17th Amendment repeal going over like a lead balloon

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    Looks like this is one issue the Tea Party crowd is definitely not gonna get much support on....



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    Looks like party men being party men before anything else.

    Nothing new here.
     
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    I really don't get this one.
     
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    Tea Party-Backed Repeal Of The 17th Amendment Gets Republicans Into Trouble | TPMDC

    Totally 100% agree with this!!! Amend the amendment! The longer a senator has that seat the more he/she loses touch with their constituants!
     
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    No, I'd rather not have the government take away my right to vote for whoever I want.

    You want term limits? Vote.
     
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    I found this from the local new station website, which is owned by the Spokesman Review.

    Ward borrows statements from other Republicans - KHQ Right Now - News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho |

    Position statements appearing on U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward's website appear to have been cut and pasted from other Republican lawmakers' websites and writings.

    After The Spokesman-Review cited wording on Ward's website and compared it with original sources, links on Ward's website were disabled within half an hour.
     
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    There is a movement now? Sounds good. I'm all for it.

    The key to preserving our Republic is to restore the Checks and Balances to keep them from imposing themselves onto the populace.
     
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    How did you get that I wanted the gov. to take away my right to vote with what i posted!?! The Rep. I quoted said the EXACT same thing, "I do not want to take away the power of people to elect senators,". Might be a little early for drinking partner.
     
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    Term limits = taking away my right to vote for who I want.

    That simple enough for you?
     
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    Ah ok, you have made it pretty simple. You have no problems voting for a person who doesn't have your best interest in mind. Perfect example is how this autrocity of a Health Care Bill passed with the republicans trading their votes(behind closed doors) for whatever they wanted.
     

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