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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:11 AM
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Boston Globe in reporting on Kerry's speech @ Brown says that
Kerry said in an interview "''The moment is here," he said, acknowledging that he had ''held back" for almost year, both to give Bush a chance to govern and avoid any impression of sour grapes. Now, he said, he realized it's ''time to go out and tell the truth."

The second page of the article gives a sense of the response by the students and "behind the scene" feel http://www.boston.com/news/weather/articles/2005/09/20/...

On the first page of the article the Globe says it is a major shift in tone that resembles Dean"s campaign
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:14 AM
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1. A year late. n/t
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:17 AM
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2. It is liberating to lose and free yourself from DC spinmeisters
ask Gore

I do wish Kerry had shown a sample of this last year
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:23 AM
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4. And if he had, would the Corporate owned media have given him
means to get his words out? Or would they have torn him to shreds even more then they did? I think we all know the answer to that.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:12 AM
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19. Well, they did not - this is the local newspaper reporting on our junior
senator. Most other papers oppose Edwards and Kerry in a typical RW media crap, as if they needed to be opposed.

Did you see him on TV?
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:48 AM
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8. 5 years too late. Where have the Democrats been the last 5 years.
In fact, the last 25 years.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:20 AM
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30. Damned if you do
and damned if you don't.

Who needs freepers, when we continue to eat our own?



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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:22 AM
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32. When "our own" act like Pukes, sometimes they become chow
That's life though, isn' it?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:29 AM
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38. And when they stop acting like Pukes
we still continue to beat them up? That's helpful.

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:23 AM
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33. You missed IranContra, BCCI, illegal wars in Central America, drugrunning
by CIA, gays in the military, Kyoto, failures at Tora Bora?

Where were YOU and most other Democratic citizens? Were you backing up Kerry on ANY of this? Were YOU doing anything about it?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:21 AM
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3. You can never make up for a lack of first response
Apparently a lesson to be learned by all the S&B boys.

John, John, your frat buddy had FOUR years to demonstrate his governing. We've had time to ferment and use as sacrament the wine of our bitterness.

Holding back to give Bush a chance for more misgovernment is not what the opposition party leadership should be doing.



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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:18 AM
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28. READ - he didn't say he held back in campaign - he's saying POST election
he gave Bush SOME room to govern.

Sorry, but nowhere in the article does Kerry say that he went easy on Bush during the campaign.

He didn't. The media just happened to edit out most of Kerry's most blistering attacks on Bush and the GOP.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:18 AM
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66. I did read it. What did I write that makes you think I was posting about
the campaign?
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 10:11 AM
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70. If you didn't watch CSPAN in 2004, you didn't see JFK's campaign.
end of story (but I'll go on).

Our journamalists doled out "fair"-sized soundbites on the evening news that gave the impression that both candidates scored similar rhetorical points in their stump speeches and other scheduled appearances. Those who actually heard the speechs could tell right off the bat who was actually connecting, and who was playing to a hand picked crowd (and often not even a crowd.)

Blame who you like, but I blame, mostly, the shitty media for screwing Kerry. He kicked ass, but few reported it.

Until the debates, of course, the one and only time when the candidates had to fend for themselves. But not to worry, the media spun those for Bush so's not to make him look too much a fool.

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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:33 PM
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77. Agree 110%...I too blame the shitty media, and Diebold, and SCOTUS! n/t
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:20 AM
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31. Holding back?
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:34 AM by fedupinBushcountry
So easy to be behind a keyboard, and spew things with no facts to back it up.

