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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. for me it depends on the bill

Take the so-called tax "compromise" of 2010 (please). Both Akin and McCaskill (and Jenkins and Pelosi) voted for it, and Obama signed it. I would have voted against it, and if I was in the Senate, I would have fillibustered against it.

But that makes another example. Suppose I was in the Senate and fought against that "compromise" and suppose further, that I won, and Congress passed a better bill and Obama signed it. Even though I actiually opposed Obama's horrible "compromise", Akin would throw that in as another time I "voted with" Obama.

The other part is that, Obama is very likely going to lose Missouri, so most of Missouri does not approve of Obama. But a bogus measure of saying McCaskill votes with Obama is not an honest debate, not an honest measure. Because Akin himself probably votes with Obama 70% of the time doing things like naming Post Offices and congratulating national champions.

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