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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 12:01 AM
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11. Not all votes are the same, Edwards helped to market the war
by connecting the need to invade with the attacks on 9/11 in his speech and he voted no on amendments that tried to place some checks on the IWR. Maybe because he cosponsored the bill he thought it was perfect :shrug:
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  -True or False: A Presidential candidate who voted for the IWR is unfit for the Presidency. Nutmegger  Sep-13-07 11:31 PM   #0 
  - How about if they voted to fund the war?  tired_old_fireman   Sep-13-07 11:34 PM   #1 
  - Some would say that voting for the funding is the same as voting for the war.  Nutmegger   Sep-13-07 11:39 PM   #6 
  - funny how some want to equate funding a war that is already being fought with  FrenchieCat   Sep-13-07 11:42 PM   #7 
  - Only if you're a Kucinich supporter.  Dawgs   Sep-14-07 02:45 PM   #25 
     - Exactly, they just try to use that to differentiate Kucinich from Obama  maximusveritas   Sep-14-07 06:33 PM   #44 
  - They saw the "evidence" Bush had against Iraq. They had the power in their hands  Katzenkavalier   Sep-13-07 11:35 PM   #2 
  - I seem to remember a post here at DU  zalinda   Sep-14-07 12:05 AM   #12 
  - Some of the intel was cooked,  seasonedblue   Sep-14-07 01:13 PM   #18 
  - Obama was first elected to the Senate in 2004 and therefore did not cast a vote on the 2002 Iraq wa  Netbeavis   Sep-14-07 03:41 PM   #26 
     - Thank you.  pirhana   Sep-14-07 04:06 PM   #27 
     - Bull. He denounced the war in 2002, when it was unpopular to do so.  Katzenkavalier   Sep-14-07 07:14 PM   #54 
        - That is hardly an example of either  Netbeavis   Sep-14-07 08:37 PM   #60 
  - False.  wlucinda   Sep-13-07 11:36 PM   #3 
  - If they waited 3 years later to apologize, right before running for Prez......and if  FrenchieCat   Sep-13-07 11:37 PM   #4 
  - Did Kerry go through this in 2004 on DU.....?  Catchawave   Sep-13-07 11:39 PM   #5 
  - He was beat up here pretty well too. :) nt  wlucinda   Sep-13-07 11:46 PM   #8 
  - Even though he didn't even co-sponsor the Blank check.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-13-07 11:52 PM   #9 
  - What if they made one speech condemning the war, then when joining the Senate in 1/05 voted for  Seabiscuit   Sep-13-07 11:58 PM   #10 
  - there is about 14 miles between starting a war and funding a war  AtomicKitten   Sep-14-07 12:14 AM   #13 
     - No one's insinuating anything.  Seabiscuit   Sep-14-07 01:10 PM   #15 
     - Re: your title: not really - every year a war's funded it gets restarted.  Seabiscuit   Sep-14-07 07:23 PM   #57 
        - On that point we disagree.  AtomicKitten   Sep-14-07 09:01 PM   #62 
           - Actually, we agree on both of those points.  Seabiscuit   Sep-15-07 08:47 AM   #64 
  - Not all votes are the same, Edwards helped to market the war  slipslidingaway   Sep-14-07 12:01 AM   #11 
  - Kucinichite hogwash!  Jim Sagle   Sep-14-07 12:15 AM   #14 
  - Hogwash?  GreenArrow   Sep-14-07 01:50 PM   #24 
     - I find Kucinich worse in his issue changes than JE.  slick8790   Sep-14-07 05:25 PM   #32 
        - "constantly evolving issue"? IRAQ?  FrenchieCat   Sep-14-07 05:39 PM   #36 
        - nah. Kucinich saw the obvious from the get go.  GreenArrow   Sep-14-07 09:45 PM   #63 
  - No IWR voting dem will become president (nt)  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 01:12 PM   #16 
  - Kerry did, well almost n/t  Catchawave   Sep-14-07 01:29 PM   #22 
  - Why? Are the voting machines only rigged against them?  blm   Sep-14-07 04:28 PM   #30 
     - No, b/c many Dems and Independents won't vote for one (nt)  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 05:12 PM   #31 
        - Kerry won. RNC stole that election for Bush.  blm   Sep-14-07 05:33 PM   #33 
           - The IWR had nothing to do with inspections.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 05:36 PM   #34 
