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  • Palin slams rival Santorum as 'knuckle-dragging Neanderthal'

    02/10/2011 1:16:14 PM PST · 150 of 180
    THE MODERATE to Grampa Dave
    I think there are many similarities between Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan and the way the left feels of them. But one thing I have noticed is just like in 1980 the left was chomping at the bit to run against Reagan, they thought he would be an easy win, when he proved them wrong they did not own up to their mistakes they just blamed the voters for falling for his acting skills. The left believes Palin is also an easy win for them, and they believe she does not have acting skills so if she does win, it will be interesting to hear their excuse. However, the Republican establishment also feared Reagan, and believed he would not only lose but take them down with him. In 1968, when he first ran for President, he received more popular votes in the primaries than Richard Nixon the GOP nominee, but the establishment did every thing they could do to destroy his run. In 1976, when he ran the second time they did it again, but he almost won in spite of them. They Reagan election team used to say the party establishment was the last group to come on board. Sarah Palin has a similar relationship with the GOP Establishment, for what I believe to be the same reasons. It she runs she will have to fight them because they do not want some like her to be the nominee.
  • The DISCLOSE Act and the NRA: Some Bad News

    06/15/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT · 22 of 22
    THE MODERATE to chris_bdba
    No I do not, and perhaps he has made a mess, but I checked on his, Strickland but in the past when you have one candidate who has a spotty record on the 2nd amendment, as Kasich does, and one who has an A+ rating as Strickland does you know who the NRA is going to endorse they make it known they are not going to take non 2nd amendment issues into consideration. This is just one of those cases when the GOP chose someone who is on the NRA’s **** list as there candidate and the Democrasts chose one who has an A+ rating. If you did not want the NRA to endorse Strickland you should have picked someone other than Kasich to be GOP nominee.
  • The DISCLOSE Act and the NRA: Some Bad News

    06/15/2010 10:09:17 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    THE MODERATE to chris_bdba
    In 1994, John Kasich voted for the crime bill and the ban on semiautomatic weapons the NRA fought very hard to stop. I remember at the time listening to G. Gordon Liddy on his radio show saying he would never back Rep Kasich again for any office because of that vote. That year the NRA gave Kasich a grade of F. His vote has come back to bite him, and I do not blame the NRA for it.
  • Was Lincoln a Racist?

    02/10/2009 10:32:03 AM PST · 4 of 80
    THE MODERATE to gondramB

    His and everyone else also. It is always a mistake to judge past heroes by todays standards yet many still try.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell dead at 56

    01/28/2009 10:00:08 AM PST · 14 of 33
    THE MODERATE to ZirconEncrustedTweezers
    Depending on what you mean original or surviving there are only three others left. Bob Burns who is the original drummer, he played with band for the first time since 1974 at their hall of fame induction, he still gets royalties from the band, he is close to Ronnie Van Zants wife and children, he is not likely to return. Ed King was with the band when they reformed in 1987 but left for heath reasons he tried to return but the band would not take him. He also, seems to be retired from the industry. Artimus Pyle was the drummer in the accident and he has had legal and emotional problems I doubt he is able to perform. In the end I think the name should have already been retired they are nowhere near the greatness they once had I hope this time they let it go.
  • Who Should Be The Republican VP Nominee?

    06/03/2008 10:11:00 AM PDT · 40 of 99
    THE MODERATE to Golden Eagle
    I will give you a real dark horse, but for some reason I think it would be a good pick. Former OK Lt. Gov. and current 5th Dist. Rep. Mary Fallin. Was a ground breaker for women and Republicans in OK but did not betray conservative causes in her votes. I doubt he will but I think he should.
  • McCain to Meet Possible Running Mates

    05/22/2008 1:40:32 PM PDT · 346 of 400
    THE MODERATE to snippy_about_it

    Biggest problem with Gov Sanford being his running mate would be that if elected S.C. new Governor would be Andre Bauer who is not liked by many conservatives in S.C. though is he still a Republican. That also may take Gov Jindal out because then the Governor would be Democrat Mitch Landrieu, both states elect LT Gov,s separate from the Governor’s and neither Gov’s would have piked them as the LT Gov’s but that is who the have.

