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2008 George, George Allen!

Posted on 11/05/2004 11:25:12 AM PST by maineman

George Allen on Abortion # Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004) # Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003) # Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Budget & Economy Authored Balanced Budget Amendment plus lower taxes. (Apr 2000)

George Allen on Civil Rights # Support VA beliefs & pass flag-burning ban amendment. (Apr 2000) # Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002) # Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001) # Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001) # Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

George Allen on Corporations # Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001) # Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Crime # Abolished parole; instituted Three Strikes laws. (Sep 2000) # Try juvenile felons as adults. (Sep 2000)

George Allen on Drugs Tougher sentencing for drug crimes. (Sep 2000)

George Allen on Education # Testing has brought accountability. (Sep 2000) # Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001) # Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001) # Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001) # Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Energy & Oil # Roll back federal gas tax to lower gas price. (Apr 2000) # Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003) # Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003) # Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003) # Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002) # Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)

George Allen on Environment # Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001) # Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Families & Children Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Foreign Policy Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)

George Allen on Free Trade # Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003) # Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003) # Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002) # Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001) # Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001) # Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)

George Allen on Government Reform # oted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002) # Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002) # Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)

George Allen on Gun Control Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)

George Allen on Health Care # Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003) # Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002) # Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001) # Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001) # Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Homeland Security # Build SDI; pay soldiers more. (Sep 2000) # Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002) # Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Jobs # Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001) # Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Principles & Values Calls himself “Common sense” conservative populist. (Apr 2000)

George Allen on Tax Reform # End death tax & marriage penalty; more deductions. (Apr 2000) # Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003) # Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001) # Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001) # Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001) # Rated 76% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on Technology # Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003) # Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)

George Allen on War & Peace # Voted YES on $86.5 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003) # Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002) # Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)

George Allen on Welfare & Poverty * Minor mothers must live at home & identify fathers. (Sep 2000) * Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)


TOPICS: US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2008; allen2008; georgeallen; georgeallen2008
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He is a good man! And believe we all should take a look at him.
1 posted on 11/05/2004 11:25:12 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman
The Redskins had some decent years back when he was their coach, too. ;O)
2 posted on 11/05/2004 11:26:26 AM PST by newgeezer (Democrats will cheat, steal, lie, do ANYTHING to win, because their noble goals justify every means.)
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To: maineman

Give it a rest.


3 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:11 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: newgeezer

Sorry - Senators don't win elections. Need to nominate a governor. How about Bill Owens of Colorado??

PS - Allen is a good guy.


4 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:16 AM PST by GianniV
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To: newgeezer

Did he serve as gov of VA too? (executive experience)


If so, I am in


5 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:46 AM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: maineman

Yeah, but he went to UVa. Unacceptable to this Hokie. :)


6 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:54 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: GianniV

But he was a governor.


7 posted on 11/05/2004 11:29:05 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: newgeezer

I had the pleasure of visiting with his Dad back in the early 80's. He was great! The story of the Allen Family is a true American Story.
I really hope he runs (son), I would support him 110%.


8 posted on 11/05/2004 11:29:16 AM PST by maineman
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To: fooman

Yes he was Gov. Of Va.


9 posted on 11/05/2004 11:29:53 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman
Allen was the Governor of VA and very effective.

Governors in VA are limited to 1 term.

10 posted on 11/05/2004 11:30:32 AM PST by Credo
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To: GianniV

I like Owens too. Why did Repubs lose control of the CO legislature though? That was a surprise. I wonder if Owens's popularity is down.


11 posted on 11/05/2004 11:31:06 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: craig_eddy

12 posted on 11/05/2004 11:31:17 AM PST by maineman
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To: Credo

wow one term limit. should be two.

I am in pro life, effective exec, high energy.

Go george!


13 posted on 11/05/2004 11:31:57 AM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: maineman

I'm just going to sit back and enjoy 2004 for awhile, but thanks anyway.


14 posted on 11/05/2004 11:32:14 AM PST by Cagey ("We need a leader, not a weather vane".....................Laura Armstrong)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Allen/Owens 2008


15 posted on 11/05/2004 11:34:24 AM PST by WoodstockCat (W2 !!! Four more Years!!)
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To: newgeezer
The Redskins had some decent years back when he was their coach, too. ;O)

That was his dad. By the way, that's my Senator and was also my former Governor. He is a good guy.

16 posted on 11/05/2004 11:35:00 AM PST by MindyW
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To: WoodstockCat

Allen/Condi 2008


17 posted on 11/05/2004 11:38:15 AM PST by Neville72
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To: Cagey
I'm just going to sit back and enjoy 2004 for awhile, but thanks anyway. Me too!! However, the Dems. are all talking Hilary. Let us get behind a true Conservative for '08 while we enjoy '04.
18 posted on 11/05/2004 11:39:13 AM PST by maineman
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To: MindyW

I think as Gov. he repealed the excise tax for vehicle purchases, am I right?


