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Duncan Hunter Says "Nuts" To Those Who Demand His Surrender
NewsWhichCannotLose Blog ^ | 1-7-08 | NewsWhichCannotLose

Posted on 01/07/2008 8:49:01 PM PST by WalterSkinner

Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter did the unexpected today--unexpected by everyone but those who know the character of the man.

With the announcement of a press conference today, the mainstream media and political pundits went wild over the probability of Hunter dropping out of the race, especially after being denied entry into two consecutive debates this weekend.

They were wrong.

In December of 1944, the 101st Airborne Division led by General Anthony McAuliffe was trapped by the Nazis in the town of Bastogne, Belgium during the "Battle of the Bulge". With no hope of escape, the Germans demanded a surrender. General McAuliffe, who understood what it meant to hold on at all costs, answered the Third Reich's surrender demand with a now famous response--"nuts".

When it looked darkest, this one act of defiance fueled hope and resolve. The US troops held on, were rescued and won the war in Europe.

Some 63 years later we beheld something similar.

With a hostile media and political adversaries salivating, Duncan Hunter stood before a microphone and gave what was tantamount to a "nuts" response to all those who demanded his surrender from this race.

It is uncertain how long the congressman can battle, but he has made it clear that surrender is not an option at this point. This says much about the former Army Ranger--he will not quit. This also says much about Duncan Hunter's message--there is no compromise. This alone separates him from the rest of the Republican field.

We are amazed when someone stands against such great odds and defies his enemies to make him quit, refusing to change his principles. This is not something a politician would do, but a great man would.

There is nothing nuts about this, it is simply heroic.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; aliens; ca; conservative; duncanhunter; elections; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; president; ranger
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..a blog article that draws some historical perspective on DH's actions today
1 posted on 01/07/2008 8:49:03 PM PST by WalterSkinner
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To: Calpernia; pissant; davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; ...

PING for DH!


2 posted on 01/07/2008 8:50:24 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

The comparison to McAulliffe is obscene.


3 posted on 01/07/2008 8:51:15 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

sp: McAuliffe


4 posted on 01/07/2008 8:51:38 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

Welcome to another Duncan thread and thanks for the bump!


5 posted on 01/07/2008 8:54:10 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: WalterSkinner

I saw him on Glenn Beck tonight


6 posted on 01/07/2008 8:54:20 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Petronski

Both of them!


7 posted on 01/07/2008 8:54:34 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: WalterSkinner

Way to go Duncan Hunter!


8 posted on 01/07/2008 8:54:39 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: WalterSkinner
"New Hampshire fairly crawled with candidates, so much so that at one point, McCain's three-bus caravan drove past Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, a long-shot Republican standing on a street corner with two other people waving to cars.

His crowds are getting bigger already

9 posted on 01/07/2008 8:56:04 PM PST by Soliton
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To: Petronski
The comparison with anything political to anything military is obscene.

Still, I love seeing the media toyed with, and it was a good way to generate attention.

If they won't give it to you one way, you take it another...

10 posted on 01/07/2008 8:56:44 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Petronski
..Petro, you're a real ray of sunshine

You must be an Ohio State fan...

11 posted on 01/07/2008 8:57:28 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

I didn’t watch that game because I kinda like both teams. I’m a pro football guy, though. If it’s college, it’s Penn State or Notre Dame for me.


12 posted on 01/07/2008 8:58:53 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: WalterSkinner

Love for Hunter to win SC, or even place 2nd in NH.


13 posted on 01/07/2008 9:01:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Seahawks should have went South for the winter - instead they're coming to Lambeau!)
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To: jan in Colorado

Go Duncan!!! This is a man who will stand up to America’s enemies, not in a snit, like Rudy would. Not grandstanding, like Huckabee.


14 posted on 01/07/2008 9:01:45 PM PST by DeLaine (Don't act like a liberal. Do the right thing.)
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To: WalterSkinner
Compared to what Hunter must have experienced in Vietnam, the campaign trail must seem like a cakewalk.

