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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 03:28 PM
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31. Would Gephardt's vote have made ANY difference?
Edited on Sat Jul-12-03 03:37 PM by WhoCountsTheVotes
This really bothers me, as someone who is pretty pro-Gephardt, even though he's not my first choice (Kucinich of course!).

But would his vote have made a difference? Let's not be naive about politics, missing votes is common and often a tactic.

If Gephardt's vote would have prevented it from passing, then he screwed up big time, and since he's a long time politician with many compromises and bad choices, he can't afford many more screw-ups.

I'm withholding judgement until I see the vote count.



Edited for really bad spelling errors. Probably missed a few.

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  -Traitor Gephardt's Pres. Campaign officially OVER! Gringo  Jul-12-03 06:27 PM   #0 
  - well maybe  JohnKleeb   Jul-11-03 06:56 PM   #1 
  - Hard to understand but my union friends still support him.  whoYaCallinAlib   Jul-28-03 12:17 PM   #76 
  - Gephardt sucks  ThorsteinVeblen   Jul-11-03 06:58 PM   #2 
  - HEY I LIKE GEPHARDT!!!  Sirius_on   Jul-11-03 06:59 PM   #4 
  - Oh, come off it  Warpy   Jul-11-03 07:45 PM   #13 
  - Yes, Anybody But Bush, but...  Gringo   Jul-11-03 07:48 PM   #15 
  - Yes, a cockroach is better than a rabid dog.  aquart   Jul-11-03 07:52 PM   #16 
  - If someone is running for President  number9   Jul-12-03 11:21 AM   #26 
  - So why are all the unions backing  liberalnurse   Jul-11-03 07:56 PM   #17 
     - Would Gephardt's vote have made ANY difference?  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jul-12-03 03:28 PM   #31 
        - The vote count is there  Gringo   Jul-12-03 05:03 PM   #34 
        - Every vote matters!  Egnever   Jul-27-03 11:52 PM   #68 
  - That's truly amazing.  JanMichael   Jul-11-03 06:58 PM   #3 
  - Throw this in with the RW judges that were approved  neuvocat   Jul-11-03 07:29 PM   #8 
     - He had nothing to do with any judges  dsc   Jul-13-03 11:36 PM   #39 
  - that story says nothing about Gephardt  Cocoa   Jul-11-03 07:05 PM   #5 
  - Be as smug as you like, but he screwed us.  Gringo   Jul-11-03 07:15 PM   #6 
     - thanks for the link  Cocoa   Jul-11-03 07:32 PM   #9 
     - This was a crucial vote for workers  Gringo   Jul-11-03 07:36 PM   #11 
     - Don't forget that Gephardt sold out  dansolo   Jul-11-03 07:46 PM   #14 
     - A presidential candidate who...  BeachBuckeye   Jul-12-03 11:48 AM   #27 
     - WOW! thats hot info  tinanator   Jul-11-03 10:07 PM   #22 
  - Not ONLY Gephardt ....  Trajan   Jul-11-03 07:20 PM   #7 
  - Those three alone....  JasonBerry   Jul-27-03 11:55 PM   #69 
  - The republicans had the votes.  snippy   Jul-11-03 07:35 PM   #10 
  - The dems in Texas went to Oklahoma to try and keep from being screwed  Gringo   Jul-11-03 07:39 PM   #12 
  - All Washington state Demo. reps voted for the amendment.  Cascadian   Jul-11-03 08:06 PM   #18 
  - ABB  Friar   Jul-11-03 08:14 PM   #19 
  - Kucinich...  Topaz   Jul-11-03 08:21 PM   #20 
  - Question: did Gephardt PAIR with a Rethugnican representative  Vitruvius   Jul-11-03 08:40 PM   #21 
  - We Need to Hold These Folks Accountable  Gringo   Jul-11-03 10:46 PM   #23 
  - Must have been a surprise call for a vote - wait for the whole story  rhite5   Jul-11-03 11:12 PM   #24 
  - It wasn't clear in my summary  Gringo   Jul-12-03 11:15 AM   #25 
  - I for one would like to hear what Gephardt has to say about this  nuxvomica   Jul-12-03 06:26 PM   #36 
     - I do, also  Rhiannon12866   Jul-26-03 02:09 AM   #45 
  - You just want to tear Gephardt apart.  AngryMNDem   Jul-12-03 12:32 PM   #28 
