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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Fri May 18, 2018, 03:57 PM

4. I like Leahy a lot. I've met him personally. I would never want to take anything away from him.

Especially not over some petty vindictive ax grinding that, with even a cursory search, falls apart under the slightest scrutiny.


I especially like this part:

Lawmakers who belong to the party in control are five times more likely to have their bills go anywhere than minority party members, according to Volden. So Sandersí legislative approach may seem like fixating on small potatoes, but for an independent who caucuses with the minority party, itís a smart strategy.

"He could have either resigned himself to that fate, changed the nature of his legislation and coalition-building strategy, or offered amendments on the floor," Volden said. "He chose the third of these paths, making him more influential in shaping policy than if he had taken the first path. Why he did not take the second path is an open question ó likely linked to his ideological views."

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