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Virgil Goode On the Issues [Constitution Party POTUS Candidate]
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Posted on 04/25/2012 10:39:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Virgil Goode on Abortion
Click here for 17 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.

Zero funding for planned parenthood. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
No federal funding of abortion, but no litmus test. (Dec 2000)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)



Virgil Goode on Budget & Economy
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Balance the budget now, not in 10 years, by cutting agencies. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
Maintain public information about M3 money supply. (Mar 2006)



Virgil Goode on Civil Rights
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No gay marriage; no gay civil unions. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)



Virgil Goode on Corporations
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Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 87% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)



Virgil Goode on Crime
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Capital punishment for certain murders. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)



Virgil Goode on Drugs
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Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)



Virgil Goode on Education
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End the federal Department of Education. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)



Virgil Goode on Energy & Oil
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Drill in Alaska, in continental US, and off our coasts. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)



Virgil Goode on Environment
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Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
Rated 20% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)



Virgil Goode on Families & Children
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Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)



Virgil Goode on Foreign Policy
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Curtail expenditures to the United Nations. (Apr 2012)
Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful . (Dec 2000)
International Criminal Court decisions not valid for US. (Mar 2003)



Virgil Goode on Free Trade
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No North American Union; preserve our sovereignty. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
No restrictions on import/export; but maintain sovereignty . (Dec 2000)
Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002
) Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)



Virgil Goode on Government Reform
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Term limits for US House & Senate. (Apr 2012)
Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)



Virgil Goode on Gun Control
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Co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus. (Apr 2012)
Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Support the Second Amendment . (Dec 2000)
No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)



Virgil Goode on Health Care
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End ObamaCare; support tort reform. (Apr 2012)
Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)



Virgil Goode on Homeland Security
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Cut defense spending, but not veterans benefits. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
End draft registration; all-volunteer forces . (Dec 2000)
Federal duty to provide missile defense . (Dec 2000)
Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)



Virgil Goode on Immigration
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Stop illegal aliens & terrorists on our Southern border. (Apr 2012)
End anchor babies and reduce legal immigration. (Apr 2012)
End diversity visas to limit Muslim immigration. (Dec 2006)
Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
No student visas from countries that support terrorism. (Jan 2003)
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)



Virgil Goode on Jobs
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Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)



Virgil Goode on Principles & Values
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Restrict immigration or we’ll have more Muslims in Congress. (Dec 2006)
Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)



Virgil Goode on Social Security
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Preserve and protect Social Security. (Apr 2012)
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)



Virgil Goode on Tax Reform
Click here for 17 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.

Eliminate the Death Tax; institute modified FairTax. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Rated 64% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)



Virgil Goode on Technology
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Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)



Virgil Goode on War & Peace
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come home from Afghanistan now. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)



Virgil Goode on Welfare & Poverty
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Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)


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And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 04/25/2012 10:39:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Virgil Goode’s chance of winning:


2 posted on 04/25/2012 10:43:17 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: SoConPubbie

No thanks, not voting 3rd party. That won’t help get the dog eating, black liberation socialist out of the White House.

The Constitution Party, complete with it’s isolationist foreign policy that would make Ron Paul giddy, is going to get the same nothingburger percentage of the vote it always does - .15% last time around as I recall.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 10:45:10 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SoConPubbie

He’s got the Mittsuckers all stirred up.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Posted theis earlier on another thread. Goode isn`t firewall perfect, but he`s far preferable to Obamney.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 10:46:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: cripplecreek
He’s got the Mittsuckers all stirred up.

Ha!, Yup, I noticed that as well.
6 posted on 04/25/2012 10:48:52 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Posted theis earlier on another thread. Goode isn`t firewall perfect, but he`s far preferable to Obamney.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: ScottinVA
Posted theis earlier on another thread. Goode isn`t firewall perfect, but he`s far preferable to Obamney.

Yes he is, 1000% preferrable to both that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Mitt Romney and the Crypto-Communist Obama.
8 posted on 04/25/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

This following interpretation is a real puzzle: it says at the end of the following list that: Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)

Virgil Goode is all about energy independence. He believes in all energy, nuke, coal, oil, anything that works and can pay for itself. He votes YES for drilling in Alaska and YES for more refineries, and somehow this group says he opposes energy independence. That’s an irrational conclusion.

Virgil Goode on Energy & Oil
Click here for 15 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.

Drill in Alaska, in continental US, and off our coasts. (Apr 2012)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)


9 posted on 04/25/2012 10:50:24 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Raider Sam
Virgil Goode’s chance of winning:

0. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

He will be lucky to get .25% (that's point two five) of the vote. I don't think this party is even on the ballot many states.

