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OUR REPUBLICAN HERITAGE
National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | Summer 2002 | National Republican Senatorial Committee

Posted on 08/14/2002 7:52:28 AM PDT by PhiKapMom

OUR REPUBLICAN HERITAGE!

The advance of human freedom -- the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time -- now depends on us. Our nation -- this generation -- will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
President George W. Bush 2001

The Republican Party has a proud history. From its inception in the 1850s to the Presidency of George W. Bush today, the Grand Old Party (GOP) has stood throughout its history for equal rights for every American, free enterprise, economic growth, a strong defense, and the principles of democracy in the United States Constitution.

It all began in a Ripon, Wisconsin schoolhouse in March 1854 where anti-slavery activists called for the founding of a new political party - a political party dedicated to equal opportunity for all. The Republican Party was born.

The GOP's quick ascent to the forefront of national politics changed the very landscape of the United States. With President Lincoln at the helm, the United States defeated the Confederacy in the Civil War and preserved the union. Lincoln's Republican ideals of freedom for all began to heal the national rift between the North and the South.

Republicans championed equal rights for all Americans and, in particular, for African-Americans. The GOP passed the 13th amendment banning slavery, the 14th amendment extending the Bill of Rights to the states, and the 15th amendment according voting rights to African-Americans.

The early women's rights movement was solidly Republican. Nearly all suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, favored the GOP. Prior to ratification of the 19th amendment, women could already vote in most predominantly Republican states.

The colorful Republican Theodore Roosevelt led the country into the twentieth century. With the President as its national spokesman, the Republican Party continued to keep up with the pace of history. While Roosevelt broke up many corporate monopolies, Republican majorities in Congress enacted such reforms as worker safety requirements, and pure food and drug laws.

In the 1950s and 1960s, it was again the Republican Party which faced the issue of race relations. Republican federal judge Frank Johnson overturned the law requiring blacks to sit in back of the bus. In 1957, Congress enacted the administration's landmark Civil Rights Act. Later that year, President Eisenhower used troops to enforce Brown v. Board of Education. Congressional Republicans overwhelmingly backed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

In 1980, "Morning in America" dawned with an inspirational new leader, Ronald Reagan. After two terms as Governor of California, Reagan won the presidency, vowing to cut taxes, boost economic growth, and rebuild a neglected military. The success of the Reagan's agenda launched a decade of prosperity and defeated the global Communist threat.

The 1990s were an exciting time for the GOP. President George H. Bush led the charge against Iraqi aggression toward Kuwait and heralded in the post-Cold War era of democracy and free markets. In 1994, under the leadership of Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole, the Republican Party gained control of Congress for the first time in forty years. A Republican Congress enacted dramatic legislative accomplishments such as welfare reform leading to significant drops in welfare rolls nationwide, the first balanced budget in a generation, and historic tax cuts.

In response to the terrorist attacks against America, President George W. Bush proposed the most extensive reorganization of the federal government since the 1940s by creating the cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. Today, under the leadership of President George W. Bush, the Republican Party is committed to extending hope and prosperity to all Americans. President Bush leads the fight against terrorism both at home and abroad to ensure a free and stable world for future generations of Americans.

This information was provided by Michael Zak, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party. To learn more about the Republican Party, visit

www.republicanbasics.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush41; eisenhower; feelgoodpost; heritage; lincoln; presgwbush; reagan; republicans
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Recently I have been putting up articles that relate to our upcoming TakeBackCongress.org campaign that is going to be launched here on FR shortly. Our aim is to generate support for Republican candidates for the Senate and the Congress to enable Republicans to Take Back the Senate and Keep the House.

Thought it would be a good time to remind Freepers on here that will be supporting Republican candidates around this Great County a little about our Republican Heritage with some great photos included thanks to Senator Bill Frist and his website for the National Republican Senatorial Committee!

