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Mark O. Hatfield: For me, choice for president is clear: Bush
The Oregonian ^ | 9/23/04

Posted on 09/25/2004 4:02:24 AM PDT by kattracks

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To: kattracks
During my 30 years in the Senate, I never once voted in favor of a military appropriations bill.

Well now that's certainly a record to be ashamed of. Thanks for weakening America's defenses for 30 years while you enjoyed the protection of our armed forces you bum.

51 posted on 09/25/2004 8:09:17 AM PDT by Reagan is King (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: cynicom

If you are correct, at least Governor/Senator Hatfield gave his editorial much thought, many rich illustrations as examples and a reasoned, persuasive tone to his argument.

This is no Jimmy Carter post.


52 posted on 09/25/2004 8:15:06 AM PDT by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: lawgirl

Is this guy a relative of yours? ;-)


53 posted on 09/25/2004 8:22:09 AM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc ( We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.)
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To: mtngrl@vrwc

No, actually, although my dad met him once. It's so weird to see my own name in print like that!


54 posted on 09/25/2004 8:26:12 AM PDT by lawgirl (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party!)
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To: bert; OneLoyalAmerican
Has hell frozen over?......

Good question. Who do we know down there to check it out?


55 posted on 09/25/2004 10:50:19 AM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: dalight

Good thinking and great response- in keeping with FR.


56 posted on 09/25/2004 11:15:00 AM PDT by KeyWest
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks, Gramps!

It's very good to know the peacenik
Senator has been "Koched".

It's very good to see you. ;o)


57 posted on 09/25/2004 11:40:45 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: Salvation

Thanks! My prayers go out to him, and his family.


58 posted on 09/25/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Amazing...who'd a'thunk it?

I believe this is going to sway a lot of votes in Oregon if it gets aired.

59 posted on 09/25/2004 12:20:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

This apparently was an Oped in The Oregonian. The paper has subscribers across the state and is in news stands across the state.

Oregon Freepers can use the link below to send it to their family and friends in Oregon. Governor/Senator Hatfield still has a large group of fans/supporters in Oregon. This will help GW and hurt Kerry in a critical state.

http://www.freerepublic.com/^http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/109594063089030.xml

Oregon Freepers might want to make copies of this to hand out up through the election.


60 posted on 09/25/2004 12:31:09 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I think Senator Hatfield shows himself to be sincere, but very mixed-up and inconsistent. Howard Dean correctly criticized Kerry for opposing the 1991 Gulf War and supporting (in '02) the Iraq war. The 1991 war had a stronger justification than this one did. It is goofy to have opposed the first and supported this one (unless you acknowledge your mistake on the first one).
--Having said all that, God bless Senator Hatfield. The Lord will accept him as a repentent sinner, not as a great politician!!


61 posted on 09/25/2004 1:04:50 PM PDT by bass fiddler
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To: whitedog57

Poor Mark Hatfield. He got booted from the Senate for chasing a woman around his desk. I agree that sexual harrassment should not be tolerated!

I think you are confusing the pious teetotaler Hatfield with his former colleague, Robert W. "Bob" Packwood, another OR Republican liberal.


62 posted on 09/25/2004 1:15:57 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: ohioWfan

when many of his views were antithetical to Christianity.


Were? How about "ARE"?


63 posted on 09/25/2004 1:16:35 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

VIVA KABUL!


64 posted on 09/25/2004 1:18:30 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Agamemnon

One issue that Hatfield and Packwood parted company on is abortion. Hatfield was consistently prolife, but Packwood never heard of an abortion that he did not favor and want to support with state or federal funds. On the other hand, Snowe and Collins are in competition to see who is the most "pro-choice".


65 posted on 09/25/2004 1:18:50 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: ex-Texan
Clearly you are grateful and this event is one which is cherished in your mind. It is not my intent to diminish this.

Respectfully, however, anyone who pats himself on the back for all the liberalism with which he aligned himself and championed in this article, who teamed up with McGovern on anything, and abandoned Reagan in our post-1970's military and defense restoration, politically speaking remains nothing more than a RINO.

