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(Politics) Things Kerry Has Accomplished
Found this on a friends LJ who found it on DA and decided to post it on my own for pure amusement and discussion. Yes..discussion, not flamewars...

I am a republican and have a right to my own viewpoints, but these are someone elses words and not my own, but I found it true to the point and amusing nonetheless. Check under the cut to see what I'm talking about.

I have voted in favor of higher taxes 350 times

I have voted against the Reagan tax cuts during a strong recession (the cuts were passed and provided 7 years of economic boom creating over 20 million jobs)

I have voted against the Bush tax cuts during recession (the cuts were passed and also created 1.5 million jobs in 10 months and stimulated the economy)

I stated that "any senator that voted against the $87 billion to fund our troops in Iraq would be turning his back on them." Then I vote against it.

I voted against the first gulf war that had a 14 to 0 U.N approval but to seize political opportunity I voted for the second gulf war without U.N... approval. Not risking
the lives of our soliders to defend the country but to make me look more "middle of the road".

I consider terrorists such as Yasir Arafat to be statesman.

I once said that our army should be completely controlled by the U.N.

My Kerry amendment to cut intelligence funding by $6 billion dollars during the cold war was so liberal not even my buddy Ted Kennedy could vote for it.

I voted for a nuclear freeze during the cold war arms race (the race was a major part in the fall of the Soviet Union.)

I voted for a 50 cent tax raise per gallon of gasoline.

I support programs that keep more qualified workers from getting jobs

I have been the most anti-2nd amendment rights senator in U.S history

I said taxes should not be raised during a downturn but after the Bush cuts started to work I quickly pushed for a tax raise

Partial birth abortions good- death penalty for terrorists bad

I voted against the Laci Peterson law that protects pregnant women from violence (so much for my women's rights platform)

I have a lifetime rating of 25 out of 100 by citizens against government waste. (Edwards even worse than me with a 13)

I am against preventing frivolous lawsuits that raise the cost of healthcare.

I said Ronald Reagan was too tough on terrorists. (you know those guys aren't so bad)

I proposed an amendment to cut intelligence funding by $1.5 billion during the War on Terror.

I voted against using apache helicopters and stealth bombers.

I voted to cut $300 million form intelligence after the first world trade tower attack again after USS Cole attack and again after African embassy attacks.

I voted against prohibiting the burning of the American flag.

I have voted against a balanced budget amendment five times. (three times it called for lower spending)

I voted against eliminating the marriage penalty, an extra tax on people just for being married.

I voted for the largest tax increase in the history of the United States.

I voted against the defend America act of 1996 that would effectively protect US soil from ballistic missile attacks.

I like riding in SUV's, private jets, limos..etc... but you shouldn't do that

I think we should get rid of the dept of agriculture

My campaign promises will cost you an extra $1.9 trillion dollars (but ill tell you it only cost $658 billion)

I voted against welfare work reform that helps people on welfare obtain a job

I said I was proud of the fact that john Edwards and I voted against the $87 billion to support our troops

I missed 2/3 of senate votes while campaigning (but i can still criticize the president for taking vacations even though I take 66% percent time off, right?)

My actions have endangered the lives of U.S... soldiers in every war since vietnam.

I am the most liberal senator in the U.S senate (Edwards number 4)

I have flip-flopped on over 50 key issues (some more than once)

I said that the danger of Al Qaeda has been exagerated and Al Qaeda is not as bad as we think.

I have continualy supported communists governments.

I have a lifetime F rating from the National Taxpayers Union

I believe countries countries involved in the oil-for-food scandal should have a part in the rebuilding of a free Iraq

I take advantage of tax loopholes to prevent paying for the social programs I support. better your money than mine (Edwards does it too)

I consistently vote against technology upgrades for our military


I backed the People's Peace Treaty, written in Communist East Germany, which called for the removal of U.S. Forces PRIOR to the return of POW/MIAs.

North Vietnams top General, Gen. Giap, credits the VVAW with helping him win the war in his memoirs stating "if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S."

POW's, including John McCain, report VVAW activities and My own statements were used against them during their torturous interrogations.

1992 in defense of Bill Clinton's Draft Dodging: "I am saddened that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign." (Yes it's sad when this happens isn't it

I testified, and met with Communist Vietnam delegates in Paris in 1971. Providing Aid and Comfort to an enemy engaged against U.S. forces is treason.