1 posted on 08/14/2002 7:52:29 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: ffrancone; Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; Dog Gone; Dog; Ole Okie; OKSooner; VOA; ...
Posted this also to have anyone that wants to get on the TakeBackCongress.org ping list a chance to sign up here. We will be spotlighting key races around the Country here on FR as we launch this campaign for Freepers to get involved.

If you have a key race to be spotlighted, please Freep mail ffrancone or myself. We also still need volunteers in some states with key races to give us some opposition research.

Thanks!
2 posted on 08/14/2002 8:01:32 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
A Republican Congress enacted dramatic legislative accomplishments such as welfare reform leading to significant drops in welfare rolls nationwide, the first balanced budget in a generation, and historic tax cuts.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to point out to a Republican Congressman that the "balanced budget" he had taken credit for in an address at the conference I was attending was a total fraud. Using excess Social Security tax revenue to balance the Federal budget was no different than a U.S. corporation adding its employee pension contributions to its revenue.

The look he had on his face was both pathetic and priceless -- kind of like, "So you know how full of sh!t we really are."

3 posted on 08/14/2002 8:03:01 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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NOTE: This list will be updated as primaries occur and candidates for firmed up in some states.

2002 SENATORIAL RACES

Senate Races 2002

State Republican Democrat
AK Senator Ted Stevens N/A
AL Senator Jeff Sessions Susan Parker
AR Senator Tim Hutchinson Mark Pryor
CO Senator Wayne Allard Tom Strickland
DE Ray Clatworthy Senator Joe Biden
GA Rep. Saxby Chambliss; State Rep. Bob Irvin Senator Max Cleland
IA Rep. Greg Ganske Senator Tom Harkin
ID Senator Larry Craig Alan Blinken
IL State Rep. Jim Durkin Senator Richard Durbin
KS Senator Pat Roberts N/A
KY Senator Mitch McConnell Lois Combs Weinberg
LA Rep. John Cooksey; Suzanne Haik Terrell; Tony Perkins Senator Mary Landrieu
MA N/A Senator John Kerry
ME Senator Susan Collins Chellie Pingree
MI State Rep. Andrew Raczkowski Senator Carl Levin
MN Norm Coleman Senator Paul Wellstone
MO Rep. Jim Talent Senator Jean Carnahan
MS Senator Thad Cochran N/A
MT State Sen. Mike Taylor Senator Max Baucus
NC Elizabeth Dole State Rep. Dan Blue; Erskine Bowles; Elaine Marshall
NE Senator Chuck Hagel Charlie Matulka
NH Senator Bob Smith; Rep. John Sununu Gov. Jeanne Shaheen
NJ Doug Forrester Senator Robert Torricelli
NM Senator Pete Domenici Gloria Tristani
OK Senator James Inhofe David Walters
OR Senator Gordon Smith Bill Bradbury
RI N/A Senator Jack Reed
SC Rep. Lindsey Graham Alex Sanders
SD Rep. John Thune Senator Tim Johnson
TN Lamar Alexander; Rep. Ed Bryant Rep. Bob Clement
TX John Cornyn Ron Kirk
VA Senator John Warner N/A
WV Jay Wolfe Senator John Rockefeller
WY Senator Mike Enzi N/A

4 posted on 08/14/2002 8:05:43 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Great post, Mom! Great pics, too. Good to read something positive and uplifting AND TRUE about our Party! Bump to taking back the Senate!
5 posted on 08/14/2002 8:06:25 AM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: Wait4Truth
Thanks for your comments! Figured we have had enough negatives on here and time to have a "Feel Good" uplifting post to get ready for the upcoming campaigns.

This is going to be a nasty campaign season from all accounts if what Terry McAuliffe has been doing in the last few days is any indication. But then we wouldn't expect any less from a campaign that is planned and orchestrated by Bill and Hillary Clinton, James Carville w/his co-horts, and Terry McAuliffe who is nothing more than the clinton mouthpiece. AND we cannot forget the clinton puppets in the Senate and House Daschle and Gephardt who demand and expect absolute loyalty of fellow Congressional Democrats in the clintons/carville strategy of slash and burn tactics of the DemocRATS.

