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25. I don't hate him but
he let me down.

He voted for IWR, NCLB, the Patriot Act and except for the past six months or so has not be a passionate voice of criticism of Bush. I am sure I have missed some of what he has done. But what he has not done disturbs me.

He said that he would hold Bush responsible for the IWR before he voted for it. And yet after it Kerry has missed a large peercentage of votes. Kerry has not been a leader on the Senate floor in block many if not most of the Republicans bills. Byrd has been there, Durbin has been there, and others but the guy who said he would hold Bush responsible has not.

How is not voicing an opinion on Repub bills, by not being there to vote, hold Bush responsible? How is not leading filibuster after filbuster stopping the destructive Bush agenda holding Bush responsible? How is keeping his knowledge of the BFEE close to his chest helping the Republic?

I also hold the other Senators to the similar standards which is why I am not excited about our top choices. Sen. Graham at least had the guts to air some of the dirty laundry and I respect him for that. DK has missed hardly any votes and been a leader on the House floor.

That is where my dislike of Kerry is coming from.
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  - Other. n/t  Cuban_Liberal   Feb-19-04 10:39 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 10:40 AM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 10:42 AM   #4 
  - Huh?  Cuban_Liberal   Feb-19-04 10:42 AM   #5 
  - look above it  dontstopthere   Feb-19-04 10:44 AM   #9 
     - The comment above it is mine.  Cuban_Liberal   Feb-19-04 10:46 AM   #13 
        - nt  dontstopthere   Feb-19-04 10:48 AM   #17 
  - this post doesn't do any good  JI7   Feb-19-04 10:42 AM   #6 
  - I'm more centrist than Kerry is. I'm just looking for someone  BullGooseLoony   Feb-19-04 10:44 AM   #10 
  - Here's your answer  Deansspecialinterest   Feb-19-04 10:45 AM   #12 
  - Well that was completely unnecessary  LittleDannySlowhorse   Feb-19-04 11:08 AM   #37 
  - It bothers me, but it's not yet a time for unity so it's not disheartening  pmbryant   Feb-19-04 10:41 AM   #3 
  - Long, accurate memories. nt  BullGooseLoony   Feb-19-04 10:42 AM   #7 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:11 PM   #71 
  - frankly  WI_DEM   Feb-19-04 10:43 AM   #8 
  - There's been hostility on these pages towards Kerry since  HopeLives   Feb-19-04 10:49 AM   #19 
  - Well, who can blame us?  BullGooseLoony   Feb-19-04 11:39 AM   #50 
     - It was a statement of fact.  HopeLives   Feb-19-04 11:58 AM   #53 
        - Well, as long as you recognize that we've been consistent.  BullGooseLoony   Feb-19-04 01:17 PM   #63 
  - No, no  WesDem   Feb-19-04 11:34 AM   #47 
     - Yes, I remember when it was war on Kerry here. n/t  DemBones DemBones   Feb-20-04 03:13 AM   #86 
  - Currently on this forum, Kucinich draws about 1/3 of the vote.....  Rowdyboy   Feb-19-04 10:45 AM   #11 
  - Other  HFishbine   Feb-19-04 10:46 AM   #14 
  - I think for the most part it is sheer hypocrisy as evidenced  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-19-04 10:47 AM   #15 
  - Some won't vote for him because they believe he's a phony  unfrigginreal   Feb-19-04 10:55 AM   #26 
  - But you would have gladly supported a guy that locked environmentalists  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-19-04 10:56 AM   #27 
     - Hell yes I would have casuse your meme is garbage  Egnever   Feb-19-04 01:48 PM   #66 
  - And some won't vote for Kerry because they know that he will...  NNN0LHI   Feb-19-04 11:03 AM   #32 
  - You better get that Demdar or GOPdar tuned...  unfrigginreal   Feb-19-04 11:07 AM   #36 
  - Hit a nerve, did I? n/t  NNN0LHI   Feb-19-04 11:58 AM   #52 
     - Not at all  unfrigginreal   Feb-19-04 12:15 PM   #57 
  - Pu dum pum............ good one!  HuskerDem   Feb-19-04 11:20 AM   #41 
  - Can I borrow your crystal ball? (n/t)  goobergunch   Feb-19-04 01:26 PM   #64 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:15 PM   #72 
  - Bravo  George_Bonanza   Feb-20-04 11:49 AM   #97 
  - DU is totally and completely irrelevant to the realworld campaign  Feanorcurufinwe   Feb-19-04 10:47 AM   #16 
  - Ahhh  CWebster   Feb-19-04 10:49 AM   #18 
  - Except when their annointed one was the annointed one..............  HuskerDem   Feb-19-04 11:16 AM   #40 
  - Dean was never annoited  CWebster   Feb-19-04 11:30 AM   #46 
