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And by the way...

...can someone please explain to me why Kerry and Edwards weren't present at the vote? I mean, I'm still voting for them because, well... you know, but fuck. BAD SENATOR! BAD! NO SNOWBOARD!

UPDATE: Nevermind. I get it now. I'm a little new at this "understanding what the fuck the government is doing."

Here's how I see it: It was wise for them to skip the procedural voting, because they are able to avoid going on record against the amendment, so election-wise, their opponents can't try to sway people with some commercial that says, "Kerry and Edwards love homos. A vote for them is a vote for homos." Had the measure not died, and the actual vote for the amendment taken place, then I suppose Kerry and Edwards would actually show up.

So, to recap: Doing this now wasn't really about trying to amend the constitution. This was basically the republicans way of a)distracting us from real issues and b)trying to make Kerry go on record as pro-homo so you'd hate him.

Fuck you guys. I'm still very much aware that you lied to us so you could go to war, you fucked up the budget, you're trashing the environment, and you still haven't done dick to protect us from terrorists. And, even if Kerry was ON TV BLOWING EDWARDS, I'd still vote for them, because it's ok by me.

Common Sense: 2 - Republicans: 0

What else ya got, you wrinkly old white klansmen?

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hotcrab
Jul. 14th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
from what i understand, this is pretty typical of them and their records.
kz
Jul. 14th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
Not to mention neither wants a "no" vote on a "values" question on his record going into an election.
vespaden
Jul. 14th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
There are some other things to think about.

#1 Both of those guys are out in the country campaigning. Now, if they flew back to Washington every time there was a Senate vote, they'd never actually campaign.

#2 It was pretty clear last week that this thing was never going to pass the Senate. The republicans knew it, and the Democrats knew it. In fact, the first bill never even made it out of committee, it was only the second version (which included provision for civil unions) that even made it to the floor. And that, didn't actually make it to a vote. The vote they had was "to invoke cloture," which means to stop debate about the bill, and actually bring it up for a vote. So the second "watered down" bill made it out of committee, but wasn't able to get enough votes to bring it to a real vote. Yeah, it is arcane, but that is the way the Senate works proceedurally. So basically, Kerry and Edwards didn't miss the vote for the bill, they missed the vote to stop debate on the bill. It is technical, but that is the way it was.

So I guess it might have been good for them to be there to solidify their support on the left, but I don't think it was a big deal that they missed it. The republicans were trying to set a trap for them, and in fact, it is the republicans who now have egg over their bigot faces. Fuckers.
kent
Jul. 14th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
...even if Kerry was ON TV BLOWING EDWARDS, I'd still vote for them, because it's ok by me.

If that's OK with you, you might want to visit johnxjohn.
vanilla_christ
Jul. 25th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
I think they oughta just join up with the "God Hates Fags" whackjobs and get it over with.

I guess the Bushies are trying to secure the "God Guns n' Guts" votes - you know, those people who always always always vote Republican... the fellas with the Confederate flags flying above their statehouses. They don't cotton to them fags much I reckon. Now if we'uns kin jes up an' do sumpin' 'bout them pesky nee-groes!
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