There are a few honorable Democrats in Congress -- one being Cong Ralph Hall of Texas who has earned my respect!
6 posted on 08/14/2002 8:18:52 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: DakotaGator
Ping and hi, friend. How are ya doin? Do you have any resource material re: Tim Johnson regarding this thread? If not, never mind. BTTT
7 posted on 08/14/2002 8:19:16 AM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: Alberta's Child
No doubt there are many threads where it would be appropriate to bash the republicans and the President if you so desire. This is an information thread for those who want to make sure that our President has a congress and senate working WITH him to protect our economy and our national security.
8 posted on 08/14/2002 8:21:02 AM PDT by OldFriend
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To: PhiKapMom
What a great list! I'm going to print it out so I can do searches here. Having all the names like that is invaluable. Good job.
9 posted on 08/14/2002 8:22:25 AM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: PhiKapMom
The Louisiana Senate race may be forced into a runoff..... Some numbers from the lastest polling data I've seen.....

Roll Call Looks at the Senate races

Republicans See Senate Runoff for Landrieu

Seeking to add fuel to the talk of a runoff in Louisiana's Senate race, nationalRepublicans released polling Friday that showed Sen. MaryLandrieu (D) drawing less than 50 percent of the vote when matched against a trio of Republican challengers.

Landrieu took 46 percent to 13 percent for Rep. JohnCooksey; State Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell received 10 percent, and state Rep. Tony Perkins garnered 6 percent.The poll was done byVoter/Consumer Research on July 29 and 30 for the NationalRepublicanSenatorial Committee. Five hundred registered voters were tested with a 4.5 percent margin of error.

Under Louisiana election law, all candidates run in an open primary onNov. 5.If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, the two top votegetters regardless of party advance to a Dec. 7 runoff.

In potential runoff matchups, Terrell ran the strongest againstLandrieu, trailing the incumbent 51 percent to 38 percent.


10 posted on 08/14/2002 8:36:40 AM PDT by deport
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To: OldFriend
Interesting that you should say that. The Republican Congressman in question (Bob Franks of New Jersey) gave up his seat to run for the U.S. Senate back in 2000 and lost. Good riddance, I said to myself at the time. Anyone as dopey as that who can't even beat an obscure Marxist like Jon Corzine shouldn't even be in politics.

I'm simply suggesting that instead of blindly supporting someone from the Republican Party, maybe we ought to think very hard about whether the candidate is worth supporting at all.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee probably agrees with me -- you'll notice that there is no mention here in this article of current Republican Senate leader (and poster-boy for mediocrity) Trent Lott.

11 posted on 08/14/2002 8:39:23 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: EternalVigilance; mafree; Joe Brower; LarryLied; firebrand; JulieRNR21; katherineisgreat; ...
Here's a thread you may already know about. I think the Republican Party is waking up and Republicans have a new attitude. It's very encouraging.

By the way, there's a nice list of races compiled by phikapmom on this thread. Go, Jay Wolfe!

12 posted on 08/14/2002 8:45:25 AM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: PhiKapMom
With President Lincoln at the helm, the United States defeated the Confederacy in the Civil War and preserved the union. Lincoln's Republican ideals of freedom for all began to heal the national rift between the North and the South.

Lincoln was a Whig, and advocated economic policies (higher taxes, protective tarrifs, federal subsidies for business, a national bank and paper money (inflationary) and pork-barrel projects, etc.) that todays modern Republican Party opposes. His suspension of the writ of habeas corpus was declared unconstitutional by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, yet Lincoln refused to comply with the decision. Almost 14,000 northerners were illegally and unconsitutionally jailed for voicing dissent againt Lincoln, and hundreds of northern newspapers were closed despite the 1st amendemnt protections of a free press. Additionally Lincoln favored colonization/repatriation of blacks, not equal treatment as American citizens. At least Mr. Zak can get the history correct.

