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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Tuesday, August 31, 2004

i am proud of my governor... go ahnuld

a snippet from a killer speech delivered tonight at the RNC. can't wait to get home to see this on the toob. radio is cool, but doesn't carry the visual impact of a good orator.
and i quote:
If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government.. then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group.. then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does.. then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children.. then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world.. then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen… if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism.. then you are a Republican!

There is another way you can tell you're a Republican. You have faith in free enterprise, faith in the resourcefulness of the American people, and faith in the U.S. economy. To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: Don't be economic girlie men!


Blogger Edvardicus said...

I guess its too bad that the Republicans aren't behaving like republicans. They seem to care more about what gays are doing in their bedrooms and what women do with their uteri. They have so much faith in the entrepenurial spirit of americans and the american economy but the tax breaks (during a war no less)haven't helped,( we have the largest deficit in history) 36 million americans have no health insurance and there has been a net loss of > 2 million jobs in the past four years. These guys don't care about us little folk, and last time I checked you weren't a rich guy. Bo read the platform and stop paying attention to the rhetoric. You are simply voting against your own self interest as a working class guy.

9/1/04, 4:55 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

perhaps. but as a card carrying veteran, and a student of ancient and modern military history, given the choice between kerry and bush, there is simply no choice. i have not even a scintilla of confidence in kerry's ability to prosecute the war on terrorism. as i've always said, it's better to fight in your enemy's back yard, not your own. with kerry, it wouldn't be too big a stretch to believe i'll be carrying my firearms with me at all times, except they (the dems) would be doing everything in their power to take them away when i'd really need them. bush has been steadfast and unwaivering in his taking the war to them rather than waiting for it to erupt here. hey, they dropped the hammer on us once, well actually 4 times, on 9/11, after having tried it earlier with a carbomb under the WTC several years earlier. i do not want to see it happen again on our soil. make it hurt enough, and those governments that support this type of behavior have second thoughts. pointing fingers and saying "bad boy, don't do it again" works not at all compared to pointing the entire military might of the us at them, and saying bad boy, we won't let you do this again, because we are taking you out.
social stuff, yeah it's important. but maintaining the ability to worry about social stuff, that takes hard people making hard decisions. i simply do not see kerry as being capable of those decisions. i've looked at his track record in the senate, and there is no one less a champion of the us military than john kerry. and edwards? you want that guy in the white house if kerry drops dead? what the hell is he going to do? sue the bad guys? sorry ed. wrong argument with the wrong person. save it for your friends that have lived a nice safe life because there were kids out there willing to put it on the line so it could stay safe. the first ones to sound the bullshit alarm are the kids at the pointy end of the stick. they vote with their feet. and the military has had unprecedented numbers of reenlistments. that tells me more than anything i see on the news or read on the net.

9/1/04, 8:39 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

wow. i just read Zell Miller's transcript from tonight's speach. (missed it, but i'll have to make a point to watch it tonight when i get home). this dude says what i posted earlier tonight, only he's a lot more eloquent.

9/1/04, 10:13 PM  
Blogger Edvardicus said...

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and defend to the death each other's right to an opinion because you won't convince me and I won't convince you. We just see the world differently through the lens of experience, culture, and temprement. We look at the same set of facts and see different realities. (oh, and then there's all that stuff we do agree on.... where did that come from?)

9/2/04, 6:30 AM  
Blogger Macbeau said...

The problem with liberals and the DNC and John Kerry is that they are saying that the problems in the World are America's fault. They are claiming that America government, American corporation, and the American people have brought terrorism on themselves and that we, as a society, should hang our heads in shame for we have become the victims of our own greed and lack of compassion. We are also supposed to believe that the source of all that is wrong is derived directly from the Bush administration and that the only way to save America is to give Kerry a shot at mending intenational fences and becoming more benevolent in both foreign and domestic policy. Bullshit. I will never be appologetic for being an American. If it means the destruction of a few ass-backwards, theologically based or totalitarian regiems, so be it. Americans need to quit sniveling about our alienation from the "international mainstream" and learn to adapt, overcome and perserver based on the one true basic American liberty - self reliance. My two cents worth.

9/2/04, 8:49 AM  

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