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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    So, it only matters if it is happening now? And happening on the D side of the aisle? Talk about stupid. :p
    It does not matter whether it is a D or a R. Just so happens that one of the R's is dead, the other is either in jail or will go to jail and the other is retired. Conclusion: since they are not in office, it would be an impossibilty to remove them. No so with Byrd and Kennedy. Do you understand?

    Since you have a reading and comprehension disability, I will try to explain it to you. The implication, which flew right over your head, is that conservatives do not want career politiciians whether they are a D or a R. BTW, if you want to see stupid, go look in the mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    It does not matter whether it is a D or a R. Just so happens that one of the R's is dead, the other is either in jail or will go to jail and the other is retired. Conclusion: since they are not in office, it would be an impossibilty to remove them. No so with Byrd and Kennedy. Do you understand?
    In the case of Byrd an Kennedy - one is the senator from the Peoples republic of Massachusetts the other is senator from the redneck union state of West Virginia. It's equally as impossible to replace either with a conservative . . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    In the case of Byrd an Kennedy - one is the senator from the Peoples republic of Massachusetts the other is senator from the redneck union state of West Virginia. It's equally as impossible to replace either with a conservative . . . . .
    You never know; miracles happen all the time plus the fortunes of a politicians can turn on a dime. Ask Gary Hart or ex Gov. Spitzer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    You never know; miracles happen all the time plus the fortunes of a politicians can turn on a dime. Ask Gary Hart or ex Gov. Spitzer.
    one or the other MIGHT get voted out - very doubtful - but possible . . . . but the chances of either being replaced by a conservative? The odds are better that Gore will renounce global warming and his climate change crusade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    You mention only Democrat examples, but the Republicans have theirs as well - ol' Strom for 47 years, Ted Stevens for 40, Pete Domenici for 36....
    I merely mentioned the senior and second senior senators. Not my fault they fell to the liberal wayside. Doesn't matter if they are republican or democrat...the government was not established with career politicians in mind. Being a politician is not supposed to be a coveted position, rather its a position in which people should disdain from being in due to the enormous responsibility and stress that is supposed to accompany the position.

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    If its such a painful and thankless office...then why are people spending an entire generation (or close to it) in office??
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Are they serving now?

    The topic is retiring old RINO's. Note key word "Retiring, Retiring, Retiring." To simplify,Kennedy and Byrd are not retired and they are not RINO's.
    To me the key words where long terms and the OP failed to mention long terms for Republican senators (which he has since explained) which implies that they don't make a career out of political service. Both sides do this. but I though you could figure that out with out my help. I guess I misjudged you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    So they didn't serve terms of 47, 36 and 30 years?
    Yes. Are you Linda #'s mouthpiece? If so, I can understand your confusion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    To me the key words where long terms and the OP failed to mention long terms for Republican senators (which he has since explained) which implies that they don't make a career out of political service. Both sides do this. but I though you could figure that out with out my help. I guess I misjudged you.
    Read post #11. The explantion should be clear to even you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    To me the key words where long terms and the OP failed to mention long terms for Republican senators (which he has since explained) which implies that they don't make a career out of political service. Both sides do this. but I though you could figure that out with out my help. I guess I misjudged you.
    Finally, someone gets it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Read post #11. The explantion should be clear to even you.

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