That said, I consider myself republican/libertarian because of the "modern" party platform - smaller government - more personal freedoms, less taxes, and the recognition of states rights an limited, enumerated federal powers. The government envisioned by my favorite President, Ronald W. Reagan.

"It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people. All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government."
Ronald W. Reagan, 1st Inaugural Address, 20 Jan 1981.

13 posted on 08/14/2002 8:47:53 AM PDT by 4CJ
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To: PhiKapMom
In response to the terrorist attacks against America, President George W. Bush proposed the most extensive reorganization of the federal government since the 1940s by creating the cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.

It is ludicrous to create a problem bigger than the one you're trying to fix.

Bush has done just that and the Republicans are bragging about it.

Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan.

14 posted on 08/14/2002 8:52:35 AM PDT by A2J
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To: deport
Republicans See Senate Runoff for Landrieu

The Republicans must be smoking what the libertarians want legalized to believe that tripe.

Landrieu will have a cake walk in November.

15 posted on 08/14/2002 8:55:35 AM PDT by A2J
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks for the ping ..
16 posted on 08/14/2002 8:56:20 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: PhiKapMom
"The Republican Party has a proud history"

Unfortunately, that is past history. There is no resemblance of those people of yesteryear to the modern republicrats. I see them copying the democrats domestic programs on a daily basis.

The admin is very close to ( if not there already) to spending trillions of new dollars for social programs and "security".

The foregoing is fact, not, republicrat bashing.

Unless and until they start to obey their sworn oath to uphold the Constitution, this independant voter will not vote for either party.

Don't think for a moment that politicians are out to better our lives, rather, they are out to enrich themselves.

Three certanties: Death, Taxes, Betrayal by politicians regardless of the labels.


17 posted on 08/14/2002 9:02:25 AM PDT by poet
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To: PhiKapMom
a campaign that is planned and orchestrated by Bill and Hillary Clinton

Please, God, make these people go away! I'm so sick of this glory-mongering, bloated, self-obsessed, moral sinkhole. If Bill Clinton were a superhero, his name would be "The Stain."

18 posted on 08/14/2002 9:03:05 AM PDT by My2Cents
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To: A2J

That would normally be the situation in most races that the incumbent would have a cake walk..... Hey they have to put out some hope or the party would fold up. Remember the cash needs to be circulated in the economy win or lose so don't encourage them to fold just yet.

19 posted on 08/14/2002 9:04:56 AM PDT by deport
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To: floriduh voter; PhiKapMom
Thanks for the ping, FV!

PKM, keep up the great work...I believe we have some great opportunities to shock the political and media establishment on November 5th....your work here on FR can and will contribute greatly.

EV
20 posted on 08/14/2002 9:07:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: A2J
You sure sound positive about the LA race. Guess with your crystal ball we cannot count on you for help to defeat Landrieu!

Thanks for stopping to bump! With your negative comments like yours, Freepers can see for themselves who wants to help and who wants to criticize in our campaign to help Republicans Take Back the Senate and Keep the House!
21 posted on 08/14/2002 9:09:25 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Keep me on your ping list, please, PhiKapMom.

I'm still trying to read the tea leaves regarding the Sooners. I hope for 13-0, but the tea leaves are muddy.
22 posted on 08/14/2002 9:10:59 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: EternalVigilance
Was just ready to send you a Freep Mail thanks to the reminder by Floridu Voter. My computer crashed with my ping list on it so I am re-inventing the ping list so to speak. Good to see people I had on it show up on here! Making my job easier of re-inventing the list.

Thanks for your comments!
23 posted on 08/14/2002 9:12:08 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: 4ConservativeJustices
Lincoln was a Whig, and advocated economic policies (higher taxes, protective tarrifs, federal subsidies for business, a national bank and paper money (inflationary) and pork-barrel projects, etc.) that todays modern Republican Party opposes.