09/15/2005 John Kerry Responds to President Bushs Speech to the Nation
09/15/2005 Senate Passes Kerry Legislation to Provide Tax Relief, Help Guard and Reserve Troops Hurt By Katrina
09/14/2005 John Kerry: Administration Must Investigate Gas Price Gouging
09/13/2005 John Kerry Statement on President Bushs Failure to Respond to Hurricanes Devastation
09/13/2005 OTIS REMAINS OPEN FOR NEW MISSION
09/12/2005 Senator John Kerry on Resignation of FEMA Director
09/09/2005 John Kerry Says SBA Must be Held Accountable for Misuse of 9/11 Funds
09/09/2005 John Kerry Offers Major Package of Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Others Devastated by Hurricane Katrina
09/07/2005 Kerry, Kennedy and Meehan Demand EPA Cleans Up Water Contamination at W.R. Grace Superfund Site
09/07/2005 Kennedy, Kerry Announce Introduction of Lowell Park Expansion Legislation
09/06/2005 Senator Kerry Applauds Fight to Keep Otis Open, A-10s at Barnes
09/04/2005 Senator John Kerry on the Passing of Chief Justice William Rehnquist
08/26/2005 Senator John Kerry on BRAC Commissions Decision on Otis and Barnes Air National Guard Bases
08/26/2005 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN KERRY ON BRAC VOTES ON HANSCOM
08/25/2005 Senator John Kerry Commends Decision of BRAC to Keep Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Open
08/23/2005 John Kerry Says Proposed Fuel Economy Standards Dont Address Problems with Foreign Oil, High Gas Prices
08/17/2005 SENATOR KERRY, SENATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR MEDFORD LAW ENFORCEMENT
08/17/2005 SENATORS KERRY AND KENNEDY ANNOUNCE FEDERAL GRANT TO WEST SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR FINGERPRINTING TECHNOLOGY
08/17/2005 SENATORS KERRY AND KENNEDY ANNOUNCE FEDERAL GRANT TO WEST SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR FINGERPRINTING TECHNOLOGY
08/13/2005 Senator John Kerry Delivered Democratic Hispanic Radio Address on Saturday August 13, 2005
08/13/2005 Senador de Massachussets, John Kerry, Emite el Mensaje Semanal Demcrata por Radio
08/12/2005 Senator John Kerry Delivered Democratic Hispanic Radio Address
08/10/2005 Kerry, Kennedy, Romney and Delahunt Say New Calculations Show Defense Department Overstates Savings from Closing Otis ANGB by $500 Million Dollars
08/09/2005 John Kerry Says Energy Policy Fails Americans
08/08/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Passing of John H. Johnson
08/08/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Passing of Peter Jennings
08/03/2005 John Kerry on the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
08/01/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Recess Appointment of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
07/29/2005 SENATOR JOHN KERRY LAUDS DECISION BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO KEEP MASSACHUSETTS TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE CENTERS OPEN AND URGES THE ADMINISTRATION TO SAVE BOSTON CALL SITE
07/29/2005 Senators Kerry and Kennedy Lead Bipartisan Effort to Get Emergency Funds for Shellfishermen
07/29/2005 John Kerry Says Energy Bill Fails Americans
07/27/2005 John Kerry Says Revolution in Telecommunications Must be Addressed in Legislation
07/26/2005 Senator John Kerry, Senator Edward Kennedy, Representative Michael Capuano Join the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur to Raise Awareness of the Genocide
07/26/2005 Senators on Both Sides of the Aisle Call on President Bush to Release Home Energy Funds for Relief from Extreme Heat and Record Energy Costs
07/26/2005 Finance Committee Passes Kerry Plan to Protect Pensions, Hold CEOs Accountable
07/25/2005 Senators Urge Congressional Investigation Into Leak of CIA Agent Valerie Plames Name
07/22/2005 Kerry: American People Must Know Roberts' Record on Civil Rights
07/21/2005 Kerry, House and Senate Environmental Leaders Call for Administration To Reverse Backwards March on Environmental Justice
07/20/2005 Bush Administration Blocking Gas-Price Relief for Farmers, Truckers, Small Businesses
07/20/2005 John Kerry: Protect the Bill of Rights and Freedom of the Press
07/20/2005 John Kerry: Fewer Speeches, More Action Needed on Port Security
07/19/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court
07/19/2005 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN KERRY ON BRAC COMMISSION HEARING TODAY
07/18/2005 Senator John Kerry Announces $8,037,000 Grant Awarded to the Massachusetts Victim Witness Assistance Board
07/18/2005 Senator John Kerry Calls for Immediate Action on Veterans Health Care
07/15/2005 MASSACHUSETTS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION DEMANDS SANTORUM APOLOGY
07/14/2005 Statement of Senator John Kerry on Homeland Security Bill
07/14/2005 Statement of Senator John Kerry: White House Claim that Too Much is Being Spent On Veterans Health Care is Outrageous
07/14/2005 Senator John Kerry Fights for Red Tide Program Funds, Criticizes Bush Budget Cuts
07/13/2005 John Kerry on Rick Santorum's Insult to Massachusetts and Abuse Victims Everywhere
07/12/2005 Senate Adopts Port Security Amendment to Homeland Security Bill
07/12/2005 John Kerry: Americas National Security - Not Karl Roves Job Security - Should be Administrations Only Priority
07/12/2005 SENATOR JOHN KERRY AND SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY ANNOUNCE $13,709 GRANT TO BOLSTER LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS IN WARREN
