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The "mandate" claim falls down on the fact that Energy Independence was part of Six for '06. Certainly in the House there are a number of newly elected Representatives that ran on it. And since it is a wedge issue for the radical right coalition, its a strong partisan advantage for the Democrats if they can portray the Republicans as proposing meaningless window dressing to disguise welfare for the rich.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 11:18:28 AM EST
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Maybe, but the "mandate" claim was on DKos the other day in Jerome's gas tax diary...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 12:19:17 PM EST
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Lots of nonsense that doesn't stand close scrutiny is posed on dKos. The Democrats get to claim a mandate for the plan they announced before the election, and the more stink the Republicans raise about it, the more it publicizes the Six in '06 plan, and the more it undermines the pre-election talking point that the Democrats had no plan.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 01:38:46 PM EST
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