If I was in his shoes and my own party came after me for not voting as they demanded, I'd stick it out just to thumb my nose at them.
As I said, there's something else going on here.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
There are no scruples with your party whatsoever. If it doesn't bother with how reconciation works, why would this be any different.
It is definitely too convinient. Massa did some poor things, but compared to countless others? I want to believe that the Senate Ethics Committee ****s gold and wipes their ass with silk. But, because I'm not in kindergarten, I realize that they are human beings. They are human beings and subject to pressure, even the kind that makes for great "politics."
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)