  • McCain Shies Away from Religious Talk

    04/03/2008 10:45:47 AM PDT · 36 of 49
    THE MODERATE to AnAmericanMother
    Some Denominations do accept letter swapping, but Southern Baptist do not recognize infant baptism as a true baptism nor any baptism that is not a full immersion. So if you are a Southern Baptist from your point of view McCain has not been Baptized and until he is, he is not a member of the Baptist Church. That does not reflect my personal point of view, but I am not trying to claim to be Baptist. I belong to the Presbyterian Church and we do believe in infant Baptism.
  • McCain Shies Away from Religious Talk

    04/03/2008 6:20:45 AM PDT · 11 of 49
    THE MODERATE to AnAmericanMother
    I gather he means he is not baptized by immersion which means until he is, he is not a member of the Baptist church and is still technically Episcopalian. Few Baptist churches will allow you to transfer your letter if you were Baptized by infant sprinkling.
  • The Republican VP Contenders

    04/03/2008 5:54:30 AM PDT · 31 of 39
    THE MODERATE to goodnesswins
    I will give you a dark horse pick, I think she would be a good one. Former OK Lt Gov. and current US Rep Mary Fallin, I can not put my finger on why I like her but I think she would add much to his ticket.
  • Rasmussen Report: South Carolina McCain 27% Huckabee 24%

    01/10/2008 10:14:03 AM PST · 167 of 200
    THE MODERATE to napscoordinator

    That is not as easy as you make it out to be. Huckabee traction is with Christian Conservative voters. As one who is married to a family of Christian Conservatives from South Carolina these voters are Christians first and Conservatives second. Thompson has already not impressed them by saying he rarely attends church, we are in church at least three times a week, sometimes more, we belong to what is called an extended church family, which is a group of families who regularly meet in each others homes and discuss faith and fellowship. We you are sick the church is there to bring food when a relative dies they are there for you, heck when we moved last year we did not have to rent a moving van, because someone in the church owned one and let use it for free. The point is when Sen Thompson says he does not attend church he is saying the biggest constant in their life does not mean much to him. But Mike Huckabee gets it and he will have there support because he gets it, and many may feel that if Sen Thompson attacks Gov Huckabee he is attacking them. Also few of these folks understand or care to understand the Federalist Reason and how someone can claim to be Pro life but oppose amending the Constitution prevent abortions.

  • Hollywood stars mum on donations to GOP

    11/16/2007 10:01:10 AM PST · 22 of 45
    I believe of all the ratpack members Dean was probably the most Republican. Sammy to his dying day claimed he was a Democrat and Frank was fond of Bill Clinton though I do not recall him being a political supporter of Clinton, but perhaps someone may know more on that. Dean, however if one would notice was not part of the Ratpack for Kennedy he was always absent when it came to appearances for Kennedy.

    As for Reagan few in politics will ever understand his success, because it was based on ideas and themes on what he believed to best for the country, not trying to build a political dynasty for himself or the GOP. Which in my opinion, was why it was Reagan who received so many votes from Democrats they came up with the term “Reagan Democrats”, one did not have to agree with him on every issue to put their faith in him.

  • A Clinton-Bayh ticket for 2008?

    09/25/2007 11:47:23 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    THE MODERATE to brownsfan
    “Heck she even has GWB advising her.”

    You know he has an interest in this so in 2016 the groundwork will be layed for Jeb Bush’s race to the White house.

  • The Dawkins Delusion : Britain's Crusading Atheist dismisses all religious faith as insanity

    07/20/2007 10:36:16 AM PDT · 48 of 134
    THE MODERATE to ConsistentLibertarian
    “I think you want to be Dawkins.”

