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AWOL KERRY DOOMS SEN. JOB-AID VOTE
New York Post ^ | 5/12/2004 | Deborah Orin

Posted on 05/12/2004 3:10:11 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:21:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A push by Senate Democrats to extend jobless benefits lost by a single vote yesterday - as their nominee-to-be, John Kerry, missed the vote while campaigning in Kentucky.

Kerry, the only senator to miss the vote, said he didn't come back to Washington because "we were told that no matter what would happen, [the Republicans] would change a vote in the Senate and they were not going to let it happen."


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alquerry; awol; banglist; jeanfrancois; kerry; missing; resign; unemploymentbenefits
I know this has been posted in differing variations. However, thought everyone would love Al-Kerry's logic in missing the vote. Nice job -- campaign in Kentucky, where you have no chance of winning instead of showing up to work.

I can see the Bush campaign commercial now.

1 posted on 05/12/2004 3:10:12 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
If Kerry was right, and it was rigged, he just got owned hardcore by the GOP on that.. way to very publicly disappoint major parts of his constituency!
2 posted on 05/12/2004 3:14:33 PM PDT by thoughtomator (This comment was wise, witty, interesting, and insightful... right up until the moment I hit "Post")
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
By this point in J'Effin's campaign, I'm betting his staff is calling ahead to each new town's dogcatcher to keep up a fresh supply pooches to screw.
3 posted on 05/12/2004 3:15:35 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: thoughtomator
ROTLMAO! This is HUGH!
4 posted on 05/12/2004 3:16:26 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Just a personal anecdote. Ran into a secretary from my old law firm. She had gotten laid off about 18 months ago. Only recently returned to work. Her brother recruits at another law firm and immediately offerd her a job. But she explained that because "this was after 9-11," unemployment got extended so much she stayed out of work for a year. Went on two cruises and numerous other vacations. Got a job the minute unemploynment ran out. Very nice lady, but perhaps an example of abuse of the system?
5 posted on 05/12/2004 3:19:36 PM PDT by Williams
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
I agree that it doesnt need extended, IMO one of the reasons why we are having larger job gains is because the people who have been getting paid for free have stopped receiving and are now getting work. But as far as a campaign commercial goes this would be a good one.
6 posted on 05/12/2004 3:27:23 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually Voted for John Kerry before I voted against Him)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
"we were told that no matter what would happen, [the Republicans] would change a vote "

Told by foreign leaders whose identity will remain secret.

7 posted on 05/12/2004 3:27:40 PM PDT by bayourod (Was Kerry one of the 17 Congressmen to whom Lawson sent torture pictures in March?)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
There are going to be books written for years on how not to run a campaign about Yaaaaawn's blunders!! If he were a Pub he would be the laughingstock of DC. Having him missing votes is good for America. Unemployment bill when you are adding 250,000 jobs a month????

Pray for W and Buy a Soldier Lunch

8 posted on 05/12/2004 3:27:46 PM PDT by bray (Diversity Divides, Jesus Unites!)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
He said it right on the Imus show in front of everybody.

What a jerk.
9 posted on 05/12/2004 3:29:22 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: *bang_list; Joe Brower; Travis McGee
To show you just where Kerry's priorities lie, remember that he took time out of his busy schedule to vote for two gun control amendments to the Senate gun industry lawsuit immunity bill, namely, extending the sport-utility rifle ban and revoking firearms-transaction privacy for non-dealers at gun shows.
10 posted on 05/12/2004 3:30:07 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: cyncooper
Did Imus buy it? You know he is supporting Kerry?
11 posted on 05/12/2004 3:33:59 PM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Well it is very understandable. He can't go to work. After all John F'N had to campaigne in Kentucky because the election is imminent and there is a big primary vote coming in just----er. Well the national election is a mere....er. Sorry, nevermind.

