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  •  Or maybe not. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sharon Wraight

    Since two-thirds of the American public can't name a single justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, I think you're probably engaging in some wishful thinking.

    And I really doubt anyone is going to be blaming Mary Landrieu for the views of a guy who was appointed to the Supreme Court when she was 20 years old.  You can, of course, believe whatever you need to believe.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 09:59:42 PM PST

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    •  The people who matter know. (0+ / 0-)

      And by this I mean the people who donate their time and money to political campaigns... the people who finance the ads that the two-thirds see.

      The interesting thing is that I go to a popular progressive blog (here) and the top story on the Recommended list is about Stevens' views on the Second. And most of the progressive commenters favor repeal. So it doesn't really matter that people know who Stevens is... He's gotten the conversation started. People on the Left are (foolishly IMO) talking about repealing the Second Amendment during an election year when control of the Senate is at stake.

      Here's a question: Do YOU think the 2nd should be repealed? Because it seems like you do. Should vulnerable Democrats support repealing the 2nd publicly?

      If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

      by HairyTrueMan on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 05:49:40 AM PST

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