I’ve stated quite often in the past that there really wasn’t much difference in substance between Bush and Kerry, just as in Britain, there may be a slight difference in tone between Labour and the Tories, but very often they vote together. Bushwatch takes a look at the Democrats’ voting records:
With 17 key votes under their belts, 48% of the Senate Dems in the 109th Congress vote Republican more often than Democratic. While Boxer leads the Dems with a 96% Dem vote record, and Kennedy follows with 90%, Hillary Clinton, who leads the list of ’08 potential Dem presidential candidates in various national polls, only votes traditionally Democratic 66% of the time. While we’ve recently reported on the Dems who defected to the Bush camp on his energy bill, a number of Senate Dem votes during late May and early June, as well as the recent CAFTA vote, have now been added to our running list of key Senate Dem votes that have been taken by the 109th Congress.
I don’t care about the rhetoric from either the staunchest Democrat or Republican, at least they could have a bit of honesty to themselves however, and admit the only real difference between the Republicans and Democrats these days is style, not substance.