07/12/2005 Senator John Kerry Works to Secure Americas Ports
07/07/2005 Statement from Senator John Kerry On Terrorist Bombings in London
07/06/2005 SENATOR JOHN KERRY FIGHTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS BASES AT PUBLIC BRAC HEARING
07/01/2005 Sen. John Kerry On The Retirement of Associate Justice Sandra Day OConnor
06/30/2005 John Kerry continues to fight against LNG in Fall River
06/30/2005 John Kerry: CAFTA is a Giant Step Backward
06/29/2005 PRO-TRADE DEMOCRATS BLAST BUSH TRADE POLICY
06/29/2005 John Kerry on Medicaid: The Status Quo is Broken, Especially When It Comes to Kids
06/28/2005 New York Times The Speech the President Should Give
06/28/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Bushs Fort Bragg Speech
06/28/2005 John Kerry Speaks Out on Iraq, Details Concrete Steps President Must Take to Rescue the Mission
06/24/2005 Kerry Fights to Help Small Businesses and Farmers Deal with Soaring Fuel Costs
06/23/2005 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN KERRY ON ADMINISTRATIONS DENIAL TO DECLARE MASSACHUSETTS RED TIDE CRISIS A NATIONAL DISASTER
06/23/2005 Kerry on Rove Comments: Make America Safe, Not Divided
06/23/2005 STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND REPORT BY MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC EDUCATION COALITION
06/23/2005 John Kerry: Time for a Policy Wake-Up Call on China
06/22/2005 Kerry joins Bipartisan Group in Offering Climate Change Amendment to Energy Bill
06/22/2005 Kerry Statement on the Release of the DNC Voting Rights Institute Ohio Report
06/21/2005 John Kerry on Marine Corps Report on Equipment Shortages
06/16/2005 Commerce Department Answers Call from Senator Kerry and the Massachusetts Delegation to Declare a Fishery Disaster in Massachusetts
06/16/2005 New Report: Private Accounts Would Cut Benefits, Increase Costs for Small Businesses
06/15/2005 John Kerry Fights to Protect Medicaid Benefits in Massachusetts and the Nation
06/15/2005 John Kerry Urges Bush Administration to Keep Massachusetts IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers Open that Help Elderly and Low-Income Citizens
06/15/2005 John Kerry on GOP Proposal to Raise Retirement Age
06/15/2005 Kerry Takes Aim at Bush Energy Scheme
06/14/2005 CAFTA Information
06/14/2005 SBA RESPONDS TO SENATOR JOHN KERRYS REQUEST TO DECLARE THE RED TIDE CRISIS AN ECONOMIC DISASTER TODAY
06/14/2005 John Kerry: After Decades of Inaction, A Time to Heal A Nations Wounds Over Lynching
06/13/2005 Jeffords and Kerry File Renewables Amendment To Energy Bill
06/13/2005 John Kerry: We Need a New, Common-Sense Approach to Trade
06/12/2005 John Kerry Applauds RiverFest for the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet Rivers
06/10/2005 Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Commerce Department to Declare Massachusetts Disaster Area in Wake of Red Tide Crisis
06/10/2005 STATEMENT FROM JOHN KERRY ON GOVERNOR ROMNEY'S EFFORTS TO AID FISHERMEN
06/09/2005 SENATOR KERRY CONGRATULATES OUTSTANDING NCO OF THE YEAR STAFF SERGEANT ADAM BERG
06/09/2005 Kerry and Waxman Call for GAO Investigation Of Manipulated Climate Change Science
06/08/2005 John Kerry and Massachusetts Delegation Members Senator Kennedy and Congressmen Frank, Tierney, Delahunt and McGovern Strongly Urges Governor Romney to Act Quickly to Aid Fishermen in Red Tide Crisis
06/08/2005 John Kerry and Massachusetts Delegation Members Senator Kennedy and Congressmen Frank, Tierney, Delahunt and McGovern Strongly Urges SBA to Act Quickly to Aid Fishermen in Red Tide Crisis
06/02/2005 Pepperell Springs Conservation Effort Complete
05/31/2005 John Kerry to Join Students and Parents in Round Table Discussion on the Future of Head Start
05/31/2005 John Kerry to Visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to Meet with Students and Staff of the TRIO Program
05/31/2005 Senator John Kerry to Visit Upper Housatonic River Valley to Highlight the Importance of Designating it a National Historic Preservation Area
05/31/2005 John Kerry to Host Town Hall Meeting on Issues Affecting Massachusetts Seniors
05/31/2005 John Kerry to Participate in Opening Ceremonies with the Kinsella Family at Brockton Rox Baseball Game
05/31/2005 Statement from John Kerry on Governor Romneys Veto of the Stem Cell research bill passed by the Massachusetts Legislature
05/27/2005 Senator Kerry Honors Massachusetts War Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend, 2005
05/25/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Vote on Priscilla Owen
05/25/2005 Congressional Delegation United on NStar Utility Workers
05/24/2005 Fallout from "Nuclear Option
05/24/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Stem Cell Research
05/22/2005 Senator Kerry delivered at BU Medical School
05/19/2005 John Kerry on Nuclear Option on Judicial Nominees
05/18/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Massachusetts Lawsuit to Stop Toxic Mercury Pollution
05/17/2005 KENNEDY AND KERRY ANNOUNCE RECORD TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR MASSACHUSETTS A $1.17 BILLION INCREASE OVER TEA-21
05/17/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the 51st Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
05/15/2005 John Kerry on New Mercury Rules:
05/13/2005 Statement by John Kerry On Pentagons Base Closure List
05/12/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Bolton Nomination
05/12/2005 John Kerry: It's Time to Reign in the Spin
