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  • What about a veto referendum. According to ballotpedia, Arizona voters have this option. Any thoughts on this,it worked in Ohio? I know Ohio is a strongerunion state than Arizona, but I personally think it could work.

  • Their is actually one appellate nomination of Obama that is under 45, her name is Caitlin Halligan, and she is a nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. She is currently on the executive calendar of the Senate, yet unfortunately she was reported out of committee on a party line vote. She is also oppossed by one of the most powerful special interest lobbys in Washington the gun lobby, specifically the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. All because she worked on a gun manufacturers liability lawsuit in her position as Solicitor General, representing the state of New York on behalf of then Attorney General Spitzer. So the article you cite is slightly inaccurate.

  • I just want to make a small corrrection. Senator Carl Kruger is one of eight Democrats that voted against the same sex marriage bill in 2009, and is not a Republican. Two of those Democrats got defeated in primaries, another marriage equality candidate won an open GOP seat. Carl was one of three Democratic senators that changed their votes, along with two republican senators. My state Senator Roy McDonald (a Republican) was the 31st senator ( and the 2nd member of the GOP conference) to publicly declare that he would vote in favor of marriage equality. Just thought I throw it a little background to clarify things.

  • We have seen the results of what special interest money can do as shown in the 2010 elections, (ex: Americans For Prosperity, the Koch brothers funded Tea Party etc.).  We must pressure Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid, President Obama and the rest of the Democratic Leadership to immediately bring up and pass the Fair [...]

  • democrat1984 commented on the diary post LGBTs And Party Loyalty by Richard Lyon.

    2010-11-06 01:13:02View | Delete

    Correction to my previous post in case it didn’t get deleted: Corrected: the word “DID” with “DIDN’T” in the second sentence of the main paragraph Obama did get the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, classifying sexual orientation and gender identity as federal hate crimes. He has also extended hospital visitation rights [...]