5 Dem Pres Candidates Skip Vote on Defense Spending

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    Well, we see what is really important to them. Their power is more important then making sure the troops are funded


    SR 359-To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

    Nays (3)
    Feingold D-WI
    Byrd D-WV
    Coburn R-OK

    No Votes (5)
    Biden (D-DE)
    Clinton (D-NY)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Obama (D-IL)
    McCain (R-AZ)


    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/L...ote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00359
     
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    Would their votes have changed anything? Was there a slim margin by any standard?

    Much ado about nothing.
     
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    Once again your thread title is a lie....

    McCain's a Republican, remember?

    Gee... yeah, he must really hate the troops.

    Ijit.
     
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    Who said McCain was a Republican?

    It does show what their priorities are. Pandering for votes is more important to them, then the troops fighting in a war
     
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    That doesn't rate any of them a Gold Star, but they don't have to stay after school either.
     
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    That doesn't rate any of them a Gold Star, but they don't have to stay after school either. I won't be voting for any of then anyhow.
     
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    That doesn't rate any of them a Gold Star, but they don't have to stay after school either. I won't be voting for any of them anyhow.
     
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    RSR, pandering for votes is what almost ALL politicians do, over the good of the people they represent. Democrat OR republican. Have you not yet noticed that in your lifetime?

    By skipping those votes, they can say to voters they didn't vote YES for it, but to the defense corporations they have taken so much campaign money from, and who benefit the MOST from the funding appropriations, they can say they didn't vote NO, either. To the corporations it's easily explained by "being too busy on the campaign trail".
     
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    Getting votes is more important than voting on an issue which has already been decided, yes. Should be quite obvious.
     
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    To the left that is true. The current Dem run Congress is proof of that. They have accomplished nothing in their first 10 months of power

    Except for record low approval numbers
     

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