Archive for the ‘Republicans’ Category

Condoleezza Rice

June 2, 2007

“We want Russia to be strong, but strong in 21st century terms.”

“Democratic institutions and an open society are not a source of weakness,” Rice said. “Nor is freedom of speech and freedom of the press just a nuisance.”

“I think the question isn’t why won’t we talk to Tehran,” she said. “The question is why doesn’t Tehran want to talk to us.”

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national Republicans too busy to attend Jerry Falwell’s funeral?

May 23, 2007

Falwell, often called the father of the Christian conservative movement, died suddenly last week at age 73.

Thousands flocked to the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., which Falwell founded 50 years ago, for the funeral service.

No national Republicans attended Tuesday’s funeral, including none of the GOP presidential candidates. All said they were too busy.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3201543&page=1

Bush Administration accused of illegal behavior

March 18, 2007

“This House cannot avoid its constitutionally authorized responsibility to restrain the abuse of Executive power,” Kucinich said on the floor today. “The Administration has been preparing for an aggressive war against Iran. There is no solid, direct evidence that Iran has the intention of attacking the United States or its allies.”

Kucinich noted that since the US “is a signatory to the U.N. Charter, a constituent treaty among the nations of the world,” and Article II states that “all members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state,” then “even the threat of a war of aggression is illegal.”

“Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes such treaties the Supreme Law of the Land,” Kucinich continued. “This Administration, has openly threatened aggression against Iran in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter.”

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Kucinich_Impeachment_may_well_be_only_0315.html

Karl Rove’s son

March 13, 2007

According to a congressman’s wife who attended a Republican women’s luncheon yesterday, Karl Rove explained the rationale behind the president’s amnesty/open-borders proposal this way: “I don’t want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas.”

There should be no need to explain why this is an obscene statement coming from a leader in the party that promotes the virtues of hard work, thrift, and sobriety, a party whose demi-god actually split fence rails as a young man, a party where “respectable Republican cloth coat” once actually meant something.

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTZhZDdiYmJlNDViYTAwOWExNmUyMmQ5ODlmMWYwYTU=

how Chip Pickering could have defended Mississippi better

November 17, 2006

Congressman Charles Rangel from New York said: “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?” and then Congressman Chip Pickering from Mississippi said: “I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/10/AR2006111000415.html

The problem with Pickering’s comment is that it sounded like one of those carefully crafted political zingers that are so often used. Such comments are usually stupid and boring. His sentence made it sound like he was more upset about the Democrat gains in the election than he was interested in defending his own state.

What Pickering should have said is something like “Actually, Mississippi is a great place to live.” Then Pickering should privately invited Rangel to Mississippi and given him a tour of the state during the next Congressional recess.
Take him to the tourist attractions, show him the Governor’s mansion, fly him around in a helicopter.

The ball was in Pickering’s court and everyone lost; including the state of Mississippi.

I’m serious. Some states need to work on how they are defined in the public mind.
For many Americans, when they hear “Idaho”, they think potatoes. When they hear “California”, they think about lots of different things and big cities. When they hear “Mississippi”, they think ‘less racist than Alabama’; because that is what they learned from their textbooks in the government schools.

better political commercials

November 2, 2006

This guy is trying to get elected as a Senator for Maryland, but his commercials are not good.

http://www.bencardin.com/multimedia/video

His opponent has better ones.

http://www.steeleformaryland.com/videos.htm

John Kerry’s botched joke

November 1, 2006

John Kerry is Democrat from Massachusetts in the US Senate. I have never voted for John Kerry, but I support him in this recent non-issue.

I know from personal experience that public speaking is difficult, humor is difficult, and that memorizing speeches is difficult.

The controversy began Monday in suburban Los Angeles. Kerry told students: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

The remark came in the context of an attack on Bush’s “broken” Iraq policy. At a news conference Tuesday, Kerry called it “a botched joke about the president and the president’s people — not about the troops.”

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/290687_joel01.html

Kerry’s intended point was obvious. President Bush didn’t do his homework before he ordered the invasion. He didn’t study the intricacies of Mideast religion, culture, politics and tribalism. He wasn’t smart about it and we are stuck in Iraq.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/290735_kerryed.asp

Supposedly, the joke was supposed to say “you end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq.”

UPDATE: November 7: I do not think that the joke was funny, and I think that it was an inappropriate joke for a US Senator to tell about the US President to students at a school.

Republican’s today

October 27, 2006

Joining the GOP Team is easy! In less than 30 seconds and with just a few clicks of your mouse, you can become the GOP’s link to your community. GOP Team members are empowered to spread the Party’s message as well as garner support for candidates and the President’s and our Party’s agenda. Type in your contact information and indicate the specific Teams of your interest. Then, recruit your family, friends and neighbors. Together we’ll bring new faces into the GOP and maintain our majority for years to come.

Here are the various “Teams” that one can join by signing up with gop.com.
It would be interesting to find out the numbers and the overlap.

African Americans
European Heritage
Native American
Arab Americans
Faith & Values
Nominations
Asian Americans
Farmers & Ranchers
Seniors
Catholic
First Responders
Sportsmen
Conservatives
Fiscal Conservatives
Veterans
Courts & Judges
Hispanic
Women
Disability
Jewish
Youth
Entrepreneurs

Here are the “Issues”:

Economy
Health Care
Labor
Education
High-Tech
Social Security
Foreign Policy
Immigration
Taxes

Republicans

October 24, 2006

By this definition, the leading terrorist group in this world right now is al Qaida.

But the leading terrorist group in this country right now is the Republican Party.

long video and transcript:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15392701/

Flags Of Our Fathers

October 22, 2006

“The right picture can win or lose a war.”

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