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Duncan Hunter interview 6/9/10: CA Elections, ‘Virtual Appearances’, Chicom Dangers, and more!
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Posted on 06/16/2010 1:16:01 PM PDT by pissant

Duncan Hunter interview 6/9/10: CA Elections, ‘Virtual Appearances’, Our Friends the Chicoms, and more!

This interview is part of an ongoing 2010 series of conversations with former Congressman and conservative activist Duncan Hunter. The intent is to keep this rock ribbed conservative’s ideas in the public square which will hopefully help guide his former colleagues still in office, as well as inspire the American people to embrace his Reaganesque views on American life and politics. God willing, Hunter will seek the presidency again in 2012, but for now he is concentrating on helping the GOP regain the majority in the House by campaigning for conservatives across the West.

AJM: Hello Congressman, How are you?.

DH: Great, but I’m going down this canyon road so if I fall off, just give me a buzz back. So what’s happening?

AJM: So it sounds like you’ve been pretty busy?

DH: Yeah, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff.

AJM: Politics or other?

DH: Both. As you know, we just had our primary elections yesterday. I also helped some friends…I had a meeting this morning with a young man who has come back from the Academy and is just getting ready to go to West Point. He was attending a pre-West Point Academy and he’s now moving on to the big one, so we had a meeting this morning. And I’ve done a few conciliatory discussions with some of my friends who were running for office here. As you know, we’ve had a few folks win and a few folks lose that I’ve been helping.

AJM: Yeah, that’s the way it goes. But I’ve got to ask you. What the hell is going on in the state of California where it refuses, especially in this year of anti-Democrat sentiment, to go the conservative route, but rather the supposed ‘safe’ route with more moderate candidates?

DH: That’s the biggest boulder to move in California. State wide offices seem to hinge upon name identification. I think that Meg Whitman paid about $40 million out of pocket. I could be wrong, but I think that’s what she spent. Unless you have a residual name ID from previous offices, it’s very, very difficult without an established reputation and name identification to overcome that kind of a media buy. And Meg Whitman also ran conservative commercials; talking about maintaining a strong border, cutting the budget, fiscal discipline, and that type of thing.

AJM: Yeah, well it seems California Republicans don’t bother to do any research beyond the commercials. Meg Whitman, at the same time she’s promising in her ads to crack down on the borders was crying about Arizona doing just that.

DH: I think in the end she endorsed the Arizona law.

AJM: I don’t think she did. I think you are thinking of the other gal. I know Fiorina did, after initially saying it had a “racial tone” to it.

DH: Well, she went back and forth on it, so maybe I don’t know what Whitman’s final position was.

AJM: You couldn’t tell from her ads. But Poizner was all over it. He thought that might be his opportunity to get some credibility.

DH: The vast majority of Californians probably never heard that discussion. You have a vast, vast constituency to penetrate with your message and it’s extremely difficult. When you can buy the message and shape it the way you want it to be shaped, truthful or not, then you are far more likely to have success than those who have to rely on word of mouth and less effective means of communication. So conservatives in California, at this time, are at a serious disadvantage, trying to make their way into state wide office, in a party dominated by so-called moderates.

AJM: You’re breaking up. Are you back in a canyon? (yup) *redials*

DH: Hello.

AJM: It was just like you said, I might lose you - I lost ya.

DH: OK. Did you get that last piece on the fact that you had a huge media buy. So I think in the absence of a counterbalance, that the election results were in some degree predictable. It’s kind of like asking the American people to render judgment on Iraq when the twin funnels through which they get their information is the New York Times and the Washington Post. In other words, you may not get the best results. The public sentiment on Iraq basically went up and down with the front page stories and the editorials that those two newspapers carried.

You’d like to have people do enough research to get independent reporting and come to independent conclusions, but that’s very difficult to do.

AJM: Yeah, I think for the big swath of - how should I say this - the politically less motivated folks, that that’s true. But in this day and age, more and more people are going to the internet and other outlets and picking and choosing the media that they trust more.

(lost connection again….redial)

DH: Hello.

