Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[7]: No.
by ricegf on Thu 5th Jul 2012 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: No."
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You must have overlooked Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who switched to the Democratic party on April 28, 2009 and gave Mr. Obama his "60th vote". The two "independents" you note were simple Democrats who lost their primary battles to strong anti-war activists, then went on to win the general election as moderate "independents" - but they still caucused with the D's and usually voted with Mr. Obama.

As far as the Republicans being "aligned on policy", you must have also overlooked the Tea Party wing running their own candidates against the conventional Republican candidates since 2008. In Texas, those are actually more interesting than the general election, since the D's win an election here about as often as the Cubs win the pennant. ;-)

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