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Posted on 11/17/2005 10:05:52 AM PST by Mia T
CHENEY: CALL THEM REPREHENSIBLE
THE DEMOCRATS ARE GONNA GET US KILLED (kerry, clinton + sandy berger's pants) SERlES5
If Roger Hedgecock is correct and Cheney is naming names this is every Freeper's dream.
What did Roger say exactly?
re your question about the clintons and Iraq, scroll to the bottom and check out the postscript.
I don't know you Mia but I love you. Thanks for all your hard work over the years. You are certainly an asset to the conservative movement.
And GOOOOOOOO Vice President Cheney. Hit them square in their cowardly, lying mouths.
If Roger Hedgecock is correct and Cheney is naming names this is every Freeper's dream.
I thought I heard that Roger said the VP named Kennedy and others. Was I right? Trying to work and listen.
For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
November 16, 2005
Vice President's Remarks at the Frontiers of Freedom Institute 2005 Ronald Reagan Gala
The Mayflower Hotel
7:14 P.M. EST
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE MEMBER: 2008. (Laughter.)
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Not on your life. (Laughter.)
Thank you very much and good evening to all of you. And Im -- when I heard about your gathering, and since I work just down the street from here I thought Id drop in and say hello.
Let me thank the good people of Frontiers of Freedom, of course, George Landrith, Kerri Houston, Al Lee, for bringing us all together this evening. And I see many good friends in the room, including current and former office holders, as well.
Its a pleasure to see all of you. Im sorry we couldnt be joined by Senators Harry Reid, John Kerry, and Jay Rockefeller. They were unable to attend due to a prior lack of commitment. (Laughter.) Ill let you think about that one for a minute. (Applause.)
I hope youll permit me, ladies and gentlemen, to say a few words that were not part of my remarks that Id planned originally this evening but which concern a matter of great importance to our entire nation.
Most of you know, I have spent a lot of years in public service, and first came to work in Washington back in the late 1960s. I know what its like to operate in a highly charged political environment, in which the players on all sides of an issue feel passionately and speak forcefully. In such an environment people sometimes lose their cool, and yet in Washington you can ordinarily rely on some basic measure of truthfulness and good faith in the conduct of political debate. But in the last several weeks we have seen a wild departure from that tradition. And the suggestion thats been made by some U.S. senators that the President of the United States or any member of this administration purposely misled the American people on pre-war intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city. (Applause.)
Some of the most irresponsible comments have, of course, come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing the use of force against Saddam Hussein. These are elected officials who had access to the intelligence, and were free to draw their own conclusions. They arrived at the same judgment about Iraqs capabilities and intentions that -- made by this Administration and by the previous administration. There was broad-based, bipartisan agreement that Saddam Hussein was a threat, that he had violated U.N. Security Council Resolutions, and that, in a post-9/11 world, we could not afford to take the word of a dictator who had a history of weapons of mass destruction programs, who had excluded weapons inspectors, who had defied the demands of the international community, whose nation had been designated an official state sponsor of terror, and who had committed mass murder. Those are the facts. (Applause.)
What were hearing now is some politicians contradicting their own statements and making a play for political advantage in the middle of a war. The saddest part is that our people in uniform have been subjected to these cynical and pernicious falsehoods day in and day out. American soldiers and Marines are out there every day in dangerous conditions and desert temperatures --- conducting raids, training Iraqi forces, countering attacks, seizing weapons, and capturing killers --- and back home a few opportunists are suggesting they were sent into battle for a lie.
The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone --- but were not going to sit by and let them rewrite history. (Applause.)
Were going to continue throwing their own words back at them. And far more important, were going to continue sending a consistent message to the men and women who are fighting the war on terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other fronts. We can never say enough how much we appreciate them, and how proud they make us. (Applause.)
They and their families can be certain that this cause is right and just, and the performance of our military has been brave and honorable. And this nation will stand behind our fighting forces with pride and without wavering until the day of victory. (Applause.)
Returning to the purpose of this gathering this evening, I want to thank Frontiers of Freedom for asking me to participate. And I want to thank all of you for coming together to support this organization. Frontiers of Freedom is an active, intelligent, and needed presence in the national debate. Washington is a city with many short-term perspectives and narrow interests competing for attention. Frontiers of Freedom offers something different --- a perspective shaped by the broad interests of the nation, and by principles that are relevant in every time. By advocating a strong defense, limited government, and the protection of individual rights --- and doing so in a way that is factual, honest, and well argued --- you are making a tremendous contribution. And I thank you for it.