05/05/2005 Statement by Senator John Kerry In Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day
05/05/2005 John Kerry on Harmful Changes to Roadless Rule
04/28/2005 Kerry, Lautenberg Introduce Legislation to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Fake News Hearing on Bill Set for Early May
04/27/2005 John Kerry: White House, Congress Should Go Back to the Drawing Board on Energy Plan
04/25/2005 John Kerry to Address Americas Dangerous Dependence on Saudi Oil
04/21/2005 John Kerry on Republican Congressional Leadership's Failure To Focus on Real Priorities of the American People
04/21/2005 John Kerry on Republican Congressional Leadership's Failure To Focus on Real Priorities of the American People
04/21/2005 John Kerry to Address Republican Congressional Leadership's Failure to Focus On Real Priorities of the American People
04/20/2005 John Kerry on Retirement of Senator Jim Jeffords
04/20/2005 John Kerry: Its Time for President Bush to Address Gas Prices, Dependence on Foreign Oil
04/19/2005 John Kerry at Senate Hearing on Toxic Mercury Pollution
04/19/2005 John Kerry at Senate Hearing on Toxic Mercury Pollution
04/19/2005 Senator John Kerry spoke this afternoon at a Senate hearing on toxic mercury pollution. The Merrimack Valley is one of nine mercury 'hotspots,' or areas with elevated mercury levels, in New England. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held the hearing on mercury in response to repeated denials of Republican-led committees to hold hearings on the matter.
04/19/2005 John Kerry Fights to Halt Devastating Transit Cuts to Massachusetts Projects
04/19/2005 Statement from Senator John Kerry on Pope Benedict XVI
04/18/2005 Senate OKs death benefit boost for families of active-duty troops
04/14/2005 Channel 5 in Boston Reports on John Kerry's Victory for Military Families
04/14/2005 Kerry, Lautenberg Secure Hearing and Mark-Up on Fake News
04/14/2005 Senators John Kerry and Frank Lautenberg Say Taxpayer-funded News Abused by Administration Should Have Disclaimer
04/13/2005 Kerry pushes military initiative
04/13/2005 Senator Kerry Takes Military Story to the Senate
04/13/2005 Senate Passes Two John Kerry Amendments for Troops
04/12/2005 John Kerry Fights to Add Troop Benefits to Supplemental
04/11/2005 Statement by John Kerry on John Boltons Nomination as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
04/07/2005 Kerry: Publicize benefit for vets
04/04/2005 Stem-cell Research is Pro-Life
04/02/2005 Statement from Sen. John Kerry on the Passing of Pope John Paul II
03/30/2005
03/30/2005 Bush's Budget Assaults Our Values, by John Kerry
03/29/2005 Budgeting our values, by John Kerry
03/29/2005 Leading health care, children's and labor organizations support KidsFirst
03/27/2005 Dishonest' Bush budget ignores needs of the nation, by John Kerry
03/26/2005 Budgeting our values, by John Kerry
03/25/2005 Thanks to Dedicated Citizens, Assabet National Wildlife Refuge Opens
03/25/2005 SENATOR KERRY ANNOUNCES $267,986 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES GRANT FOR MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
03/25/2005 Bushs latest budget plan is assault on countrys values, by John Kerry
03/24/2005 Leahy, Jeffords, Boxer and Kerry
03/22/2005 John Kerry on EPA Hiding Harvard Scientific Data on Health Effects of Mercury
03/17/2005 John Kerry Statement on Senate Action to Save Medicaid from Drastic Cuts
03/17/2005 John Kerry Says Washington Budget is Out of Touch With American Values
03/17/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Senate Action to Save Medicaid from Drastic Cuts
03/17/2005 Senate Passes Landrieu-Kerry Reserve Fund For Reservists and Small Businesses
03/16/2005 John Kerry will make a major speech on America's budget priorities on Thursday, March 17, to the Center for National Policy
03/16/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Paul Wolfowitzs Nomination to be President of the World Bank
03/16/2005 LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE NEW FUNDS FOR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS IN MASSACHUSETTS
03/16/2005 Senate Opens Arctic Refuge to Drilling
03/15/2005 Senator John Kerry fights to establish the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and Connecticut
03/15/2005 Senator John Kerry fights to establish the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and Connecticut
03/15/2005 John Kerry on New Mercury Rules:
03/15/2005 Senators John Kerry and Maria Cantwell Team Up to Fight Drilling for Oil in Arctic Refuge
03/14/2005 Kerry, Cantwell Fight Arctic Drilling
03/11/2005 Statement of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems in Support of the Kids Come First Act of 2005 (S. 114)
03/11/2005 Statement from Edward J. McElroy, President, American Federation of Teachers, Supporting Kids First Act of 2005
03/11/2005 Kids Come First Act Addresses Medicaid Challenges Facing Children
03/11/2005 Vote Kids Lends Support to Kids First Bill:
03/11/2005 March of Dimes Supports Kids Come First Act of 2005
03/09/2005 John Kerry Announces Half-Million Citizen Cosponsors Of KidsFirst Health Care Plan
03/09/2005 John Kerry grassroots press conference
03/09/2005 John Kerry on Bush's Energy Plan: "Americans Deserve Better"
03/08/2005 Kerry Organizes Grassroots Coalition Behind KidsFirst Act, Calls for Senate Action
03/08/2005 John Kerry on President Clinton
03/07/2005 Statement by John Kerry on John Bolton's Nomination to be Ambassador to the United Nations