    No, thanks I do not want after all, I find Dawkins rather dull. But in all seriousness if he gets what he wants, if seems like he would end up with most of the power and it seems he wants for force his ideas on the public with a God like power, and it would probably not be long before he would give himself a Nero like quality, if the Brits really want this they get what they deserve, but it would be better for all if Dawkins and Harris, and Htichens and the like just stay in their ivory tower and just try to impress each other.

  • The Dawkins Delusion : Britain's Crusading Atheist dismisses all religious faith as insanity

    07/20/2007 10:09:05 AM PDT · 26 of 134
    THE MODERATE to The Blitherer

    I do not think Dawkins wants God out of the Country I think Dawkins wants to be God, it seems in the end that is what his kind wants, my kindred left the UK, Ulster Presbyterians, to practice their religion more freely it is odd now that the threats are not coming from the Catholics but rather the British educated class.

  • Key Evangelical Leader Tells [CBN] Brody File: 'It's Fred Thompson's Race to Lose'

    07/13/2007 6:41:46 AM PDT · 89 of 129
    THE MODERATE to JohnnyZ
    “Who is Richard Lamb”

    If you really want to know who he is, he is the former Governor of Colorado I think he was elected in 1974 and served until 1987. In 1992 he was a candidate for the US Senate but lost to Ben Nighthorse Campbell, In 1996 he announced he was going to run for President under the Reform Party banner but when Ross Perot ran he did not get very far. Recently he was on the talk show circuit speaking out against the recent attempt to give citizenship to illegal aliens. I heard him about a month ago on the Jeff Katz show 1110 WBT AM speaking on the subject of immigration.

  • NAACP asks McCrory to apologize (Charlotte mayor says he won't apologize)

    07/12/2007 1:17:53 PM PDT · 13 of 44
    THE MODERATE to billbears
    Not to mention the Arena he stuck Charlotte with and the McCrory Line light rail system, his push on global warming the sales tax increase, ect. and so on, the funny thing is Bill James made a similar comment several years ago and McCrory was the first Republican to run out in front of the TV cameras and denounced James as an embarrassment to the GOP.
  • Protestants and the Pope

    07/10/2007 9:24:10 AM PDT · 15 of 189
    THE MODERATE to netmilsmom
    Because there is a danger in becoming more loyal to your denomination than to the Lord. I grew up in amongst anti-Catholic bigotry it was all over North Carolina and it still exist. It is also something I can do without. We have enough enemies, avoid atheism, spiritual indifference, Islamic extremists, and many more. Now is not the time to turn on each other Protestants and Catholics need to come together. Pope John Paul II should be given much credit for trying to bring the two communities together and I worried about this new guy though I am not sure he is at all interested in coming together.
  • Kennedy annulment reversed by Vatican

    06/20/2007 12:06:22 PM PDT · 44 of 100
    THE MODERATE to K-oneTexas
    As a Protestant I myself asked this question FR several years ago. As I understand it his first marriage was ended in a legal divorce, legal annulment are next to impossible to get. After that he is free to marry whom ever he wishes and as a resident of the Bay state I guess that is literal now, but that is another story. However he is Catholic and in order to be re-married in the again in the Catholic church he would have to receive an annulment from the Church, this has not actual legal bearing but to Catholics it means something. I hope this explains it as best I can once again I am a Protestant and we do not practice it this way.
  • Chuck Norris : So who is the greatest martial-arts champion ever?

    04/30/2007 10:40:04 AM PDT · 53 of 187
    THE MODERATE to Anti-Bubba182
    Good picture, I last saw Joe some thirty years ago, his father and my grandfather were brothers and for a while he kept in touch after my grandfather died but he lost touch with my branch of the family, but I do see pictures of him from time to time and he looks similar to my father, as I have said I am very biased on this subject so my vote may not be worth much.
  • Chuck Norris : So who is the greatest martial-arts champion ever?

