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  •  Their names in bold (2+ / 0-)
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    Pakalolo, DawnN

    Let's not pussyfoot around--
    Heidi Heitkamp
    Mark Begich
    Mark Pryor
    Joe Donnelly
    Mary Landrieu
    Claire McCaskill
    Jon Tester
    John Walsh
    Kay Hagan
    Mark Warner
    Joe Manchin

    •  And we need all of their votes on other issues. (1+ / 0-)
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      Starting with the Supreme Court.

      New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

      by AlexDrew on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:59:03 PM PDT

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    •  The question is why? (0+ / 0-)

      Why do they feel a need to publicly support it?  Because the majority favors it in those states. Which brings me to the sad conclusion on such a wonderfully progressive site....this truly is a center right country.  Whether it's a messaging problem or something else, the conservative ideology, at least in business matters, is winning. And it's very easy to prove just based on some recent voting patterns.

      You've got 11 senators taking the GOP position on this pipeline. How many House Democrats recently voted with the GOP on Obamacare repeal or other GOP-introduced bills? Lots of them.   We're lucky if we get 5 GOP senators to vote with Democrats on any Democratic bills, and every once in awhile we get a few defectors in the house. How many Democrats voted against the House Progressive Caucus' budget? Lots of them.  At least they all voted against the Ryan budget.

      I will always keep trying to vote in those who I feel genuinely want to stem this tide.  But I'm also realistic that most Americans don't see it that way. Keystone will prevail because most Americans want it to be built.  They've bought the argument.  Sorry, but that's what 11 Senators proved with this letter.

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