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(Fred) Thompson Speech Hits Media on Palin, Obama on Abortion
The Weekly Standard ^ | September 02, 2008 | by Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 09/02/2008 5:06:04 PM PDT by library user

Fred Thompson will forcefully defend the selection of Sarah Palin tonight in a speech Republicans are characterizing as "red meat." He will argue that the feeding frenzy over Palin's is the result of "panic" from the Democrat-friendly mainstream media.

"What a breath of fresh air Governor Sarah Palin is. She is from a small town, with small town values, but that's not good enough for those folks who are attacking her and her family. Let's be clear, the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful, reformer, who is not afraid to take on the establishment."

Thompson will also criticize Barack Obama's answer on abortion from his recent appearance at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church. Warren had asked: "Now, let’s deal with abortion. 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. you know, as a pastor I have to deal with this all of the time. All of the pain and all of the conflicts. I know this is a very complex issue. 40 million abortions. At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?"

Obamas responded: "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."

Thompson will criticize Obama for dodging the issue: "We need a President, and Vice President, who will take the federal bureaucracy by the scruff of the neck and give it a good shaking. And we need a President who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade."

The bulk of Thompson's speech will be a testimonial on behalf of John McCain, his character and his leadership. John McCain has "the kind of character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their leaders."


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1 posted on 09/02/2008 5:06:05 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

I can’t wait for FDT’s speech tonight!


2 posted on 09/02/2008 5:07:37 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: library user

I can’t wait. I just LOVE Fred, who was my first pick for pres. (Don’t want to tell you where McCain was on my list, but I’m more enthusastic now with Gov. Palin.)


3 posted on 09/02/2008 5:07:38 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: library user

Man, I love Fred!


4 posted on 09/02/2008 5:07:56 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: library user

Go Fred, finally we start fighting back. Governor Palin has been called a bimbo,horse and a delinquent mother. The sad part is that these same sluts and democratic whores covered up edwards affair while his wife is dying of cancer


5 posted on 09/02/2008 5:08:45 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: hsalaw

FDT was at the top of my list too. McCain was second to last, and Huckabee was dead last.


6 posted on 09/02/2008 5:09:03 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: library user

What time is it on?


7 posted on 09/02/2008 5:10:00 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: library user

When is Fred speaking (on the west coast)


8 posted on 09/02/2008 5:10:39 PM PDT by cmsgop ( " excuse me stewardess I speak jive")
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To: italianquaker

LOL- a “horse”? Who called her that.


9 posted on 09/02/2008 5:10:41 PM PDT by cattleranch716
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To: Shanty Shaker
What time is it on?

I think sometime between 8 and Midnight. :O) That's the best I can target the time for you, unfortunately.

10 posted on 09/02/2008 5:11:18 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: hsalaw
I can’t wait. I just LOVE Fred, who was my first pick for pres. (Don’t want to tell you where McCain was on my list, but I’m more enthusastic now with Gov. Palin.)

Yep Fred and Haley Barbour Gov of Miss.

Both great speakers and very well versed on the facts

Wish Barbour had run for prez
11 posted on 09/02/2008 5:11:40 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: italianquaker

“The sad part is that these same sluts and democratic whores covered up edwards affair while his wife is dying of cancer”

Speaking of the Silky Pony...........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2073352/posts


12 posted on 09/02/2008 5:12:32 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: library user
Fred rocks!!! He was my choice as you can see.


13 posted on 09/02/2008 5:13:31 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: cmsgop

Thought I read that Fred was getting a prime time, about 10 PM eastern time, spot. (With Bush on at 9:30.)


14 posted on 09/02/2008 5:13:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cmsgop

I think Fred is on at 7:10 PDT


15 posted on 09/02/2008 5:13:52 PM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: SE Mom; jellybean

The lion will roar, it appears.


16 posted on 09/02/2008 5:14:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: 9YearLurker

The Conference live thread had it at 9:11 CDT which is 10 Eastern, 8 mountain, 7 pacific.


17 posted on 09/02/2008 5:14:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: NonValueAdded

and 6 AKDT I guess we better start giving Alaskan time too!