    04/30/2007 10:07:03 AM PDT · 3 of 187
    THE MODERATE to SirLinksalot
    Joe Lewis, he is a cousin of mine so I am partial to him.
  • House passes resolution rebuking the president on Iraq {246-182}

    02/16/2007 12:48:39 PM PST · 23 of 293
    THE MODERATE to Borges


    Two did Marshall of Georgia and Taylor of Mississippi

  • Crystal Ball 2006: THE PREDICTIONS

    11/02/2006 10:07:10 AM PST · 47 of 148

    While 1994 was a great year for the GOP they did lose three house seats to the Democrats one from Maine the seat held by Sen Snowe, one in PA, the Santorum seat went to the Democrats and a RI house seat which Kennedy won was a Republican he gave it up to run for Governor, I would be highly shocked if the GOP does not pick up a seat somewhere.

  • Top 10 RINOs (Republican In Name Only)

    10/16/2006 7:31:33 AM PDT · 86 of 118
    THE MODERATE to Señor Zorro

    I suggest you come to Hickory NC, and you will find plenty of RINO's. In the 1984 election the Republican took over the county the Democrats who were in power all changed in mass to the GOP and stayed in power, sadly enough they are still in power and they govern very much like the counties which the Democrats control. By the way Pat McCory the GOP may or of Charlotte is a big spending, for those in Charlotte the McCory line light rail system, and he has also bought into the global warming stuff.

  • 'Speaker Pelosi' seems real possibility

    10/09/2006 1:34:38 PM PDT · 67 of 85
    THE MODERATE to GeorgefromGeorgia
    That was for the Minority leader race though, big deal, if the house is that close there will be several Representatives from both parties who are not in the leadership who are going to think of making a move to become speaker, mostly because they view themselves as the best qualified. I would not be surprised if one made such a move.
  • 'Speaker Pelosi' seems real possibility

    10/09/2006 10:06:52 AM PDT · 40 of 85
    THE MODERATE to SirLinksalot
    I am not sure we are going to see a Speaker Pelosi unless the Democrats take twenty or more seats. If they gain 10 to 20 seats then all bets are off on the next speaker, because every party maverick from Gene Taylor to Chris Shays, if he wins,will be able to cut deals and the next speaker could be someone we never thought about.
  • Tell the NRSC to stop supporting Chafee!

    01/31/2006 10:05:33 AM PST · 16 of 71
    THE MODERATE to Oldhunk
    I have said this before but I truly believe that if Chafee is still in the Senate 10 years from now he will not be a Republican he will either be a Jeffords style Independent, or an outright Democrat.
  • Is there a new member of the Bush family?

    01/30/2006 1:13:29 PM PST · 58 of 102
    THE MODERATE to Tulsa Ramjet

    I am certainly not an insider, but my guess is this is classic Bush family politics. In 1978 then Democratic State Senator Kent Hance beat George W Bush in a congressional race, Hances key was he labeled George W. as a spoiled Ivy league, prep school rich kid from Connecticut, they actually blew up a copy of George W's birth certificate and passed it around. It worked Hance won W lost, but instead of brooding about it George W. learned from it and embraced Hance the politician to where in 2000 Hance contributed to Bush's run, and no one has been able to question Bush being from Texas since. Two years later when George H.W. Bush ran for President and lost to Ronald Reagan he did not brood either, he studied the Reagan did and ran a decent Reagan style effort in 1988, of course in my opinion there has only been one Ronald Reagan and neither George Bush can match min, but that is not the point, the point is it got George HW learned from his mistakes. In 1992 Bill Clinton beat George HW, there are those who will say Ross Perot did it, but actually like him or nor, most here are not, but Bill Clinton connected with many voters while George HW, seemed rather aloof with them, right or wrong many voters can be charmed. Once again the family did not brood they learned from Bill Clinton who seems all to anxious to teach them and George W. does not suffer aloofness either. This is just my opinion but this family does have a habit of embracing those who beat them in order to learn from their mistakes.