This just goes to show you that perhaps political ideology isn't absolute -- that there is a time and a place for everything. The Whig platform back in the 1840-1850s was simply this: national improvements, including a centralized banking system, construction of railroad networks (what you call "pork barrel" projects) -- whatever added to the physical and economic infrastructure of the nation to enhance the wealth of the nation. It was appropriate then, and put the US on a path which led to prosperity and the industrial revolution in the late 1800s, and made the US a world power by the turn of the Century. I don't begrudge them for any of this.

24 posted on 08/14/2002 9:12:19 AM PDT by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
If Bill Clinton were a superhero, his name would be "The Stain."

Just wanted to bump that statement. It's a keeper!

25 posted on 08/14/2002 9:13:58 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom

What a wonderful article!  Thanks for the post!
This is why I am so very proud to be a Republican.

GOP_Lady

26 posted on 08/14/2002 9:15:55 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: PhiKapMom
You sure sound positive about the LA race. Guess with your crystal ball we cannot count on you for help to defeat Landrieu!

As a born Louisianan who would love to see Landrieu sent home for good, I presently cannot help you because I live in California (but looking for a way out).

I know Louisiana politics extremely well and I can tell you that Louisiana has not had a credible Republican challenger for the senate for over a century. Why is that?

Maybe because Louisiana Republicans tend to take their advice from the RNC instead of listening to the people in Louisiana. The only viable state-wide Republicans run for governor not the senate.

27 posted on 08/14/2002 9:15:57 AM PDT by A2J
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To: PhiKapMom
I could have guessed that a post that referenced both Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush in the same article would bring the Lincoln/Bush bashers out in force. Most of them are too busy still fighting the Civil War to provide any positive help in the political battles of 2002.
28 posted on 08/14/2002 9:18:03 AM PDT by My2Cents
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To: Ole Okie
There have been some great articles in our papers about our offensive line which wasn't too good last year! Gives me great hope for this season. Have been waiting for your prediction! Sure wish I would have bet on your 2000 prediction -- We both could have retired!

Did you see about J.C. Watts pulling a hamstring while working out with the Redskins? He spoke to the Sooners the first morning of practice -- maybe he should have stayed here in Norman with the Sooner practices instead of going to the NFL! He has done some really great commercials for Tom Cole for his seat here in the 4th. Going to miss him in Congress!



29 posted on 08/14/2002 9:18:57 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: GOP_Lady
Thanks for your comments and the addition of the Proud GOP Elephant to this Thread!
30 posted on 08/14/2002 9:20:57 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: A2J
Maybe because Louisiana Republicans tend to take their advice from the RNC instead of listening to the people in Louisiana. The only viable state-wide Republicans run for governor not the senate.

That I will concur with -- the saying that "All Politics is Local" needs to be hammered home and the State parties need to become more forceful in making sure that very good Republican candidates are on the ballot for National offices in their state as well as State and local offices. Believe we have the better message -- now we need the candidates to hammer it home!

Used to live in SoCal (Yucaipa) when California was Republican and before the days of unleashed immigration. Good Luck out there and hope you can return to LA someday to help elect some Republicans and end the reign of the Democat Senators for LA!

31 posted on 08/14/2002 9:27:53 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: My2Cents
Most of them are too busy still fighting the Civil War to provide any positive help in the political battles of 2002.

That is so true!

32 posted on 08/14/2002 9:31:46 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Thank you for posting and the ping.


