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Dreadsox 03-07-2004 04:08 PM

John Kerry was AWOL
 
This just in......

Senator Kerry only showed up to vote 36% of the time last year, 2003.

If I showed up 36% of the time to do my job I would be fired. Anyone else make $154,000 and only show up to do their job 36% of the time?

http://www.congressmerge.com/onlined...r=&fullvotes=1

Shall I go back another year?

Rono 03-07-2004 05:16 PM

Re: John Kerry was AWOL
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Dreadsox
This just in......

Senator Kerry only showed up to vote 36% of the time last year, 2003.

If I showed up 36% of the time to do my job I would be fired. Anyone else make $154,000 and only show up to do their job 36% of the time?

http://www.congressmerge.com/onlined...r=&fullvotes=1

Shall I go back another year?

I don`t know, can he give his vote by someone else ? Ore by phone ? If he do not vote does that means it would make no diverence to the end result ? Is not voting means no and he would vote no anyway? Is it illigal not to vote ? Is it illigal not to turn up to vote ?

ILuvLarryMullen 03-07-2004 06:37 PM

I don't know a lot about what is normal, but I looked at the year's votes for Edwards and Kucinich and they looked pretty similar to Kerry's. I would think that if you were out on the road campaigning, it would be pretty impossible to be in DC for every vote.

I couldn't find on that site where to go another year back. I would be curious to know what his voting record was like for other years, cause if his voting record was that bad while not campaigning, I would consider that a big problem. I looked up one of my senators and she had voted almost 100% of the time, but i have no idea what average is.

Dreadsox 03-07-2004 07:19 PM

I compared him to Ted Kennedy, and thereis no comparison. Kennedy showed up for pretty much almost everything.

Kieran McConville 03-07-2004 07:35 PM

'AWOL' is a curious choice of word, I thought for a second this thread was going to be about Kerry's Vietnam record.

ILuvLarryMullen 03-07-2004 08:55 PM

yes, but Kennedy hasn't been out campaigning for president, which is my point. I'm curious to know what Kerry's voting record looks like from other years.

Dreadsox 03-07-2004 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ILuvLarryMullen
yes, but Kennedy hasn't been out campaigning for president, which is my point. I'm curious to know what Kerry's voting record looks like from other years.
I am sorry...but for the past year....he may have been campaigning...but he is collecting my tax money to pay his salary.

Sorry....36% is terrible.....no matter what he is doing.

melon 03-07-2004 09:08 PM

Kerry's salary amounts to about a half a cent per person per year in the U.S. (assuming an estimated 300 million American population). If you'd like me to mail you 85 cents to refund you for his 17 years (that's correct, isn't it? :P ) in Congress, then you don't have to worry anymore.

Anyway, I'm guessing that this post is not a real justification for a newfound hatred of Kerry, as much as this post is being used to justify a pre-existing hatred of Kerry for whatever reason. Seeing the voting records of previous Congressional presidential candidates, however, Kerry appears to be on par.

Melon

Dreadsox 03-07-2004 09:17 PM

Do you have any links to show that he is on Par with past candidates.....

And...I have made it clear that I have reasons....from military to education....to be disappointed in the type of job he and his office has done in the state.

This to me is out of line. But maybe I am wrong, I have tried to find info to show if it is on "par" or not on par.

Hate is a strong word to put into my mouth or to characterize this thread. :wink:

melon 03-07-2004 09:18 PM

I really don't know how you could think that Bush could be any better on any issue, from military to education.

Melon

Dreadsox 03-07-2004 09:22 PM

Which leaves me in quite a position now does it not?

BVS 03-07-2004 11:25 PM

I'll admit to not knowing a lot about how this works. I have some of the same questions as ILuvLarryMullen does. I do know that many on both sides decide not to vote because they are not sure where they stand or are reluctant about a lot of the "baggage"(the term slips my mind right now, but all the crap that they slip into a law, what's it called) that comes with the vote or what not. And yes he is campaigning and that shoud be taken into consideration, it's not as if he's completely ignoring his job, ideally he's still working towards bettering this country. But I don't think this will be an issue with Bush, I don't think it would be wise for him to bring up this issue when he's sitting on one the largest vacation times for a president in history, especially for one who waged a war.

melon 03-07-2004 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dreadsox
Which leaves me in quite a position now does it not?
I'll put it this way. If Bush is allowed for a second-term, he'll go overdrive in destroying America. After all, he can't go for a third term, so he has nothing to lose. Expect nothing but ultra-conservative appointees and agendas.

Kerry, though, would be at his first term. He'll be in that same precarious position, and he'll be more cautious in a first term.

You can't go wrong with that.

Melon

BVS 03-07-2004 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by melon


I'll put it this way. If Bush is allowed for a second-term, he'll go overdrive in destroying America. After all, he can't go for a third term, so he has nothing to lose. Expect nothing but ultra-conservative appointees and agendas.

Kerry, though, would be at his first term. He'll be in that same precarious position, and he'll be more cautious in a first term.

You can't go wrong with that.

Melon

You know Melon it's sad that we have to vote on these terms but I agree with you 100%. It scares the ever living sh*t out of me that an election like this has come down to these terms. I fear for America.

melon 03-08-2004 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar
I fear for America.
Our pols, after all, are a reflection of our nation, as a whole. That's what I fear the most.

Melon


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