  • Political Notebook: Dole's Take on 2006 (Sen. Dole outlines 2006 Senate possibilities)

    01/24/2006 9:23:45 AM PST · 12 of 13
    Vermont was the only state to vote against FDR all four times. They do have they do have three statewide office holders but I am not sure all chose to run for reelection rather that the US Senate, I am not sure that the GOP would have held there seats it they tried but who knows. The one thing the Vermont GOP has going for it is this third party called the Progressive party that broke off from the Democrats claiming they were not liberal enough, how Howard Dean can not be liberal enough is beyond me, still in 2004 the Democrats took control of the state house in Vermont they already have the Senate but that means little because the US house Seat is at large.
  • Political Notebook: Dole's Take on 2006 (Sen. Dole outlines 2006 Senate possibilities)

    01/24/2006 8:37:48 AM PST · 10 of 13
    Jeffords is not running for reelection, for one the GOP in Vermont tried to recruit several candidates to run but each declined to make the race so it is not on the radar screen the only Democrat running is a former Republican candidate for the US House but he is not expected to win, the likely replacement is independent/socialist candidate Bernie Sanders, Vermont which a couple of generations ago was the most Republican state in the nation has now gone far to the left.
  • Rummy exit rumored; Lieberman eyed for job

    12/08/2005 9:45:11 AM PST · 64 of 109
    THE MODERATE to Theodore R.

    Sen Chris Shays, how does that sound.

  • VA: Kaine 49% Kilgore 46%

    11/04/2005 8:53:50 AM PST · 102 of 140
    THE MODERATE to 7thson

    You are correct about him not meeting with President Bush last week, however just in News is that Monday night around 9:00 or 10:00 the President will make a campaign stop but I am not sure that it may be too late to do much help, however I think this race will be close so any help will do.


    10/20/2005 1:03:41 PM PDT · 49 of 135
    THE MODERATE to kjam22
    I think he could, won now and big and I think he would have been the same. And I do not think our culture is that different. Reagan had several things going for him and he used them well, those kind of qualities show through time, its like Wilt Chamberlain would still be a great basketball player and Babe Ruth would still hit home runs.
  • Roberts Picks Up Democratic Support

    09/22/2005 6:22:41 AM PDT · 85 of 117
    THE MODERATE to Common Tator
    Aside from the fact that Archie was vulgar his message was one people could identify with. What surprised me was the Carroll O'Connor was a liberal Democrat of the Howard Dean variety who campaigned for Ted Kennedy in 1980 saying Jimmy Carter was too conservative.

    As for Lear's shows they did have a family values quality to them, as well as references to Christian values which are missing in today's shows.
  • Laffey for Senate

    09/14/2005 9:57:50 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    THE MODERATE to youthgonewild
    I have a strong suspicion that if Chafee is still in the Senate ten years from now, he will have already bolted the party and be a Jeffords like independent or an outright Democrat.
  • 25 Dems could vote for Roberts

    09/05/2005 8:45:13 PM PDT · 23 of 35
    THE MODERATE to Graybeard58
    Not alot, the only difference I know of is the Chief can decided who gets to write the majority opinion, usually it is the most senior justice who does, but some time the Chief can overrule that and let one of the more junior justice do it. In Roe V Wade Chief Justice Berger who voted for Roe V Wade allowed his friend from Minn, I forget his name, to write the opinion in spite of the fact that he was a junior justice.
  • N.C. Senate Passes Lottery Bill

    08/31/2005 10:59:58 AM PDT · 48 of 48
    THE MODERATE to RockinRight
    Here is a link that may answer you question,

    You must understand for all intensive purposes there is no Republican caucus in the NC House. Yes there are 57 members in the house who are Republicans, but they do not caucus together on a regular basis because of infighting. The infighting has gotten so bad that in 2004 the GOP spent more time recruiting candidates to unseat Republicans in the primary then Democrats in the General Election. The power is given to minority Leader Joe Kiser and Speaker Pro-Tem Richard Morgan, they represent the more moderate faction of the party. The conservative are lead by former minority leader Leo Daughtry, who was unseated as the GOP leader in 2003, the current Republican leadership has refused to grant Daughtry and some of his followers a real office or any paid staff. Anything these Representatives get comes from the Democrats not from there own. These members who the leadership has written out tend to be the more conservative of the group.

