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At least 85 bills that Kerry sponsored were signed into law by Presidents, despite the false claim you may have heard that no bill that Kerry sponsored ever got passed. In 20 years, he has sponsored or co-sponsored 4784 bills and amendments; during that same time, McCain's total was 4247.

 

Here's a list of the 50 most important Kerry bills that became law:

 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/9/8/231624/9236

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Since most of you won't actually READ the article, let me give you a few of the compelling highlights of this magisterial record:

 

1. S.AMDT.112 to S.960 To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should encourage the revitalization of democracy in the Philippines.

 

He really went out on a limb with this one.

 

 

2. S.AMDT.239 to S.1160 To establish a moratorium during the fiscal years 1985 and 1986 on the testing of anti-satellite weapons against objects in space.

 

hmmmm, isn't this one of the things Reagan wanted that Gorby had a hissy-fit about? Kerry is SO pro-defense.

 

 

3. S.AMDT.396 to H.R.2577 To provide that none of the monies appropriated in this Act can be used to fund directly, or indirectly, activities against the government of Nicaragua which have not been authorized by or pursuant to law, and for other purposes.

 

Heaven forbid we fund people fighting communists!

 

 

4. S.AMDT.746 to H.J.RES.372 To provide for an annual report analyzing the effect of increased and improved tax enforcement and collection on tax compliance and revenue generation.

 

In other words: LET'S MAKE SURE WE GET ALL OF YOUR MONEY

 

 

5. S.AMDT.1396 to H.J.RES.465 To prohibit the use of funds to conduct, in connection with the Strategic Defense Initiative program, development, test, or evaluation involving any explosive device which uses fissionable material.

 

Why not just give the commies the keys to the White House John?

 

 

6. S.CON.RES.99 : A concurrent resolution condemning North Korea's support for terrorist activities.

 

Another profile in courage.

 

 

9. S.AMDT.872 to S.1394 To provide for a penalty for the illegal use of funds for political or propaganda purposes.

 

See: MoveOn.org

 

 

10. S.AMDT.932 to S.1394 Urging the President to continue to make every effort to cooperate with the other nations of the United Nations to bring about an end to government-sponsored torture in Iranian prisons and to pressure Iran to permit inspection of Iranian prisons by an international delegation.

 

U.N.! U.N.! U.N.! What are those two, lovers?

 

 

12. S.AMDT.2775 to H.R.4784 To provide funding for the farmers' market coupon demonstration project.

 

Earth-shattering, simply earth-shattering.

 

 

16. S.AMDT.2064 to S.566 To study the feasibility of establishing an enterprise zone development corps and to study the feasibility of providing incentives for companies to invest in areas with high incidence of drug use and drug related crime.

 

Sounds impressive, right? oops, it's merely a STUDY. Democrats love to study things. Let's "study" why Islamic savages hate us so maybe we can win their hearts and minds and then they'll stop sawing off our heads on TV.

 

 

19. S.AMDT.3157 to H.R.3977 To strengthen environmental protection of Antarctica.

 

Yep, everyone's #1 vacation destination spot.

 

 

20. S.RES.144: A resolution to encourage the European Community to vote to ban driftnets for all European Community fishing fleets on July 8 and for other purposes.

 

He loves those Europeans, doesn't he?

 

 

21. S.RES.185: An original resolution to provide for expenses and supplemental authority of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.

 

You know them, right? Those are those guys he said were raping and pillaging and burning and blah blah blahing in the "manner of Ghengis Khan" - which he pretentiously pronounces JEN-gis.

 

 

More on his illustrious Congressional career later.