Its appropriate that an organization like yours should present an award named for President Ronald Reagan, who set a standard of principled conservative leadership that will stand through the ages. It is even more fitting that the Ronald Reagan Award should go this year to the man who started Frontiers for Freedom, my good friend Senator Malcolm Wallop. (Applause.)
And it is my privilege this evening to make the presentation. Malcolm is someone Ive known and worked with for a long, long time. He and I, along with Senator Al Simpson, constituted Wyomings congressional delegation during the entire Reagan presidency. I remember those years with genuine fondness. Malcolm, Al, and I worked together on home-state and Western issues, and appeared together on many occasions all across the state. We generally saw eye-to-eye on the big questions facing Congress and the country, and we appreciated each others company.
Malcolm, of course, has a unique background as a citizen and as a public servant. He comes from Big Horn, Wyoming, was born into a pioneering family that also has a long history of public service. Malcolms grandfather, in fact, served in both the Wyoming legislature and the British House of Lords. After finishing college, Malcolm served in the U.S. Army, leaving with the rank of first lieutenant and returned to the ranch in Wyoming. I first knew of him in the 60s, when he was elected to the state legislature. And I was tremendously impressed, as all of us were, when he took on a longtime, very popular incumbent U.S. Senator --- and won the race by more than 10 points.
Malcolm was a great candidate, and an outstanding senator. He ran on the issues, spoke clearly to the voters, and connected well with the spirit of a very independent-minded state. And he always spoke his mind. Once during a debate on the floor of the Senator, Barry Goldwater was in a cranky mood and said the Senate was beginning to look like a bunch of jackasses. Malcolm stood up and said he couldnt understand why Barry said beginning --- (laughter) -- because the Senate had been acting that way for a long time. (Laughter.)
Malcolm served in the United States Senate for 18 years, and built a superb record throughout. In the words of President Reagan himself, Leadership, hard work, experience, loyalty to Wyoming --- thats what Malcolm Wallop is all about.
At the time Senator Wallop and I were first elected to statewide office in the late 70s, the federal government was showing signs of growing beyond the consent of the governed, and it wasnt particularly easy to take on the permanent bureaucracy here in Washington. Malcolm never flinched from the task, because he believes deeply that government power must not only be limited in scope, but accountable to those it is supposed to serve. He insisted that regulations address the concerns of average people, and that regulators live in the real world.
To underscore the point, Malcolm ran a creative TV ad in one of his campaigns. I remember it well. It seems someone in Washington had come up with the idea of federally-mandated portable toilet for all ranch workers. People out West took this as a sign that the federal government was swerving way outside its lane. So to underscore how out-of-touch the bureaucrats really were, Malcolm ran a commercial that showed a cowboy on horseback with an outhouse towed behind the saddle. (Laughter.) He got his point across.
Malcolm had a great deal of influence on the Finance Committee and the Energy Committee. He was also one of very few non-lawyers ever to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. And whether the question was energy production, tax policy, or the proper role of the federal judiciary, Malcolm Wallop was a reliable voice for common sense, for conservative values, and faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States.
As a leading senator, he was part of so many good things that happened during his time in public life --- from the Reagan economic program that led directly to the creation of millions of jobs, to the confirmation of outstanding jurists like Sandra Day OConnor, William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas.
Its in the field of national security, however, that Malcolm made perhaps his greatest contribution to the well-being of our country. National security is one of those areas where you have to think and act with as much foresight as possible. When I was Secretary of Defense, for example, my colleagues and I spent a lot of time planning and thinking about the needs of our military 10 or more years down the road, even as we looked after the day-to-day requirements of national security. And the best insights on Capitol Hill came from the members who were taking that same approach --- anticipating dangers, thinking through alternative strategies, and pressing for the kinds of technology our country was going to need to defend itself years in the future.
There is always a need for that brand of wisdom, and Malcolm Wallop has always been there to provide it. Here again, we must recall the period of the late 1970s, when the nations defenses were being neglected; when, around the world, both allies and adversaries were beginning to have serious doubts about the resolve and character of the United States. Malcolm Wallop came to the Senate and spoke out for a foreign policy that expressed American values with confidence and clarity, and for a national defense second to none.
