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Obama's (Non)Votes: But Everyone Was Doing It!
Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 5 sep 08 | foutsc

Posted on 09/05/2008 11:05:47 AM PDT by foutsc

But Mom! Everybody does it!

Remember using that tactic as a kid when you're parents criticized your participation in the latest craze or fad? Pretty immature, wasn't it?

Well, the press is employing that same tactic to defend their candidate's multiple "present" votes in the Illinois Senate. Check this out from the Leftist Press:

"We don't have a 'present' button as governor - we are expected to lead..." said Palin, who is in her first term as Alaska's governor.

Palin was referring to Obama's days in the Illinois Senate, when he voted "present" dozens of times among the thousands of votes he cast in his eight years there. The move is common among Illinois lawmakers, but has become a favorite Republican complaint about Obama.

See how they blithely explain it away? It was only dozens of times out of thousands of votes... And anyway, everybody does it! Instead of calling out weasel lawmakers, like it did back in the day, the press covers for them!

This is what's wrong with Washington and all the state capitols around this country: Lawmakers who duck the tough decisions are aided and abetted in their cowardice by the enablers in the press who don't want to get kicked off the cocktail circuit. Sarah Palin is the mom who stands up and calls these immature brats on it. "I don't care if everybody does it, it's still shirking your responsibility as a public servant. Stand for something and make a decision!"

The Obama sycophant who wrote the article signed off with a subtle dig:

She did not take questions from reporters.
How dare Ms. Palin employ an Obama tactic!


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; nobama08; obama; obamabiden; palin; pressbias

1 posted on 09/05/2008 11:05:48 AM PDT by foutsc
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To: foutsc

I suppose you could use the word “dozens”. It was about a dozen dozens.


2 posted on 09/05/2008 11:09:41 AM PDT by marron
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To: foutsc

The move is common among Illinois lawmakers

Ahh.. the Clown Prince isn’t so special after all is he?


3 posted on 09/05/2008 11:10:45 AM PDT by Onerom99
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To: foutsc

...almost 11 dozen times.


4 posted on 09/05/2008 11:17:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: foutsc

So the press finally admits that Obama is a typical “Illinois lawmaker”. I.e. a corrupt political hack who’s just a tool of the Cook County machine.

Thanks for clearing that up!


5 posted on 09/05/2008 11:18:34 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: foutsc

I find the argument completley convincing, and I agree: Obama is just like every other hack politician.

Still waiting for a Messiah...


6 posted on 09/05/2008 11:56:21 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: foutsc

I read somewhere that one of the bills that zerObama voted ‘present’ on was to raise the dog license fee from $10 to $15. I can see that’s a tough decision, and you might be afraid to commit one way or another.

Someone needs to research all of the 130 or so ‘present’ votes, and shuttle them to McCain & Palin so they can incorporate them into some debate answers or something. I’m sure there’s gold in there somewhere!


7 posted on 09/05/2008 11:56:34 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: marron
I suppose you could use the word “dozens”. It was about a dozen dozens. _________________________________ How about 130 times?
8 posted on 09/05/2008 3:17:50 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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