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June 11, 2006


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So, what's your take on why a lot of the CBC appears to have voted no, and why these particular Republicans, who don't immediately appear to share any obvious similarity, voted yes?

It's possible that some liberal Democrats (whether white or black) who represent poorer districts where net neutrality isn't an issue saw this as a "free vote" where they could build a more business-friendly profile without incurring any electoral costs. But that's just speculation.

As for the Republicans, I have no idea. Given that only 11 of them defected, they just may be anomalies.

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