During the Reagan years, those principles once again became the force behind American policy. Senator Wallop stayed in the lead, and was in fact one of the very first national leaders to advocate a defense of our country against ballistic missile attack.
If Malcolm Wallop had chosen to stay in public office for the rest of his life, I have little doubt the voters of our home state would have been happy to keep him. Yet he is more in the nature of a citizen legislator --- the kind the founding fathers had in mind --- the one who serves a few terms, gives it his best, and returns to private life. Thats what Malcolm Wallop chose to do. But hes also a man of ideas who is constantly thinking about whats good for the country. So there was no chance hed just go off and hum quietly on the outside. As Malcolm said when he announced his retirement from the Senate, I dont think the only place to fight for freedom is in the halls of Congress.
He was, of course, correct. And to this day Malcolm Wallop remains an articulate, discerning, and greatly respected player in the important debates of our time. I am pleased to count him as a colleague and a friend, and I cant think of a more worthy recipient of an award named for a Westerner and hero of freedom, President Ronald Reagan. Malcolm, my congratulations to you. And, ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
END 7:28 P.M. EST
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I just got off the phone to John Kerry's office.....his remarks about Cheney were just to precious to ignore.....
Had to tell the young man who answered the phone how grateful I am that American refused to put kerry in the Oval Office. Just had to draw a brief comparison of Cheney to Kerry and remark that Kerry will never understand good, steadfast character because he is unacquainted with with the same.
I know, I know that was small of me...but still........it is JUST SO GOOD TO HEAR THE MEN I ADMIRE MOST IN THIS NATION TAKING UP OUR NATION's BANNER AND SENDING A GOOD AND STRONG MESSAGE TO OUR TROOPS THAT THE LIBERAL NUTCASES IN OUR NATION WILL NOT REWRITE HISTORY ON THE BUSH Administrations WATCH!
It is just grand to watch all of these silly, stupid, cowardly, anti-Amercian liberal senators and congressmen who are so used to saying whatever vile accusations cross their empty heads trying to duck their own accountability in believing the intelligence by blaming it all on President Bush....
There is not a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT ALIVE TO DAY WHO IS ACQUAINTED WITH ACCOUNTABILITY.
But there are lots of media hound democrats who are willing to PUT OUR NATION at risk to score political points!
HURRAH FOR PRESIDENT BUSH!
HURRAH FOR DICK CHENEY!
Gosh I LOVE REAL MEN in our political arena doing THEIR JOBS AS STATESMEN WITH SUCH AMAZING STYLE....AND THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE NAILING YOUR ENEMY WITH YOUR ENEMIES OWN WORDS!
When one considers the absolute EVIL klinton, and kerry and durbin and the rest of the yellow bellied pack have done in terms of sending a message to our troops that they are fightinng an INVALID WAR because their commander in chief LIED to them......oh my GOSH...it is sick beyond belief@!! Our President will not put up with this being laid upon the hearts of our men and women who are right now FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US, for the FREEDOM for the IRAQI people and against the horrific terrorists who want the Iraqi chance for DEMOCRACY to FAIL!
Liberals are traitors....it does need to be said. They have no RESPECT for others....none. And none of them care if the heart of a troop standing in Iraq right now, is hurt by their vicious lies and distortions. They enjoy this...they WANT us to FAIL. Period. Fail because THEN they score a political point...who cares if Iraq falls and the terrorists set up a haven for mass production of vile weapons there....!
Oh my......this is too rich....
Just heard on fox news cable ( I get it through XM radio ) that billy klinton is upset that he is getting criticized for his trashing of our Iraq war effort to a group of students in Dubai yesterday!
I am so GLAD to know that pompous rapist, the lip biter, that trasher of women, that freak who smoozes with ease but cannot find within an ounce of integrity or good character, knows we DISPISE WHAT HE HAS SAID ABROAD ABOUT OUR WAR IN IRAQ! ( To a group, no less, of Arab students............what a PIG this failed man is.
He and kerry should get together and compare notes on what it is like to travel abroad and consort with the enemy in a time our nation is at war, tearing apart your own nation in the process, what betrayal this is, so unstatesmanlike. So damaging....and so wrong.
Not that the students are our enemy....but you get my drift.
Klinton is trying to keep the anti-American spirit the liberals have worked so HARD to encourage here, strong and vivid abroad...alive and well, as it were. What a jerk.