AJM: Ahoy! Where are you at?

DH: I just finished coming up the canyon here?

AJM: Oh, you headed home?

DH: Yeah.

AJM: Do you want me just to call you back on your land line, to give you a call when you get in?

DH: Well, I just arrived home and my wife is on other line. But I think this is good, I’m in a pretty good place now. If we go out again, just wait about 20 minutes then give a call at the house. She should be off the phone by then.

AJM: OK. I see. OK. So the bottom line is though, in some areas of the country it seems the Tea Party activists were a little more influential, a little larger percentage of the population, where they were able to knock off the more moderate people running for office. Even in Nevada for example, which actually swung Blue last time, they chose the most conservative of the three running for the right to take out Harry Reid.

DH: Well, that’s good. But I think California is supposed to be leading, not lagging. (laughs).

AJM: Well, what’s it….

DH: But again, I think that’s a function of the amount of money that Whitman and Fiorina, for example, spent on these races. An enormous amount of money. And in the absence of a well know candidate on the other side, that’s very difficult to surmount.

AJM: Yeah, and listening to Chuck DeVore as he went across the state and seeing the response to him, it all looked really good. But he was fortunate to get up to the 20 percent or so he got. Despite all his best efforts, he just didn’t have the money to advertise competitively.

DH: That’s it. You’ve got to have some shekels.

AJM: As you found out, huh? (laughs)

DH: Well, I knew that going in. So I’ve got no complaints. But it’s a fact, you need some shekels to get that name ID out there. That’s the value of being in a statewide office before you run for governor or the Senate.

AJM: And of course, Carly Fiorina had a pretty high profile career. So she was kind of a household name to start with, in addition to her money.

DH: There it is. Anyway, we’re rocking along. I think there is a good chance that Meg Whitman will beat Jerry Brown.

AJM: I hope so. California really doesn’t need another Governor Moonbeam term.

DH: I agree with you. I think we’ve had a lot of Browns. Too many.

AJM: Hey, listen. Do you know Major General Paul Vallely?

DH: How do you spell the last name?

AJM: V A L L E L Y , a Major General

DH: Sounds vaguely familiar. What about him?

AJM: He’s retired now. If you watch Fox news you’ll see him now and then. He’s been a contributor to Fox News. But he was in the military for 31 years and he’s still on a lot of think-tanks and what have you. But he’s come out and demanded – not that he’s going to get his wish – but he came out and demanded that Obama resign for myriad reasons of malfeasance, including not proving his eligibility to be President. So I was very proud of this guy, because he’s doing his homework, and I was just checking to see if you knew who he was.

DH: Yeah. No I don’t. But it sure sounds like he’s on the right track. (laughs)

AJM: (laughing) Amen.

OK, let’s talk about David Castillo up here in Washington for a minute.

DH: OK. I don’t know much about David or his opponent there. You were going to research that one for me.

AJM: There are two of them running. Castillo is probably about my age, mid to late forties. He’s former Navy. Then he got into working for the government, and he ended up working for Homeland Security for a number of years, under Chertoff. And he’s decided to run this race. Remember I told you it was Brian Baird’s seat?

DH: Yeah.

AJM: But Baird’s retiring. He is retiring.

DH: Oh, he is?

AJM: I think I told you I thought he was still in it. So now we’ve got a really good shot at grabbing that seat. That’s one of the more conservative areas west of the Cascades in my state.

DH: I campaigned against Baird when he first ran, or maybe when he was the new incumbent making his first defense of his seat. There was a very good candidate up there running against him, though I can’t remember the guy’s name. It was many years ago.

AJM: Well, this is golden opportunity to pick up a seat because they don’t have the power of incumbency. David Castillo seems to be the more well rounded conservative. The other gal sounds pretty good too, but she’s only, I think, 31 years old. She was a staffer on Cathy McMorris-Rogers’ team.

DH: I don’t know her. I know Cathy McMorris Rodgers, but I don’t know the young lady that’s running.