10 posted on 04/25/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SoConPubbie

Look at votes instead of quotes.

http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/527/virgil-goode-jr

If you look at 2007 prior, he was voting with the Dems on many things including increasing the minimum wage, against the ban on human cloning, against support for our troops in Iraq, for HR 5092 which gave people the ability to sue firearm manufacturers and expanded what weapons the ATF could put on its ‘ban list’, increasing the ‘death tax’, etc..

A flip-flopping liberal is a liberal is a liberal.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 10:52:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Longbow1969
Virgil Goode’s chance of winning: 0. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Which coincidentally are Mitt Romney's chances of winning.

12 posted on 04/25/2012 10:53:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Raider Sam
Virgil Goode’s chance of winning:

About as good as Romney's.

Romney won left-wing counties and states in the primaries that will never go for him in the general election.

Romney lost in conservative states and counties, the exact areas he has to win to gain the presidency.

Couple that with his horrific, lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record, and the closest he gets to the white house is the 2nd Inaugration of Obama, because his nomination allowed it.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 10:53:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mnehring
Look at votes instead of quotes.

Mnehring, I am looking at votes.

re-read the On-the-issues list, it is mostly composed of votes, good solid conservative votes.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

-———About as good as Romney’s.———

That is delusional.

He has no organization to speak of. He has no name recognition, he has no money........

He has no chance what so ever.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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He has very high name recognition in Virginia and could easily poll 5% - 10% and cost Romney the state. Romney better think twice before shaking that Etch-a-Sketch and running to the left.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 11:11:13 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: bert
He has no chance what so ever.

Neither does that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Mitt Romney.

At least by voting for Goode, I'm not violating my principles, my morals, and my ethics.

And it may go part of the way to building up an alternative to the GOP since it seems determined to go the way of the WHIGS.
17 posted on 04/25/2012 11:19:26 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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Yes he is, 1000% preferrable to both that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Mitt Romney and the Crypto-Communist Obama.

Nah, you just want The Precious Won to win again.

18 posted on 04/25/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT by parisa
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To: Longbow1969

“No thanks, not voting 3rd party. That won’t help get the dog eating, black liberation socialist out of the White House.”

You prefer a horse-eating, white mormon socialist democrat?


19 posted on 04/25/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: Longbow1969
If you wish to vote for a pro-abortion, gun-control-freak, homosexualist, socialist candidate ... that's your business.

It's (still) a (more or less) free country.

20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:44 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SoConPubbie

If you want to vote for a Democrat like Goode, just go the full monty and vote for Obama


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:08:29 PM PDT by gusty
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To: SoConPubbie

All I know is that the Mittlickers better hope Goode can help get people to the polls because if they’re counting on Mitt to carry the downticket GOP races, the GOP is screwed.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I will note that some people who are backing Goode now are the same people who attacked Rick Perry for being a Democrat in the 1980s, up to when he supported Al Gore for the 2008 democratic primary.

Virgil Goode was a democrat until the year 2000, serving 2 terms in congress as a democrat before serving a term as an independent. He became a republican in 2002, after working to ensure that Boucher, another democrat, was guaranteed not to be redistricted out of a seat in the house.

I don’t say this to oppose him — he has in this decade been a stalwart conservative, and his loss in 2008 was a true shame. I just like to point out how the best conservative we had to beat Romney this time around was dismissed for positions that were later completely acceptable in the final guys in the race, and in Goode now.

Unfortunately, about the only impact Goode could possibly have in this election is to drain off just enough republican votes in Virginia to give Obama the state. But I don’t expect it to happen, since there’s probably a reason he didn’t even try to run again for his seat in 2010, even though he only lost it by a couple hundred votes. We still took the seat back, but with a candidate not as conservative as Goode.

A no-name candidate with no money and no constituency, I doubt he will even be a blip on the radar for this election. Still a good guy, and I wish he had focused on things he could win here in Virginia, like the Senate seat.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:33:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cripplecreek
He’s got the Mittsuckers all stirred up.

Yep! Just think if Conservatives would have never voted for rabid RINOs, then the party would have been pulled more towards Liberty.

As it is now, the GOP-e are left of the 1950s RATS.

There is no way I will ever vote for a Liberal, left or right.

24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: gusty
If you want to vote for a Democrat like Goode, just go the full monty and vote for Obama

What is it about Mitt Supporters and their habit pattern of lying and deceiving?
Oh, that's right, Mitt has the same problem, I guess the nuts don't fall far from the tree, do they?
25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CharlesWayneCT

So Charles, do we have to ask who you are supporting?


