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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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