              - Right - because you wouldn't vote for someone who actually HAD a plan to leave Iraq  blm   Sep-14-07 05:59 PM   #38 
                 - Yes, because I don't trust him.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 06:20 PM   #41 
                    - Kerry didn't lie - he Wouldn't lie about serious matters of war.  blm   Sep-14-07 06:33 PM   #43 
                       - Sorry, but he lied.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 06:37 PM   #45 
                          - IWR was not even a factor in WHETHER we went to war or not. Downing Street Memos  blm   Sep-14-07 06:43 PM   #46 
                             - So Kerry is an Idiot or a Liar?  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 06:52 PM   #47 
                                - No. But I'm not an idiot and I thought Bush2 was more influenced by Bush1, Baker  blm   Sep-14-07 07:05 PM   #49 
                                   - I want him gone from DC as well.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 07:15 PM   #55 
                                      - Heh - if you think BCCI is tinfoil, or AQ Khan is just a fictional character  blm   Sep-14-07 07:19 PM   #56 
                                         - No, just that there is no big connection...  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 07:24 PM   #58 
                                            - Your conclusions carry no weight with me. The same names  blm   Sep-14-07 07:43 PM   #59 
                                               - The conclusions are the conclusions, your tin foil hat theory is your own.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 08:38 PM   #61 
                                                  - Pure bunk.  blm   Sep-15-07 09:26 AM   #65 
                                                     - The Bunk is the cookie conspiracy theory...  Milo_Bloom   Sep-15-07 10:11 AM   #66 
  - Which part of "they were lied to" don't you understand?  Perry Logan   Sep-14-07 01:12 PM   #17 
  - Which part of classified NIE docs left  seasonedblue   Sep-14-07 01:14 PM   #19 
  - An excuse not to do their job?  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 01:16 PM   #20 
  - I suggest reading this current thread  WesDem   Sep-14-07 01:17 PM   #21 
  - Considering, that (from both parties) the likely nominee and  GreenArrow   Sep-14-07 01:47 PM   #23 
  - How many GOP candidates will have to pass this "sniff test" ?  Catchawave   Sep-14-07 04:08 PM   #28 
  - All of them.  Milo_Bloom   Sep-14-07 05:38 PM   #35 
  - You would have to BELIEVE that the IWR took this country to war. It didn't.  blm   Sep-14-07 04:25 PM   #29 
  - The IWR gave Bush the credibility he needed to go foward with his plan.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-14-07 05:52 PM   #37 
     - Thinking Powell, Scowcroft and GHWBush had more influence on a final decision than  blm   Sep-14-07 06:04 PM   #39 
        - Which is what the Levin Amendment would have put "control" over.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-14-07 06:16 PM   #40 
           - Still doesn't change anything. Bush was going in - Downing Street Memos showed that.  blm   Sep-14-07 06:28 PM   #42 
  - skepticism is job #1 for congress-critters  jobendorfer   Sep-14-07 06:59 PM   #48 
  - This is how I look at it  MadHound   Sep-14-07 07:05 PM   #50 
  - that bad decision will not be forgotten  Lord Helmet   Sep-14-07 07:08 PM   #51 
  - I Used To Feel That Way But I Softened My Position  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-14-07 07:11 PM   #52 
  - I've gone the other way  WesDem   Sep-15-07 10:39 AM   #67 
  - The person who voted was either lazy or lacked judgment or both.  illinoisprogressive   Sep-14-07 07:12 PM   #53 
  - Not lazy, cowardly n/t  MUSTANG_2004   Sep-15-07 01:22 PM   #70 
  - They are welcome to redeem themselves all they want  WesDem   Sep-15-07 10:43 AM   #68 
  - Unfit, for two different reasons  MUSTANG_2004   Sep-15-07 01:22 PM   #69 
  - A Presidential candidate who would STILL vote for the IWR is unfit for the Presidency.  uppityperson   Sep-15-07 01:27 PM   #71 
 

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