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Guide to Kerry's Voting Record (easy to read version)
Email received by JulieRNR21 | 2/16/04 | Email

Posted on 02/17/2004 11:01:09 AM PST by JulieRNR21

Edited on 02/17/2004 11:55:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Here it is in black and white folks....Kerry's voting record. Print it out if you want and use it when people defend him on what a "great guy" he is. It is obvious that he cares nothing for the unborn, the military, defense, law & order, tax relief, school choice and many other issues

JOHN KERRY VOTING RECORD:: THE LIST

ABORTION

Voted to federally fund abortions.

Voted against parental consent for minors.

Voted against ban on Partial Birth Abortion (3 times)

Voted against ban on sending money to UN population fund if the money was sent to pay for China forced abortion and sterilization policy.

NARAL lifetime rating of 100%

National Right to Life Committee lifetime rating of 0%

DEATH PENALTY

Opposes federal death penalty.

Voted against death penalty for terrorists. (recently flip-flopped in 2002)

Voted against death penalty for drug-related murders.

TAXES & BUDGET

Voted against Bush tax cut and wants to repeal portions of Bush tax cut.

Voted for 1993 Clinton tax hike. (largest in history)

Voted against major tax relief packages at least 10 times.

Voted at least 5 times against balance budget amendments.

Kerry voted at least five times to raid The Social Security Trust Fund.

MILITARY & NATIONAL SECURITY

Voted for 7 major reductions in military funding Voted against Gulf War I (1991).

Voted for Gulf War II (but then criticized and voted against military appropriation for troops).

Voted against MX missile.

Voted against Trident Submarine.

Voted against SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative – Star Wars).

Voted against B-1 and B-2 Stealth Bomber and Fighter.

Favored UN control of US Troops (in the 1970s).

Supported Slashing $2.6 Billion from Intelligence Funding While Serving as a Member of Senate Intel Committee.

Attended a seminar (the so-called "Winter Soldier Investigation) bankrolled by Jane Fonda in Detroit in February 1971 during which 125 self-proclaimed Vietnam veterans testified at a Howard Johnson's about atrocities allegedly committed by our own forces.

Many of the so-called Veterans were frauds and virtually every alleged atrocity was investigated and proven to be false.

FAITH & VALUES

Voted against ban on human cloning.

Voted Against Defense of Marriage Act (to give states option to decide whether to recognize homosexual marriages in other states).

Sent letter to Massachusetts Legislature opposing Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.

Favors civil unions for homosexuals.

Voted to extend hate crimes protections to homosexuals.

Voted against a constitutional amendment on flag desecration.

EDUCATION

Voted against voluntary school prayer.

Voted against voucher pilot program.

Voted against approving a school-choice pilot program

JUDGES, COURTS & LAW

Voted against confirmation of Clarence Thomas for Supreme Court Justice.

Voted against confirmation of Robert Bork for Supreme Court Justice.

Voted against confirmation William Rehnquist as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Voted against confirmation John Ashcroft as US Attorney General.

Voted against punitive damages in products liability cases. As Michael Dukakis Lt. Governor From 1983-1985, Kerry Supported Granting Prison Furloughs To Hundreds Of Massachusetts Inmates.

FOREIGN POLICY

Against linking Most Favored Nation status to China human rights record.

Voted for Kyoto Protocol on Environment that exempted major Third Word polluters.

Supported Iraq regime change as late as January, 2003.

Now has flipped-flopped For Unilateral nuclear Freeze.

Voted against deployment of INF missiles in Europe.

POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS

Leading member of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)

Attended and conducted anti-war and anti-American protests in the 1970s. Organized the Protests.

Votes with Ted Kennedy an average of 94% of the time.

Received $300,000 contribution from Johnny Chung as directed by Chinese intelligence officer.

Supported Communist Sandinistas and visited with leader Communist Daniel Ortega days before Ortega flew to Moscow and received $200 million in Soviet aid.

Has a lifetime rating of 26% from Citizens Against Government Waste.

Has a lifetime rating of 0% from the National Rifle Association.

Lifetime liberal vote rating of 93% from Americans For Democratic Action (5 points higher than Ted Kennedy).

Voted with the liberal activist group, The League Of Conservation Voters, an average of 95% of the time.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2004; kerry; kerryrecord; liberalvoter; vietnam; votingrecord
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1 posted on 02/17/2004 11:01:10 AM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; windchime; 4integrity; JohnHuang2; PhiKapMom; backhoe; Sabertooth; M Kehoe; ...
Kerry's Voting Record......A huge stash of ammo waiting to be used.......PING
2 posted on 02/17/2004 11:04:43 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
Voted for Kyoto Protocol on Environment that exempted major Third Word polluters.

I didn't know they ever voted on it. They voted on a resolution prior to Gore signing it, that was 95-0 against a Kyoto-type agreement. I did not think anyone voted for it.