God bless you, Congressman Hunter!
15 posted on 01/07/2008 9:05:25 PM PST by Antoninus (If you want the national GOP to look more like the Massachusetts GOP, vote for Flip Romney)
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To: Petronski; WalterSkinner; Calpernia

True, Churchill is a better comparison

Only Hunter saw the need to slam our border shut....in the 1980s.

Only Hunter sees that the loss of manufacturing technology and prowess to a communist adversary is a path to ruin. As he says, “we trade, they prepare for war”

Only Hunter was shouting from the since Reagan retired that there can be no “peace dividend” when it comes to our military

Only Hunter is standing in the way of unfettered sales of dual use tecnology to our enemies.

Only Hunter completely rejects the idea of international treaties to address so-called global warming


16 posted on 01/07/2008 9:05:42 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: RDTF
..so did I

A lot of people really misread this man.

17 posted on 01/07/2008 9:15:18 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

..I seem to remember that he did fairly well in straw poll there earlier in the year...


18 posted on 01/07/2008 9:17:29 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner
We are amazed when someone stands against such great odds and defies his enemies to make him quit, refusing to change his principles.

America LOVES to root for the underdog.

19 posted on 01/07/2008 9:20:38 PM PST by Milhous (Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thanks for the ping.

It is uncertain how long the congressman can battle, but he has made it clear that surrender is not an option at this point. This says much about the former Army Ranger—he will not quit. This also says much about Duncan Hunter’s message—there is no compromise. This alone separates him from the rest of the Republican field.
***Good writing.

He will not quit; there is no compromise.


20 posted on 01/07/2008 9:24:19 PM PST by Kevmo (Duncan Hunter won't "let some arrogant corporate media executive decide whether this campaign's over)
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To: All

Glenn Beck said who’s the media to decide who should be in a debate and who shouldn’t be?

Hunter said Fox and ABC asked Hunter if he was going to stay in the race or not, and he gave them their answer.

Go Hunter!

www.gohunter08.com


21 posted on 01/07/2008 9:32:44 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Petronski

Jealous your guy doesn’t get those comparisons?


22 posted on 01/07/2008 9:43:06 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: wastedyears

No, I’m proud that his supporters aren’t shameless enough to make them.


23 posted on 01/07/2008 9:43:51 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

At least pro-Hunter articles can make readers laugh.

Fred supporters are in a permatantrum whenever they come across Hunter supporters.


24 posted on 01/07/2008 9:46:55 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: WalterSkinner
Wow! Duncan has had quite a day. More attention than he's had in a month.

I guess getting left out of the debate was a good thing! :^)

25 posted on 01/07/2008 9:47:42 PM PST by CAluvdubya (I won't stop supporting Hunter until he tells me to...GO HUNTER '08)
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To: WalterSkinner

Thank you for the ping. Duncan is my hero!! I love what he did and said today.


26 posted on 01/07/2008 9:47:46 PM PST by Brandie (Vote for a Conservative, Hunter or Thompson ....And NO Rino's!)
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To: wastedyears

Oh, Pro-Hunter threads definitely make people laugh.

Just not for the reasons you think.


27 posted on 01/07/2008 9:49:18 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Antoninus

“Compared to what Hunter must have experienced in Vietnam, the campaign trail must seem like a cakewalk.

God bless you, Congressman Hunter!”

It’s sure killing Hillary. She’s ‘tired’. What does she think it’s going to be like from here on out?


28 posted on 01/07/2008 9:50:15 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: WalterSkinner

BTTT


29 posted on 01/07/2008 9:55:39 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: Petronski

There you go again! ;-)


30 posted on 01/07/2008 10:36:13 PM PST by Lexinom (Build the fence and call China to account. GoHunter08.com)
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To: WalterSkinner

Hang in there, DH.


31 posted on 01/07/2008 10:56:08 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: wastedyears

Nonsense, I’ve never seen anyone for Thompson or Hunter that wouldn’t go for the other. They’d make a great team.


32 posted on 01/07/2008 11:15:46 PM PST by DeLaine
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To: Petronski

yeah, sure they do.And you’re here because.....


33 posted on 01/07/2008 11:16:15 PM PST by DeLaine
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To: Petronski
The comparison to McAulliffe is obscene.

So who put a gun to your head and dragged you into this thread, eh Petro?