Methinks our President has had enough....and GOD BLESS HIM AND DICK CHENEY FOR TAKING NAMES and HANDING OUT JUST REWARDS!
I tell ya Mia....our President has had to fight a battle bill the wimp klinton, and his cartoon 'her heinous' have never had to battle......and that is an opposition party that is willing to destroy the spirit, resolve and dedication our military.
A once great but now crappy party that pushes anti-American values, attempts to win political points via distortion and manipulation of undereducated minorities. A party that loves to trash our nation abroad to score cozy points with folks who want to dislike us.
And our President has to stand against a mainstream media that misses the parties, access, and 'in' crowd when democrats are out of power, that agrees with the leftist anti-American crowd, so that it willingly broadcasts sick people like kerry and the klintons with favor while ignoring the need to question their statements. (Course, I hear hillary and billy are unstable, and get all red in the face and imperious when a reporter has the nerve to question ANY of the crap they spew.)
Our President is fighting a desparate enemy within that makes fighting the terrorists abroad harder, because our enemy within seems so like spoiled, angry users who take their freedom for granted and are willing to use any weapon to twist success into defeat.
Liberals LOSE when our nation is united.
They know it, and we know it.
Unity is their worst nightmare, division masquerading as DIVERSITY is their favorite tool....divide and conquer....something that should be branded across the brow of bill, hill and kerry....
Ah, girl.sorry for this rant...I am just SO THRILLED, genuinely, that our fabulous Vice President, and our good hearted, honest, convicted President have laid it out...
The democrats who have been playing their Bush lied tune since forever....are ABSOLUTELY BONKERS that our President and his administration have had enough of their crap!
Thank GOD our TROOPS will hear of the words from our President and Vice President and be heartened!
LOL---weeeeeeelllllllllllllllll...this went on way tooooo long, girl,( I had to lay it somewhere my friend, ...hehe....) call me happy to see a few good slams hitting home and glad to be associated with someone like you...in this internet world where we meet!
Thank you. :)
I believe the WH must go on the offensive. It is not enough simply to debunk the lies.
They must go on the attack. Go into permanent campaign mode.
Remind the people that America cannot trust the left to defend and protect this country. Be specific... and this includes detailing the clintons' abject failure to confront terrorism, the terrorists, and the war against America that bin Laden had already declared and begun under the clintons' watch....
So slyly worded, I don't think the audience got it right away. ;)
Hearing and Seeing their words from them personally is much more dramatic than reading their words.
"The Kerry camp needs all the grief we can give them!!"
Lifelong Independent Voter AND a Viet Nam Vet
helping the Republican Party, again,
just like on Nov 2 2004 PING
Honorable Viet Nam Vet's
ALWAYS do what's best for their country,
including calling for the outing a of traitor
in the US Senate.
Honorable Viet Nam Vet's
do what's needed to protect President Bush
from attacks from the traitor and his followers.
There is no need to impeach Hanoi Kerry from the US Senate
He is there illegally!
For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.
Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen
Why is Kerry still in the US Senate?
This is in violation of
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
And the FBI has proof of his treason.
Hanoi Kerry Timeline of a traitor
includes FBI files
Kerry and Julia traveled to Paris, France and met with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Vietnam (PRG), the political wing of the Vietcong, and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a "fact-finding" mission.
(U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.)
a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war,
or with any offense punishable by death,
may be tried at any time without limitation.
Holy smokes. More brilliant work Mia T in reminding us all what's at stake here and just how vile and dangerous the left has become.
Thanks also for reminding us that Bill Klintoon "made page one of Aljazeera today, the paper delightfully detailing how the impeached ex-president trashed America's war effort to standing Os in the Arab state of Dubai. (Having failed to snare the Nobel Peace Prize by ignoring terrorism, clinton is now trying the tried and true method of Jimmy Carter.)"
God I hate these people so much. I cannot count the way.s
"I don't know you Mia but I love you. Thanks for all your hard work over the years. You are certainly an asset to the conservative movement."
Well said. I'd like to echo your very words. Not only is Mia T's work art, but it offers us in graphic terms--not just words--how despicable and evile are the forces we are now confronting. We can no longer tolerate traitors and anti-Americans like Klintoon II, Kerry, or any of the others in the White House. We might not live through it.
The "Move On FReepers" make me sick!
They blow smoke and pretend to back President Bush
but their real agenda is to protect hanoi kerry!
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