03/03/2005 Kerry, Bipartisan Coalition Win 11th Hour Push to Save Boston Teacher from Deportation
03/02/2005 A Pioneer in Civil Rights
03/02/2005 Working to Strenthen the American Military
03/02/2005 Jackie Robinson to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
03/02/2005 Jackie Robinson Receives Congressional Gold Medal For His Civil Rights Work
02/28/2005 Our military needs a better ally at home
02/24/2005 John Kerry on U.S.-Russia Nuclear Agreement
02/17/2005 John Kerry Calls for Election Reform
02/16/2005 John Kerry on Climate Change:
02/15/2005 John Kerry: Military Families Must be Part of Supplemental
02/14/2005 John Kerry Says America Must Stand By Our Military
02/11/2005 Senator John Kerry to Discuss Strengthening America's Military at Annual Worcester Telegram & Gazette Visions Ceremony
02/09/2005 John Kerry on Medicare Costs Estimates and the Health Care Crisis in America
02/09/2005 Remarks by Senator John Kerry on Climate Change
02/08/2005 John Kerry to Address Climate Change at The Brookings
02/07/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Presidents Budget
02/03/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General
02/03/2005 Statement by John Kerry on Social Security
02/02/2005 Statement by John Kerry on State of the Union Address
01/31/2005 Statement by John Kerry on the Presidents Budget
01/27/2005 Remarks by Senator John Kerry on Kids First to Families USA
01/27/2005 John Kerry Rallies Families USA to Fight for "Kids First"
01/27/2005 Senator John Kerry "Kids First"
01/26/2005 John Kerrys Kids Come First Act
01/21/2005 THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
01/19/2005 Senator John Kerry Opposes Nomination Of Dr. Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State
01/16/2005 Senator John Kerry Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/16/2005 Statement of Senator John Kerry
01/16/2005 Statement of Senator John Kerry
01/14/2005 STANDING BY OUR TROOPS AND MILITARY FAMILIES
01/06/2005 Statement by Senator Kerry on the Nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General
01/05/2005 Senator Kerry Statement on the Congressional Certification of Electoral College Results
12/10/2004 John Kerry Calls on Rumsfeld to Investigate Why Troops Lack
12/08/2004 Senator John Kerrys Statement on Election Reform
12/08/2004 Senator John Kerrys Statement on Energy Report
12/08/2004 Senator John Kerrys Statement on Intelligence Reform
12/08/2004 Senator John Kerrys Statement on Intelligence Reform
11/24/2004 Senator John Kerrys Statement on Energy Report
11/24/2004 LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE NEW FUNDS FOR U MASS DARTMOUTH PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
11/23/2004 LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE FUNDS FOR NEW BEDFORD
11/23/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY, DELAHUNT SECURE $700,000 FOR PLIMOTH PLANTATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
11/23/2004 Congressman Capuano, Senators Kennedy and Kerry Secure $5 Million for Somerville Projects
11/23/2004 KENNEDY, KERRY, DELAHUNT SECURE $700,000 FOR PLIMOTH PLANTATION EDUCATIONAL
11/23/2004 KENNEDY, KERRY, DELAHUNT ANNOUNCE $500,000 FOR MARTHAS VINEYARD HOSPITAL
11/23/2004 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCE FINAL PHASE OF SNESL IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
11/23/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND FRANK ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO COMPLETE ROUTE 106 REHABILITATION
11/23/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY, MCGOVERN AND FRANK ANNOUNCE NEW FUNDING FOR FALL RIVER
11/23/2004 Kennedy, Kerry and Capuano Secure Millions for Important Cambridge
11/23/2004 KENNEDY, KERRY & DELAHUNT DELIVER $1 MILLION TO FIGHT CANCER
11/23/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND LYNCH ANNOUNCE $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BROCKTON PRIORITIES:
11/23/2004 KENNEDY, KERRY, CAPUANO, LYNCH AND MARKEY ANNOUNCE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE GREATER BOSTON AREA
11/23/2004 KENNEDY, KERRY, & LYNCH ANNOUNCE $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE DRINKING WATER IN BRAINTREE, HOLBROOK AND RANDOLPH
11/22/2004 Kerry Gets Unfair Tariffs Lifted:
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND Markey Secure $9.23 Million for Projects in the 7th District of Massachusetts
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND MCGOVERN ANNOUNCE OVER $3.2 MILLION FOR WORCESTER AREA
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND OLVER ANNOUNCE NEARLY $2.4 MILLION FOR UMA
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND TIERNEY ANNOUNCE $550,000 FOR NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY, OLVER AND NEAL ANNOUNCE $37 MILLION IN FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR WESTERN
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY AND TIERNEY SECURE $900,000 FOR ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE
11/22/2004 Kerry, Kennedy and McGovern ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION FOR ATTLEBORO, FRANKLIN AND SEEKONK
11/22/2004 KERRY, KENNEDY, OLVER AND NEAL ANNOUNCE $750,000 FOR CONNECTICUT RIVER
11/19/2004 Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry Announce Their Opposition to the Proposed LNG Facility for Fall River in a letter to FERC
11/19/2004 Kerry Statement on Increase in Debt Limit
11/17/2004 Kerry Fights to Restore Fiscal Responsibility