66 posted on 09/25/2004 1:19:11 PM PDT by Agamemnon
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To: kattracks

Just last night I was working on an article which mentions Hatfield's collaboration with the North Vietnamese and the VVAW during the Winter Soldier Investigation and Dewey Canyon III--when he and McGovern passed $50,000 to the VVAW--so I have to wonder if there is a motive beyond his stated one for his sudden about-face. A leopard doesn't change its spots, and a man who betrays his country continuously for 35 years doesn't usually become a patriot overnight.


67 posted on 09/25/2004 1:22:05 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: kattracks

Okay; FESS UP!

Who has been playing with MSWord again?


68 posted on 09/25/2004 2:59:37 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Theodore R.
I stand corrected. :o)

They ARE antithetical to Christianity.

69 posted on 09/25/2004 3:26:56 PM PDT by ohioWfan (BUSH 2004 -Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ValerieUSA
Let's see... Zell Miller and his son, Dennis... later, Democrat from Massachusetts... now this governor...
George W. Bush will win reelection by a margin of at least ten per cent.

70 posted on 09/25/2004 4:13:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SE Mom
OMG...this...for a baby-boomer who well remembers Hatfield..is one hell of a shock

This should help Bush with some of the "security GRANDmoms".

71 posted on 09/25/2004 6:53:05 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: kattracks

Gene McCarthy supported Reagan.


72 posted on 09/25/2004 6:56:00 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

Yes, McCarthy (who disliked or distrusted Jimmuh Carter, imagine why?) voted for Reagan in 1980, but did he vote for his former MN colleague Mondale in 1984? I cannot recall.


73 posted on 09/25/2004 7:57:07 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
but did he vote for his former MN colleague Mondale in 1984?

Not sure either.

74 posted on 09/25/2004 8:05:19 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: dalight

Denizen=Netizen.

Yes, definitely addicting. Two days away, physical labor in HHold, and jumping to get back. Two-year lurker, then just couldn't keep from jumping in . . .

Norski


75 posted on 09/25/2004 11:10:01 PM PDT by Norski
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To: whitedog57

Oh, THAT Mark Hatfield. Now I remember.

Apparently, he was a "sexual addict/predator of the same caliber as BJ Clinton.

I'm not impressed.


76 posted on 09/25/2004 11:12:01 PM PDT by Norski
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To: Agamemnon

Oops. Saw post 28. You are right. Sorry.


77 posted on 09/25/2004 11:12:48 PM PDT by Norski
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To: Lion Den Dan

At least he gets it now. There are plenty who still are clueless.


78 posted on 09/25/2004 11:14:04 PM PDT by maro (T)
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To: TexasTransplant
Mark Hatfield, wasn't he a carpet Salesman in Oregon?

You may be thinking of the former Repblican Governor Vic Atiyeh. Some Dims I know used to refer to him as "that rug merchant".

79 posted on 09/25/2004 11:20:49 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (Most 1973 typewriters didn't, and in 2004 this tag line still won't superscript!)
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To: Reagan is King

I think you are right.

30 years of weakening the nation plus the loss of over 3,000 completely innocent victims may have added more quilt to his conscience than he could bear.


80 posted on 09/26/2004 3:30:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Kerry broke the faith, pure and simple.)
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To: bass fiddler

Hatfield still has an incredible following in Oregon and in the Portland area. To them Hatfield is still the uber senator.


81 posted on 09/26/2004 7:43:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: bass fiddler

Senator Hatfield was also distinguished as a pro-life US Senator throughout his tenure in the Senate and as a supporter of private ownership of gold.


82 posted on 09/26/2004 9:00:05 AM PDT by BlackElk ( Draft Charlie Rangel and Ted the Swimmer)
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To: whitedog57
Poor Mark Hatfield. He got booted from the Senate for chasing a woman around his desk. I agree that sexual harrassment should not be tolerated!

That was Bob Packwood.

83 posted on 09/26/2004 9:07:27 AM PDT by Big Steve (Bye-bye Saddam)
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