    As for the 2004 Governors race, the GOP had things go so bad the the then State party chairman, Bill Cobey, who supposed to find a good candidate, declared all the announced candidates could not win and he resigned and ran himself. Cobey lost the primary but the damage was done and the party was unable to recover.
  • J.C. Watts Won't Seek Oklahoma Governor's Office

    08/23/2005 12:50:09 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    THE MODERATE to pipecorp

    Probably nothing, some people just have an honest desire to leave politics and just do not wish to return.

  • J.C. Watts Won't Seek Oklahoma Governor's Office

    08/23/2005 12:48:54 PM PDT · 8 of 20
    THE MODERATE to RexBeach
    Yes it is he is actually Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. His father was a minister/city councilman/naacp president.
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/25/2005 7:55:01 AM PDT · 85 of 115
    Actually PA has a really bad system the Gov and Lt Gov run separately in the primaries, but as a team in the general so the Governor has no say who his/her running mate is, but is stuck with him/her anyway.
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/25/2005 7:39:22 AM PDT · 29 of 98
    THE MODERATE to marvlus
    He didn't say it he is way too savvy for that. It was Knoll the Lt Governor who said it, probably without his blessing. There has been a long rumor that Rendel and Knoll are not on good terms, but in PA the Governor and Lt Governor are elected on separate in the Primary and then run together in the General on the same ballot, my guess is Rendel will ask Knoll to step down and if she does not he may recruit someone to run against her.
  • PA Senate 2006: Casey 52% Santorum 41%

    07/22/2005 12:24:06 PM PDT · 160 of 197
    THE MODERATE to Theodore R.
    I am from North Carolina and was born into a Jessecrat family. Believe me Sen Helms would have never endorsed a moderate Republican over a conservative one in a North Carolina GOP primary, even if the moderate was the incumbent. In 1976, he was the first US Senator to break ranks and back Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford and he steeped on the toes of Governor Holdshauser and Reps Martin and Broyhill doing it. It can be said though that 1984 was a presidential year and Reagan sailed through this state over the hapless Walter Mondale.
  • RNC Chief's Planned Speech to NAACP Called a 'Mistake'

    07/14/2005 8:09:10 AM PDT · 37 of 53
    THE MODERATE to anymouse
    The difference is Reagan speech was not only a good speech but it was built upon a solid foundation, it is of my opinion that when Reagan was at his best was when he addressed the difference between right and wrong, because in the end no matter ho well he packaged it, and he did a good job there also, he message was true to begin with. The speech in which the RNC chairman is going a speech apologizing for using the issue of busing for its political gain. The problem with what he is doing is, yes some in the GOP may have used the issue soley for political gain, but as a Southerner I can say with little doubt, busing was and still is a horrid thing, and it did not solve racial tensions but added to them. So if Mr Melhman apologizes for the way busing was handled, but does not address the fact that busing was still wrong to begin with, then not only is it bad politics, but it is also bad policy, because he is apologizing for calling a wrong "wrong".
  • Rev. Billy Graham: Let Hillary "Run The Country"

    06/27/2005 5:02:34 PM PDT · 106 of 167
    THE MODERATE to NHResident
    "I can't BELIEVE the level of rationalization in this thread."

    Attacking Bill Clinton is one thing he is in the political ring, and his behavior has lead to justification of some of his attacks. Billy Graham though is being attacked for not getting into the political ring, which if you have paid any attention at all to him you would know that is not what he is about. Whenever politics are brought up he tries to avoid getting too deep into domestic politics, electing politicans does not save souls. I do not think he has condoned all of Clinton's actions he just does not wish to be part of a public discussion of it.
  • Rev. Billy Graham: Let Hillary "Run The Country"

    06/27/2005 12:30:25 PM PDT · 31 of 167
    THE MODERATE to dmz
    Billy is and will always be the best. Franklin can not control him. Billy Graham admitted he made a mistake getting too close to LBJ and Nixon during their years in the White House and has since been as nonpolitical as possible. His message on domestic politics is that they are of little importance when it comes to the word of God. And while he is careful not to judge those in the ministry who have dabbled into domestic politics, he says that he stay does not wish to distract himself from the message of bring souls to Jesus.

