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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. It really sucks

that these so-called "moderate Republicans" always seem to wimp out and decide to leave Congress instead of staying to try and fix their party? They would be more valuable to their constituents and/or the institution if they would stay and try and set an example for the rest of their party to follow than to simply quit and "get out of Dodge". The only thing that is *achieved* by moderates dropping out of the GOP is that what's leftover are the rabid extremists. I would also add that, despite their apparent disgust for the extremists in their party, I don't think that this guy (or Snowe for that matter) ever really stood up to and/or "bucked" their party over anything during most of the last 3-4 years and have pretty much voted the party line, so I'm going to be really disgusted if the corporate media spends a bunch of time fawning over Mr. LaTourette and his supposed "independence" like they did with Snowe.

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