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JOHN KERRY, MIA
New York Post ^ | 5/13/04

Posted on 05/13/2004 12:00:51 AM PDT by kattracks

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

May 13, 2004 -- John Forbes Kerry, presidential prospect, is ignoring his day job. Kerry says he supports extending emergency federal unemployment benefits. Whether that's a sound position is another matter, but it is Kerry's position.

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 59-40 in favor of the extension.


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: awol; kerry; unemploymentbenefits; votingrecord

1 posted on 05/13/2004 12:00:52 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I heard some staffer for Kerry respond to that already. You know the answer. it's Bush's fault.
If Bush hadn't been so busy losing and outsourcing jobs then we wouldn't need an unemployment extension.

of course the main issue of Kerry not being available as teh critical vote for one of 'his' issues was never addressed.
2 posted on 05/13/2004 12:04:43 AM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: kattracks
Saw a Democratic strategerist on Fox and Friends 5/11 Steve Doocy hit her with the missed vote boo boo...I wish I could have done a screeen cap of the look on her face. She looked like a prime candadate to be in one of those "I'd rather be anywhere but here" commercials by Southwest Airlines.
3 posted on 05/13/2004 12:21:35 AM PDT by rewrite
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To: kattracks

4 posted on 05/13/2004 12:21:44 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: not_apathetic_anymore
I heard some staffer for Kerry respond to that already.

A couple of weeks ago -- before the unemployment extension came up -- a staffer was quoted in the Boston Herald, responding to questions about his continued absence from the Senate as saying he hadn't missed any "important" votes.

Someone posted Kerry's record of votes and missed votes this session in the Senate (I wish I could remember who or on what thread). At that time, I think he had shown up for two. Of course, the way he votes, it's just as well if he doesn't show up!

5 posted on 05/13/2004 12:23:27 AM PDT by maryz
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To: kattracks
DID YOU EVER SEE JOHN KERRY
(To the tune of 'Did You Ever See A Lassie?')

Did you ever see John Kerry,
John Kerry,
John Kerry?
Did you ever see John Kerry
Flip this way and that?
Flop this way and that way,
And that way and this way,
Did you ever see John Kerry
Flip this way and that?


6 posted on 05/13/2004 12:36:17 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Jean Fidel Qaerry - Vietnam Veterans Against The War On Terrorism)
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To: kattracks
Kerry only missed that vote because he was working hard to be the voice of those who have no voice of their own - the "working" man and woman.

Unh huh. I'm buying that one, just like I'm buying how you actually voted FOR the $87 Billion, before you voted AGAINST it.
7 posted on 05/13/2004 2:15:55 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: DustyMoment
From yesterday's The New York Post:

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."

Translation: It's Bush's fault I'm not doing my job. I am better off campaigning in Kentucky (a state I can never win) than going to work to avoid looking like a fool.
8 posted on 05/13/2004 3:37:28 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc
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."

I read this too, along with an insinuation that the whole thing was rigged by Republicans so that it would be a one vote margin. My immediate reaction is that I wish the Republicans were that crafty and well organized!

9 posted on 05/13/2004 4:22:17 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: kattracks
Hmmmm...
10 posted on 05/13/2004 4:54:47 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: kattracks
This effects me personally, and this is the second time Effin has Effed me over on this. He was AWOL on the last vote on this as well. Funny, he made it to his "job" on the day of the gun control vote.

I've been working a bit at a time, and using my saving, waiting for this extension to come through. I am helping to care for my teminally ill father, and this would have afforded me the luxury of spending more of his last days with him.

I'm livid. I've worked for 30 years, and have never taken a government handout in my life. Kerry is a fake, a liar, and a fraud and he doesn't give a rat's a$$ about the working people.

With his vote, the extension would have passed. The extension has gone through like clockwork for the last several years. President Bush has supported it. KERRY'S NO SHOW PROVED WHAT HE THINKS OF THE WORKING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. I hope any still out there straddling the fence realize this fact.

11 posted on 05/13/2004 5:44:32 AM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


JUST TRUST KERRY


     CUT & RUN 2

12 posted on 05/13/2004 6:06:24 AM PDT by devolve (................... [..........................Hello from Sunny South Florida.............)
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To: kattracks
Kerry helps Bush. The unemployment gravy train ends, people get jobs. Job production goes up. Wall Street goes up. Kerry goes down. Thanks, John.
13 posted on 05/13/2004 6:13:19 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: kattracks
Like I say, A great Campaign add for Bush. Kerry - AWOL in the Senate Again.

LOL

14 posted on 05/13/2004 6:26:25 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: maryz
Someone posted Kerry's record of votes and missed votes this session in the Senate (I wish I could remember who or on what thread).

Right here:  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1123653/posts

15 posted on 05/13/2004 6:30:25 AM PDT by Dixie Mom
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To: Dixie Mom
That's it! Thank you.
16 posted on 05/13/2004 6:35:24 AM PDT by maryz
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To: not_apathetic_anymore
I heard some staffer for Kerry respond to that already. You know the answer. it's Bush's fault. If Bush hadn't been so busy losing and outsourcing jobs then we wouldn't need an unemployment extension.

But wait! I thought Kerry was in favor of outsourcing, after he was opposed to it?

17 posted on 05/13/2004 10:06:23 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: conservative in nyc
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."

Translation: I was going to vote for it before I wasn't going to vote for it.

-PJ

18 posted on 05/13/2004 12:49:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
bump
19 posted on 05/13/2004 2:43:01 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: RGSpincich
I take offense to your remarks. The unemployment "gravy train" as you call it, is for hard working people who have been put out of work through no fault of their own. In my case, it was a result of mismanagement by some high on the corporate ladder, plus a glut in the telecommunications market in my area. Ironically, after downsizing two thirds of the company, and filing bankruptcy, those in upper management are fine thank you, and still getting their six figure bonuses.

Welfare is a gravy train. Unemployment compensation is not. Read my post above. But I digress. The point is that Kerry needs to be exposed as the hypocrite that he is.
20 posted on 05/13/2004 2:51:14 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: LisaMalia

I thought you would take offense but please understand that many people do not even look for work until their benefits run out. Those people are on the unemployment gravy train, you are not if you are actively pursuing new employment. There is a distinction. Being downsized is not a reason to accept government assistance, not being able to find acceptable work is a reason. The taxpayers shouldn't have to provide unambitious workers with a severance package.


21 posted on 05/13/2004 4:17:23 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
Being downsized is not a reason to accept government assistance, not being able to find acceptable work is a reason. The taxpayers shouldn't have to provide unambitious workers with a severance package.

If you weren't up so far on your ivory tower, I would explain my circumstances to you. As a hardworking taxpayer who has been in the workforce for the last thirty years, I'm smart enough to know that you're not worth it.

22 posted on 05/13/2004 4:23:54 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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