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don't just sit there...
My god, I'm actually annoyed enough that I just emailed my senator:

As a constituent and a lifelong Democrat who is already looking to the 2006 mid-term elections after a disappointing election night which included the loss of your colleague Mr. Daschle, I respectfully suggest that you consider supporting a choice for Senate minority leader who is a true Progressive, perhaps even yourself, rather than a vulnerable centrist such as Sen. Reid. With the increased Republican majority in the Senate, Democrats and our country can no longer afford to "go along to get along" as Reid might have to in fear of losing his seat in the future; we need you and your party to be our loyal opposition and to keep the other side of the aisle from growing arrogant in their strength of numbers. A choice for a viable minority leader MUST be from a solidly Democratic state (which Reid is not) and preferably not facing his own race during the 2006 midterm. I met you at a Dean rally in July 2003, along with Senator-elect Obama (about whose victory we are elated), and I feel that you would be a sensible choice to represent the Progressive voices of the party in a larger role, and that failing the actual minority-leader position, you are well-suited to help persuade your colleagues that what is needed now is not appeasement, but respectful -- and firm -- opposition. Thank you.

Sucking up a bit, to be sure, but what the hell, Durbin's been a decent senator from everything I've heard, and I think my point about needing a blue-stater is of some importance. If we get another pussy conciliatory red-stater like Daschle in there the Republicans will make confetti of us.

(Incidentally, with Obama's victory this means I have now met all three of my federal-level legislators. I feel like such a geek.)

feeling: determined determined

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histrogeek From: histrogeek Date: November 4th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Another choice

I agree that we need a blue stater for minority leader so we don't have to deal with the endless threats that Daschale faced in his last years in office. My choice however would be the man who has looked GOP perfidy in the face.
John Kerry D-Mass
unhipster From: unhipster Date: November 4th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm so sick of the democrats trying to beat the Republicans by kissing "swing voter" ass.
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