http://kerry.senate.gov

Do you really think the media is going to inform us of every Dems move. Well think again. I pay attention and not just to Kerry but to all the Dems,I have 2 Repub Senators who make me ill, so I write to them and ask them why did you vote NO, and inform them that they need to think from the heart and gut, not from the pocketbooks of the Republican loyalists.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:57 AM
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54. Thank you!
Honestly, you'd think Dems would be savvy enough to understand that no matter what Kerry has said, he has been ignored.

Your proof kinda kicks those idjuts among us right in the arse.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:03 AM
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58. Lots of lots of those kicks
And, yes, Senator Kerry has been ignored by the M$M. I'm with you. You would think that many 'Democrats' would be smart enough to figure that out, but, no. Many 'Democrats' have to jump down his throat for not speaking out or acting. Apparently, he is supposed to call each and every one of them on the phone, personally, when he says or does something. :eyes:

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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 01:13 PM
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81. Wow, excellent list! Thanks! n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:43 AM
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67. You referred to Bush's first 4yrs as if Kerry never opposed him (for #66)
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 08:46 AM by blm
He did. In fact, during Tora Bora, Kerry was the ONLY Democrat confronting Bush on his failures....most others supported Bush over Kerry.

I think too many stick with the corporate media's interpretation of the Democrats and their efforts.

They have yet to report honestly on any Democrat or their initiatives or on the Bush failures over the years.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 10:01 AM
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69. Interesting, I was writing about the OP which reports Kerry said
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 10:02 AM by HereSince1628
he had held back and given Bush room to govern. With the mistakes of Bush's first 4 years, there was and remains no reason for any Democrat, including Kerry, to give Bush any free space to maneuver.



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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 11:21 AM
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72. After an election the other guy is always going to quiet down SOME.....
Kerry did alot the last 10 months as an opposition senator, but held back as an attack dog.

Now he's looking to do both. Fine by me.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:03 PM
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74. Exactly!
I voted for Kerry and strongly supported him, but why would he "hold back" in the first place?
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:25 AM
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5. Someone should suggest that Kerry
quit running for President now and try doing something good in the Senate for the people who managed to elect him. It makes him look rather ridiculous that the only time he wasn't posturing against Bush was when it counted, during the 2004 campaign.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:18 AM
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26. Ow. On target, though. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:19 AM
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29. No - it's not. READ people.
Is READING news accurately not an important goal here at DU anymore?
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:29 AM
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36. Must you assume that no one reads?
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:30 AM by tasteblind
How about paying attention to the gap between Senator Kerry's words and his actions?

What about voting for the IWR and then turning around and criticizing the guy he gave authority to prosecute it? Did he think that he was handing it over to FDR or something?

What about all but totally ignoring the voting irregularities in the '04 election?

What about the constant inability to articulate the simple fact that he was fooled by a lying administration on Iraq?

"John Kerry's attacks on President Bush's efforts to assist the victims and rebuild the Gulf Coast don't come as a surprise _ armchair quarterbacking on tough issues has never been a problem for Senator Kerry," said Republican National Committee spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt, in a statement.

Pretty hard to refute, isn't it? Kerry has been straddling the fence and saying I told you so after the fact since he got back from Nam.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:34 AM
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39. Yes...because REreading may help in the comprehension of the FACTS, not
the immediate FALSE spin by those who either INTEND to spin or by those who read too quickly and jumped to their own illinformed conclusion.

And I think your post proves you have little knowledge of Kerry's post Nam life and congressional efforts. When DID you start paying attention to government?
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:34 AM
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41. How about refuting my post instead of attacking me? n/t
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:37 AM
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43. Refuting what?
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:38 AM by Mass
For a start, read Kerry's speech when he voted the IWR. Read his speeches during the campaign.

If we have to refute every blurb that Schmitt says, it will take all our times. Believe them if you want.

And only stupid people do not change their mind. Bush is one.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:42 AM
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46. I've read the speech.
I wonder if he read the resolution. It basically states that while it would be nice to continue going the diplomatic route, the President has full authority to use the armed forces in Iraq. His speech was full of conditions that weren't in the resolution.

And you're still being pretty nasty about it. We're all Democrats here.

I wonder if people ever get tired of defending Kerry. He had every opportunity to defend himself last fall, and he failed.

You shouldn't be mad at me. You should be mad at him.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:45 AM
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49. I wonder if people will ever get tired of attacking him
Obviously, not.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:52 AM
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52. Kerry won his man to man matchups with Bush. RW media kicked left leaning
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:53 AM by blm
media's ASS with their disciplined message on a daily basis....even though that message was one big lie.

Left leaning and objective media couldn't handle the onslaught of the RW media machine.

Did DU really get its ass kicked by Free Republic last year or was Free Republic and other RW forums treated as a more legitimate source by the corporate media?

Did the RNC beat the DNC in its organizational matchup?
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:02 AM
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57. Honestly, I'm not sure.
I think the tide is turning...liberal media is starting to make some gains in the way things are being portrayed, and it seems like the party elites are starting to put a lot of money into building alternatives. I actually love Current. I encourage everyone to check it out.

As far as the RNC and the DNC, I'd say that it is possible that the RNC was better organized. I still hold the vote totals suspect, but I think their databases and outreach efforts were still very effective. The DNC had it kinda easy in a way, because anyone who ever had a liberal thought in their life wanted to come out of woodwork to beat the crazy man in the White House. I credit the RNC with getting their people to the polls, even if I question the totals.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:11 AM
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62. Thankyou. My overall point is that it's easy to blame one person, but a
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 08:11 AM by blm
campaign is never just one person.

There are alot of levels in this day and age, and we all are matched up to some degree.

And in the most obvious matchup, the debates, Kerry won DECISIVELY.

At every other level of matchup, the control by the GOP of the corporate media and the voting machines rendered every one of OUR matchups as a cakewalk for the GOP...and they did so INTENTIONALLY.

Kerry didn't lose to Bush any more than DU lost to Free Republic. The difference was in how the media presented both.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:12 AM
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64. I'd like to think that there was a way Kerry could have won it.
I'm not convinced he pulled out all the stops. That's my problem with him in a nutshell.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:39 AM
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44. Kerry was talking about POST election, and you all misread it as holding
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:42 AM by blm
back during the campaign.

And YES, you know little of Kerry's work postNam. YOU present your statements as facts but they are cartoon versions of the facts as spun by the RW media machine. YOU bought into it and expect others to agree with it?