AJM: Her name is Jaime Herrera. No one knows her. But because she’s good looking and she briefly had held a state seat, she’s got a fair number of the local politicians and some of the establishment behind her. It’s about split even with Castillo.

Anyway, that was the guy, Castillo’s friend, who was trying to get a hold of your wife and to get a hold of you, because they knew you, somehow. They are interested to see if you’d be interested in endorsing him.

DH: I’d probably have to know a little bit more about his opponent. You know, Cathy McMorris Rodgers was on my committee, a very good member of my committee. So that means something, if that’s her staff person running.

And you know old Chertoff managed to drag his feet on my fence. He carried out Bush’s directive not to build it or to build it as slowly as humanly possible and to put up his virtual fence instead.

AJM: Uh huh.

DH: So maybe I’ll give Castillo a ‘virtual appearance’. (laughs loudly)

AJM: (laughing) Oh, that’s cruel. So anyway, I’ll email you his contact information and in that email I’ll put links to both his website and to Herrera’s website.

DH: Sounds good.

AJM: That way, you can look things over and see if you want to get involved or not.

DH: That’s great.

AJM: I mean there is only so much Duncan Hunter to spread around.

DH: Now you’re talking.

AJM: See, I was hoping to get you up here though. I don’t know Castillo that well, but he seems like a solid guy, from the folks I talked to who know him.

DH: I’m sure he is. Yeah.

AJM: Did you get a good download on the Israeli so called ‘raid’ last week on that ship?

DH: No. I haven’t received any classified briefing on it or any good briefing for that matter. And you have to know what really happened there to meaningfully comment. So no, I haven’t gotten that yet.

AJM: Yeah. I guess the only thing on the political side of it, without knowing all the details of the raid itself – they did show the video when the Israeli commandos were coming off the helicopter down a rope. They told the crew of the ship that they were going to board it. As soon as the first ones got down there, they got attacked with bars and clubs and bats, and the first two Israelis were thrown overboard, as you saw. So then they started shooting. But regardless of the particulars, the political angle is that the Obama Administration went along with the UN condemnation of Israel. So I think it’s just more ‘par for the course’ with this administration to go along with being disagreeable to Israel versus what traditional American foreign policy has been.

DH: No doubt. But I think there are a lot of things that the Obama Administration has done that is more reflective of their adversarial relationship with Israel than necessarily this incident. But again, I don’t have classified details on what really happened. I’m sure there is a deeper briefing that can be had on this thing then what I see in the media.

AJM: Yeah, I’m sure there is.

DH: But the bottom line is that Israel is not going to allow ships to dock at Gaza without them being inspected. That’s a threshold requirement. And these guys weren’t complying so they went out to sea to inspect it, from my understanding. And lo and behold, what they did find out when they arrested all the people on the boat was they had lots of people with terrorist ties.

AJM: Terrorist ties back to some radical group in Turkey. So it’s not just the humanitarian Cynthia McKinney type liberals that the apologists claimed . They had some radicals mixed in there. (phone drops out)

DH: Jim, you still there?

AJM: Yes, I’m still here.

DH: OK Good. But thanks for giving me your update on the Israeli situation. (laughs)

AJM: (laughing) I was hoping to get your update on it.

DH: Yeah, well unless I have all the facts, I don’t think they’ve had any new revelations on it….

AJM: Are you telling me you don’t trust the San Diego Union Tribune to keep you up to speed?

DH: You mean the ‘Daily Shopper’? You know it’s interesting to watch the demise of these big newspapers. They’ve laid off a great deal of the editorial staff and their reporting staff. And their first obligation now is to keep their heads above water, so they do as much advertising as they can, but with much less substance now than what they’ve had in the past.

AJM: Yeah, and it seems they’ve laid off their conservative reporters first, because they keep getting more left wing as time goes on.

DH: Well, that’s a fairly short list with the Union Tribune.

AJM: (laughs). You know, I think I told you this before, but back in the day, when I was researching you when you were running for President, I looked at a bunch of old articles from the 80s and 90s from the San Diego Union Tribune. They had some reporters that didn’t hate you or were at least not antagonistic to you.