I was part of an anti-vietnam war group that actually voted on assassinating U.S congressman.

I pushed for regular trade with Vietnam

I tried to erase the possibility that POW's were still alive in vietnam by shredding documents preventing leaks and declassifications of materials.

I went on speaking tours with Jane Fonda who gave funds and goods to North Vietnam directly aiding their cause and directly caused the tourture of U.S. POW's.

I think I'm going to be voting for the lesser of two evils come election day..I'd rather not have my country run by a chocoholic cartoon cereal vampire.

Current Mood: amused amused

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wertle From: wertle Date: July 27th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm going to be voting for the lesser of two evils come election day..I'd rather not have my country run by a chocoholic cartoon cereal vampire.

I think, unfortunately, that other people would just as soon list a record of Bush's actions and decisions and say the *exact* same thing about them.

I hate doing the whole "lesser of two evils" thing, but it seems like you're not given any other options these days :(
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 27th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
tell me about it, and i totally agree. I'm almost tempted to do a search to find a list like this on Bush, but in this case I would rather not "change horses mid-stream" as they say with the way this war is going. I honestly don't feel that Kerry will do a better job (in fact I feel he might make the situation worse in other ways that we can't possibly imagine right now) but I'm willing to ride it out with our current leader. *sigh*
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 28th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, if you did want to see a list like this for Bush...
(and if you read it, I would recommend starting at the bottom and reading up). The McSweeneys list is also nice because it provides context for most of its statements (although admittedly, a few of them are just quotes in which Bush is stumbling while speaking and sounding retarded which doesn't actually make him any more evil, just a terrible speaker).

Here's a website that shows how a lot of the stuff on the list you have posted is taken out of context and misleading:

Here is a link specifically addressing the first claim that Kerry voted in favor of higher taxes 350 times:

Looking at these involves a lot more reading than does the list your but you don't strike me as someone who is too lazy to read. I'm not naive enough to think that I'm going to actually change your mind or anything like that, but I feel like the sharing of information is a good thing and maybe people should take in and consider as much as possible. I'd also be open to reading more anti-Kerry information, especially information containing details and specifics and, yeah, context. The thing is, if Kerry really is the more evil of the two, I would want to know it, and I would absolutely change my vote.

calzephyr77 From: calzephyr77 Date: July 27th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Regardless of how you choose to vote (and it really doesn't matter to me, it's not my business :-D) I'm always wary of lists like these. Usually they have vague statements that are taken out of context or presented in a black and white way, when few things ever are, or in language meant to rile and cause the list to be forwarded on. As an information worker, anything without a valid source catches my eye fast!

The trouble is, this list is so long, that it would take quite a long time for the average person to research each item and decide for themselves. Googling a few of them (such as Jane Fonda, agriculture) show that the issues presented are much more complex than this list makes them seem.

The "F-Rating" one is very curious because the National Taxpayers Union appears to be a lobby group/thinktank that received large donations from Philip Morris and Microsoft. Unless I missed something, they don't show what Bush's rating is on their website though. They also seem to be scoring the candidates differently. Hmmm! I'm intrigued.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 28th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
well, as I'm sure you know, this list isnt the reason im voting the way I am, I just feel it sums up quite a few of my reasons (and some of them are true that I know of..and thats enough for me).

I really wish Arnold Schwarzenegger could run the country...and thats not exactly a joke. =P He's doing a pretty damn good job of fixing up this broken state of ours and I'll tell you what, I don't think any terrorist would dare fuck with him.

"You girlymen want somma dis?" *BLAM!*

calzephyr77 From: calzephyr77 Date: July 30th, 2004 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, I do know :-) Those list things are kind of a pet peeve of mine :\

I love Arnie as well! He's the kind of person that most people will like and approve of, regardless of the party he represents. Dad just about died when he was elected though, he thought that an actor couldn't do the job :-D

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 30th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
just say to him "dad, Ronald Reagan was an actor and look at all he's accomplished!" =D
calzephyr77 From: calzephyr77 Date: August 4th, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
LMAO, that would probably send Dad to the ER...if it's not on the news or PBS, it's "not real". He just loathes actors because they're "not real". Well, except for Clint Eastwood. He's ok (and I guess he did a good job as mayor of Carmel :-D)

It was tempting, when I breezed through the Minneapolis airport a few years ago, to bring Dad back a Jesse Ventura keychain ;-). He would have killed me.
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