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  •  "Not as Bad As the Rest" Isn't Good Enough (1+ / 0-)
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    North Country Dem

    Come on. Of course I'll ask them, when there's a venue. And when there isn't an issue that is most relevant to them and as important as voter rights.

    But the fact is that Kerry is the #1 guy, more even than Gore, who has to answer this question. Not only because of the circumstances, including the circumstances that

    I'm going to call you out on your Edwards strawman. I never said anything about Edwards, mainly because Edwards did not write this diary. And because Edwards was not running the campaign, or deciding whether to concede. And because Edwards did not vow to fix voter rights protection. In other words Edwards has nothing to do with this thread.

    I'd say neither did Bush, Rove and their Republicans. But of course that's false. However, it is entirely besides the point. Are you going to say Kerry has delivered because "he's not as bad as Bush, Rove and the Republicans"?

    I am going to ignore your specious call for "links", because your distraction is meaningless. I didn't compare Kerry to the other Democrats running in 2008, it's just another strawman you're fighting instead of the real subject.

    But I certainly agree that every time he says something "positive" (like asking for help, so hip on the Internet), the first thing I think of is "well, what about the defining issue of your career?"

    On top of everything else, Kerry came out of that election claiming not the presidency, but the banner of "voter rights protection". The rest of Congress is woefully inadequate. But they didn't vow to fix what ruined the pinnacle of their career.

    So what is left? Kerry had every reason to vow to protect voter rights. We had every reason to believe him. He did not. Voting rights are at least as jeopardized now as they were before That's a problem. He's now asking for more help.

    Why waste my time?

    That's not a rhetorical question. I've answered your fallacious questions. You answer my meaningful one. After his performance on his defining issue, why should I trust Kerry to do more than posture on this one?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 02:00:57 PM PDT

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    •  Dodging the questions won't change the facts (4+ / 0-)
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      karenc, MH in PA, globalvillage, gettowork

      Like the one AllDemsOnBoard posted below, but that doesn't matter to you.

      The truth is that you would rather blame Kerry for a job that others were supposed to do. That's your choice.

      I would rather spend more productive time holding the GOP accountable and call any Dem senators that have been silent on this issue rather than blaming the ONE person that is doing more than most and letting the rest off the hook.

      Good luck with finding perfect politicans that meet your needs.

      •  You're Full of It (1+ / 0-)
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        North Country Dem

        I just called you out for your irrelevant straw men. Itemized, even.

        What you're relying on is called "dodging the question". Now you accuse me of that.

        While dodging the question.

        Now with extra "perfect politician" hyperbolic denial fallacies.

        Good luck trying that "logic" on anyone. But at least you're representing the dodgy, duplicitous Kerry fairly well.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 04:05:28 PM PDT

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