19 posted on 11/05/2004 11:40:48 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman

Former Governor, current Senator Allen works for me. Although I'd also be happy with Owens or Pawlenty.


20 posted on 11/05/2004 11:41:13 AM PST by NeoCaveman (We have not just 4 more years, but four more Senators too.)
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To: maineman

YES YES YES -- George Allen is top notch. When he was Governor of Virginia, he did an outstanding job. He's got a fantastic record in the Senate. AND, this year, George Allen engineered the 55-45 majority as Chairman of the GOP's Senate election committee...

(I know, I know, give it a rest... just enjoy '04) But, given that we don't change the Constitution to allow GWB to serve as President for the rest of his life, George Allen is the right man for America in 2008!


21 posted on 11/05/2004 11:41:32 AM PST by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

Well said!!


22 posted on 11/05/2004 11:45:07 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman

Sorry folks - didn't know he was a governor at one time. Even though that's true, he'll have a Senate record to run against (even though it's stellar). I'm sure that there are votes that he had to compromise on that the liberals will be able to exploit.

ALSO - Ken Blackwell for Governor of Ohio. The Country Republicans in Ohio (including Governor Taft) hate him because he's a true conservative and ripped them all a new a-hole about the state tax increases. He was (or is) President of the National Taxpayers Union. Solid guy.


23 posted on 11/05/2004 11:46:38 AM PST by GianniV
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To: maineman

He's a good man, but as we all know it's tough for a sitting Senator to be elected to the Presidency. If he intends to make a serious run at the top job, he should consider not running for re-election to the Senate in 2006, and beginning intense preparations for the 2008 election at that time.

Bill Frist is doing just that, and I think Hillary will do the same rather than risking a loss to Rudy.


24 posted on 11/05/2004 11:46:52 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I support tax cuts for the rich... and I VOTE!)
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To: Credo; maineman
Governors in VA are limited to 1 term.

Technically, they can serve two terms, but not consecutively.

Last Governor to do that was Mills Godwin who served once as a Democrat and ran again and served as a Republican. (late 60s, mid 70s)

25 posted on 11/05/2004 11:51:08 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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To: GianniV

Well the curse of the 'Bambino' is gone. Redskin loss on Sunday is gone. Let us make Allen our President. Great Record to run on. Will win all Red States and perhaps a couple Blue.


26 posted on 11/05/2004 11:51:29 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman
I absolutely love him BUT he's too Gore-like (read: geeky and awkward), and the Senate record is a hindrance. It's better that we keep him in the Senate working for Virginia!
27 posted on 11/05/2004 11:52:51 AM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: maineman

COUNT ME IN! I LIKE THIS GUY!


28 posted on 11/05/2004 11:53:57 AM PST by yellowhammer
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To: maineman

BTTT


29 posted on 11/05/2004 11:54:27 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: LittleSpotBlog
I absolutely love him BUT he's too Gore-like (read: geeky and awkward),

Hardly. He's just genuine.

Don't forget the RATS call Dubya simple and stupid.

30 posted on 11/05/2004 11:54:41 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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To: maineman

No thanks. He ran on a platform in favor of renewing the AW ban. He isn't much of a friend to gun owners. I asked him to reconsider his stance at Sterlingfest just before his election... he totally blew me and other gun rights people off.

If he wants total gun owner support, let him sponsor a repeal of the 1986 ban first. Then I'll support him.

Mike


31 posted on 11/05/2004 11:56:57 AM PST by BCR #226
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To: BCR #226
He ran on a platform in favor of renewing the AW ban.

Um...no he didn't.

32 posted on 11/05/2004 11:57:57 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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To: GianniV

Newsflash: Bill Owens divorced his wife and got his subordinate pregnant. He will retire in disgrace, not run for higher office.


33 posted on 11/05/2004 11:58:37 AM PST by dangus
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To: GianniV

We used to call him Governor Allen ...


34 posted on 11/05/2004 12:01:12 PM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: BCR #226
"Four years ago, in the midst of the 2000 election, I said that my goal in fighting criminals was to enforce, not repeal, existing laws. And, indeed, in Virginia we have seen that incarcerating violent felons is the best crime reduction policy. I would support reauthorization of the 'Assault Weapons Ban' in its current form if this legislation had proven effective in reducing violent crime. I have reviewed the thoughtful claims and extensive assertions of proponents and opponents of this law. I have concluded, after a review of the evidence, that this symbolic ban of 19 firearms chosen for cosmetic reasons is a meaningless, toothless law that has virtually no impact on crime.

