Apparently Kerry has more than one “I voted for it before I voted against it” bills in his Senate record. In Miami this week, Kerry was pandering to Cuban Americans by claiming that he’s been tough on Castro. Only problem is that what he said wasn’t really true.
“I’m pretty tough on Castro, because I think he’s running one of the last vestiges of a Stalinist secret police government in the world,” Kerry told WPLG-ABC 10 reporter Michael Putney in an interview to be aired at 11:30 this morning. Then, reaching back eight years to one of the more significant efforts to toughen sanctions on the communist island, Kerry volunteered: “And I voted for the Helms-Burton legislation to be tough on companies that deal with him.”
There is only one problem: Kerry voted against it.
He says that although he voted against the final bill “on technical grounds” he supported it in its earlier “pure” form, thus he thinks he should be given credit for it. So, all a politician has to do is vote for every bill he really opposes during his career, as long as he votes against the final bill, and then he claim to be have supported both sides of every issue.
This is like an employee, when questioned by his boss about his tardiness, says, “Yes, I was on time today.” Then when the boss shows him proof he was late today, he says, “Well, I was on time yesterday, before I was late today on technical grounds.” Think his boss will let him get away with it? I don’t think so either.
My only question is why so many Americans seem so ready to let Kerry get away with it? I mean, he obviously thinks we’re all idiots who will fall for this transparent tactic.