have at least a snowball's chance in hell.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:55:40 PM PDT

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          •  How does one thing that Republicans will never (0+ / 0-)

            support have a greater chance than another thing that Republicans will never support?  In fact, how does a VRA fix addressing the Supreme Court ruling have any greater chance of passing?

            Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

            by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:01:19 PM PDT

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            •  politics (1+ / 0-)
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              if we don't win, we use it as a voting issue. although i'm not wasting time calling for single payer, right now. 2009 was different. guess how...

              The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

              by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:02:34 PM PDT

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              •  Do you know why 2009 was different? (0+ / 0-)

                Because in 2010 this Supreme Court issued the Citizens United ruling and negated the Democratic small-donor advantage with a flood of corporate cash.  There would have been Republican gains anyway, but certainly not on that level, and their gerrymandering that keeps them in control of the House would not have stood without this Court's prior precedents.

                Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

                by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:13:46 PM PDT

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        •  heh. (0+ / 0-)
          But if someone asked if you support single payer healthcare, would you say "Yes"?  Would you sign a petition calling for it?
          To whom would you be addressing this petition?  Certainly not to POTUS, who seems to have gone out of his way to remove that option from the table.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:02:02 PM PDT

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