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Republicans, say thank you to Swift Vets and others
Rocky Mountain News column ^ | November 26th, 2004 | Mike Rosen

Posted on 12/13/2004 1:47:37 PM PST by ajolympian2004

It's only appropriate that we Republicans - in the spirit of appreciation, graciousness, charity and comity - give thanks to those whose contributions were instrumental in securing control of both houses of Congress, a majority of governorships, a plurality of state legislatures, a clear majority of the popular vote (for the first time in 16 years) and, of course, the re-election of President George W. Bush.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Thank you, Terry McAullife. You will no doubt be remembered as the worst-ever chairman of the Democratic National Committee. No one could be that bad accidentally. It makes one wonder whether you intentionally tanked Kerry to set up Hillary's run in 2008.

Thank you, Howard Dean. Your early primary successes and army of radical Deaniacs pulled Kerry to the left, leading him to vote against funding our troops in Iraq (after he voted for it). It got him the Democrat nomination but cost him the election.

Thank you, Michael Moore. Your hysterical, childish antics attacking the president at the Academy Awards; your dishonest, paranoid, delusional, conspiracy-obsessed movie, Fahrenheit 9/11; your smug intrusion, mugging for the cameras at the Republican National Convention; your phony antidraft rallies on college campuses; and your general demeanor resonated only with already-committed lefties. As a caricature of yourself, you did more damage to your cause by rallying the opposition.

Thank you, Hollywood Left: Babs Streisand, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, etc.

Lacking Michael Moore's "intellect," you did what you could in the name of mindless superficiality, serving as a great barometer for unglamorous Americans who figured if you're for something, they ought to be against it. Thank you, boorish, left-wing demonstrators at the Republican convention in New York. You showed America on TV just what kind of people hate President Bush.

Thank you, Dan Rather, 60 Minutes and CBS.

Your overt campaign against President Bush, giving air time, week after week, to every partisan critic you could find was so transparent it revealed, even to gullible Americans, your egregious lack of fairness, balance and objectivity. "Rathergate" and your bogus "October surprise" story about missing explosives cost you any shred of credibility you still had.

Thank you, Osama bin Laden. Your 11th-hour campaign commercial for John Kerry, warning Americans that you'd punish them if they voted for Bush didn't work out as you intended.

Thank you, Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Janeane Garofalo and the rest of the Air Americacast. Your hatemongering and radical rantings sounded similar enough to the Democratic Party line to convince mainstream Americans that John Kerry and his coalition really were as liberal as Republicans claimed.

Thank you, George Soros. After championing campaign-finance reform and the McCain-Feingold bill, you showed what a hypocrite you are by turning right around and subverting the spirit of that law by throwing tens of millions of dollars into 527 organizations to buy the election for Kerry.

Thank you, big labor unions for wasting tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending on a lost cause, while 40 percent of your rank and file voted for Bush.

Thanks to the four-out-of-seven imperious, judicial activists on the Massachusetts Supreme Court who invented a right to same-sex marriage in their state constitution. It propelled the issue to national prominence, giving rise to the federal marriage amendment and ballot initiatives that passed overwhelmingly in 11 states. At the margin, this probably won Ohio for President Bush, giving him the election.

Thank you, John O'Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, for reminding America of Kerry's anti-war theatrics and exaggerations, his betrayal of his comrades in arms who continued to serve in Vietnam, and for exposing his self-serving embellishment of his military record.

Thank you, red-state voters, for your good sense, values, patriotism and turnout.

Thank you, Republicans and conservative independents trapped in blue states (where you pay an inordinate share of the taxes), for your valiant support as an oppressed minority group.

Thank you, Latinos, for your growing support of GOP candidates, up from 21 percent in 1996 to 42 percent in 2004.

Thank you, American servicemen and servicewomen, for your valor, professional excellence and sacrifice in a just, noble and essential cause.

And thank you "W." As you've conceded, you're no Clarence Darrow when it comes to eloquence in oration and debate, but you're a good man, on the right course, with integrity, sincere beliefs and the courage of your convictions.

1 posted on 12/13/2004 1:47:41 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

Don't forget Buckhead! (And of course - Jim Robinson)

2 posted on 12/13/2004 1:51:23 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: Enterprise

That's a great list. Did I miss the, Thank God! His hand was there every time someone tried to attack W, it blew up in their faces. They couldn't make anything stick. He listened to my prayers!

3 posted on 12/13/2004 2:13:33 PM PST by mgist
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To: ajolympian2004

Kerry is/was an illegal candidate
and US Senator per
US Constitution 14th Amendment Section 3

4 posted on 12/13/2004 2:16:09 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Why do 99 US Senators allow a traitor in their midst? Why is main stream right wing media silent?)
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To: Enterprise
The Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth were and are NON PARTISON

They were not 'for' anyone...

The were and still are against John F Kerry...traitor.... coward... liar.....

And determined that he hold no public office where he would a detriment to the nation, our military and a threat to national security.

that is all...and that is enough...


5 posted on 12/13/2004 2:16:36 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: mgist
It did seem at times that Homer Simpson was running the Democrat campaign. Every time they tried to do something it turned into a "D'OH!" moment.
6 posted on 12/13/2004 2:18:08 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: joesnuffy

They might be non-partisan, but I think Republicans should thank them anyway. Just as a matter of common courtesy.

7 posted on 12/13/2004 2:20:02 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: ajolympian2004

Thank you, Te-ray-za Heinz Kerry for just being you.

8 posted on 12/13/2004 2:39:43 PM PST by hattend (Christ is the reason for the season)
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To: ajolympian2004

I think the entire US population -- actually the world -- should thank anyone and everyone that kept John Kerry out of the White House...even if they don't know how they really did dodge a bullet.

9 posted on 12/13/2004 3:14:30 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: hattend

I sure miss her, don't you? I also miss that Iraqi information minister guy. He was a riot....

10 posted on 12/13/2004 3:18:18 PM PST by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi.)
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To: ajolympian2004

How about the Christian/Catholic coalition voters who helped turn out the vote for Bush with their last minute lit drop at churches? In my state we hit every Catholic and Protestant church in the state the Sunday before the election with a voter guide -- well, 99%.

11 posted on 12/13/2004 4:08:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Enterprise

People need to remember that TYRANTS desire only allegiance .. not skilled workers. McAwful was only there to raise money.

12 posted on 12/13/2004 4:08:40 PM PST by CyberAnt (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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Strangely enough, I certainly understand that concept. I have met many who gave diddly squat about skill, they valued allegiance. If nothing else though, McAwful DID raise a LOT of money!
13 posted on 12/13/2004 4:13:18 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: ajolympian2004

Yes, and thank all the Amish voters who supported George W. Bush. Normally they don't vote, but they turned out in numbers to carry a couple of Ohio Counties.

At lunch today I heard an announcement about a merchant in Lancaster PA. A Dem politician was trying to pass an ordinance against "obscene" political advertising aimed at this merchant (with an Amish name) because he had 2 pictures of George W. Bush displayed in his place of business. A local Republican officehoder was getting the merchant a SIGNED picture of GWB to hang alonside his original 2 pictures! LOL. Thank you Mr. Stoltfuss.

14 posted on 12/13/2004 4:13:49 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jackson Brown

Republicans said,"thank you for electing us, now get lost. We are going to advance the liberal democrat agenda anway eg. legalize illegal aliens, un-intelligence bill, more funding for United Nations, more funding for the so called No Child Left Behind etc."

15 posted on 12/13/2004 4:18:48 PM PST by nanak (Tom Tancredo 2008:Last Hope to Save America)
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