 

 

Congressionally yours,

 

FFF

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It is true that Kerry has cosponsored all these things. All you have to do to cosponsor something in a legislative body is sign a form saying you would like to cosponsor it. Someone else, meaning someone else's staff under the legislator's direction -- is the originator of the bill and did all the work. And when you do this sort of thing, there is a lot of work. You have to do the research, contact the interested parties, work out the details, and bring a majority of your colleagues, many of whom do not share your particular interests, on board. If you are going to pass major legislation you have to mix it up with people who don't care much about your issue and with elements of the opposition who might be brought around and find ways to come to common ground with them, or your work won't succeed. It requires both vision and direction at the top and a well-managed team to bring it off. Kerry seems to have done little or nothing like this in the Senate. Maybe that's why his campaign seems self-focused, brittle, almost tone deaf. Has he enough successful experience in working with people who don't share his agenda or who don't particularly like him to bring to the much bigger job of president?

 

The real problem with Kerry's Senate record is that he is not an originator. He and his staff have not done the hard work of crafting major legislation, and so there is no major policy initiative named "Kerry" to his credit. As I think about how badly his campaign is going, I wonder if he and his staff are really experienced enough in the give and take of national politics on a wide front of issues to put his own functioning government together. Maybe the quasi-takeover of the campaign by Clinton people means that they will really be running his government if he is elected. How often will Kerry need to call Clinton for extended advice to get his chestnuts out of the fire in the next four years? Will he be a figurehead president?

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It is easy to co-sponsor a bill that someone else initiated. I have not heard anyone say that Kerry never sponsored or cosponsored a bill. It is often said, and not rebutted, that he has never initiated an important bill. Now he postures that he has a cure for all problems. But in the last 20 years, where was the bill to save Social Security, the bill to provide health care, the bill to save Medicare? Why should anyone believe that he has suddenly become the fount of all wisdom and that he has suddenly become energetic after years of devoting his life to his playboy activities?

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>Why should

>anyone believe that he has suddenly become the fount of all

>wisdom and that he has suddenly become energetic after years

>of devoting his life to his playboy activities?

 

Much the same can be said about the Current occupant of the White House. He has accomplished nothing except to undo all the positives achieved in the Clinton years. He has made this country more susceptible to terror attacks thanks to our invasion of Iraq. He has been the absolute bext recruitment tool Al Qaeda could have ever asked for. After his miserable failure as Governor of Texas, why would we think that he would finally succedd after 4 failed years as president? Why should we believe he has suddenly become the fount of all wisdom and that he has suddenly become energetic after years

of devoting his life to his playboy activities prior to bankrupting Texas and the US?

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>Much the same can be said about the Current occupant of the

>White House. He has accomplished nothing except to undo all

>the positives achieved in the Clinton years. He has made this

>country more susceptible to terror attacks thanks to our

>invasion of Iraq. He has been the absolute bext recruitment

>tool Al Qaeda could have ever asked for. After his miserable

>failure as Governor of Texas, why would we think that he would

>finally succedd after 4 failed years as president? Why should

>we believe he has suddenly become the fount of all wisdom and

>that he has suddenly become energetic after years

>of devoting his life to his playboy activities prior to

>bankrupting Texas and the US?

 

blah blah fucking blah

 

The standard argument from liberals like you is: "You think my mother is ugly? Well you're mother is UGLIER!"

 

We give you facts and you give us insults. Are we're suppose to trust you to keep us from getting our heads sawed off on video by Islamic savages?

 

It's fun (sorta) to trade insults every now and then, however, wouldn't it be refreshing for one of you to actually share an IDEA about how Kerry wil concretely do something better than Bush currently is? Instead, we hear lies, distortions, conspiracy theories, and garden-variety insults.

 

la la la, like plainsong, forever on one note.

 

(Bonus points to the person who can name the movie that quote is from - and NO FAIR GOOGLING IT!)

 

snore

 

Exhaustedly yours,

 

FFF

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Bush has done most of the things he promised to do: three tax cuts, No child left behind bill, Medicare drug bill, corporate fraud legislation, campaign finance reform. You can say that you don't like the details of these laws but they don't cease to exist simply because you don't like then. Bush has accomplished more in 4 years than Clinton in 8. (Please don't pretend Clinton caused the good economy just because he was in the White House).

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