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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-04 08:25 PM
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37.  Nice collection. A couple of more--

"People who think of themselves as conservatives will really display their stupidity, as I did in the last election, by voting for Bush. Bush is as far from being a conservative as you can get. Well, he fooled me once, but he won't fool me twice. It is not at all conservative to balloon government spending, to vastly increase the power of government, to show contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law, or to tell people that foreign outsourcing of American jobs is good for them, that giant fiscal and trade deficits don't matter, and that people should not know what their government is doing. Bush is the most prone-to-classify, the most secretive president in the 20th century. His administration leans dangerously toward the authoritarian."
- - Charlie Reese

That's it, I've had it.

I've been a registered Republican since I pulled my first lever in a voting booth, and I've voted as a loyal Republican for Republican candidates consistently every year. I am 55 years of age. I am considered a right-wing Christian conservative and strict constitutionist who knows the Framers of the Constitution expected strict adherence to that original document unless and until it is amended.

You don't get much more conservative and constitutionally-minded than I am, and that is why I just cast my Oregon vote-by-mail ballot for Democrat John Kerry as the next president of the United States. So did my wife -- and she's a very independent thinker. I know there are thousands of lifelong Republican/Independent conservatives who are going to do the same thing on November 2nd, because they've written and told me so.

Three local teachers got tickets to the Bush rally, passed all the security checkpoints and scrutiny and got in. They never created or caused a disturbance, and they were perfectly peaceful members of the audience waiting to hear Bush speak. But before they got to hear Bush, they were expelled from the rally by Bush rally staff who objected to the words printed on the T-shirts they were wearing.
No, the words on the T-shirts the ladies were wearing did not disparage Bush, nor did they suggest support for Kerry or any other candidate. The words did not condemn or support the war in Iraq, nor did they slam any Administration policy. No, the T-shirts the three women wore showed an American flag, and under it the words, "Protect Our Civil Liberties". That was all -- I kid you not.

That was it. That was the last straw for me. That was the defining moment I'll never forget. That was my epiphany.

Bryan Platt, Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee, said he stood 100 percent behind the person who made the decision to exclude the women, removing any doubt that one or two individuals exceeded their authority and blew it. No, it was solid, Republican neo-conservative fascist policy on open display, and the Brown Shirts weren't about to apologize for it. No way.
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  -"Old Time" Republicans versus "End Times" Republicans. blm  Oct-21-04 03:25 PM   #0 
  - Need a common thread or a list of links  whistle   Oct-21-04 03:26 PM   #1 
  - Nice catch phrase!  BurtWorm   Oct-21-04 03:29 PM   #2 
  - Yeah. I'm gonna phone it in to my local paper's Talk Back line.  blm   Oct-21-04 03:31 PM   #4 
  - It is time Republicans took their party back!  wurzel   Oct-21-04 03:31 PM   #3 
  - Excellent turn of a phrase....  MsTryska   Oct-21-04 03:35 PM   #5 
  - I wish Goldwater and Ike were around today to kick some End Timers' ASS.  blm   Oct-21-04 03:48 PM   #6 
     - nah We don't want Goldwater.....  MsTryska   Oct-21-04 04:14 PM   #7 
        - Goldwater said he'd be classified a liberal with this new party.  blm   Oct-21-04 04:21 PM   #8 
           - Okay...yeah i can grant you that....  MsTryska   Oct-21-04 04:32 PM   #9 
           - Old time repubs kept us honest.  bunkerbuster1   Oct-21-04 04:32 PM   #10 
              - Even some Constitutionalists are looking at liberals as allies in the  blm   Oct-21-04 05:20 PM   #13 
  - What the old timers wanted vs the new idiots  RichardRay   Oct-21-04 04:45 PM   #11 
  - You're really onto something here. You've captured GHW Bush and his  AirAmFan   Oct-21-04 05:11 PM   #12 
  - Give the that End Time Religion!  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-21-04 05:25 PM   #14 
  - heheh....  blm   Oct-21-04 06:33 PM   #15 
  - excellent framing of the issue  rockydem   Oct-21-04 06:36 PM   #16 
  - Excellent phrase. Regardless of the outcome of this election,  snippy   Oct-21-04 07:09 PM   #17 
  - No doubt. I want the OLD Republican party back.  blm   Oct-21-04 08:04 PM   #18 
     - You've just proved what end-timesers often say: 'See? Nixon was a  AirAmFan   Oct-21-04 08:14 PM   #19 
     - As someone over at the Atrios blog pointed out  bunkerbuster1   Oct-21-04 09:42 PM   #23 
        - Nixon never thought he was a King governing by Divine Right.  blm   Oct-22-04 07:21 AM   #24 
           - After being out of office for awhile, he got unwhacked.  eridani   Oct-22-04 08:22 PM   #36 
     - Absolutely.  NinetySix   Oct-21-04 08:27 PM   #20 
     - Warren Rudman type Republicans. Ones who CARE about their country first  blm   Oct-21-04 08:45 PM   #21 
     - Hell I want the old Democratic party back. Oh well one fight at a time.  Vincardog   Oct-22-04 12:42 PM   #26 
        - I don't.  MsTryska   Oct-22-04 12:45 PM   #27 
           - How about FDR?  Vincardog   Oct-22-04 12:53 PM   #29 
              - Yup!  MsTryska   Oct-22-04 12:58 PM   #30 
                 - Exactly our next job is to get a pol working in the PEOPLE's interest F  Vincardog   Oct-22-04 01:08 PM   #31 
                    - Uh that case, we're gonna need  MsTryska   Oct-22-04 01:15 PM   #32 
                       - Or Che we need the people to demand this Fascist crap stop NOW We Will  Vincardog   Oct-22-04 06:20 PM   #35 
  - The old Republicans were "responsible libertarians",  secular_warrior   Oct-21-04 09:00 PM   #22 
  - Maybe this will help  kori   Oct-22-04 07:58 AM   #25 
  - Nice collection. A couple of more--  eridani   Oct-22-04 08:25 PM   #37 
  - There's a lot of disagreement in the gop.  bushwentawol   Oct-22-04 12:48 PM   #28 
  - I've pushed this storyline for a long, long time.  secondtermdenier   Oct-22-04 02:08 PM   #33 
  - Let's keep pushing. I used it a few times today with some media types.  blm   Oct-22-04 05:49 PM   #34 
  - Bump bump.  secondtermdenier   Oct-23-04 11:02 AM   #38 

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