Skip to main content

"They voted for the war, but then voted against the funding...blahblahblah" Is it just me or is it ridiculous at this point that Kerry and Edwards can't smack this bullshit down? Maybe it is me, maybe I've got it wrong, but it seems to me that the answer is this simple:
"I voted for the bill that would have paid for itself, I voted against the bill that just added the debt to our growing deficit."

I was hoping that Edwards last night would articulate what Kerry wasn't able to do last week. BushCo keeps throwing around this accusation, and I'd hate to think it resonates with anyone, but it probably does. Those that are uninformed or just plain misinformed. They've talked about how resolute they are, that they wouldn't stand down to terrorism, but they've never defended this attack straight on and I think it would be easy.

"I voted for the bill that would have rolled back some tax cuts in a time of war to pay for that war. Bush threatened to veto that bill. I voted against the version Bush preferred that added another 87 Billion to our national debt."

Have I got the circumstances wrong? That's the way I thought things went down... not because of Dean pressure... Why don't they at least point out that Bush threatened to veto troop funding? Take this on the offensive.

If I do have my facts wrong can someone please correct me? It seems braindead easy to beat down that bullshit... but so far they've said everything but in defense.

Originally posted to gregonthe28th on Wed Oct 06, 2004 at 11:38 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site