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08/30/2008 10:28:59 AM · #276
Originally posted by trevytrev:

You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


Agreed. I think if you run for President and neglect your duty....you should give up your position in office.
08/30/2008 10:30:25 AM · #277
Originally posted by egamble:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


Agreed. I think if you run for President and neglect your duty....you should give up your position in office.


Than who would run for office??? not McCain... or Obama for that matter
08/30/2008 10:30:59 AM · #278
Originally posted by scarbrd:

The difference between Obama and Palin is that Obama was vetted through a long a brutal primary process and the people of his party decided through that process that he has what it takes. Palin wasn't. So I think the issue is a valid one.


What about Biden?

He was 'vetted' right?

He has been 'vetted' twice. Remember he also ran for President in the '80s.

Twice he has been weighed. Twice he has been found wanting. (by the democrats)

Biden recieved less than 1% of the Democratic Vote cast this past primary season...yet somehow, he is a better pick than Palin? Come on.
08/30/2008 10:31:30 AM · #279
Originally posted by Eyesup:

[quote=egamble] [

Than who would run for office??? not McCain... or Obama for that matter


I say, thank heavens!

Maybe..somebody how would do some good?
08/30/2008 10:32:11 AM · #280
Originally posted by egamble:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

The difference between Obama and Palin is that Obama was vetted through a long a brutal primary process and the people of his party decided through that process that he has what it takes. Palin wasn't. So I think the issue is a valid one.


What about Biden?

He was 'vetted' right?

He has been 'vetted' twice. Remember he also ran for President in the '80s.

Twice he has been weighed. Twice he has been found wanting. (by the democrats)

Biden recieved less than 1% of the Democratic Vote cast this past primary season...yet somehow, he is a better pick than Palin? Come on.


And Palin in all that time has done what to qualify better???
08/30/2008 10:35:37 AM · #281
Originally posted by Eyesup:



And Palin in all that time has done what to qualify better???


Palin is better qualified than OBAMA....that is why people are arguing that she hasn't been 'vetted' in primary contests.

They don't see their hypocrisy.

If you Obama people want change...Palin offers it. She isn't partisan..and proved that by overthrowing the corrupt GOP status quo in Alaska.

Obama toes the party line...and bows to whatever they wish.
08/30/2008 10:38:22 AM · #282
Originally posted by egamble:

Palin is better qualified than OBAMA....

Huh?!
08/30/2008 10:41:30 AM · #283
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by egamble:

Palin is better qualified than OBAMA....

Huh?!


what he said...

08/30/2008 10:45:38 AM · #284
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by egamble:



3.) At least McCain votes? maybe you don't like his vote.....but he isn't so worried about actually having to defend himself that he votes PRESENT.


Actually, to be fair, McCain has missed the most votes this Senate session, 68% to be exact and Obama has missed 45% of the votes ranking him third on that dubious list. I find it ridiculous that Ted Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has missed less votes that these two guys. You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


That always happens when a member of congress is campaigning for national office.


That doesn't make it right. They were elected to the office of the US Senate to vote on and pass bills, not to run for president.
08/30/2008 10:50:07 AM · #285
Originally posted by egamble:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

The difference between Obama and Palin is that Obama was vetted through a long a brutal primary process and the people of his party decided through that process that he has what it takes. Palin wasn't. So I think the issue is a valid one.


What about Biden?

He was 'vetted' right?

He has been 'vetted' twice. Remember he also ran for President in the '80s.

Twice he has been weighed. Twice he has been found wanting. (by the democrats)

Biden recieved less than 1% of the Democratic Vote cast this past primary season...yet somehow, he is a better pick than Palin? Come on.


Yeah, but here's the difference. McCain just turned 72 and has a history of cancer. Do you want to take odds on which ticket has the best chance of the VP becoming president?

Biden wasn't in the race for very long. He couldn't afford it. Biden as been in public service as a US senator since he was 29. He's the poorest senator out of all 100 of them. He has a net worth of less the $200,000. He takes the train into the office nearly every day.

But, I'll bet he got more votes for president than Palin got for governor of Alaska.