DH: Actually, they have had a number of good reporters over the years. But the editorial board of the Union Tribune hated the border fence. As we worked on that and increased our border control, they became more antagonistic. And the Union Tribune changed, as you know. It was initially a conservative paper. In fact the San Diego Tribune was the flagship paper, but they had a fairly large presence in Illinois and other places. That was Copley Press. Jim Copley was a conservative. And he hired Herb Klein who was President Nixon’s press secretary, who ultimately became a managing principle of Copley Press. But Copley Press became increasingly liberal as time went by and that’s an evolution that some newspapers go through as the publishers change or as the editorial board changes. That’s life in the big city. These papers evolve and change and the UT went from being a fairly conservative paper to what I would call a liberal newspaper. Not a radically leftist newspaper, but a liberal newspaper.

AJM: Yeah. The movement in that direction might also help explains its demise to what they are today.

DH: Yeah. But the newspaper business across the board, liberal and conservative, has had a tough time, largely because of the internet and the direct connections between advertisers and consumers in this new age.

AJM: OK. Let me get one more question in. And that is China last week, we were scheduled to send Bob Gates over to meet with their officials in one of these muckety muck military exchanges that we’ve been doing for awhile. And they slammed the door in his face and said ‘no, the time is not good for that’.

DH: You’re coming in broken now. We are sending Secretary of Gates to China to do what?

AJM: To meet with their military on a peer to peer level. And China said no, they didn’t want to do it. Just cut them off with minimal explanation and it probably has something to do with Taiwan or North Korea. But I guess I really want your take on where we go with China? Because they obviously don’t like us, or our foreign policy.

DH: Yeah, I think what we have to remember is that China is still run by the tough old boys in the Politburo, who are fairly ruthless people. And they are still adherents to communism and communist ideology. And their industrial base is growing by leaps and bounds, fueled by American trade dollars. And that industrial base is turning out a fairly formidable military machine. They are out-producing us in submarines by more than 5 to 1, if you include the Russian purchases they are making of Kilo Class submarines. They are making a new multi-role fighter. They are making about 100 ballistic missiles per year, many of which are staged, incidentally, in the area around the Taiwan Straights.

And so China is stepping into the superpower shoes that the Soviet Union left, clearly. And our ‘optimists’, including those who have lots of commercial transactions with China, involve themselves in pollyannish discussions about how the Chinese are going to be a benign trading partner and will ultimately be a cooperative member of the Western economic community, and will not be a belligerent with respect to security issues. It’s rubbish.

The problem is neither one of those ‘hopes’ – and that’s all they are is ‘hopes’ – are being realized. The Red Chinese are hitting us with a sledge hammer in terms of taking our manufacturing base away from us. They are not interested in realistically valuating their currency. They are maintaining a major advantage in trade as a result of that. And they are maintaining their value added tax which they use to subsidize their own exports to us and to penalize our exports to them.

And with the new found cash which they are receiving from the United States, they’re purchasing sophisticated military equipment from the Russians and they are making lots of making lots of military equipment themselves.

Red China is fast becoming a military superpower and every now and then we get jolted back to reality as we did when that American aircraft was forced down and they pried open the cockpit with bayonets. These folks are tough. They’re brutal. They’re communists. They brutalize their own people. And they are not necessarily an extremely stable government.

We naively work through China to handle that crazy aunt in the attic - that is North Korea. And I think they’ve played that card intentionally against us, because they haven’t handled North Korea.

AJM: Yeah, and you probably have noticed that they are holding out on any condemnation of North Korea for sinking that South Korean ship a couple months ago…

DH: Yeah. China is flexing its economic muscles, and the Obama Administration is somewhat cowered by that. I think that China’s leaders despise the United States in the same way they despised the other western powers who in ancient times traded with them; in their eyes, exploited them.

