Author Topic: We stood up for the Environment and voted present  (Read 784 times)

Seriati

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We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:14:50 PM »
Lol, I get the argument that the Republican controlled Senate only called a vote on the Green New Deal as a stunt, but how can the Dems not get the optics of saying they are completely behind the GND and then voting present?

Who does that win points with?  Do they really think they won't lose points?  For those in contestable districts, present is the same as voting for it (some Dems made this obvious when they voted for it).  For those in the "safe" districts it's going to show up if they get challenged from the left.

But politics aside, how can you 100% support something and then refuse to vote for it?

D.W.

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 05:18:34 PM »
Saw this pop up today.  Haven't looked into it yet, but got the impression the Republicans amended it at the last moment and rendered it (assuming it wasn't already...) toxic in some way. 

IDK if that's the case or not, but if so, voting "present" makes sense I suppose.  Otherwise we'd have seen some people voting for it. 

TheDrake

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 05:39:59 PM »

Wayward Son

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 06:36:19 PM »
I guess they should have voted for the Republican proposal.

Oh, that's right...  :)

Crunch

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 08:00:48 AM »
I guess they should have voted for the Republican proposal.

Oh, that's right...  :)

They got exposed, no silly spin changes that.

D.W.

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 09:19:25 AM »
I guess they should have voted for the Republican proposal.

Oh, that's right...  :)

They got exposed, no silly spin changes that.

Well judging by your reaction Crunch, the GOP knows their audience. 

Crunch

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Re: We stood up for the Environment and voted present
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 10:19:22 AM »
I guess they should have voted for the Republican proposal.

Oh, that's right...  :)

They got exposed, no silly spin changes that.

Well judging by your reaction Crunch, the GOP knows their audience.

Judging by the actual vote, the Democrats seem to really know theirs as well.
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