18 posted on 09/02/2008 5:16:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: Shanty Shaker

live feed
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gop-convention-2008—eagle-cam


19 posted on 09/02/2008 5:16:39 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean; Petronski; HonestConservative; STARWISE

FRED!


20 posted on 09/02/2008 5:16:48 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Great pic!


21 posted on 09/02/2008 5:17:34 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Indeed- and let him loose!


22 posted on 09/02/2008 5:17:39 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: skimask

Thanks


23 posted on 09/02/2008 5:18:52 PM PDT by cmsgop ( " excuse me stewardess I speak jive")
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To: library user

Here’s hoping Fred spends a lot of his time eviscerating the Obama Machine (including its right arm, the MSM) for what they’re doing to Sarah Palin and her family. I’d like to hear him spend the second largest chunk of his time extolling Gov Palin’s character and life experiences that uniquely qualify her for the VP position. It would make me happy if he spent the least amount of time trying to sell me on how John McCain walks on water. I’m afraid there’ll be too much of that for my taste, but I’ll listen anyway.

Go Fred!


24 posted on 09/02/2008 5:22:09 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: library user

Conservative-Federalist Fred defends the newcomer, mavarick Sarah Palin.

Go Fred GO!


25 posted on 09/02/2008 5:25:27 PM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, MOST conservatives should be satisfied.)
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To: cattleranch716

THe left wing slob R cohen called her caligulas horse


26 posted on 09/02/2008 5:27:43 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: library user

I think I recall “BO” at a “town hall” type gathering a few months back, speaking about pro-choice and spoke hypothetically about unwanted teen pregnancy. I wish someone could find that tape and run it.... What a statement way above his pay grade would it make.


27 posted on 09/02/2008 5:29:36 PM PDT by ReformedTreeHugger
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To: library user

I voted for Fred in the primary. He got 8 votes in my town out of 2000 cast. Thompson got almost 600 in my state of about 150,000 cast.


28 posted on 09/02/2008 5:31:56 PM PDT by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: library user

Maybe the hurricane timing WAS an act of God. It gave the press another day to dig it’s hole deeper. It will be interesting to see the republican responses to all the Palin bashing and where that leaves the attackers.


29 posted on 09/02/2008 5:32:09 PM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: library user

Fred was also my choice. Sing it Fred to the highest mountain and lowest valley. Rip those mutha’s a new one for what they’ve attempted to do to Palin. Let all who hear and read embrace the truth. The Lib’s aren’t just scared they are PETRIFIED of Palin. And they wonder how she would do up against Putin? Shoot, just mention her name and a Die Hard Dem gets the trots. SING IT FRED!!! Looking so forward to his speech.


30 posted on 09/02/2008 5:34:21 PM PDT by cosmic_me (Stop picking your nose. People are watching.)
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To: cosmic_me

I love Fred, but do you think it will seem defensive and angry to the average person watching, or do you think it needs to be said and out of the way??


31 posted on 09/02/2008 5:38:13 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: library user
Man, I wish Fred had really, really wanted to be President. I voted for him despite knowing that McCain had already won the primary. His views are much closer to mine than are those of McCain.

I wish I could watch his speech tonight, but alas, I'm going to watch the first half of this Dirty Harry movie and go to bed. O400 hours comes early!

32 posted on 09/02/2008 5:39:05 PM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: library user

God bless Thompson. I remember him in the senate Chinagate hearing. Larry Klayman kept bashing him. But I still think Thompson laid out a good case back then. The rats were just so stubbornly opposed.


33 posted on 09/02/2008 5:40:01 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (" ... evil triumphs when good mothers do nothing. " -- endthematrix's answer to 'Bork Palin')
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To: snarkytart

I do think it needs to be addressed for what it is. To verbally acknowledge just exactly whats been going on with the MSM and reminding the base it’s all based on horrifying fear. It will fire up the base tonight when someone tells them.. WE ARE WINNING.. and they know it and this is why Gov. Sarah Palin is being ripped to shreds. It will be a loud enough voice that can be re-played as often as needed from this point on.