3 posted on 02/17/2004 11:05:41 AM PST by Always Right
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To: JulieRNR21
Now if only someone could take out full page ads in the major newspapers about a week before election day.
4 posted on 02/17/2004 11:05:44 AM PST by rllngrk33 (Liberals are guilty of everything they accuse Conservatives of.)
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To: JulieRNR21
Lifetime liberal vote rating of 93% from Americans For Democratic Action (5 points higher than Ted Kennedy).

Who would have thought that Teddy Kennedy was the MOST CONSERVATIVE Senator from Massachuesetts?

5 posted on 02/17/2004 11:05:54 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: JulieRNR21
WOW-- Great work--all in one place!!
6 posted on 02/17/2004 11:06:50 AM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: JulieRNR21
Great post!!
7 posted on 02/17/2004 11:06:53 AM PST by international american (Support our troops........................................revoke Hillary's visa!!)
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To: Always Right
This may refer to a vote in Committee hearings.
8 posted on 02/17/2004 11:07:40 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
bump
9 posted on 02/17/2004 11:09:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; Jessamine
Look Here......Kerry's voting record........PING
10 posted on 02/17/2004 11:09:42 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21; MeekOneGOP; onyx; My2Cents; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; ..
Julie -- Thanks much for posting and the ping!

All -- Please keep this handy! We are going to need this list in the month's ahead. Doubt if Kerry adds much to his votes this year as he was absent most of last year!

PKM
11 posted on 02/17/2004 11:09:55 AM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: JulieRNR21
This may refer to a vote in Committee hearings.

Yeah, I know Kerry was sympathetic and wanted a Kyoto type agreement, but he knew the treaty Gore signed was DOA.

12 posted on 02/17/2004 11:10:32 AM PST by Always Right
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To: JulieRNR21
Founder Member of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)

I believe this is false.

13 posted on 02/17/2004 11:10:49 AM PST by smith288 (http://www.ejsmithweb.com/FR/JohnKerry/)
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To: JulieRNR21
Kerry's Voting Record......A huge stash of ammo waiting to be used.....

Unfortunately, we're too polite to use the facts against an adversary.

14 posted on 02/17/2004 11:12:54 AM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: JulieRNR21
Great work!!:)
15 posted on 02/17/2004 11:14:07 AM PST by jim35 (A third party vote is a vote for the DemocRATs.)
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks, I just sent it to a teacher friend for ammo against her lib whacko coworkers. She will be very appreciative.
16 posted on 02/17/2004 11:14:25 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (I have heard The Spotted Troll tastes like chicken.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Monsieur Jean Kerry

I'm an internationalist. I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations. - The Crimson 02/18/1970
A bold progressive internationalism," Kerry. - JK Website

H.R. 3396 (Defense of Marriage Act) Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Signed the Letter Backing Gay Marriage - massequality.org 07/12/02

Kerry said "I think there has been an exaggeration," when asked if the President has overstated the threat of terrorism. - SC Debate 01/29/04
Opposed death penalty until 2002, voted against military action in the 1991 Persian Gulf war.

McCain: Testimony by Kerry and others before Senate Foreign Relations Committee was "the most effective propaganda [my North Vietnamese captors] had to use against us."
May 14, 1973, U.S. News & World Report.

During the height of the Cold War, Kerry opposed the entire strategic modernization effort proposed by President Reagan; the Peacekeeper, B-1 and B-2 bombers, Trident submarine, D-5 missile, and the non-strategic modernization of the defense budget. - Washington Times 01/04


17 posted on 02/17/2004 11:14:34 AM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: JulieRNR21
It's wonderful to have all of this at hand. Thank you!
18 posted on 02/17/2004 11:18:16 AM PST by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks! This is priceless.
19 posted on 02/17/2004 11:21:41 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: GWB and GOP Man
Here's Kerry's Voting Record Ping.
20 posted on 02/17/2004 11:23:41 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org Invite to My Site)
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To: PhiKapMom
Rush says John F'ing Kerry is as phoney as a $3.00 bill ~ I concur 100%!
21 posted on 02/17/2004 11:24:45 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: smith288
This site describes Kerry as one of the 'leaders of VVAW':

http://www.usvetdsp.com/jf_kerry.htm
22 posted on 02/17/2004 11:26:51 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
There are some specifics, such as vote numbers at:

http://www.usorthem.org/current-events/election-2004-john-kerry.html

23 posted on 02/17/2004 11:26:57 AM PST by jackbill
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To: MinuteGal; Bahbah; Utah Girl; kitkat; ohioWfan; ilovew; texasflower; Maigrey; homemom; ...
Look here at Kerry's voting record....Good material to have on had to "convince" the other side.
24 posted on 02/17/2004 11:29:29 AM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: JulieRNR21
I'm surprised he didn't vote for the death penalty for all those rapists, baby killers and death marchers from Viet Nam.
25 posted on 02/17/2004 11:29:35 AM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: JulieRNR21
Excellent post!

