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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 04:08 PM
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64. far beyond Vietnam, his career in the senate shows most liberal record of ANY 2004 candidate
including Kucinich,

Beyond his LONELY investigations that uncovered more government corruption than ANY LAWMAKER in modern history, he also submitted the first gay-friendly legislation in the senate, crafted the first public financing of campaigns legislation that he submitted with Wellstone and that some states adopted for their own elections, and his record overall then showed his 20yrs was just a 3% left voting difference from Wellstone's 8yrs in the senate.

I loved Dean as party chair, but, I also know full well that Dean shifted left for the primary (thankfully and rightfully so), but spent most of his career as a centrist governor who even sided with Reagan-Bush's IranContra policy.

Things change and politicians change and patterns of governance can evolve, but, for CERTAIN, Kerry's lifetime record of the last 40 years has effected this nation's historic record more positively than any other lawmaker. There is no doubt in my mind that if Reagan and Bush's covert operations hadn't been uncovered, then this nation would be living under full-on fascism by the mid90s, and what most know of our nation's actions would be an even bigger lie than exists now.
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