Tuesday, November 2, 2010
For some reason I found this exchange from last night’s O”Reilly Factor highly, highly amusing:
Perhaps we should apply that to certain former Alaskan Governors.
How is that amusing? She did have a record. You may sneer that it was only Alaska and it wasn’t even a full term, but she had more executive experience than Obama, Biden, and McCain put together. If we’re going to apply it to former Alaskan governors, let’s apply it even-handedly.
Yeah… “someone who doesn’t have a record” includes a number of the candidates she’s endorsed…
It’s interesting to follow your Palin derangement. Just how long has she been living rent free in your head?
You need to move further outside the beltway.
Perhaps you misunderstood Palin, She doesn’t mean have a record as an ‘elite’.
She’s referring to having either actual executive experience or a record of taking positions on issues via votes unlike our President who breezed through voting present most of the time.
One thing you can definitely say about long-term prominent Illinois politicians is that they have records. Generally, prison records.
“… our President who breezed through voting present most of the time.”
If by “most of the time” you mean “.03 percent of the time in the Illinois senate and zero percent of the time in the US senate,” then, yes, you are correct.
David Vitter robocalled my home so many times asking “humbly” for my vote that I voted Libertarian.
Funny how they all internalize completely factless bullshit and repeat it at every opportunity, isn’t it?
Here’s the President’s senate voting record
Read and reconcile your fantastic math.
Not a single “present” vote on there. Of course, you’re linking to his US Senate voting record. You can’t vote “present” in the US Senate, unlike the Illinois State Senate.
So, you claim he voted “present” most of the time, and to support that contention you link to zero “present” votes. What did you think you were proving with that, exactly?
Not voting ≠ Voting Present… never mind that middle school civics instructs us that a “Present” vote is not an option for US senators.
To your larger point, though, he was running for president for a while so I’ll concede some ground here. But not much. The truth is the math — fantastic as it is — tells me that you’re not even close to “most” even when it comes to “Not voting.” In the 110th Congress, the president cast votes in 53.7 percent of the roll calls (352/655, source: http://wapo.st/aqab3l). In the 109th, it was 98.3 percent (634/645, source: http://wapo.st/9KnORG). Even factoring in a presidential campaign, he managed to enter a vote 76 percent of the time
Regardless of how you choose to convince yourself of your certainty, my point stands: saying he “breezed through voting present most of the time” is patently, demonstrably false.
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