08/30/2008 10:51:26 AM · #286
Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by egamble:



3.) At least McCain votes? maybe you don't like his vote.....but he isn't so worried about actually having to defend himself that he votes PRESENT.


Actually, to be fair, McCain has missed the most votes this Senate session, 68% to be exact and Obama has missed 45% of the votes ranking him third on that dubious list. I find it ridiculous that Ted Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has missed less votes that these two guys. You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


That always happens when a member of congress is campaigning for national office.


That doesn't make it right. They were elected to the office of the US Senate to vote on and pass bills, not to run for president.


And we elect a president to stay on the job, not take more vacation days than work days.

Get real.
08/30/2008 11:16:05 AM · #287
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by egamble:



3.) At least McCain votes? maybe you don't like his vote.....but he isn't so worried about actually having to defend himself that he votes PRESENT.


Actually, to be fair, McCain has missed the most votes this Senate session, 68% to be exact and Obama has missed 45% of the votes ranking him third on that dubious list. I find it ridiculous that Ted Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has missed less votes that these two guys. You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


That always happens when a member of congress is campaigning for national office.


That doesn't make it right. They were elected to the office of the US Senate to vote on and pass bills, not to run for president.


And we elect a president to stay on the job, not take more vacation days than work days.

Get real.


So your ok with the Senators be-bopping around the country while not doing their job but not the president, makes sense.
08/30/2008 11:20:15 AM · #288
Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by egamble:



3.) At least McCain votes? maybe you don't like his vote.....but he isn't so worried about actually having to defend himself that he votes PRESENT.


Actually, to be fair, McCain has missed the most votes this Senate session, 68% to be exact and Obama has missed 45% of the votes ranking him third on that dubious list. I find it ridiculous that Ted Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has missed less votes that these two guys. You should not be able to miss a vote as a US Senator, ever, unless you are ill or have a family emergency. If I didn't show up for my job 45% or 68% of the time I would be collecting unemployment.


That always happens when a member of congress is campaigning for national office.


That doesn't make it right. They were elected to the office of the US Senate to vote on and pass bills, not to run for president.


And we elect a president to stay on the job, not take more vacation days than work days.

Get real.


So your ok with the Senators be-bopping around the country while not doing their job but not the president, makes sense.


So we should only have non-office holders run for president?
08/30/2008 11:34:29 AM · #289
Originally posted by trevytrev:


That doesn't make it right. They were elected to the office of the US Senate to vote on and pass bills, not to run for president.


Amen.
08/30/2008 11:36:57 AM · #290
Originally posted by scarbrd:



Yeah, but here's the difference. McCain just turned 72 and has a history of cancer. Do you want to take odds on which ticket has the best chance of the VP becoming president?

Biden wasn't in the race for very long. He couldn't afford it. Biden as been in public service as a US senator since he was 29. He's the poorest senator out of all 100 of them. He has a net worth of less the $200,000. He takes the train into the office nearly every day.

But, I'll bet he got more votes for president than Palin got for governor of Alaska.


-Biden wasn't in the race very long...because people weren't voting for him.
-You really think Palin only recieved 9k or less votes to become governor? Willing to wager your 5d on that bet? :p

Message edited by author 2008-08-30 11:37:07.
08/30/2008 11:37:38 AM · #291
Originally posted by scarbrd:



So we should only have non-office holders run for president?


OR...maybe they could wait till they were out of office.
08/30/2008 11:38:08 AM · #292
Originally posted by scarbrd:



And we elect a president to stay on the job, not take more vacation days than work days.

Get real.


Do we elect them to get blowjobs in the Oval Office?

08/30/2008 11:46:28 AM · #293
Originally posted by egamble:

Originally posted by scarbrd:



And we elect a president to stay on the job, not take more vacation days than work days.

Get real.


Do we elect them to get blowjobs in the Oval Office?


oooo, I've been waiting for that one! Took you guys a while.

You're right, I think it is better that they cruise airport men's room looking to give a blow job. Or sending obscene text messages to teenage male congressional pages.

At least when Bill Clinton did it, it was with a female.

And as Sienfeld says, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Do you really want to get in the gutter with this? This thread has been pretty much on point and fairly respectful until now.