You know one friend, who was on a CODEL to China gave me an example. While it simply was a small example, I think it is to some degree symbolic of their view of the US. He said that the congressional delegation was at some meeting, waiting to meet with a Chinese official, and the Chinese brought out a big stack of ties. Nice neckties, obviously made in their textile industry. They told the congressional delegation and the staff members of the delegation that they could have these ties. So the Americans were sorting through the ties, taking the ones they wanted, and this friend of mine said he looked over at the Chinese handler who was kind of in charge of them, and he said that the guy had a look of total disgust on his face as he watched the Americans frantically pawing through this stack of neckties to get the ones they liked best. So here in his eyes, were the western capitalists. And in his eyes, we are there solely for economic gain.

So I think this massive transfer of wealth and technology that we’ve made to China has not induced a benign attitude toward the United States. I think they look at us as greedy capitalists trying to exploit them, and that they are going to exploit us in return.

AJM: Well I think it would be fine if we looked out for our interests in the same manner that they looked out for theirs. But we don’t. In 25 years, we’ve taken a third world bass-akwards country and made them into a superpower and our banker, by transferring that wealth.

DH: Yeah. If Ronald Reagan came back today and we informed him that China was now our banker, and then with glazed eyes said to him “you believe in free trade, don’t ya?”, the President would go into shock. I mean they were literally gnawing the bark off of trees when he left.

This is a self inflicted wound by the United States. And it really is a tragedy and I think it’s going to be difficult for the United States to ensure that this century is another American Century.

The Chinese are very pragmatic. They do what they think is necessary to advance their interests. And they are very blunt. But our Administration and the State Department is full of foolish optimists who sit around hoping that things are going to get better.

But I think the possibilities, as time marches on and China becomes stronger and stronger militarily and economically, and as they move out to claim or develop more of the world’s resources and lock them in. For example, a Chinese consortium, after Americans won the war in Iraq with blood sweat and treasure, the Chinese moved in quickly and secured one of the major oil leases in Iraq. So there is a real chance, without an abrupt reversal in our China policy, at some point there might be a conflict in Africa or in Asia or other places where the Chinese are developing resources for movement back to the mainland, a conflict could very well develop in a way where the United States will be involved in a conflict with the Chinese. Perhaps not directly, but certainly in a proxy sense.

You know the Chinese and the Russians, when we abandoned Vietnam in 1974 and 75, the Chinese, together with the Russians poured 800 thousand tons of weapons and equipment into the North Vietnam, as they made their final assault on South Vietnam. We abandoned our allies, much to our disgrace, pursuant to the Fulbright and Kennedy Amendments. We cut off our allies to the point where the South Vietnamese soldiers were being rationed two bullets per day per soldier. And of course, they quickly fell.

But that tendency of the Chinese to seize openings, such as the opening that existed in 1974 and 75 in South Vietnam, is not necessarily extinct. In fact it is alive and well. And we might see a time not far in the future, when we get a call from a friendly nation, from another country, to come help them resist a Chinese occupation. That would be a very difficult thing for the United States, a very difficult problem. And with the current administration’s proclivities, it becomes more, rather than less likely.

AJM: You talk about optimists. I’m still and optimist, in the Reagan mold. That we can re-establish our pre-eminence thorough the right policies, both economic, constitutional, freedom embracing, as well as military; that we can re-establish ourselves as the preeminent power. We are on the wrong road right now.

DH: Yeah. I think we’ll do well in these next elections, the congressional elections, and hopefully get some direction back, then rediscover the Reagan doctrines in time for 2012.

And incidentally, I’m going in to get my directions from Mrs. Hunter. But hey listen, hope you’re doing well and hope your family is doing well.

AJM: They are both well, thank you. And if I send you these emails with these candidates’ attachments tonight, you’re actually going to see it?

DH: No, I’ll see it. Ship it on out.

AJM: Did you ever see that other stuff you asked me to send you. I sent it a couple weeks ago. I can’t remember what the hell it was now. Do you remember?

DH: No, but I’m going to go inside now so I can paw through my emails. (laughs)

AJM: OK. Have a good night!


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I said for two terms!

1 posted on 06/16/2010 1:16:01 PM PDT by pissant
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2 posted on 06/16/2010 1:17:50 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Duncan who?