26 posted on 04/25/2012 12:44:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mnehring
"If you look at 2007 prior, he was voting with the Dems on many things ",

What are you looking at? Based on the following analysis looking at 2006 votes, Goode is a solid Conservative.

Okay let's look at all of his 2006 votes. I ran out of time so I did every vote for about half a year. Votesmart Key votes Goode

Anti-Abortion- Bill required doctors to give info prior to abortion. Dec. 6, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill Bill Failed - House (250 - 162) Yea

Created military tribunals to try overseas combatants - Bill was sponsored by Republicans Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (250 - 170) Yea

Pro-Private Property vote Bill allows individual private property owners access to both local and federal courts when bringing forward civil rights cases concerning their property. Sept. 29, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (231 - 181) Yea

Funded Homeland Security - but this was Bush's Homeland Security before the sexual assaults started Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 6) Yea

Voted to allow electronic surveillance of terrorist suspects. Republican sponsored bill Sept. 28, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Bill Passed - House (232 - 191) Yea Tribunals again Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (253 - 168) Yea

Pro-Private Property - bill sponsored by Republicans Sept. 26, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005 Bill Failed - House (234 - 172) Yea

Funded Military Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House (394 - 22) Yea

Pro - Free Expression of Religion Bill - Sponsored by Republicans Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (244 - 173) Yea

Voted against going into secret session to consider the report ""Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States." Bill was sponsored by Nancy Pelosi Sept. 26, 2006 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session Motion Rejected - House (171 - 217) Nay

Anti-Abortion vote. Voted to make it illegal for a non-parent to transport a child across state lines for an abortion - Sponsored by Republicans Sept. 26, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House (264 - 153) Yea

Pro-gun vote. Reduced the descretion the AG had to arbitraily revoke firearm licenses. Sponsors=R Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bill Passed - House (277 - 131) Yea

Pro-environment vote. Voted to add 10,000 acres to the white mountain national forest. Sponsors were Republican. Sept. 25, 2006 HR 5062 New Hampshire Wilderness Act Bill Failed - House (220 - 169) Yea

Anti-Immigration vote. Voted to recognize local officials inherent authority to deal with illegal immigrants Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (277 - 140) Yea

Pro-Stimulus. Voted to fund grants for development plans for disadvantaged applachian regions. Bill was sponsored by Republicans Sept. 21, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House (215 - 204) Yea

Pro-VoterPhotoID. Sept. 20, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (228 - 196) Yea

Anti-Immigration, Pro-Border fence vote Sept. 14, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (283 - 138) Yea

Anti-Gambling, Pro-States rights Vote Sept. 13, 2006 HR 4893 Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act Bill Failed - House (247 - 171) Yea

Anti-HorseMeat vote. Republican Sponsor, Bipartisan cosponsors Sept. 7, 2006 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill Bill Passed - House (263 - 146) Yea

Voted for Cloture on a bill that increased minimum wage and exemptions for Death tax. Sponsors = R July 29, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House (230 - 180) Yea

Pro Funded Pensions. Sponsors=R July 28, 2006 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (279 - 131) Yea

Pro Gov't coordinated standards on Health IT Sponsors = R July 27, 2006 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (270 - 148) Yea

Voted against Exemptimg India from certain Atomic Energy Act provisions. Sponsors=R, Cosponsors were Bipartisan July 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (359 - 68) Nay

Voted against Free Trade with Oman. SPonsor=R, Cosponsor=D July 20, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - House (221 - 205) Nay

Anti-human embryonic stem cell research. Voted against allowing HHS to support research using Human embryonic stem cells. Sponsor=RINO, CoSponsers=D July 19, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Veto Override Failed - House (235 - 193) Nay

Voted for removing court jurisdiction of the Pledge July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (260 - 167) Yea

Anti-Sodomy. Voted for a Constitutional amendment defining Marriage as one man and one woman. July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House (236 - 187) Yea

Anti-Embryonic stem cell. Voted to develop alternative stem cells from sources not involving Embryos July 18, 2006 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act Bill Failed - House (273 - 154) Yea

Voted to extend voting rights act of 1965 another 25 years. July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House (390 - 33) Yea

27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SoConPubbie

Good stuff! Why didn’t he run on the GOP ticket?


28 posted on 04/25/2012 1:16:50 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Longbow1969

Virgil Goode’s chance of winning:
0. Zero. Zilch. Nada.


