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A Few Random and Not-So-Random Thoughts about the Past Week..
[Chris Field] 9/6/04
the worries about possible terror attacks and all the potential
negative press about the GOP's choice
of NYC as a convention venue as being some form of "exploitation
of 9/11," turns out it wasn't such a bad idea after all.
Arnold was great.
I know he's not a "true conservative," but
he was great nonetheless.
So was Guiliani.
About the above three well-known moderate/liberal/whatever Republicans:
it was refreshing to hear them talk about the things they had
in common with the rest of us conservatives -- and how strong
the connection on those particular issues actually are.
And that Laura Bush. What a classy lady. And the twins? Well,
a week avoiding any appearance of questioning John Kerry's
patriotism. In fact, when Kerry's Vietnam service
was mentioned, the audience offered pretty strong applause. Yet,
the Democrats can't get off their standard, old, tired, empty,
loud, nonsensical talking points. These Leftists, as soon as
they saw a reporter's camera, microphone, or tape recorder, immediately
made known their lamentations about how the Right continues to "question
John Kerry's patriotism."
On a related matter
. . . Seemed awfully petty for John Kerry to come out at midnight
last night and, among other things, criticize
Dick Cheney's lack of service in the military. Veep candidates
are supposed to be the "attack dogs" -- something Edwards
is still working on -- so it wasn't unusual for Cheney to hit
Kerry on a few issues. However, Kerry's military record wasn't
a part of Cheney's anti-Kerry statements. Apparently, Kerry and
the rest of the Democratic Party believe that the strongest retort
in his arsenal is that he was in Vietnam but Bush and Cheney
weren't. For example:
"John Kerry is the most liberal senator" -- "I
served in Vietnam."
"John Kerry will raise taxes" -- "Dick
Cheney didn't serve in Vietnam."
"John Kerry voted against important weapon systems" -- "George
Bush was in the National Guard to avoid Vietnam."
"John Kerry is a flip-flopper" -- "Don't
forget: I served in Vietnam."
Are liberal protesters like those seen at the convention in
New York this week aware that they're probably not helping their
cause with average Americans? Normal people in civilized society
are a bit more couth than many of those Leftists who camped along
the streets of New York in order to yell at the GOP delegates.
And said normal people tend to be repulsed by the powerful mixture
of vitriol and weirdness demonstrated by the throngs of Leftist
sign-wavers, screamers, and chanters.
Do you suppose the stench down among some of the protesters
might have been unbearable? Just a thought.
And what percentage of these protesters have real jobs? Ten,
fifteen, maybe twenty percent?
And how many are just plain losers?
That Zell Miller has some serious . . . um . . . guts.
Zell is a white conservative from the south with a strong southern
twang in his speech: he must be racist. At least that's what
the liberal media would have us believe. They spent little or
no time refuting the content of Miller's speech, and instead
attacked his character (as liberals are wont to do to all their
critics -- just ask the Swiftees). Of course they brought up
the notion that Zell once opposed civil rights. Therefore, Zell,
in their blindly partisan minds, should simply be discounted
as an angry, southern, white man with an ax to grind. Correct
me if I'm wrong, but have the media ever brought up Robert Byrd's
former KKK membership when discussing his many recent rants and
bloviations against President Bush? (Note to Democrats: it was
your party that was blocking the Civil Rights bill, and it was
the GOP that got it passed.)
The best word to describe President Bush? Genuine. Though his
speech was rather State-of-the-Unionish and not overly exciting,
the real George W. Bush was still able to make it through.
The Democrats, led by the lovely Terry McAuliffe, will only
get nastier. They probably think they don't have much choice
after this positive, successful week for the GOP.
SUICIDE WATCH: This just in! According to TIME Magazine, Bush
has opened up a double-digit lead -- 52% to 41%. Kerry's got
to be depressed seeing Bush get the bounce that the Kerry camp
was so sorely missing after their convention. Love it. CRO
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