Bullets for the troops in the trenches...
26 posted on 02/17/2004 11:30:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: floriduh voter
Worthy of a public bookmark BUMP!
27 posted on 02/17/2004 11:31:27 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: smith288
You are correct. The list should be corrected.

From the VVAW web home page:

Since Vietnam Veterans Against the War's inception in 1967, tens of thousands of vets, GIs and supporters have participated in and supported the actions of VVAW. One of those members in the early 1970s was John Kerry... Read More
28 posted on 02/17/2004 11:31:50 AM PST by jackbill
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To: jackbill
Thanks for the link....that is a good resource.
29 posted on 02/17/2004 11:31:56 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: jackbill; smith288
Thanks very much.....Have asked for a correction:

Regarding #28

Dear Mod:
In the body of the list, would you please CORRECT the statement that Kerry was a 'charter' (founder) of the VVAW to he was a 'leading member'

Thanks so much......Julie
30 posted on 02/17/2004 11:36:18 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
His voting record looks as bad as Kerry, the man.
31 posted on 02/17/2004 11:36:37 AM PST by South40 (My vote helped defeat cruz bustamante; did yours?)
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To: JulieRNR21
This site describes Kerry as one of the 'leaders of VVAW':

Leader and founder are different. Just like Bush is leader of the free world but not the founder.

32 posted on 02/17/2004 11:36:51 AM PST by smith288 (http://www.ejsmithweb.com/FR/JohnKerry/)
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To: JulieRNR21
His vote against a ban on human cloning is an EDUCATION issue?
33 posted on 02/17/2004 11:40:11 AM PST by South40 (My vote helped defeat cruz bustamante; did yours?)
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To: Always Right
I'm still researching that statement about Kyoto vote.

Found this website which compares the Dems & GWB on various issues:

http://www.wsoctv.com/politics/2653202/detail.html
34 posted on 02/17/2004 11:41:28 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
Good list
35 posted on 02/17/2004 11:43:58 AM PST by smith288 (http://www.ejsmithweb.com/FR/JohnKerry/)
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To: South40
OOPS.....misplaced.....the list needed lots of formatting....I'm an 'long time freeper' but not 'perfect' yet....even though 'parts of me are excellent'.....LOL
36 posted on 02/17/2004 11:44:23 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks for making that correction so quickly.

:)
37 posted on 02/17/2004 11:45:58 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
Great synopsis, Julie! Thankyou! This suggests the possibility of similar "Kerry lists," eg. his flip-flops and contradictory statements (composed for the benefit of the all-important "independent" voters) or perhaps one detailing his sell-outs of liberal interests (despite his congressional voting record) or another one documenting his questionable integrity (that should be easy).
38 posted on 02/17/2004 11:48:34 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: JulieRNR21
Welcome ;)
39 posted on 02/17/2004 11:50:14 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: JulieRNR21
NEVER FORGET


Letter to the Editor published February 14, 2004:


'KERRY will weaken our military'

.."Ever since the Vietnam War, JOHN KERRY has worked hard to weaken our military and intelligence capacities that protect us from our terrorist enemeies, while he once called us Vietnam veterans terrorists. A President KERRY would do the same."


...Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(IA DRANG-1965 Photos)

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40 posted on 02/17/2004 11:54:20 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: JulieRNR21
The most effective item is that he has voted AGAINST the very military weapons that have and will be used against our terrorist enemies.
41 posted on 02/17/2004 11:55:42 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Excellent letter, Ronnie.

Lots of Nam Vets are starting to write them. There were a few in my local paper this morning!

God Bless You.

And thank you for your service for America!
42 posted on 02/17/2004 11:57:03 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21; PhiKapMom
Excellent post, Julie.
Thanks for ping, PKM.
43 posted on 02/17/2004 11:57:23 AM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: KQQL
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'JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets'


http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320

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44 posted on 02/17/2004 11:57:52 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: JulieRNR21
Yeah, I don't remember most of those items............

Tell me did kerry veto any pork spending?

Just wondering...............................
45 posted on 02/17/2004 11:59:33 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: South40; Admin Moderator
Thanks for moving the vote on cloning to the FAITH & VALUES section.

;)
46 posted on 02/17/2004 12:00:43 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
;)
47 posted on 02/17/2004 12:01:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: WhiteGuy
Tell me did kerry veto any pork spending? Just wondering

Like his buddy, Teddy....I'd guess he got as much MA 'pork' as he could. Remember 'The Big Dig' tunnel in Boston....many American taxpayers have financed that huge pork belly!!!

48 posted on 02/17/2004 12:09:26 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: truth_seeker
The most effective item is that he has voted AGAINST the very military weapons that have and will be used against our terrorist enemies.

Exactly & John F'in Phoney claims to care so much about our troops fighting the war on terrorism....What a faker!

49 posted on 02/17/2004 12:12:44 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
Teddy taught him well.
50 posted on 02/17/2004 12:16:36 PM PST by mtbopfuyn
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