As are Romney’s.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 1:22:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: al_c
Good stuff! Why didn’t he run on the GOP ticket?

As is the case with us, the GOP left him.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: gusty

Yeah, his voting background sure speaks to Democrat. /s


31 posted on 04/25/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I just like to point out how the best conservative we had to beat Romney this time around was dismissed for positions that were later completely acceptable in the final guys in the race, and in Goode now.

You make a good point about that, but in the end it was Perry's inability to communicate effectively enough at a national level that did the most damage to him. I supported Perry and tried to stick with him as long as possible. Perry has an almost perfect resume and on paper was clearly the best candidate, but I think we have to be fair and admit that his own poor debate and communication skills are probably what ultimately did him in.

I would add another factor that many people don't like hearing. Palin. I really believe that, at least on forums such as this one, large numbers of devoted Palin supporters were so convinced she was running that they thought they were helping clear the way for her by working to undermine any serious threat to her candidacy. For quite awhile, Perry was perceived as, potentially, one of her main conservative rivals. I think Palin's waiting till so late in the game to declare she wasn't running ended up hurting all the conservative candidates to some degree. It simply made it harder for conservative primary voters to focus on the actual candidates because so many were pining for the one that wasn't going to run. I believe this was far more damaging than most people think.

A no-name candidate with no money and no constituency, I doubt he will even be a blip on the radar for this election. Still a good guy, and I wish he had focused on things he could win here in Virginia, like the Senate seat.

As I'm from Virginia I know who Goode is. While he may be a good guy, he is not a very significant political figure statewide and is unlikely to have any impact even here in the Commonwealth. Like you said, "a no-name candidate with no money and no constituency" isn't likely to be so much as a blip on the radar.

32 posted on 04/25/2012 4:34:05 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
"You make a good point about that, but in the end it was Perry's inability to communicate effectively enough at a national level that did the most damage to him. I supported Perry and tried to stick with him as long as possible. Perry has an almost perfect resume and on paper was clearly the best candidate, but I think we have to be fair and admit that his own poor debate and communication skills are probably what ultimately did him in. "

No, they weren't, and quite frankly I get weary of rebutting this. His back surgery was what did him in. The early debates were horrific, and with each one, I would be on the edge of my seat, nervous, wondering when the screwup would come. But by the time he healed, toward the end, his performances were excellent, and I was completely relaxed because I knew he'd do a great job. Rick Perry does not have poor debate skills, and he most certainly doesn't have poor communication skills.

33 posted on 04/25/2012 4:47:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon
No, they weren't, and quite frankly I get weary of rebutting this. His back surgery was what did him in. The early debates were horrific, and with each one, I would be on the edge of my seat, nervous, wondering when the screwup would come. But by the time he healed, toward the end, his performances were excellent, and I was completely relaxed because I knew he'd do a great job. Rick Perry does not have poor debate skills, and he most certainly doesn't have poor communication skills.

Well, I hope you are right. I really do. I am willing to believe the back surgery and medication caused him problems, but even near the end of his run I didn't find Perry's communication ability terribly effective. He struck me as especially strong at small group fundraisers and the like, and rather poor when he had to speak off the cuff to the media and even in the last few debates he participated in. Yes, he got better in the final debates, but I still felt he did not do as well in those as even Santorum and Gingrich did. In the end I concluded Perry was basically a paper tiger on a national level - great resume, but just lacking the core communications skills needed.

But if you are right about this then we will likely see Perry running again in 2016 or 2020. I am not from Texas or anywhere near it, so I don't really know Perry as much as perhaps you do. His resume is only getting stronger as it seems to me he is becoming more and more conservative as time passes. I'd be thrilled to support him again if the communication issues are resolved.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SoConPubbie

You need more adjectives. If you add in more adjectives, you will convert more people from the GOP.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Has Newt officially dropped out yet? I’m with Newt, so long as Newt is in it.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 7:59:05 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Longbow1969
I'm not a Texan either---Virginian, born and bred---but FR helped inform me about Rick Perry. I became a wholehearted supporter when I learned as much about him as I did. I believe his latter debate performances were quite good, and I believe he could have taken on Obama in the national debates. Maybe he isn't quite as smooth and glib as Newt or Santorum, but if that's the standard, very few are going to measure up, you know? I have to admit, it bothers me that the debates have become the be-all and end-all to rate the candidates.

Last I heard, Perry isn't ruling out running for national office again. So I guess we shall see. I think he learned some important lessons this time around which could possibly be put to good use next time.

37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Good points, thank you for your insight. I like Perry and would certainly be open to supporting him again.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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