Hardly encyclopedic.

You missed IranContra, BCCI, illegal wars in Central America, drugrunning by CIA, gays in the military, Kyoto, failures at Tora Bora?

Where were YOU and most other Democratic citizens?

Were you backing up Kerry on ANY of this? Were YOU doing anything about it?

What did YOUR favorite lawmaker do about ANY of those postNam issues?
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:43 AM
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48. You're still attacking me. Actually, on edit...
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:52 AM by tasteblind
I'll give Kerry credit on his investigations of BCCI and Iran Contra. Ultimately though, he failed to make it stick where it counted. I don't know if it's just a good deal of caution when dealing with the Bushes or what, and that would be smart.

But the common thread with that and the election was an abundance of caution, a refusal to say what was really on his mind, and a failure to get what he really wanted. I think Kerry has a lot of potential, but he hasn't been very effective at seeing these things through to fruition.

And I don't have any favorite politicians. The closest I can think of died in a plane crash three years ago.

Hell, I live in the District, so I don't really even have any meaningful national representatives.

There's nothing more lame than someone deciding to say what they meant to say a year ago, though. A more compelling speech would be, "I blew it. I should have called that Connecticut pantywaist a fake and a liar last year when I had the chance."

For whatever reason, he can't do that, and it doesn't engender my respect.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:47 AM
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50. Link to WHAT? The article is in the original post.
,
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:53 AM
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53. Sorry, I had a lengthy edit. See above. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:59 AM
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55. Wellstone would never have called Bush the "Connecticut pantywaist"
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 08:00 AM by blm
or "a fake and a liar" either. Democrats are civil men who believe in civil discourse. Unfortunately the GOP has bred a pack of uncivil asses over the last generation.

The only caution you saw in the campaign was from a corporate media on guard to keep Bush propped up and so edit out most of Kerry's most bruising remarks about Bush. You heard them on Cspan or live at a rally, but they would go missing in the news reports later that day or on alll the news shows afterwards.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:06 AM
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61. You are right there.
They really did give Kerry a dearth of coverage. That was one of the most depressing parts of it. When he finally got on TV in the debates, he was great, and the public saw it. That was pretty much the only time he got.

And I was exaggerating about the Connecticut pantywaist thing. But I do think it was important to portray Bush as being different from his image. He is not the brush clearing cowboy he pretends to be.

If they are going to knock Kerry for windsurfing (which honestly, with that, the motorcycle, etc...did look kinda silly for a man his age), the least he could do is mention that Bush's ranch has no horses. He could have even zinged him as being all hat and no cattle. It never happened.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:39 AM
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45. Being from MA, I can tell you he is doing good things both for US
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:40 AM by Mass
and the country. We actually have TWO good senators. May be you could focus on getting one.

Now, you can choose to want the Dems silent, I dont.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:05 PM
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75. have you listened t all the things in last 6 months he has
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 12:06 PM by seabeyond
proposed in the senate. you sound incredibly uninformed
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:28 AM
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6. so will he vote...
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 06:28 AM by DubyasWorld
...to confirm roberts?
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:31 AM
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7. I wouldn't doubt it
Several from our side are all in it together with the pukes. Keep the rich getting richer.
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:56 AM
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10. Oh please
There are 55 Repubs and 44 Dems, now tell me how the vote will turn out ?

Quit with the fucking blame game.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:37 AM
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42. What blame game ? The question isn't how the vote will turn out.
The question is will Kerry vote for Roberts. I hope he doesn't. Do you think he will ?
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:50 AM
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51. Thats not what is stated in the article
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:51 AM by fedupinBushcountry
He was stating , what common sense tells him. There is no way in hell that Republicans are not going to vote for him. As for Kerry"s vote, I think he will vote against him, as he did Condi, Bolton, Gonzales and all the right wing judges Owen, Pickering etc.
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #51
82. John Kerry's answer
I will vote against the nomination of John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States.

I refuse to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who came before the Senate intent on demonstrating his ability to deftly deflect legitimate questions about his views, opinions and philosophy.

more>
http://www.johnkerry.com /

EOM
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:09 AM
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14. I dont know if he will, but you dont know either,
This is guessing at his worst, particularly when Kerry has been fighting to get Roberts's documents more than other Dems not on the Judiciary committee.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:34 AM
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40. I would sure hope he would vote no
Roberts has supported right wing ideas his whole life.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:42 AM
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47. I think he will not vote for Roberts.
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 07:43 AM by Mass
I was just answering to your post, which seems to indicate you think the opposite. Sorry if I misunderstood you.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:54 AM
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9. C'mon stay positive people.....Whats all this crap I'm listening to?On the
one hand yall complain that Liberals are not speaking up and when they do you got all this negative stuff going on?Let's pretend, for a moment that we are the Liberals "base'....and then act like it!
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:01 AM
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11. thank you ladylibertee!
well said.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:06 AM
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13. Well said,
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:11 AM
Response to Reply #9
15. This is normal crap by the same ones.
A dem says something good. He is immediately attacked on DU. They somehow feel threatened for their darling (whoever he is).
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:11 AM
Response to Reply #9
16. Yep. They are damned if they do and
damned if they don't.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:11 AM
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17. Thank you
It must be hard to be "damned if you do and damned if you don't" by the very people that claim to be on the same side as you are. I am very happy that he is speaking out ... as a matter of fact, I never doubted that he would.

