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Georgia (GOP Club)

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  • Steve Croy to be Thompson's Georgia finance chairman

    09/19/2007 11:05:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 573+ views
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | September 19, 2007 | Larry Peterson
    Richmond Hill businessman Steve Croy will be the Georgia finance chairman for Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson. The campaign of the former U.S. senator from Tennessee is due to announce Croy's appointment today. He also will serve on Thompson's national finance committee. Croy, an early supporter of Thompson, said the former senator filled a void in the GOP field with a "true conservative voice." Croy co-chaired a July 6 dinner in Atlanta that raised an estimated $400,000 for Thompson's exploratory committee. He also served as treasurer and finance chair last year for Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's successful campaign. "I'm excited...
  • Underdog in Georgia Special House Contest Reaches Across Party Lines

    07/09/2007 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,075+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Jul. 06, 2007 | Rachel Kapochunas
    Sometimes your own party’s support isn’t enough — a fact of political life being borne out again in the competitive Republican-versus-Republican special election campaign for the vacant House seat in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Former state Sen. Jim Whitehead is the consensus front-runner to succeed the late seven-term Republican Rep. Charlie Norwood, as early voting begins next week in a runoff campaign that ends July 17. Whitehead’s 43.5 percent of the vote in the 10-candidate, single-ballot June 19 special election primary placed him way ahead of physician Paul Broun — the Republican whose 20.7 percent enabled him to narrowly edge...
  • The GOP in nine counties line up behind Whitehead (GA speecial election)

    06/24/2007 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,106+ views
    Establishment Republicans began lining up behind Jim Whitehead of Columbia County in the 10th District congressional run-off on Friday. GOP organizations in nine of the 21 counties within the district endorsed Whitehead over Paul Broun of Athens, who came in second in the June 19 vote. They were Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Putnam, Elbert, Stephens, Madison, and Towns. This is more important than it sounds. With some exceptions, the nine counties generally run up the eastern-most side of the district, from Augusta north. On Tuesday, they produced 53 percent of the 54,229 votes counted to date. More significantly, the nine...
  • Congressional candidates gear up for all-GOP race

    06/22/2007 2:43:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 1,148+ views
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | June 21, 2007 | Greg Bluestein
    Now that the crowd of candidates seeking Georgia's 10th congressional district has been cut down by eight, the two men who appear headed for a runoff are preparing for an all-GOP contest. Front-runner Jim Whitehead's campaign said the emergence of fellow Republican Paul Broun as his opponent in the July 17 runoff won't throw a snag in the plans. Spokesman John Stone said the campaign will focus on maintaining the support that earned Whitehead more than 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election. "We know that regardless who we're running against, our campaign is going to be the...
  • Goddard to make run for House seat (GA)

    05/23/2007 4:09:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 1,343+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | May. 22, 2007 | Wayne Crenshaw
    A retired commander at Robins Air Force Base said Monday he will seek the GOP nomination to oppose Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall for the 8th Congressional District. Retired Maj. Gen. Richard Goddard said people have asked him to run before, but seeing the Democratic-controlled Congress in action this year inspired him to take the leap. "The landscape has changed," Goddard said. "When I see the leadership in charge of Congress, the vision the liberal left has for the country is not the vision I have had for many years and it is not the vision that most men have...
  • Jockeying begins for Norwood’s seat (U.S. House special election)

    02/15/2007 6:44:59 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 1,369+ views
    The Daily Report ^ | February 14, 2007 | Shannon McCaffrey
    The jockeying has already started to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood, who died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. At least one Republican state lawmaker has thrown his hat in the race, and political experts say there's a good chance the northeast Georgia district will likely remain in GOP hands. ''This is a very Republican district,'' said Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, which is in the congressional district. ''Realistically, I don't see a Democrat having too much of a chance.'' Whatever way the race goes it won't have any impact on control...
  • Two Georgia Congressional Districts showing potential for GOP pickups

    10/31/2006 5:19:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 1,303+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2006 | Jeff Emanuel
    Two of the GOP’s best chances for pickups in the House of Representatives this year are in Georgia, where two former Congressmen are embattled in races which are poised to go down to the wire. In Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, where Max Burns is challenging incumbent Democrat Representative John Barrow, the most recent poll showed the candidates in a statistical dead heat with a week to go in the campaign. This latest poll, conducted by Insider Advantage, shows Barrow with a three-point edge over Burns at 42% to 39%, a lead well within the 6-point margin of error. The telephone...
  • Casey Cagle takes slight lead, polls show (GA Lt. Gov. primary)