President Bush at the wheel:
Driving to GOP victory on November 5, 2002

33 posted on 08/14/2002 9:38:41 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: PhiKapMom
State Republican Democrat
AK Senator Ted Stevens unknown-- primary 8/27
AL Senator Jeff Sessions, site down now State Auditor Susan Parker
AR Senator Tim Hutchinson Attorney General Mark Pryor
CO Senator Wayne Allard Tom Strickland
DE Ray Clatworthy Senator Joe Biden
GA Rep. Saxby Chambliss; State Rep. Bob Irvin Senator Max Cleland
IA Rep. Greg Ganske Senator Tom Harkin
ID Senator Larry Craig Alan Blinken
IL State Rep. Jim Durkin Senator Richard Durbin
KS Senator Pat Roberts none
KY Senator Mitch McConnell Lois Combs Weinberg
LA Rep. John Cooksey; State Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell; State Rep. Tony Perkins (no primary in LA) Senator Mary Landrieu
MA Jack E. Robinson-- as write-in Senator John Kerry
ME Senator Susan Collins Chellie Pingree
MI State Rep. Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski Senator Carl Levin
MN Mayor Norm Coleman Senator Paul Wellstone
MO Rep. Jim Talent Senator Jean Carnahan
MS Senator Thad Cochran Steven Turney
MT State Sen. (and Teddy Roosevelt look-alike) Mike Taylor Senator Max Baucus
NC Secretary Elizabeth Dole; Jim Snyder; Jim Parker State Rep. Dan Blue; WH Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles; Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
NE Senator Chuck Hagel Charlie Matulka
NH Senator Bob Smith; Rep. John Sununu Gov. Jeanne Shaheen
NJ Doug Forrester Senator Robert Torricelli
NM Senator Pete Domenici FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani
OK Senator James Inhofe Gov. David Walters
OR Senator Gordon Smith Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
RI Bob Tingle Senator Jack Reed
SC Rep. Lindsey Graham Alex Sanders
SD Rep. John Thune Senator Tim Johnson
TN Secretary Lamar Alexander Rep. Bob Clement
TX Attorney General John Cornyn Mayor Ron Kirk
VA Senator John Warner none
WV State Sen. Jay Wolfe Senator John Rockefeller
WY Senator Mike Enzi Joyce Corcoran

34 posted on 08/14/2002 9:47:29 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative
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To: PhiKapMom; Admin Moderator
Ooops. I forgot one.

Ray Clatworthy

AM, can you edit my post (#34)?

35 posted on 08/14/2002 9:49:48 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative
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To: MeeknMing
Meek --

Thanks for the great picture of the President! This will go down as one of my favorite pictures. So glad to see him visiting so many States with key races in this Fall's election -- we need every bit of help we can get. That also includes Freepers getting out and volunteering for Republican candidates plus what we can do on here to spread the word on the Internet!

Someone just freep mailed me a site that has Bush/Cheney 2004 items on sale. Looks like some folks are getting a head start on 2004 already! No grass is growing under their feet this time around!

http://www.cafeshops.com/cp/store.aspx?s=bush2004


36 posted on 08/14/2002 9:55:11 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Thank you so much! That is a huge help with the links included!
37 posted on 08/14/2002 9:56:26 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: A2J
I do remember a War Department being created way back when.......just because you think history began the day you were born......believe me, it isn't true.

As for Reagan.....yes he cut taxes and created a booming economy, he also spent far far too much.

38 posted on 08/14/2002 10:00:34 AM PDT by OldFriend
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To: GOP_Lady
Amen........and I love your elephant!!!
39 posted on 08/14/2002 10:02:29 AM PDT by OldFriend
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To: PhiKapMom
Someone just freep mailed me a site that has Bush/Cheney 2004 items on sale. Looks like some folks are getting a head start on 2004 already! No grass is growing under their feet this time around!

Are you being coy or did you not realize this was Ruffini's cafeshop?

40 posted on 08/14/2002 10:04:36 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative
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OUR REPUBLICAN HERITAGE

All cleaned up and looking fine. Hey, don't look under that rug...

rah, rah, rah !