12 posted on 05/12/2004 3:36:44 PM PDT by rod1 (On the front line)
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To: no dems
Bush and Co just removed another Kerry campaign issue. I know it is easy to get blinders on and just see what you want. However, I truly think Kerry is one of the worst candidates of the last 25 years or so.
13 posted on 05/12/2004 3:37:38 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: gswilder
He is pretty darn stupid. If he shows up and the issue fails -- like he claims it would have -- he would have been able to finger the Republicans for not caring about the poor, working class unemployed to pander to a dim core consituency.

Now, he ends up losing that issue and the Bushies can run a nice campaign commercial about how Kerry says one thing and does another, undermining his credibility once again.
14 posted on 05/12/2004 3:44:27 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Kerry should be really proud of himself. I wonder how labor unions like this latest "no show" non-vote. I can't believe the Democratic leadership is allowing him to act so irresponsibly. All we need now is for Kerry to name John Edwards, North Carolina's own AWOL senator as his running mate. Two no-show, non-voting senators asking us for our votes. Bwahhaaaaahhhhaaaaa!!
15 posted on 05/12/2004 3:46:31 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: gswilder
I think Kerry talks about his Vietnam record so much because he has accomplished absolutely nothing in nearly three decades in the Senate.
16 posted on 05/12/2004 3:47:48 PM PDT by Gaetano
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
What a stupid, stupid man.
17 posted on 05/12/2004 3:49:54 PM PDT by ShandaLear (John Kerry, the gift that keeps on giving!)
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To: no dems
Who can tell with Imus.

18 posted on 05/12/2004 3:51:05 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Williams
Let me guess...she's a Democrat.
19 posted on 05/12/2004 4:02:00 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (I'll only vote for a candidate who is comforable with JEANS, a COWBOY HAT and a RIFLE!)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Well the reality is, like it or not Kerry's probably right, had he been in town 1 or more Rs would have changed their votes.

Since he didn't show they make sure its a 59 to 40, so that politics can be played with the vote tally to make Kerry look bad.

Playing politics happens on both sides of the Isle folks.
20 posted on 05/12/2004 4:04:30 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
This is a hilarious debacle for the Kooky Kerry Kampaign. His week was supposed to be spent railing against the administration on this, now it has turned into a liability that he cannot mention without getting egg all over his face! Just hilarious, and a great sign that there is major campaign disarray for the Dims.
21 posted on 05/12/2004 4:05:13 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Hey, I wouldn't touch Camryn Manheim's uterus on a bet.)
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To: HamiltonJay
I've heard it was the opposite. The Kerry-ites were confident that the measure had the 60 votes necessary to pass, so they didn't bother getting Kerry there and the measure failed.

While Kerry might be right, he's still stupid for being AWOL and letting this happen. He shows up, this is a non-issue.
22 posted on 05/12/2004 4:08:11 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
This would not have passed if he had shown up....

This is hardball politics...he may complain that to be the case...as an excuse not to show up and vote...

But what kind of leader would give his opponents rope to hang him with?....John Kerry of course. I wonder what kind of blunders he has in store for the Nation?

Very poor judgment on his part not to show up and vote, and then make it a non issue....Not Presidential.
23 posted on 05/12/2004 4:15:22 PM PDT by antaresequity (This is not the "War on Terror", Islam is the common denominator)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Tell Clinton, the NY handout line is going to take her to task on this.

I just love this one...the idea that if he had showed up, it would have passed.

THE REAL DEAL IS: HE'S GETTING PAID AND CAN'T AND DOESN'T FULFILL THE JOB HE HAS AND HE WANTS A BIGGER JOB.

At least Bubba showed up at (under) his desk.

24 posted on 05/12/2004 4:21:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: HamiltonJay
And its wonderful when it works out for our side !!!
26 posted on 05/12/2004 4:45:08 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Thanking the good Lord he was AWOL again...... IMHO, he AWOL'd Vietnam with his medals.
27 posted on 05/12/2004 5:59:10 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Why hasn't Kerry resigned his seat in the Senate? Doesn't he think he's going to win the election?
28 posted on 05/12/2004 6:44:21 PM PDT by mac_truck (Aide toi et dieu l’aidera)
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