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  •  There's always an election coming up (1+ / 0-)
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    We're still closer to the 2012 election day than the one in 2014.  And November 2012 was when the current Congress was elected; they didn't go to work until January 2013.  They've been at 'work' a bit less than nine months if you call what they've done work.  

    I agree with putting the heat on those who stand in the way.  I'm just tired of hearing, "We can't do that now, we're too close to the next election," as an excuse.  Your title reminded me of that excuse.  

    In general, I suggest we vote against any Congresscritter who offers, "We're too close to the next election," as an excuse.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:33:15 AM PDT

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    •  The year 2014 is nearly upon us, and the campaigns (1+ / 0-)
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      start well before the election does.

      The notion of not doing things because you're close to an election seems utterly undemocratic.  The only reason to hold off is because you know people won't like it and it will thus hurt you.

      Doing things people want done is good for you on election day.
      Blocking things people want done is bad for you on election day.

      FDR knew it and acted accordingly.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:40:41 AM PDT

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