3 posted on 06/16/2010 1:19:51 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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IBTP!


4 posted on 06/16/2010 1:19:54 PM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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DH PING


5 posted on 06/16/2010 1:20:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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TP? Toilet paper?


6 posted on 06/16/2010 1:21:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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7 posted on 06/16/2010 1:22:05 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

The ping.

In before the ping.

Never mind.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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AJM: Did you ever see that other stuff you asked me to send you. I sent it a couple weeks ago. I can’t remember what the hell it was now. Do you remember?

DH: No

So this cat doesn't read his email, and has no memory of things that he got two weeks ago?

Is he a drunk or senile or what?

9 posted on 06/16/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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Doh!!


10 posted on 06/16/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

That guy doesn’t look like anyone I’d want baking me a cake.


11 posted on 06/16/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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AJM: And of course, Carly Fiorina had a pretty high profile career. So she was kind of a household name to start with, in addition to her money.

DH: There it is. Anyway, we’re rocking along. I think there is a good chance that Meg Whitman will beat Jerry Brown.

AJM: I hope so. California really doesn’t need another Governor Moonbeam term.

DH: I agree with you. I think we’ve had a lot of Browns. Too many.

Sounds like a small endorsement, there.

12 posted on 06/16/2010 1:28:03 PM PDT by rintense
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Good interview.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 2:17:50 PM PDT by marron
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To: rintense

Yeah, he certainly did not sound excited about the primary results, but he ain’t gonna be voting Moonbeam


14 posted on 06/16/2010 3:17:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

So how does that sit with you? He’d obviously vote for a RINO over moonbeam.


15 posted on 06/16/2010 3:21:55 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

I wouldn’t expect him to do otherwise. He’s never indicated that he won’t vote for a RINO over a Rat.


16 posted on 06/16/2010 3:24:19 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

But isn’t that at odds with you?


17 posted on 06/16/2010 3:25:43 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

I’m not a Republican, so I haven’t voted for a RINO in years. Never will again.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

But you’re willing to support and vote for someone who will vote for a RINO?


19 posted on 06/16/2010 3:28:08 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

I’d never vote for anyone if that was the criteria I used.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 3:31:32 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rintense
Help me out here as I am confused.
How is "Precious" a "RINO" for endorsing Fiorina yet Hunter remains a staunch, non-yielding conservative even though he states that he'd vote for Whitman?
Haven't the 'braintrust' here at FR proclaimed that voting for a RINO makes one a RINO themselves?
21 posted on 06/16/2010 6:43:24 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

For once we agree; you are confused. Very confused.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 7:03:30 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jla

Ah, so you’re wise to my trap! :) And to think we have it on record, too.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

If that was a trap, that was the weakest trap ever devised. You are conflating making endorsements for RINOs over conservatives (ie the entire party pimping McCain over Hayworth) in a contested primary with general election votes. More of that Patented Rintense Logic?


24 posted on 06/16/2010 7:12:30 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant; jla

Nope, just found what’s needed for later...


25 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:43 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

LOL. That’s a real club you found there.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 7:35:08 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You criticizing anyone by ‘club’ is hysterical.


27 posted on 06/16/2010 7:55:51 PM PDT by rintense
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To: pissant

I don’t know of anyone who understands the Red China threats like Duncan Hunter.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 8:02:10 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: rintense

wrong kinda club, toots. I was referring to the kind cavemen carry.


29 posted on 06/16/2010 8:03:19 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Ha. So was I. Ironically, its the same ‘club’ your ‘club’ uses.


30 posted on 06/16/2010 8:04:19 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Touche!


31 posted on 06/16/2010 8:06:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sun

He certainly seems like one of the very few people worried about it. Has been for two decades. Falls on deaf RINO and democrat ears though


32 posted on 06/16/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

glad to hear him acknowledge (even ever so slightly & briefly) the ultra secret (but not so secret) eligibility problem of the One who was born a subject to the crown of her majesty the Queen of England...and therefore NOT a natural born citizen of the U.S. and therefore a usurper.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 8:23:30 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: jla; pissant
How is "Precious" a "RINO" for endorsing Fiorina yet Hunter remains a staunch, non-yielding conservative even though he states that he'd vote for Whitman?

