Kerry, who won in Iowa and New Hampshire and became the Democrats’ indisputable front-runner. And then there’s Corporate Kerry, who has taken more money from lobbyists in the last 15 years than any other senator,
On primary night in New Hampshire, Kerry again repeated the line that won for him: “I have a message for the influence peddlers and the special interests: We’re coming. You’re going. And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
At powerhouse Boston law firm and lobbying shop Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, where Kerry’s brother Cameron — a major Kerry-campaign insider — works, and where Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter, is a lobbyist. Mintz, Levin has given at least $231,000 to Kerry.
Mintz, Levin advertises communications law among its areas of expertise and lobbies on behalf of wireless-industry clients such as AT&T Wireless Service, XO Communications Inc. and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. CTIA is the trade association of the wireless industry. Kerry has taken positions that reflect the legislative agenda of CTIA. He sponsored two bills that CTIA lobbied for and co-sponsored six more. Not only do Kerry’s efforts on behalf of the telecommunications industry help his brother’s clients, a big chunk of the combined fortune of Kerry and his wife — perhaps as much as $47.1 million — is in telecommunications stock affected by the pro-CTIA legislation Kerry has carried.
The industry-windfall bill with an Orwellian name, the Securities Litigation Reform Act. It stripped legal protections from defrauded investors and made it harder for them to recover damages with a “loser pays” provision; repealed application of the federal rackets law to financial transactions; and sharply curtailed monitoring of Wall Street abuses. A 1995 New York Times editorial called this boon to investment bankers, securities manipulators, and Enron/WorldCom-style corporations and their frauding go-go execs “a threat to American civil justice.” But Kerry voted for the bill, he voted to override Bill Clinton’s veto of it. Kerry raked in $1,669,000 in contributions from the special interests that benefited from the law, like FleetBoston Financial, CitiGroup, Goldman Sachs and other similar firms.
3 purple hearts ?--- Wheres Kerrys military record file?
There are no written records of Kerry's first Purple Heart on file at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, the nation's primary repository for such documentation.
Kerry, a Catholic, applied to the Washington, D.C., archdiocese to have his marriage to JuliaThorne annulled, even though the couple had been married for 18 years and had two grown daughters.
Statements by Kerry on Defense
Kerry said-- "I'd like to see our troops dispersed throughout the world only at the directive of the United Nations."
Kerry said he'd like "to almost eliminate CIA activity."
In 1994, A year after the first attack on the World Trade Center,Kerry voted to cut $1 billion from counterterrorism activities.
In 1995, Kerry proposed a $1.5 billion cut in intelligence funding.
Do democrats REALLY think Kerry represents their best interest or, are they blinded by the loss of power and their hate for President Bush.