Originally posted by 27jd
They (neo-cons) have effectively made you believe Kerry is a waffler, when his stance has been the same from the beginning, which he explained on a
few occasions. There's that brainwashing that I believe Rove's machine has done pretty well, take something out of context, repeat it enough, and
many will believe it's true.
Well its not just me, its John Kerry also by his 'shapeshifting' positions,
John Kerry's Waffles
If you don't like the Democratic nominee's views, just wait a week.
By Michael Grunwald
Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at 2:46 PM PT
Head to head
Last week, President Bush offered a wry critique of his Democratic challengers. "They're for tax cuts and against them. They're for NAFTA and
against NAFTA. They're for the Patriot Act and against the Patriot Act. They're in favor of liberating Iraq, and opposed to it. And that's just one
senator from Massachusetts." Now that John Kerry is the presumptive Democratic nominee, Republicans are sure to focus the spotlight on his history of
flip-flops. Kerry did vote for the Patriot Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the war in Iraq, even though he constantly trashes the Patriot Act,
the No Child Left Behind Act, and the war in Iraq. He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, which limited marriage to a man and a woman, but he
now says marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. (Although he also points out that he once attended a gay wedding.) And those are just the
better-known issues on which Kerry has "evolved."
But lets see if he really
is worried about the crowd in which he speaks, will he fabricate something? Lets take a look
Kerry Caught in Whopper Trying to Get the Cuban Vote
John Kerry doesn't just flip-flop in his desperate attempt to be all things to all voters; he even makes things up.
In an article Sunday in the Miami Herald that an alert reader just sent us, the soft-on-communism Washington waffler, pandering for the prized
Cuban-American vote in crucial Florida, claimed: "I'm pretty tough on Castro, because I think he's running one of the last vestiges of a Stalinist
secret police government in the world."
The Herald reported:
"Then, reaching back eight years to one of the more significant efforts to toughen sanctions on the communist island, Kerry volunteered: 'And I
voted for the Helms-Burton legislation to be tough on companies that deal with him.' ...
"There is only one problem: Kerry voted against it," the newspaper noted.
How about gay marriage?
Gay Marriage - For
“While I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, for 200 years, this has been a state issue. I oppose this election year effort to amend the
Constitution in an area that each state can adequately address, and I will vote against such an amendment if it comes to the Senate floor."
In 1996, Kerry voted against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as a union of a man and woman. At the time, Kerry said he
opposed gay marriage, but the law amounted to gay-bashing.
Kerry Supports Mass. Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage:
Gay Marriage - Against
"If the Massachusetts Legislature crafts an appropriate amendment that provides for partnership and civil unions, then I would support it, and it
would advance the goal of equal protection,"
Kerry explained his opposition to gay marriage by saying it was simply “a matter of how I view the world. Culturally, historically and religiously I
don’t believe that is a distinction that makes a difference.” Kerry said he backed civil unions of the type Dean had signed into law.
And one that personally tells me about the man...
Persian Gulf War 1
Persian Gulf War - Against
Kerry voted against the Authorization to use force against Iraq
“Rather than take a side--albeit the one he thought was most expedient--Kerry actually stood on both sides of the first Gulf war, much like he did
this time around. Consider this ‘Notebook’ item from TNR’s March 25, 1991 issue, which ran under the headline ‘Same Senator, Same Constituent’: ‘Thank
you for contacting me to express your opposition ... to the early use of military force by the US against Iraq. I share your concerns. On January 11,
I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the
president the immediate authority to go to war.’
Persian Gulf War - For
Kerry voted for Nunn's rejected resolution which would allow sanctions time to remove Hussein from Kuwait.
(( Notice Sam Nunn's comments here, I liked him ))
Nunn Stated in 1996:
Retiring Sen. Sam Nunn now believes his vote against authorizing the Persian Gulf War hurt his credibility and removed once and for all whatever
thoughts he had about running for president.
(( Guess he was wrong huh? ))
``I think I was wrong on that,'' said Nunn, calling it the greatest regret of his career as the Senate's unquestioned expert on national defense.
``I think I was wrong because if I had voted that way, it would have given a more solid vote for the authorization of the war, which I thought was
Kerry voted for the Concurrent Resolution supporting the effort to remove Iraq from Kuwait.
Here is a whole crap load list, dont take my word for it
[edit on 25-10-2004 by edsinger]