Ouch. That's gotta hurt.........

34 posted on 06/16/2010 8:30:33 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: rxsid

He’s not opposed to folks doing the research. He’s just not confident, because he hasn’t dug into it in much detail, that it will come to fruition:

AJM: Absolutely. Oh, I had a 3rd thing about Arizona. One of their committees just passed a law, or rather passed a bill out of committee with 45 or so cosponsors, that going forward, every presidential candidate needs to produce absolute proof of natural born citizen status.

DH: (laughs).

AJM: Arizona is one of 7 or 8 states that are actually considering this law. And I’m guessing you know why they did it?

DH: Personally, I wouldn’t care if Obama came from the moon if his policies didn’t come from Stalingrad.

DH/AJM: (laughing)

DH: In seriousness, the United States expended a lot of lives and deployed troops in a lot of difficult and dangerous places over the last hundred years to retain our freedom, to protect our freedom, to defend our constitution, and the idea that we have ‘voluntarily’ given up such huge chunks of that freedom as a function of the last election is a tragedy. A genuine tragedy.

AJM: That’s why I feel a little better today. Did you see any TV yesterday? There were Tea Parties from coast to coast – small towns, medium sized towns, capitols – I think in San Jose or someplace near there they had 10,000 people. I think they had several hundred thousand people in the DC. So something is in the air, and knock on wood, it is pointing to a conservative victory in 2010.

DH: Yeah. Hopefully. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. That is why I’m working hard with great conservative candidates like Jesse Kelly in Arizona, Greg Popaditch here in San Diego County…..

(lost connection…..redial)

DH: Go ahead Jim.

AJM: Well, let’s just wrap this up for today since we have a bad connection. I just wanted to quickly follow up on your quip that you wouldn’t care if Obama was from the moon as long as his politics weren’t from Stalingrad- which was very clever, by the way. But you started saying something else, and I lost most of the words.

DH: Well, I think we’ve lost that quote forever then. (laughs)

AJM: It was the most brilliant thing you’ve ever said! (laughs) It sure sounded good, the little bits and pieces I’m getting.

DH: Right. A man of few words. (laughs)

AJM: On that same subject though, there’s been a lot of research, from myself included, that Obama does not meet the constitutional qualifications.

DH: I think to some degree that it reflects the frustration of a conservative electorate which has itself to blame, partially, for the democrat takeover of Congress and the Presidency. In some places we had an extremely low turnout. And that frustration is manifested in grumbling about Obama’s birth place, and that he still convinced a majority of Americans to vote for him over the Republican candidate. It’s too late to grumble whether Obama met Constitutional muster in 2008. But it is not too late win the Congress back in 2010, and that is what we need to be concentrating on. People who spent days wringing their hands over his birth place could have been registering voters and helping people they know to get out and vote. Let’s say Obama hadn’t won, and old Hillary Clinton had won the nomination. With the same Republican turnout, she would have become president, with precisely the same policies.

AJM: Yep, that’s probably true. And I’m going to tell you why, at least from my perspective. His name is John McCain. I know literally dozens of conservatives, mostly conservative Republicans, who would not vote for him. We can’t repeat that kind of mistake again. I think we discussed this before: We need Reaganite, not a watered down, ‘what side of the issue will he come down on’ type of Republican. That’s why we lost. It didn’t help that Bush had become unpopular to start with.

Anyway, the point I was making about Arizona’s law – yeah its water under the bridge for 2008 – but Arizona and other states are going to hopefully make it a requirement going forward. Not counting on it eliminating him, but there is a chance. From the research I’ve done and seen, his birth circumstances are pretty iffy.

DH: Yeah. I don’t know of anyone who has made it conclusive, or who has conclusively followed that trail of investigation. It could happen, but you can’t depend on it happening. But I do know that elections are won and lost by purposeful people who turnout to support good candidates.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2504213/posts


35 posted on 06/16/2010 8:32:28 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lakeshark

Good grief. ROFL. Precious’ logic has infected her minions. To be expected, I reckon.


