(I voted for it before I voted against it)
Yet another example of someone who has bought an out of context quote without attempting to get the whole story.
What Kerry SAID was that he VOTED FOR
an amendment to the 87 billion bill. when that amendment was defeated, he then voted against the 87 billion in protest of Bush's handling and execution of the war. Had that amendment passed, he would have voted for it.
bush can fun his war by repealing the tax cuts for the rich. Defeated. And as a result of that defeat, the bill is added to the deficit, which, we have to pay off sometime.
Your man Bush is gonna have to raise taxes on someone, eventually, or we're going to reach a deficit so huge we may default on it. Do you know what happens when a deficit of these proportions id defaulted on? the dollar loses value overnight. I.E. a market crash the likes of which haven't ever been seen. The great depression comes close, defaulting on a 7 trillion deficit would be worse.
So, Kerry voted for an amendment to the bill. when it was defeated, he voted against the bill. Then he made the mistake of saying this:
"So in a sense you could say, I actually voted for the 87 billion, before I voted against it".
He didn't realize that he had given the Bush campaign the golden soundbite they wanted. All they had to do was snip a little here, snip a little there, and bada-bing, you've got a quote that makes him look like a flip flopper. And you know what? It worked, perfectly. A majority of americans think he's a flip-flopper. Goddammit. That was his fault too, he should have thought about how that could be taken out of context. Nevertheless, it just gives me a reason to fight harder to inform people about him.
Problem is, Bushies like yourself that I've spoken to in person won't let me finish a sentence. Kinda goes like this:
them: "You say Kerry 'I voted for it before I voted against it' is not a flip flopper?"
me: that's totally out of context though, if you read the entire---
them: "I heard it! I saw it with my own two eyes!"
me: You saw a clipping of..
them: (interrupting) Whatever, spin it if you want, I SAW it, they can't lie about it, I SAW it!
You see, you won't listen. You're so damn gullible you won't listen when people try and present the full story.