Skip to comments.Mark O. Hatfield: For me, choice for president is clear: Bush
Posted on 09/25/2004 4:02:24 AM PDT by kattracks
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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.
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.
Is this guy a relative of yours? ;-)
No, actually, although my dad met him once. It's so weird to see my own name in print like that!
Good thinking and great response- in keeping with FR.
It's very good to know the peacenik
Senator has been "Koched".
It's very good to see you. ;o)
Thanks! My prayers go out to him, and his family.
I believe this is going to sway a lot of votes in Oregon if it gets aired.
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.
Oregon Freepers might want to make copies of this to hand out up through the election.
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!!
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.
when many of his views were antithetical to Christianity.
Were? How about "ARE"?
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".
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.
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.
Okay; FESS UP!
Who has been playing with MSWord again?
They ARE antithetical to Christianity.
George W. Bush will win reelection by a margin of at least ten per cent.
This should help Bush with some of the "security GRANDmoms".
Gene McCarthy supported Reagan.
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.
Not sure either.
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 . . .
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.
Oops. Saw post 28. You are right. Sorry.
At least he gets it now. There are plenty who still are clueless.
You may be thinking of the former Repblican Governor Vic Atiyeh. Some Dims I know used to refer to him as "that rug merchant".
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.
Hatfield still has an incredible following in Oregon and in the Portland area. To them Hatfield is still the uber senator.
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.
That was Bob Packwood.
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