January 28, 2007

Chuck Hagel for President?

Gag. Oh yeah, he's coming out against the escalation. Great. But have you taken a look at his voting record? From a commenter over at The Huffington Post.

Chuck Hagel for President?

No way ...

  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment.
  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore.
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy.
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy.
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations.
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity.
By: Nano on January 17, 2007 at 12:40pm
For more information on Chuck Hagel's voting record, go here. Here's a summary of where Senator Hagel stands on the issues.

And anyone that would vote to eliminate the federal minimum wage will never get my vote.


Not Your Mama said...

He would never get yours OR mine, we look at things like voting records and we can be happy to find a point to agree on without crowning the guy emperor.

Can we safely say the same of the 50 million citizens who voted for Bush?

If he makes a run, dems need to hit him and hit him hard. No lies or innuendo just expose him as you've done here and not allow him to skirt showing his true stances on issues.

Even that may not be enough.

The upside to this is that should he run as an independant, assuming he cannot baffle the majority with bravado and BS, he would split the right-wing vote quite nicely. Helping out for an easier democratic win.

Desert Beacon said...

Nor mine. His track record is way too corporate for my taste.

Featheriver said...

I agree with Not Your Mama, Desert Beacon and Blue Lyon. Not my vote either.