    07/16/2006 7:39:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 13, 2006 | Jim Galloway
    Two local pollsters on Wednesday said a withering series of TV ads has given Casey Cagle a slight lead for the first time over Ralph Reed in the Republican race for lieutenant governor. In a combination of television spots, direct mail and automated phone calls, Cagle has accused the ex-Christian Coalition leader of defending "sweatshops" in the Northern Marianas Islands that coerced children into prostitution and forced women to have abortions. "Preposterous. This is beyond the pale," complained Jared Thomas, manager of the Reed campaign. A tracking poll of 400 likely GOP voters published Wednesday by Insider Advantage, an independent...
  • Court documents prove Hillary Clintons' link to Lesbian, Socialist organization

    03/25/2006 4:59:24 PM PST · by contrary to popular belief · 1 replies · 875+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 3/25/2006 | Gregory Daman
    President Bush did not actually invite the Taliban to visit Texas. He merely voiced his approval, in reference to the invitation, his buddies in Unocal set forth to the Taliban. No other clarifications are necessary, for the truth cannot be improved upon. I’ve listened closely to all the responses, and in doing so, I‘ve become confused about what a “Conservative”, actually is. It has always been my impression that conservatives believe in hard work, character, integrity, and above all, self-reliance. Many times I’ve heard tales of conservatives that started from nothing, and using sheer determination and will, maybe some inherent...
  • Court documents prove Hillary Clintons' link to Lesbian, Socialist organization

    03/25/2006 4:59:17 PM PST · by contrary to popular belief · 643+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 3/25/2006 | Gregory Daman
    President Bush did not actually invite the Taliban to visit Texas. He merely voiced his approval, in reference to the invitation, his buddies in Unocal set forth to the Taliban. No other clarifications are necessary, for the truth cannot be improved upon. I’ve listened closely to all the responses, and in doing so, I‘ve become confused about what a “Conservative”, actually is. It has always been my impression that conservatives believe in hard work, character, integrity, and above all, self-reliance. Many times I’ve heard tales of conservatives that started from nothing, and using sheer determination and will, maybe some inherent...
  • Freedom of a Conservative Press (Action Alert)

    12/10/2005 2:30:03 PM PST · by WJHII · 927+ views
    Bill Hagan ^ | 12/10/2005 | Bill Hagan
    My fellow Republicans, As many of you are aware I have been dismissed from my job at the Houston Home Journal. Danny Evans the publisher of the Journal has cited financial reasons as his official position for my dismissal. Sadly this is not the reality. I writing to inform you of the actual events and ask you for your help. On October 25th 2005 I published one of my bi-weekly columns on the subject of Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall’s voting record. Marshall called the Houston Home Journal to complain about this article and was offered the opportunity to write a...
  • Congressman Jim Marshall: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    10/28/2005 5:45:27 PM PDT · by WJHII · 11 replies · 1,875+ views
    Houston Home Journal ^ | 10/28/2005 | William John Hagan
    A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing By William John Hagan Houston Home Journal 10/29/2005 I am perpetually astounded by the Southern Democrats that we send to Washington who paint themselves as conservatives while stabbing their hapless constituents in the back upon arrival. These wolves in sheep’s clothing are more then happy to support their constituents on visible issues such as the War on Terror and abortion. Yet, when voters aren’t looking, they are out there casting ballots like drunken Yankee liberals at a DNC rally. Houston County hasn’t had to worry much about this type of louse thanks to the exceptional...
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    Dr_JacksonB
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out: http://www.vandenberg-strategies.com
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views
    Starwonders.com Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 | Starwonders.com
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  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
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  • 2004 US SEnate Predictions

    10/22/2004 9:31:16 AM PDT · by sboyd · 1 replies · 1,861+ views
    22 Oct 04 | Stephen Boyd
    2004 US Senate Elections These are the states I am watching: Florida: I believe that Martinez will help Bush here. I think Cubans that are having doubts about Bush will support him when they vote for Martinez. I think most Hispanics would like to have Martinez representing them and that will push him past Castor. Castor comes off very old and too loyal to the “party.” And she is in real trouble when she has to explain about how she handled the “terrorist professor” when she was the president of USF. She has been around in politics for over ten...
  • The Republican Convention - A Disappointment for Moderates and Dems

    09/08/2004 12:02:32 PM PDT · by grassboots.org · 875+ views
    Grassboots.Org (One of those Nasty 527s) ^ | 9/8/2004 | David Shedlock
    For months, we conservatives were provoked and mocked, from the likes of liberal talk-show host Alan Colmes and others who insisted that we were being short-changed at the convention and by-passed when it came to prime-time speakers. Be wary, friends, when liberals tell conservatives what we ought to do to help ourselves. These are the same folks that said Dick Cheney should be dumped and John McCain made his replacement... Find the Complete Article Here.... http://www.grassboots.org/GOPConvention.htm
  • Ted Kennedy Says....

