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when is a stand not a stand?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 17, 2005

Republican congressman Tom Davis of Virginia is jittery at the prospect that Roe may be reversed, and puts the RNC attitude toward life issues in lapidary form:

That's what worries Davis. "It's nice to make a stand" against abortion, he said, when 'it's not a real bullet, it's more theoretical."

Nice to make a theoretical stand.

Great leadership, Tom. You've earned the theoretical thanks of all the theoretical babies you've saved from destruction. If I lived in your district, I'd reward you with a theoretical vote.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 21, 2005 11:20 PM ET USA

    Davis should stick to what he's good at: useless grand-standing about sports scandals.

  • Posted by: dad2dlj - Nov. 18, 2005 6:47 PM ET USA

    I live in Mr. Davis' district and will write to remind him what the voters who have put him in power expect - not just talk when it does not matter, but courageous leadership when it might carry a cost. Senators Warner & Allen also will receive letters reminding them what kind of judges they need to be confirming. Maybe the loss of the GOP candidate for gov. in Va (while a GOP lt. gov & attny gen'l were elected), will remind this crew who butters their bread. I invite others to join me.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Nov. 17, 2005 8:39 AM ET USA

    One can look at the Democratic Party's leadership and see the vast variety of talentess. cheap political opportunists who pander to moral sub-basement dwellers in our society--but at least they are mostly consistent, albeit consistently evil. In the case of Republicans like Tom Davis and his ilk, we simply have a large group of men and women who totally lack spines. Perhaps these are the natural heirs of the "hollow men" of whom T.S. Eliot wrote?

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