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vision Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 11:53 AM
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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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