  - I have no personal animosity against Gephardt  Gringo   Jul-12-03 03:11 PM   #29 
  - Oh joy...  thermodynamic   Jul-12-03 03:21 PM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-12-03 03:33 PM   #32 
  - Quite right! (and a deserving kick back to page 1)  thermodynamic   Jul-12-03 05:03 PM   #33 
  - Funny thing occurred to me  Gringo   Jul-12-03 05:42 PM   #35 
  - I agree with your assessment.  tjdee   Jul-13-03 11:54 PM   #41 
  - I figured he was in trouble  dsc   Jul-14-03 12:03 AM   #42 
  - my theory  Cocoa   Jul-14-03 12:05 AM   #44 
  - As a Gephardt supporter, I'll tell you why  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jul-28-03 09:40 AM   #73 
     - Well said!!  JeniB   Jul-28-03 12:22 PM   #78 
  - This matters - on so many levels  Gringo   Jul-13-03 11:18 PM   #37 
  - Um. Yeah. Gephardt isn't a congressional Republican  Ponderer   Jul-13-03 11:24 PM   #38 
  - Wow  dsc   Jul-13-03 11:41 PM   #40 
  - So what if Gephardt had shown up for the vote?  nuxvomica   Jul-27-03 09:42 PM   #59 
  - Got to face it. This really, really looks bad.  govegan   Jul-14-03 12:05 AM   #43 
  - big picture  BrewCrew   Jul-26-03 10:33 AM   #46 
  - And thank you for posting this important historical background information  Rhiannon12866   Jul-27-03 05:09 AM   #49 
  - Thanks for straightening this thing out.  JeniB   Jul-27-03 08:29 PM   #50 
     - Dick has missed 108 votes this year.  BeachBuckeye   Jul-27-03 08:49 PM   #51 
     - Missing one vote?  BeachBuckeye   Jul-27-03 08:53 PM   #53 
        - I can't believe you can't find more than this wrong with other contenders.  JeniB   Jul-27-03 09:22 PM   #55 
           - I'm sorry but missing that many votes is just plain dereliction  BeachBuckeye   Jul-27-03 10:17 PM   #63 
  - Kucinich has like 98% lifetime record from the AFL-CIO  JohnKleeb   Jul-26-03 10:36 AM   #47 
     - He's good  BrewCrew   Jul-26-03 10:47 AM   #48 
     - Gephardt voted on labor's side 422% more times than Kucinich  nuxvomica   Jul-27-03 09:27 PM   #57 
  - Not cool to make a lying subject line  chookie   Jul-27-03 08:51 PM   #52 
  - I agree completely  Rhiannon12866   Jul-27-03 11:21 PM   #66 
  - It does not matter how he votes or if he does not vote at all  Yentatelaventa   Jul-27-03 09:16 PM   #54 
  - Yep, He's just a pretty-boy ass to the max.  goforit   Jul-27-03 09:22 PM   #56 
  - Damn it, Gringo ...  Pepperbelly   Jul-27-03 09:36 PM   #58 
  - Maybe Gringo should start a continuation thread with a better subject line  nuxvomica   Jul-27-03 09:44 PM   #60 
  - I agree  JeniB   Jul-27-03 09:47 PM   #62 
  - It was just a figure of speech  Gringo   Jul-27-03 10:24 PM   #65 
  - I'm guessing this is what happened.  Alexander   Jul-27-03 09:46 PM   #61 
  - He was "hired" to do a job!  BeachBuckeye   Jul-27-03 10:20 PM   #64 
     - He is getting the hell out  Alexander   Jul-27-03 11:48 PM   #67 
        - I don't want it both ways. I want him to do his job  BeachBuckeye   Jul-28-03 12:06 AM   #70 
        - There's your problem.  JeniB   Jul-28-03 09:23 AM   #71 
        - Your faith in his judgment  Gringo   Jul-28-03 09:40 AM   #72 
        - My Error  BeachBuckeye   Jul-28-03 12:21 PM   #77 
        - He should resign  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-28-03 09:56 AM   #74 
  - Misplaced Anger  HFishbine   Jul-28-03 12:15 PM   #75 
  - Dick has been the favorite Democrat of every repub I know........  Hubert Flottz   Jul-28-03 12:22 PM   #79 
  - Do you think that's going to hurt him in a Presidential election?  nuxvomica   Jul-28-03 08:18 PM   #80 
     - LOL!  Rhiannon12866   Jul-29-03 12:29 AM   #81 
  - I saw an interview with Gephardt last night that really made up my mind  Rhiannon12866   Jul-31-03 06:04 AM   #82 
 

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