41 posted on 08/14/2002 10:04:43 AM PDT by GirlNextDoor
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To: My2Cents
"I could have guessed that a post that referenced both Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush in the same article would bring the Lincoln/Bush bashers out in force. Most of them are too busy still fighting the Civil War to provide any positive help in the political battles of 2002."

And the point being made was that the Republican party of today is not the republican party of 1850-1864. For the life of me I fail to see where I bashed President Bush, and I hadly think that posting the truth about an issue is considered to be "bashing". What I posted was that the economic position of the "Lincolnian" republicans was not the economics of the modern party, nor were the actions of Lincoln were found unconstitutional, not just once but twice (see ex parte Milligan, and ex parte Merryman).

We have a Bill of Rights that enumerates the protections afforded to all Americans, yet unfortunately a President thought himself above the law and Constitution. If you happen to be of the mindset that jailing dissidents for years without trial, and that suppression of freedom of speech and the press is not objectionable but also legal, then by all means we should cave in to the dims, and not waste our efforts on this forum (and elsewhere) defending the Constitution.

"[T]hat those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the constitution is written. To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing, if these limits may, at any time, be passed by those intended to be restrained? The distinction between a government with limited and unlimited powers is abolished, if those limits do not confine the persons on whom they are imposed, and if acts prohibited and acts allowed, are of equal obligation."
Chief Justice John Marshall, 1 Cranch 137, (1803).
No "living" Constitution for me.
42 posted on 08/14/2002 10:06:30 AM PDT by 4CJ
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To: GraniteStateConservative
LOL!!! Actually I really was freep mailed about this site!
43 posted on 08/14/2002 10:12:35 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Here's a bump for you with NO negative comments!

GO PUBBIES, GO!!

44 posted on 08/14/2002 10:34:34 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: PhiKapMom
Uh, I hate to point this out but the Republican primary in NC has NOT happened. Jim Snyder and Jim Parker are also running on the Republican side. And I hate to be the one to point this out as well (since I'm always flamed for it), but unlike Giddy, they're actual conservatives
45 posted on 08/14/2002 10:38:11 AM PDT by billbears
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To: My2Cents
The Whig platform back in the 1840-1850s was simply this: national improvements, including a centralized banking system, construction of railroad networks (what you call "pork barrel" projects) -- whatever added to the physical and economic infrastructure of the nation to enhance the wealth of the nation. It was appropriate then, and put the US on a path which led to prosperity and the industrial revolution in the late 1800s, and made the US a world power by the turn of the Century

It WAS NOT appropriate back then nor is it appropriate now. lincoln's system was Clay's American System repackaged. Clay took his marching orders originally from the Hamiltonian school of thought. Hamilton wanted a President and Senate for life after election as well. Would you like that?

As a matter of fact, several northern states had tried these 'internal improvements' and had failed miserably. So much so that they were banned in most state constitutions by around 1850. So even then it was not an acceptable practive or a workable practice.

46 posted on 08/14/2002 10:43:20 AM PDT by billbears
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To: PhiKapMom
The defection of Jeffords ruined any chance the suspicious conservatives had of telling the GOP to put up or shut up.

I'd like a GOP sweep just so the question could finally be put to rest: Would the Bush administration tilt more to the right and more towards smaller government with control of both houses?

I won't add my predictions since you asked for less negativism on the thread...

47 posted on 08/14/2002 11:16:25 AM PDT by HalfIrish
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To: PhiKapMom
More venom from Terry McAuliffe and his party


http://www.townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/dl20020814.shtml
48 posted on 08/14/2002 11:31:26 AM PDT by Mo1
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49 posted on 08/14/2002 11:32:14 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: PhiKapMom
Republicans championed equal rights for all Americans and, in particular, for African-Americans. The GOP passed the 13th amendment banning slavery, the 14th amendment extending the Bill of Rights to the states, and the 15th amendment according voting rights to African-Americans.

Think about how few people beyond Free Republic know this.
50 posted on 08/14/2002 11:34:11 AM PDT by July 4th
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