Where Does Tim Kaine Stand?
-- Former DNC Chairman has quite a history of hedging his bets on issues that could hurt him --
In case you missed it over sleepy Memorial Day Weekend - Friday Tim Kaine declared that not saying anything is tantamount to being on the wrong side of an issue.
In fact, not saying anything is tantamount to being on the wrong side of an issue, according to Kaine...
Tim Kaine: "If you decline to state your position, I've got a pretty good idea what your position is, and that's the wrong position for women and the wrong position for Virginia." (Ben Pershing, "Democrats Pounce As Allen Won't Take Position On Pay Discrimination Bill," The Washington Post's Virginia Politics, 5/25/12)
I Guess That Clears Up Where Kaine Stands on A Few Issues Important to Virginians...
HE IS FOR THE EPA CARBON DIOXIDE MANDATE THAT WOULD KILL THOUSANDS OF VIRGINIA JOBS:
HEADLINE: "Tim Kaine Takes No Firm Stand On EPA Carbon Pollution Standard." (Hank Hayes, "Kaine Takes No Firm Stand On EPA Carbon Pollution Standard," Kingsport Times-News, 4/5/12)
- "Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine took no firm stand Thursday for or against a proposed new Environmental Protection Agency carbon pollution standard for future power plants." (Hank Hayes, "Kaine Takes No Firm Stand On EPA Carbon Pollution Standard," Kingsport Times-News, 4/5/12)
AGAINST A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT THAT WOULD HELP REIN IN WASHINGTON's OVERSPENDING:
Kaine Said He Was For A Balanced Budget Amendment, But Could Not Say What It Would Look Like. "Asked his position on the balanced budget amendment, Kaine said: 'I'm for balanced budgets and I could even entertain a balanced-budget amendment, but the one that's on the table right now, once you get past the title, it's a bad thing.'" (Ben Pershing, "Kaine Predicts Short-Term Debt Deal, Hits Allen On Spending," The Washington Post's Virginia Politics, 7/14/11)
Later, Kaine Inferred A Balanced Budget Amendment Wasn't Necessary. "Kaine said he could vote for a balanced budget amendment, but said the problem with balancing the budget remains with the Congress. 'Remember we had balanced budgets 10 or 11 years ago years ago. The problem isn't the Constitution. The problem is having the backbone to make tough decisions,' he said." (Keith Walker, "Taxes, Transportation Topics At Kaine Roundtable In Manassas," News & Messenger [Manassas, Virginia], 2/23/12)
HE WON'T STAND UP FOR VIRGINIA'S RIGHT-TO -WORK LAWS:
Kaine Refused To Comment On The NLRB Lawsuit Until After President Obama Did. "On the same day President Obama was asked about the National Labor Relations Board's lawsuit against Boeing, his close friend and political ally, former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine (D), also weighed in for the first time on the controversial dispute." (Ben Pershing, "As GOP Pounces, Kaine Weighs In On Boeing Labor Dispute," The Washington Post's Virginia Politics, 6/29/11)
Headline: "Anyone Surprised? Anyone? At All? - Kaine Backs Obama On Keystone, Both Dems Hit By Allen."("Anyone Surprised? Anyone? At All?" National Journal Hotline, 1/19/12)
Kaine Echoed Obama On Keystone Decision. "But Kaine's campaign issued a statement of its own Wednesday afternoon, largely echoing the Obama administration's position - and assigning some blame to the GOP for the whole controversy." (Ben Pershing, "Keystone Decision Ripples In Kaine-Allen Race," The Washington Post, 1/18/12)
Tim Kaine: Boldly throwing stones from the safe confines of his glass house.