I like how when you guys get backed into a corner you play the blowjob card. Good show.

08/30/2008 11:46:39 AM · #294
I'll take a vote of present over a poor decision any day if both choices are bad (at least Obama WAS present). If you have a problem with senators not voting, you need to turn around and point the other way.

As of April, "Obama has missed slightly fewer than 40 percent of his Senate votes since the beginning of 2007, while Clintonís absentee rate is just under 30 percent. But McCain has topped both candidates, missing a staggering 58 percent of his votes during the 110th Congress, according to the Washington Postís congressional votes database. To put this in perspective, McCain has now missed more votes than Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota, who suffered a brain hemorrhage in December 2006 and was unable to return to the Senate until fall of last year. McCain has now missed nine votes more than Johnson."

Yes, the nominees are distracted from their current jobs by the campaign, but what exactly has McCain been doing? The guy clinched the nomination back in March, but waited to see what Obama would do before choosing a running mate. Once Obama made that choice, McCain immediately picked someone he barely knew, apparently to court disenfranchised Clinton supporters. That's not leading, it's following, and certainly not putting the country first!

Message edited by author 2008-08-30 11:53:54.
08/30/2008 12:21:26 PM · #295
Election Results
Candidate Total Votes Percent
2006 general
Sarah Palin (R) 114,697 48%
Tony Knowles (D) 97,238 41%
Andrew Halcro (I) 22,443 9%
Other 2,944 1%
2006 primary
Sarah Palin (R) 51,443 51%
John Binkley (R) 30,349 30%
Frank Murkowski (R) 19,412 19%
08/30/2008 12:29:22 PM · #296
Originally posted by scalvert:

Yes, the nominees are distracted from their current jobs by the campaign, but what exactly has McCain been doing? The guy clinched the nomination back in March, but waited to see what Obama would do before choosing a running mate. Once Obama made that choice, McCain immediately picked someone he barely knew, apparently to court disenfranchised Clinton supporters. That's not leading, it's following, and certainly not putting the country first!


He's raising money. It's an unfortunate reality. I saw a great interview with a former Senator (can't recall who it was now) who recently wrote a book about Washington. He said the system is totally broken because Senators and House Representatives basically need to run a treadmill of earning money for re-election from Day 1 in office.

Frankly I wouldn't go blaming either side on this issue. It sucks, but it's the reality our system currently imposes.
08/30/2008 12:45:31 PM · #297
Originally posted by egamble:


BUT Obama has no evidence that HE puts Country First. Nothing besides a pretty speech. Actions speak louder than words....and the absence of real action on his part..is deafening.


Not being too familiar with U.S politics I have to ask... what did Bush do in this regard.

Ray
08/30/2008 12:55:38 PM · #298
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by egamble:


BUT Obama has no evidence that HE puts Country First. Nothing besides a pretty speech. Actions speak louder than words....and the absence of real action on his part..is deafening.


Not being too familiar with U.S politics I have to ask... what did Bush do in this regard.

Ray


It definitely wasn't a pretty speech, I can guarantee you that:)
08/30/2008 01:04:33 PM · #299
Originally posted by scarbrd:

But, I'll bet he got more votes for president than Palin got for governor of Alaska.

You're comparing Palin's votes for a state post against Biden's votes for President. Apples and oranges. If Palin had been running for president alongside Biden, she wouldn't have registered a blip on the radar. Now if you want to compare state votes, then Biden also first won in an upset, however he did so as a 30yo Democrat running against a popular incumbent Republican in a historically Republican state (Palin's incumbent opponent had a 19% approval rating), and has generally won subsequent elections by an average of 60% of the vote. Alaska is heavily Republican (no state has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate fewer times), so for Palin to beat the Democratic Knowles by only 7% isn't exactly good news.
08/30/2008 01:07:07 PM · #300
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Yes, the nominees are distracted from their current jobs by the campaign, but what exactly has McCain been doing?

He's raising money. It's an unfortunate reality.

They're both raising money, but Obama still managed to be on the job for most of the voting sessions while running a tough campaign against Hilary long after McCain clinched the nomination.
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