"I have decided, therefore, to vote against extension of the 'Assault Weapons Ban.'

Allen Statement on the Assault Weapons Ban

35 posted on 11/05/2004 12:01:48 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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To: Credo
Governors in VA are limited to 1 term.

A good thing, too, when the governor's name is "Mark Warner". Something of a bummer, when his name is "George Allen"

36 posted on 11/05/2004 12:02:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: maineman

I'd rather have Senator Rick Santorum as the nominee, since he is just as conservative as Allen and comes from a more important state in the Electoral College (Pennsylvania).

Both Santorum and Allen face reelection in 2006. I'm certain that Santorum will prevail, but I'm less certain about Allen beating Mark Warner. Allen should concentrate on getting reelected, not on running for president.


37 posted on 11/05/2004 12:04:45 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Um... yes he did. He relented only when he realized that Gov. Warner is gunning for his seat and Warner is showing himself to be more pro-gun than Allen.

Allen needs to do something pro-active on the gun front. Most of us Va. gun owners see through the charade.

Mike


38 posted on 11/05/2004 12:07:31 PM PST by BCR #226
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To: maineman
Yesssireee!

I was very impressed with Allen in some pre-election interviews I saw.

Mrs. Allen was a substitute teacher for a while in one of my French classes back in high school.

39 posted on 11/05/2004 12:07:32 PM PST by Monti Cello
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To: GianniV

Very true. Senators can't win because the other side hangs them with their record. Governors are the rule of thumb. Also come with experience Sentators are lacking and the Presidency is just a step up the ladder.


40 posted on 11/05/2004 12:07:42 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: dangus

I knew Owens was divorced but had not heard he was involved with another woman. That's too bad. He seemed to have a bright future.


41 posted on 11/05/2004 12:08:55 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Corin Stormhands; iceskater; AdSimp; GeorgeW23225; Flora McDonald

Ping...MUD


42 posted on 11/05/2004 12:09:32 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Yep, Lib'rals, Dubyuh's got a FReepin' MANDATE!!)
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To: maineman

My wife and l lived in Virginia for 3 years during his governorship. We liked him very, very much.

As a NYer, I also like Rudy very, very much.

We have a wealth of riches in our party! Good times.


43 posted on 11/05/2004 12:11:05 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: craig_eddy
"...he went to UVa. Unacceptable to this Hokie. :)"

Even after he went to bat fer y'all to get VaTech into the ACC?! SHEEESH...no good deed goes unpunished.

WahooWah...MUD

44 posted on 11/05/2004 12:12:12 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Yep, Lib'rals, Dubyuh's got a FReepin' MANDATE!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Mudboy Slim; Coop; iceskater; Gabz
but I'm less certain about Allen beating Mark Warner.

Allen will have no trouble from Warner.

45 posted on 11/05/2004 12:12:51 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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To: maineman

He sure did. Well, he got the ball rolling. We are currently stuck at paying 25%. The current Dem Gov. put it on hold because of the projected deficit, but we ended up with a big surplus this year afterall.


46 posted on 11/05/2004 12:14:05 PM PST by MindyW
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To: Corin Stormhands

It's like, all of a sudden in the past few days George Allen has been discovered!


47 posted on 11/05/2004 12:14:14 PM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Corin Stormhands
"Allen will have no trouble from Warner."

Dittoes...but I do wonder which candidate RINO Jawn Warner would support...MUD

48 posted on 11/05/2004 12:14:22 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Yep, Lib'rals, Dubyuh's got a FReepin' MANDATE!!)
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To: maineman
He is a good man! And believe we all should take a look at him.

His dad was an ice cream lover.

The Packers broke the Redskins onus.

Well, there you go! George out to pick up Wisconsin. ;-`

49 posted on 11/05/2004 12:14:44 PM PST by unspun (unspun.info | Did U work your precinct, churchmembers, etc. for good votes?)
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To: BCR #226
Um... yes he did.

No, he didn't. He consistently said during the campaign that he wouldn't vote to repeal it because it was toothless and meaningless.

If you get to know him, you'll realize that's his style. Working to get rid of a law that he thought was meaningless (even harmless) would be a waste of time to him.

Trust me on this.

50 posted on 11/05/2004 12:15:23 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Thank You God...for delivering us from "President Kerry!")
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