posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
reply to post by AndrewTB
Absence has little to do with activeness. Hate to brake it to you, but McCain is well known and respected.
So...you're saying its okay for him to NOT show up to his job, that we (the tax payers) pay him to do?
Do you only show up to YOUR job when something big is going on?
Unless you're unemployed, i'd wager a guess of euro's to dollars that says you don't. That says you show up ever day - regardless of the activity
The "present" vote from Obama myth has already been debunked by ATS's very own Benevolent Heretic.
Its in the decision 2008 forums. Happy forum hunting.
McCain may not have voted "present" as often as Obama,
but he's almost missed a lot more votes all together.
Once again -you're bringing obama into a mccain thread (please stop)
About the OP:
Do you not know that Birth Control is used by women to regulate their menstrual cycle? Do you not know that it reduces the painful swelling,
inflammation, and length of the actual period?
So - in comparison - if Vikadin (sp?) will be covered by medical insurance, why shouldn't birth control?
Essentially - they both do the same things. (relieves pain)
[edit on 8/5/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]
I'm not saying its ok to do, but what I am saying is despite his absences McCain has gotten a lot more done than a majority of his colleagues.
When trying to make a case for your own candidate you have to be sure your own candidate isn't equally guilty. I will say though its easy to do
You should know that, out of the entire senate, Obama comes 3rd in absences (about 44%), hes only been in for a short amount of time and already has
such a low turnout. We cant forget that he already has 130 present votes on top of such a low attendance. IMO not a great way to start a career.
It has not been debunked, and is quite clear in obamas record fyi.
When a senator is elected, its his duty to make well informed decisions in the best interest of the American people. Voting present does not do that
Is McCain, Mr. Perfect? Absolutely not, he is very very far from that.
Has he been absent a lot of days? Yes!
Has he failed to do his job? His record shows he hasn't.
A track record speaks a million words about a candidate.
Again, for the record, your arguing a case for or against a certain candidate. How can you not expect their opponent to be brought up? I think someone
needs to go back to Debates 101.
[edit on 8/5/2008 by AndrewTB]