Skip to comments.Bush Raises $27 Million for GOP
Posted on 06/20/2006 4:23:08 PM PDT by new yorker 77
President Bush suggested last night that Republicans must remain in control of Congress for the country to effectively combat terrorism and keep the economy healthy, speaking at a $27 million fundraiser meant to provide a needed boost to the campaign war chest of congressional Republicans.
"The most important responsibility we have in Washington is to defend the people of the United States," he said. "When this country sees a threat, we must deal with it before it fully materializes."
Bush addressed about 5,000 of the GOP's strongest supporters at the "President's Dinner," the largest fundraiser of the year for the Republicans' two congressional campaign committees.
Bush said that the "Democrats are good talkers, we're good doers," but generally avoided the harsh language he used to describe the Democrats at last year's dinner, when he urged support for his Social Security plan.
At the Washington Convention Center last night, he defended the decision to invade Iraq and invoked the events of Sept. 11, 2001, to say that the United States must "stay on the offensive" before its enemies "hurt America." He added: "It's important to have members of the United States Congress who will not wave the white flag of surrender in the war on terror."
The amount raised yesterday eclipses the $23 million the committees took at the event last year. The NRCC will receive $15 million of the $27 million, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will get $12 million.
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I hear Bush is the most unpopular president ever.
I heard some dem bozo say (I think on the radio) that the Republican party is in shambles and Pres. Bush is "toxic" to Republicans seeking re-election. Doesn't look like it.
Refer to this when a Dem bozo drones on.
Am waiting for the single digits of his approval ratings that many here on FR were preaching about..:)