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Cowardice would imply they wanted to do something different, knew it to be the right thing, and yet voted against their own principles.  That seems hard to believe. One can see, for example, that Carl Levin from MI continues to push for military detention of civilians - even against the wishes of the Obama administration. More accurately, many Democratic party representatives are supporters of the national security state and happy to support their local corporate oligarchs. And the people who do vote tend to agree with them.

A habit I'm trying to cure myself of is the "left" habit of considering it "betrayal" or "cowardice" or some other similar sin when politicians act in accordance with their political interests/programs.

by rootless2 on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 02:27:44 PM EST
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