36 posted on 06/16/2010 8:33:40 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rintense

Who is your favorite politician(s)?


37 posted on 06/16/2010 8:36:30 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pissant; jla; rintense
Actually, It's DH's logic.

Which seems to completely elude you for some reason........I'm glad you're candidate isn't as "purist" as you........which would make for some fun conversation as jla and rintense have pointed out.

But once again, that seems to elude you......

38 posted on 06/16/2010 8:37:18 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Sun

Ronald Reagan. Next question?


39 posted on 06/16/2010 8:44:52 PM PDT by rintense
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To: pissant
OK, so clearly I missed that portion of their conversation and as such, retract my comment that he appears to care...even a little.

How could anyone possibly say (essentially) that since he's sitting in the WH (as a usurper) it doesn't matter now? Beyond me how they believe it's a non issue.
Oh, the usurper? It may have been an issue PRIOR to the election, but now that he's successfully deceived so many citizens...it's no big deal now. Really Duncan? Really? The Constitution must matter at all times, or it doesn't matter at all, IMHO.

40 posted on 06/16/2010 8:49:51 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rintense

Good, I loved Ronald Reagan, and Duncan Hunter is a Reagan conservative, which is why I love Duncan Hunter.

Of course, Duncan Hunter would not have supported amnesty, as Ronald Reagan did, but nobody is perfect, nor can we expect to agree with any polician 100%.

See my point??


41 posted on 06/16/2010 8:52:12 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
Darling, you're making the right point to the wrong person.

I am under no illusion that any politician is perfect, and have said so repeatedly for years. Nor do I espouse the 'purist' rhetoric that a RINO support/endorsement disqualifies someone from being a conservative.

Perhaps if you were to check my posting history, you'd see that.

42 posted on 06/16/2010 8:58:50 PM PDT by rintense
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To: All

DH: “And their (China) industrial base is growing by leaps and bounds, fueled by American trade dollars.”

Lately I’ve been seeing more and more food products produced in Red China, and to buy garlic powder, I had to send away for it in CA. Chinese food is filthy, so what if there’s a time when we have no choice but to purchase food from China, just as we don’t have much of a choice when purchasing electronics.

What can be done?


43 posted on 06/16/2010 9:00:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: rxsid
I don’t know of anyone who has made it conclusive, or who has conclusively followed that trail of investigation. It could happen, but you can’t depend on it happening.

That's right. We can dig and file lawsuits, but we cannot depend on this being a silver bullet. By the time it is litigated properly, he will likely be out of office in 2012.

44 posted on 06/16/2010 10:12:20 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lakeshark

Is there a difference between a primary and a general election in your pea brain, or is pimping RINOs over conservatives the same as plugging your nose and voting for McCain/Palin over an Obama or Hillary?


45 posted on 06/16/2010 10:17:17 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rintense
This is akin to when Hunter stated that he believed no substantial proof has been uncovered (I paraphrase) that would indicate Obama ineligible to be POTUS, i.e., foreign birth.
Yet pissant laughed it off as a misinterpretation of Hunter's remarks.

What does hypocrisy smell like? Because it is starting to reek heavily here.

46 posted on 06/17/2010 2:24:31 AM PDT by jla
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To: jla

You and the truth have never met. You going to support Flipper again, by the way, kneepads?


47 posted on 06/17/2010 5:30:06 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Thanks, pissant. A great man, he. A true visionary, as I often stated during his presidential campaign. I would be interested in what he has to say about the Gulf of Mexico fiasco. Incidentally, I wonder if Meg Whitman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. It would not surprise me if she is. Go Dino Rossi!


48 posted on 06/17/2010 10:35:48 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll

Go Clint Didier. ;o)


49 posted on 06/17/2010 10:37:54 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I don’t know much about Didier, but Rossi has name recognition. Anything to get Murray outta there!


50 posted on 06/17/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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