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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 AM
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Howard Dean's speech today before La Raza conference,..excerpts.
http://www.democrats.org/a/2005/07/excerpts_from_d_1.ph...

Philadelphia, PA - Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean today addressed the National Council of La Raza's annual conference. The following are highlights from his remarks as prepared for delivery:

"The Democratic Party has led the way in promoting minority leadership at the local, state and national level, that's why 92% of Latino elected officials are Democrats, and Democrats will continue to lead the way...

"Republicans control everything...the White House, both chambers of Congress, and look at what they've done. The Republicans in Washington talk about moral values, but under their watch we have record deficitsHispanics have faced increases in unemployment, cuts to small business loans, declines in home ownership, and more and more Hispanics don't have health insurance...

"They talk about moral values, but a culture of corruption has taken over in Washington.

"Take this whole Karl Rove affair. President Bush said that he would hold his staff to the highest ethical standards. Well, now he faces a test - a test of leadership. Will he hold White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove to the standard that he set? Is President Bush more interested in protecting CIA operatives working on the front lines of the war on terror or protecting his favorite Texas political operatives? The national security of our nation should rise above partisanship. So, will you keep your promise, Mr. President, or will you protect your old friend?

"The outlook is not good. The White House originally said that if anyone in this Administration was involved in disclosing an undercover CIA operative's identity, they would 'no longer be in this Administration.' Now, he seems to be changing his standard of accountability, saying this week that if someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my Administration. This is not the type of leadership that Americans expect from their Commander-in-Chief...

"The President has announced that he will identify his Supreme Court nominee tonight at nine o'clock. This is a tremendous opportunity to unite the country that he has divided. It is a tremendous opportunity for the President to nominate a justice who all Americans trust to protect their rights and freedoms over special interests..."

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:18 AM
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1. W forgot women's rights, civil right's, and environmental
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:19 AM by Erika
rights.

One day even the thick headed Bushies might wake up and look at the freedoms we've lost and lost for our children and grandchildren.
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