    His message about the Clinton's, if she is elected President it will have little affect on his goals or mission, because his mission is something more important than the next election. So I wish people would lay off Billy Graham like the Pope John Paul II we are going to miss him when he is gone lets enjoy him while we have him.
  • Republican Candidate (NC Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court) Calls Bush Administration “Nazis”

    06/24/2005 5:16:43 AM PDT · 54 of 95
    THE MODERATE to Alia
    COPAM is a title given to given to the GOP leadership in the state, believed to be a combination of Bill Cobey and Art Pope. Since the state party has broken into several different factions some of which spend more time fighting each other then Democrats, they find ways to blame each other for why they have had a difficult time with the legislature and Governors races.
  • Walter Jones Joins Business Groups to Oppose CAFTA

    06/21/2005 7:31:06 PM PDT · 11 of 20
    THE MODERATE to southernnorthcarolina
    You have you opinion but

    You could say the same about Teddy Kennedy, Howard Dean, or Barney Frank. Hardly decent Christian men, a drunk, a gay and, a lunatic who spouts off.

    "Scum like Walter Jones shouldn't be mentioned in the same paragraph as Jesse Helms. I am unaware of any instance of Senator Helms publicly undercutting President Reagan or President G.H.W. Bush; clearly Rep. Jones has done just that with respect to the current President Bush. Aid and comfort to the enemy, pure and simple."

    If you recall when Sen Helms was perhaps the biggest nemeses of Gerald Ford and may well have cost Ford the 1976 election, As for Regan and Bush 41 when he agreed with them he went to the mat for them, but like Jones, he was a huge critic of the Red China policy, and Bush 41 tax increase, and of the Arms Agreement of 1988.

    More over I strongly believe that Walter Jones Jr. will win re-election by a wide margin, and I would not count him out for a state wide run in 2008.
  • Walter Jones Joins Business Groups to Oppose CAFTA

    06/21/2005 6:30:43 PM PDT · 8 of 20
    THE MODERATE to southernnorthcarolina
    I think you misunderstand him. He is one of the few men up there who stands for what he believes in even if it is not the popular thing. He did not change parties for political expedience, he was run out of the party at a time when no one thought he could win as a Republican, by the worst state house speaker, Dan Blue, in NC history, Blue dissolved both his state house seat and his father US House seat before Walter Jones Sr had even decided to retire.

    Walter Jones Jr.'s true colors are that he is an honest, decent Christian man. I have known the Jones family for twenty years and I will stand by him. He may be wrong on this issue I do not know, although I am suspicious of free trade myself, but I can say that he is no lap dog, in the same vein as Sen Helms.
  • Democratic Party Chairman Defends His Remarks About GOP

    06/08/2005 7:48:36 AM PDT · 39 of 76
    THE MODERATE to Red Badger

    There are those on FR who call the GOP the stupid party, and perhaps sometime they are, but at this time they would have to get up pretty early in the morning to out stupid Howard Dean.

  • French fries protester regrets war jibe (Walter Jones: "U.S went to war with no justification")

    05/25/2005 11:08:35 AM PDT · 18 of 60
    THE MODERATE to areafiftyone
    The N & O has had a history of misquoting people so yes they may have done it this time. But the basic jist of the story is true, he has changed his mind on the war and has become increasingly upset the some of the GOP in some areas. Similar to that of Mark Sanford when he left the house and Tom Coburn. He is in no danger of losing his seat Walter Jones, SR and Jr have held that seat since 1966 except for a two year stint, 1993-1995. He runs a first class office and is held in very high esteem.