    07/27/2004 7:20:07 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 35 replies · 4,751+ views
    John K.
    ted kennedy at the DNC "the only thing we have to fear is four more years of george w. bush" apparently, he was drinking on the morning of sept. 11th, 2001. someone get this guy a clue please?
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview (http://66.92.134.175/~benburch/old/TrupianoShow-(10-5-2004).mp3) exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • CainBlog Launches!

    06/11/2004 9:20:24 AM PDT · by GOPMark · 11 replies · 1,244+ views
    CainBlog.com ^ | Today | CainBlog
    A resource for the Georgia Senate race has just launched at CainBlog.com. Come check it out and get involved!
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    aard_bokonon
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...
  • Wardheeling

    06/03/2004 6:46:48 AM PDT · by Bob Redman · 6 replies · 1,238+ views
    http://www.dontmoveon.org/Precinct.htm ^ | 1 June 2004 | Bob Redman
    Have a look at my newest essay "Confession of a Wardheeler." I deliberately wrote it to be less combative than my other essays, but I point out at the end the overriding importance of the dying breed of precinct chairmen.
  • JOIN HERMAN AT THE DACULA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE!

    05/27/2004 9:38:36 PM PDT · by NewLand · 4 replies · 1,663+ views
    Herman Cain For US Senate | 5/27/04 | NewLand
    TEAM CAIN members will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31 at the Hebron Baptist Church Parking Lot in Dacula to walk with Herman in the Dacula Memorial Day Parade. Please plan to join us! Dacula Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 31, 2004 Meet at: Hebron Baptist Church parking lot 202 Hebron Church Road Dacula, Georgia 9:30 a.m. Plan to walk with TEAM CAIN members at the Dacula Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 31 to show your support for Herman Cain – Georgia’s next U.S. Senator! -------------------------------------- Represent Herman at your local Memorial Day celebration, parade or gathering of family...
  • Herman Cain Honors Our Heroes on Memorial Day

    05/27/2004 9:29:44 PM PDT · by NewLand · 2 replies · 1,006+ views
    Herman Cain For US Senate | 5/27/04 | Herman Cain
    “Memorial Day is the day we pay special tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, democracy and way of life. It is also a day when we remember our soldiers who are still fighting to further these causes. The best way we can honor the memory of our fallen soldiers is to honor those who are still fighting. We honor them and we pray for their safe return to their homes and families. “When our Founding Fathers declared our independence, they believed strongly enough that they were willing to fight and die for this Nation....
  • ARE YOU A "REGISTERED" VOTER???

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: http://www.ConservativeAlerts.com/vote.htm Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Senate Races to Watch

    04/07/2004 4:55:25 PM PDT · by sboyd · 18 replies · 3,966+ views
    various news organizations | 07 Apr 04 | Stephen Boyd
    Senate Races to Watch 2004 South Dakota- I expect this one to be a barnburner. Thune is back and now there is a third party candidate (Tim Giago) that leans towards Daschle’s ideology. The Indian reservations in SD have been a haven for democratic votes and Tim Johnson owes his re-election to them. But now that an Indian candidate has applied to run, the Democrats are in trouble here. I expect Bush to visit often and the Republicans to put great effort into this race. The only thing that bothers me is the Janklow factor. He has done some damage...
  • Herman Cain is living proof of American Dream

    03/23/2004 9:26:10 PM PST · by NewLand · 18 replies · 2,779+ views
    U.S. Senate candidate says no to quotas and government handouts in latest radio adMarch 22, 2004 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain released a statewide radio ad rejecting Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry’s beliefs in bigger government, higher taxes and more handouts. “Of course Senator Kerry’s promises to the little guy are just more big government, more taxes and more handouts. What we need is more freedom; that’s the key to the American Dream,” Cain said in his latest radio ad running statewide. Cain also shows that he is “living proof” of the American Dream. “My dad worked three jobs...
  • Herman Cain: Brief Biography and Statement of Faith