It amazes me sometimes just how much of our own we chew up for a little "red meat" around here.
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Im with Rosey Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:16 AM
Response to Reply #9
25. Thank you for saying this
I'm just happy he is jumping into the fray. Maybe the naysayers should read his letter and his speech. We finally have a few standing up, we need to support rather than be critical.
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iamahaingttta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:05 AM
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12. Fuck John Kerry!
Skull and Bones liar from what I see.
Laid down at the first opportunity and gave it all away without a fight. As planned.
What he's REALLY saying now is "it's time for a distraction and they told me it's my turn to be the distracter."

Fuck him!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:13 AM
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22. Whatever n/t
:(
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:14 AM
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23. Yeah, we all watched him lay down and lose all THREE DEBATES.
Must have been his Skull and Bones masters.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:04 AM
Response to Reply #12
59. huh huh huh -- he said Boner!
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #12
78. F.....YOU!!! n/t
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:12 AM
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18. kerry can be a wonderful spokesperson for truth if he wants to, but as far
as my vote is concerned, he will not get it this time around!

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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:13 AM
Response to Reply #18
21. Who is speaking about vote.
(apart from the BG in his usual worst mode).
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:12 AM
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20. READ people. He's saying POST-election he was giving Bush room to govern -
He certainly pressured Bush HEAVILY during the campaign, but the corporate media only presented the public with a partial campaign and avoided most of Kerry's harshest attacks on Bush or any discussion of Kerry's own plans.

The article does NOT say that he held back during the campaign.

READ.

READ.

Comprehend.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:12 AM
Response to Reply #20
65. You're asking an awful lot.
That would make sense, you see. ;)

I'm with you. Absolutely. :toast:
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:15 AM
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24. What is he, some kind of flip flopper
He held back for a year to save his own political career. Fuck him.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:18 AM
Response to Reply #24
27. ummm .... Wrong
He could be Senator from Mass as long as he WANTS to be. His current career was not in danger. Not for one minute. I LIVE in Mass, I know that for a fact. Get over yourself.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:25 AM
Response to Reply #27
34. Watch him run for president again
And watch me vote against him in the primaries. You can have his sorry ass.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:05 AM
Response to Reply #34
60. Okay, then.
Thanks! I'll be happy to have Senator Kerry for President. Again. :hi:
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 10:36 AM
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71. Geez, I'll be working in New Hampshire to get votes for him
Nice to know we'll have some spirited opposition. Looking forward to it, my dear.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #71
73. I busted my ass volunteering for him before the election
Forgive me if I am pissed about his early concession despite the overwhelming evidence of voting irregularities.

I am also pissed at how he allowed bush to accuse him of being unpatriotic. You had a draft dodger accussing a war hero of being unpatriotic and the challenges went uncontested.

Yeah, I know Kerry thought he was taking the higher road, but if he had any idea how the average American thinks, he would have realized that was a losing strategy.

So now that he is coming out a year later and criticizing the bush administration, I really don't give a shit. In times like these, we need a politician who is willing to stand up and fight for what is right instead of somebody backing down to "avoid any impression of sour grapes".

And the article states he is changing his tone to that of Howard Dean.

Shit, just give me Howard Dean. At least we know where he's coming from. At least he speaks from the heart.


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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:11 PM
Response to Reply #73
76. Again, I don't really care
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 12:18 PM by TayTay
I like the guy. I will work for him in New Hampshire. Nothing you have said has convinced me otherwise. I will give him, my time, money and effort.

I assume you will do likewise with the person you like. See you at the ballot box.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #76
79. I wasn't trying to convert you
I was just stating my opinion. If Kerry wins the democratic ticket, I will vote for him again.
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:26 AM
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35. Kerry could have posted on DU
Al Gore could have also. Elizabeth Edwards did, when she had breast cancer. We have held each other up for years here, when it was all bad all the time, and it would have been nice to hear from John.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:11 AM
Response to Reply #35
63. True, but it wouldn't have gone over very well
Many posters here would have been jumping down his throat. We eat our own and, oh, wouldn't that have played well in the M$M. They would've printed those interactions all over the country. Flush and Faux would've swooned in ecstacy.

People here would only be happy if a candidate addressed each and every single one of their personal concerns and that will never happen. It is simply not possible. If a candidate doesn't, he doesn't have "depth." If he tries (or gets into details), he's "wordy and boring." :eyes:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 07:29 AM
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37. It seems that Kerry has learned something
Good for him and the rest of us too.
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:01 AM
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56. c-span discussing this now.
.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:47 AM
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68. Our Savior! (sarc) NT
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:58 PM
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80. As a die-hard Kerry critic...
... I offer my congratulations. And my hopes that he will now go out and say what needs to be said.

The nation is WAITING for some one to step up and say things that validate their own creeping suspicions about this administration.

That person can emerge as a leader. Kerry is not my favorite Dem, but he could become so in a hurry if he'll get out there and SPEAK TO THE MALAISE THAT IS GRIPPING THIS COUNTRY.

I can accept the possiblity that he has held back for fear of being labelled sore loserman. Perhaps it was/is a legitimate concern.

Dean and Clark can only do so much. I'd love to see Kerry on MTP etc, giving them hell. I'm hopeful.
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