34 posted on 09/02/2008 5:44:38 PM PDT by cosmic_me (Stop picking your nose. People are watching.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
My choice, too, primarily due to his obvious disdain for the pop-culture politics of our age.

Viva el Cobra!

35 posted on 09/02/2008 5:50:46 PM PDT by manapua
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To: library user
“Rino” McCain was my last choice..I said i would not vote for him....

HOWEVER...with his pick of Palin...he's half changed my mind...

NOW...if he can fix his stance on amnesty...

He'll get my vote...AND my money! (Conservatives should hold his feet to the fire now....unless u want a "RINO" government.)

36 posted on 09/02/2008 5:56:27 PM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: library user

Thanks for posting. I voted for Fred, too!


37 posted on 09/02/2008 6:06:37 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: uncbob

I love Haley Barbour, too. But who was in charge of the traffic flow in his state this past weekend when people were trying to evacuate from Gustav? It was as bad a traffic situation as I’ve ever seen. We were trying to head to Huntsville from a suburb of N.O. and on a normal day it would have taken us 6 hours to get there. It took us 13 hours. I realize that this was not a normal day, but it was a horrific experience. People actually had time to get out of their cars and hold long conversations with each other on the interstate.


38 posted on 09/02/2008 6:07:31 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: library user

Fred Thompson is the perfect antidote to the Obama media-led assaults. What is Barack Obama’s position on late-term abortion? On unconditional negotiations with a genocidal maniac, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Why does Obama believe that Americans “cling” to religious faith?


39 posted on 09/02/2008 6:17:26 PM PDT by Aln in Eastern WA (We have an obligation to call this what it is...the false comfort of appeasement... GWB, May 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SandRat
thought you would like this.
40 posted on 09/02/2008 6:20:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: SevenofNine; AnnaZ

41 posted on 09/02/2008 6:21:39 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: hsalaw

I donated $X to FDT. He dropped out.
I donated the same $X to MR. He dropped out.
I waited and waited and waited and waited...
and I donated the same $X to JMc. He picked Sarah Palin.
I’m delighted and ready to donate $2X or more to the appropriate 527s as the general takes shape.


42 posted on 09/02/2008 6:21:47 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: library user

BUMP! :)


43 posted on 09/02/2008 6:23:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: jimfree

Well...we most be twins born of different mothers because I did the exact same thing!


44 posted on 09/02/2008 6:28:44 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: jimfree

Same donating history as I had!


45 posted on 09/02/2008 6:32:30 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: library user

Anyone have a schedule of speeches? The one at the bottom of the screen on CSPAN hasn’t been accurate yet...


46 posted on 09/02/2008 7:00:36 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: TheBattman

Don’t look at me. I posted a thread saying Fred was speaking, the thread was closed by moderators. They linked to the live thread, but the thread hadn’t been subject-marked to say who was speaking at the time.

I think the mods do great work, but if I’m on Freep looking for who’s speaking it’s a real hassle to dig through the live thread peeking for the point where someone started speaking. I thought a basic FRED’S ON! thread did the trick.


47 posted on 09/02/2008 7:23:27 PM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: library user
Speaking now. For online viewing or listening go to Gop Convention.com and click on "Watch Live" below the "Tuesday Schedule" section.
48 posted on 09/02/2008 7:34:30 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: library user

Fred’s speech was awesome.....flipping channels it was sickening how many networks did not cover the start of Fred’s speech


49 posted on 09/02/2008 8:26:55 PM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: snarkytart
I love Fred, but do you think it will seem defensive and angry to the average person watching, or do you think it needs to be said and out of the way??

Anybody with whom one can have a reasoned conversation understands that the MSM treatment of Bristol Palin and her youngest brother is beyond way out of line. Those wastes of human flesh perpetrating these attacks deserve far worse than the tongue lashing Sen. Thompson gave them. Any American citizen that I care to know gets this. The others are a lost cause.

50 posted on 09/02/2008 8:35:30 PM PDT by RochesterFan
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