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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Democrats Falling Apart
Well, now it appears that Tom Duane, among other Dems, may be jumping ship and accepting the new Republican leadership.
This from the NY Times:
One of the senators who is believed to be considering breaking ranks with the Senate Democratic conference, Thomas K. Duane of Manhattan, would not say where he planned to cast his political allegiance.
“I am not considering anything but trying to get passed all the legislation I’ve spent my whole life fighting for,” he said. Mr. Duane, who did not attend meetings with his Democratic colleagues on Tuesday, said he had spent all day in discussions with senators from both parties.
Mr. Duane is the sponsor of legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York. He has been working to garner the 32 votes necessary to pass the bill, and said he would continue to do so.
Republicans are probably dangling the same-sex marriage vote in front of Duane in an attempt to influence him.
Basically, the Republicans have played the Democrats like a fiddle or the suckers they seem to be at this point.