    03/18/2004 4:53:25 PM PST · by NewLand · 6 replies · 1,977+ views
    Herman Cain grew up in Georgia with wonderful parents and little else. Cain's father worked three jobs because he wanted his family to have more opportunity. As a result of his dad's encouragement, Cain earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1967. He earned a master's degree from Purdue University while working as a mathematician for the Department of the Navy. Upon graduation, he worked as a business analyst for The Coca-Cola Company. In 1968, he married Gloria Etchison; they have two grown children and one grandchild. In 1977, Cain joined The Pillsbury Company at age 31....
  • Cain to Democrats: Quit holding our tax dollars hostage

    03/16/2004 6:59:32 PM PST · by NewLand · 36 replies · 1,154+ views
    Cain to Democrats: Quit holding our tax dollars hostage U.S. Senate candidate wants Americans to keep money March 16, 2004 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain condemned Senate Democrats for playing politics with President Bush’s tax cuts. The tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of the decade and the President has called on Congress to make them permanent. A new Senate ruling has passed, which requires at least 60 votes to approve tax cuts or spending increases made in the next five years. “The new rule is a direct attack on our President and we need Senators...
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • (Herman) Cain ad draws flak

    03/08/2004 9:43:41 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 15 replies · 1,271+ views
    Thomasville Times Enterprise ^ | March 9, 2004 | Alex P. Joyner
    ATLANTA -- President Bush isn't the only Republican receiving flak over campaign advertisements. U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain has been asked by the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans -- a chapter of the nation's largest gay and lesbian organization -- to take his radio ad supporting the traditional view of marriage off the airwaves. According to Cain press secretary Nicole Berry, last Friday, Marc Yeager, president of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, contacted Cain's campaign headquarters and formally asked that the radio ad be removed. Cain said he isn't changing a thing.
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views
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  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views
    http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/6/121052.shtml Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.
  • Herman Cain: Senate Democrats get it wrong again on Social Security

    03/05/2004 6:41:35 AM PST · by ibi_libertas · 13 replies · 1,020+ views
    Herman Cain for U.S. Senate Website ^ | February 26, 2004 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, blasted Senate Democrats for their continued use of rhetoric and scare tactic when addressing the needs of America’s seniors. “The Democrat leaders in the United States Senate don’t have a plan or even a clue on how to fix Social Security,” said Cain. “Instead of addressing the facts, Senators Daschle, Kerry and Edwards resort to the same empty rhetoric and scare tactics they have been using for the past few decades or promise more from a system that is going bankrupt.” Cain continued, “Alan Greenspan was right, under the current system we only...
  • Bush Ads help get the word out

    03/04/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 5,816+ views
    http://www.georgewbush.com/tvads/ Here is a link to the 1st three Bush Re-election ads. As expected the DNC directed its "Objective News Media" mouthpieces at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC to generate phoney hysteria about these ads. Compared to the demogagery and lies spread by the Kerry Campaign, Moveon.org and the DNC about Bush for the last 6 months, this is probably the mildest sets of ads that have run so far this political season. Please email this link to every person on you email contact list. We need to get as many people as possible to see these ads. They are...
  • Herman Cain Campaign Commercials...Video Links Here

    02/06/2004 6:42:23 PM PST · by NewLand · 7 replies · 958+ views
    What Herman Cain Wants To Do About Our Tax Code What Herman Cain Thinks About the Hollywood Elites What Herman Cain Thinks About The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Herman Cain condemns Massachusetts Supreme Court's assault on marriage

    02/05/2004 5:40:04 PM PST · by NewLand · 13 replies · 992+ views
    Herman Cain For US Senate ^ | February 4, 2004
    Candidate calls for Constitutional Amendment to protect marriageFebruary 4, 2004 Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that they will accept nothing short of full marriage rights for same-sex couples. In doing so, the court clearly demonstrated their radical gay marriage agenda by rejecting the Massachusetts state legislatures attempts to find a compromise. Responding to the Massachusetts ruling, U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain said, “The courts have failed the American people. Congress needs to enact a constitutional amendment to protect the sacred institution of marriage.” Cain went on to say, “Liberal-minded judges have opened a floodgate of judicial tyranny that will...
  • Isakson's pro-abortion votes in Congress tell the real story

