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Opportunities the Ted Stevens Conviction Offer the Democrats

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Now that Alaska's senator Ted Stevens has been convicted on all seven counts, the question is, how do the senate Democrats exploit the opportunities it presents?

The most obvious first positive news is in Alaska. Mark Begich, Stevens' opponent in the Alaska senate race will be in much better position to win.

But every other Democratic senate candidate should be using the Stevens corruption conviction to not only tar the Republican senators up for election, but also to challenge those GOP candidates to publicly censure and cast out Stevens.

That means the Democrats in the senate need to initiate an effort to remove Stevens. This will put pressure on Republican senators to either react to a criminal or protect him. Since Stevens has been in the senate longer than any other Republican, this is going to be difficult to do, at least for some of the senators on the GOP side.

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The DEMs have little to lose with this. If the senate does anything at all to Stevens, it further tars the Republicans. If the Republicans don't jump to participate in any punishment the senate doles out, then they will be vulnerable, primed, really to be attacked by their Democratic opponents for coddling and protecting a criminal.  If they DO support the Democratic motion in the senate, then they confirm and amplify the corruption pattern of the Republicans.

There's not much time for the Dems to put this into motion though. They need to make it happen within the next 48 hours.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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