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  •  Excellent diary (1+ / 0-)
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    but I take one exception with it.
    It is not a smear to dissect someones voting record.
    He did not, in fact, vote on this bill.
    Calling everything a "smear" is counterproductive and waters down that arguement against real smears.
    I think all candidates voting records should be examined thoroughly.

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

    by AJsMom on Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 08:03:40 AM PDT

    •  They're not (2+ / 0-)
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      joynow, MKSinSA

      just dissecting his voting record.  They're saying he can't take credit for something he can take credit for, and in the process painting him as a typical politician.

      Take Power Line's comment:

      So it's hard to see how Obama can take credit for having personally "extended health care for wounded troops." reality, Obama can take credit for the part of the bill that did exactly that, since it was taken from S 713, his bill.

      Working to get his bill included in the spending bill got this done.  Voting for it would have done nothing to get it done, since the vote wasn't even close to being needed.

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