     - Like Hell  HuskerDem   Feb-20-04 10:47 AM   #92 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:17 PM   #73 
  - other  Sly Kal   Feb-19-04 10:50 AM   #20 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:18 PM   #74 
  - While this is primary politics.  lovedems   Feb-19-04 10:50 AM   #21 
  - It's the "Nothing-But-The-Best-For-The-Oppressed" syndrome.  frankzappa   Feb-19-04 10:51 AM   #22 
  - I have become a single issue voter in the primaries  Walt Starr   Feb-19-04 10:51 AM   #23 
  - Props To You, Dude!! Welcome Aboard The Edwards Wagon!!  mermaid   Feb-19-04 12:30 PM   #60 
  - I think that it's mostly because  crunchyfrog   Feb-19-04 10:53 AM   #24 
  - I don't hate him but  vision   Feb-19-04 10:53 AM   #25 
  - Justifed, by and large.  Padraig18   Feb-19-04 10:58 AM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 10:59 AM   #29 
  - He has been Bush's nice little lap dog for three years.  revcarol   Feb-19-04 11:00 AM   #30 
  - What RevCarol just said... (NT)  Atlant   Feb-19-04 11:01 AM   #31 
  - I'll ditto that revcarol & Atlant  Desertrose   Feb-19-04 12:04 PM   #55 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:20 PM   #75 
  - What Revcarol said! n/t  Tinoire   Feb-19-04 07:55 PM   #83 
  - What revcarol said  redqueen   Feb-20-04 11:42 AM   #96 
  - I can't figure out the hostility either.  littlejoe   Feb-19-04 11:05 AM   #33 
  - That Is Because John Kerry NEVER Sold YOU and YOUR PEOPLE Down The River!!  mermaid   Feb-19-04 12:29 PM   #59 
  - Kerry's the frontrunner  LittleDannySlowhorse   Feb-19-04 11:06 AM   #34 
  - Sheer hypocrisy - because he replaced Dean on his throne  BruinAlum   Feb-19-04 11:07 AM   #35 
  - I voted other  SeattleRob   Feb-19-04 11:13 AM   #38 
  - What I find astounding  ibegurpard   Feb-19-04 11:15 AM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-04 11:20 AM   #42 
  - The Most Similar Competitors  ribofunk   Feb-19-04 11:22 AM   #43 
  - Other: I understand the hostility, and I think healthy debate is important  truthspeaker   Feb-19-04 11:24 AM   #44 
  - I dislike Kerry because he and his politically opportunistic  GumboYaYa   Feb-19-04 11:27 AM   #45 
  - Hear, hear!  Atlant   Feb-19-04 11:38 AM   #49 
  - On the contrary  dawn   Feb-19-04 11:36 AM   #48 
  - When Dean was in front, people went out to trash him too  Doomsayer13   Feb-19-04 11:46 AM   #51 
  - Underground.........Underdog.....You get the picture!!!  XanthaS   Feb-19-04 11:59 AM   #54 
  - Because most folks here aren't interested in politics...  RichardRay   Feb-19-04 12:13 PM   #56 
  - Bingo!!  paulk   Feb-19-04 02:21 PM   #67 
  - The Hostility Is Kerry Reaping What He Has Sown...  mermaid   Feb-19-04 12:27 PM   #58 
  - And this is different than Clinton how?  a_random_joel   Feb-19-04 01:05 PM   #61 
     - Don't Worry, I'm Still ABB  mermaid   Feb-20-04 02:25 AM   #85 
  - Other - I don't hate him, I just don't trust or like him  LSdemocrat   Feb-19-04 01:16 PM   #62 
  - I like this post. n/t  hedgetrimmer   Feb-19-04 07:10 PM   #70 
     - I like this post. n/t  Hav   Feb-20-04 04:39 AM   #90 
  - I've seen it all before  MaineDem   Feb-19-04 01:39 PM   #65 
  - If Kerry had signed the civil union bill in Dean's fashion,  George_Bonanza   Feb-19-04 07:00 PM   #68 
  - First one, except that  Piperay   Feb-19-04 07:07 PM   #69 
  - Kerry represents the problem, not the solution  Armstead   Feb-19-04 07:25 PM   #76 
  - I make very little of it one way or the other.  LWolf   Feb-19-04 07:36 PM   #77 
  - I like it  RafterMan   Feb-19-04 07:44 PM   #78 
  - The war isnt the only issue  WI for Kerry   Feb-19-04 07:45 PM   #79 
  - I think it's another reason.  Slice   Feb-19-04 07:49 PM   #80 
  - It's not about Kerry  eridani   Feb-19-04 07:51 PM   #81 
  - I Attribute It To Immaturity, Selfishness, Recklessness.  arwalden   Feb-19-04 07:53 PM   #82 
  - I like this post.  DemBones DemBones   Feb-20-04 03:25 AM   #87 
  - It's a pain in the  woofless   Feb-19-04 08:00 PM   #84 
  - fear of real change  Lexingtonian   Feb-20-04 03:35 AM   #88 
  - What is wrong with some people?  draftcaroline   Feb-20-04 03:48 AM   #89 
  - oooooh! Hostile!  JackRiddler   Feb-20-04 05:24 AM   #91 
  - This poll is not all the choices.....  mac2   Feb-20-04 10:55 AM   #93 
  - I'm coming around  nu_duer   Feb-20-04 11:20 AM   #94 
  - Kerry always has been more liberal than Dean, ???  vet_against_Bush   Feb-20-04 11:23 AM   #95 

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