Your FR home page has but one phrase on it: "Au revoir.", so why are you still here then?
34 posted on 01/08/2008 12:43:07 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: WalterSkinner; Antoninus; pissant; Ultra Sonic 007; Duncan Hunter Ambassador
There is nothing nuts about this, it is simply heroic.

I'm sure that many men from the World War II generation, especially McAuliffe, would agree with this assessment, especially with the BIG Chinese dragon now rising in the east.

35 posted on 01/08/2008 4:16:41 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (“We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!” --Duncan Hunter)
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To: WalterSkinner

The poor bastards have him surrounded.

BTTT!


36 posted on 01/08/2008 4:18:36 AM PST by ovrtaxt (People seemed to be content, $50 paid the rent, FREAKS WERE IN A CIRCUS TENT, Those were the days.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I’m sure that many men from the World War II generation, especially McAuliffe, would agree with this assessment, especially with the BIG Chinese dragon now rising in the east.
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Yah, the snarky dismissal of the comparison probably would be rejected by McAuliffe, not the comparison of Duncan Hunter refusing to quit. Hunter’s fight is just as important in my opinion.


37 posted on 01/08/2008 4:40:49 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I think his family should have engraved “Nuts” on his tombstone, in quotes of course.


38 posted on 01/08/2008 6:30:12 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: WalterSkinner
Not to rain on your parade..... While I understand Duncan's anger over being excluded, I wish he would have used his time in the limelight to discuss an important issue facing the voters of New Hampshire --- allowing the King of Amnesty to resurrect his campaign and call into question all of the hard work Hunter and everyone else did in defeating McCain's amnesty bill. What a golden opportunity Hunter had, with the spotlight on him, to ask the voters in New Hampshire to reject Shamnesty McCain thereby possibly making a real difference in the race.

Rush and Mark Levin really let McCain have it yesterday. I wish Hunter had too.

39 posted on 01/08/2008 6:44:14 AM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Unite 4 Mitt - Stop Rudy, Huck & McCain)
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To: WalterSkinner

To hell with the knuckleheads! Hunter is always there to call the media/liberals out on it. Having literally fought in a war for this country it is disgraceful that they are attempting to deny him his own freedom of speech. We need a President Hunter.


40 posted on 01/08/2008 7:21:41 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER '08: the only candidate whose record matches his talk.)
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To: Petronski

Yes, because the comparison would be to Romney. Hey, if Fred can change on campaign finance reform, illegal immigration, abortion why can’t Mitt?! The irony.


41 posted on 01/08/2008 7:26:32 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER '08: the only candidate whose record matches his talk.)
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To: Petronski

Your nose must be growing everytime you type.


42 posted on 01/08/2008 7:27:59 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER '08: the only candidate whose record matches his talk.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

None other than Patton’s secretary served Duncan Hunter! Hunter exudes leadership and has always proven he has what it takes.


43 posted on 01/08/2008 7:30:41 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER '08: the only candidate whose record matches his talk.)
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To: bushfamfan

Please Duncan, don’t give up! Conservatives have yet to have a really good look at you! Push the best issues of the top five Republicans together, and there is you! I’ve felt this way for years before you announced your candidacy, and you need to stay put!


44 posted on 01/08/2008 7:37:54 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: mkjessup
So who put a gun to your head and dragged you into this thread, eh Petro?

No one did. I came to the thread to read it, not expecting so embarrassing and absurd a comparison between Hunter Duncan and Gen. McAuliffe.

45 posted on 01/08/2008 8:00:34 AM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

If the comparison had been between your boy Fred and McAuliffe you would be applauding.


46 posted on 01/08/2008 8:15:17 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: mkjessup

Like hell.


47 posted on 01/08/2008 8:16:00 AM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

Yeah, I’m sure.


48 posted on 01/08/2008 8:16:51 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: mkjessup

Don’t drag me into your gutter.


49 posted on 01/08/2008 8:19:16 AM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Petronski

I wouldn’t dream of it, I can tell that you’re more than happy in your own putrid little sewer line.

We’re done here Petro, have a nice day sneering about Duncan Hunter, whose shoes you’re not fit to shine.


50 posted on 01/08/2008 9:16:16 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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