    02/01/2004 4:57:24 PM PST · by legacy · 10 replies · 2,532+ views
    Collins for Senate website ^ | 1-28-04 | Collins for Senate
    Opponent's Voting Record Out-of-Step With Georgia 01.29.2004--Today, the Collins for U.S. Senate campaign will release, an ad highlighting a series of 13 votes cast in the House of Representatives by Rep. Johnny Isakson for pro-abortion legislation. Isakson has been running as a pro-life candidate for U.S. Senate, however, his voting record in Washington proves otherwise. Isakson is telling Georgia voters: “I have a deep respect for life, and a voting record that reflects that respect.” http://isakson.net/isakson_contents/issues/life.shtml However, the Congressional Record tells a different story. Isakson voted 13 times in favor of pro-abortion legislation. He voted 5 times to require tax-payer...
  • Herman Cain Blasts Roe v. Wade

    01/23/2004 6:59:24 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,145+ views
    Cain for U.S. Senate ^ | January 22, 2004 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade Senate candidate defends the life of unborn children and calls conservatives to action January 22, 2004 Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade: Today we mourn the murder of millions of innocent lives because of the decision made 31 years ago by the United States Supreme Court to give doctors the right to end the life of an unborn child. Unbelievably, the decision of Roe v. Wade shows that our Nation still chooses to place human convenience...
  • Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2004 7:03:21 PM PST · by NewLand · 12 replies · 807+ views
    Senate candidate defends the life of unborn children and calls conservatives to actionJanuary 22, 2004 Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate [GA], issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade: Today we mourn the murder of millions of innocent lives because of the decision made 31 years ago by the United States Supreme Court to give doctors the right to end the life of an unborn child. Unbelievably, the decision of Roe v. Wade shows that our Nation still chooses to place human convenience over the sanctity of human life....
  • DeKalb magistrate Leshaw to run for Senate seat [Georgia]

    01/11/2004 1:35:57 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 11 replies · 952+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/8/04 | Jim Tharpe
    Part-time DeKalb County magistrate Gary Leshaw announced Thursday that he is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Zell Miller. The 51-year-old Leshaw, who has spent 27 years doing public-interest law, is the second Democrat to formally announce for the race. State Sen. Mary Squires (D-Norcross) announced last year, but is not well known outside her district and does not have the backing of the state party. "We're going to run a grassroots campaign and discuss the issues important to Georgians," Leshaw said in a telephone interview. "I may not be a household name...
  • Herman Cain invites you to join the Cain Crusaders!

    01/08/2004 1:30:09 PM PST · by NewLand · 25 replies · 799+ views
    Cain For US Senate ^ | 1/8/04 | NewLand
    Dear FReepers, As you know, in 2004 Georgians will go to the polls to replace retiring United States Senator Zell Miller. Senator Miller has served our state with distinction and upheld the values Georgians share. I am supporting Mr. Herman Cain as Senator Miller’s replacement, and I’d like to tell you why. Herman Cain has over 35 years of successful business experience, holding such positions as Chairman, CEO and President of Godfather’s Pizza, Chairman, CEO and President of the National Restaurant Association, Chairman and President of the Tax Leadership Council of Americans For Fair Taxation and he serves on the...
  • TARGETED REPUBLICANS

    01/03/2004 6:55:34 PM PST · by UCAL · 12 replies · 1,271+ views
    Robert Novak's Syndicated Column ^ | 1/3/2004 | Robert Novak
    TARGETED REPUBLICANSThe Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), in its uphill climb to regain control of the House, has targeted four freshman Republicans: Reps. Max Burns of Georgia, Bob Beauprez of Colorado, Mike Rogers of Alabama and Rick Renzi of Arizona. Beauprez, Rogers and Renzi all won narrowly in 2002, with Beauprez squeaking in by only 121 votes in his suburban Denver district. A Colorado Republican redistricting effort to strengthen Beauprez's district was thrown out in court. He now faces a tougher Democrat than he defeated in 2002: Columbine prosecutor Dave Thomas. Burns won by 55 percent in the Augusta, Ga.,...
  • Democrat Senator Zell Miller describes “How the Democrats Destroyed Themselves”

    11/04/2003 5:24:57 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 3 replies · 835+ views
    <p>This is an exclusive excerpts from Sen. Zell Miller's new book, "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat" (Stroud & Hall, Atlanta).</p> <p>Lord, those current presidential candidates in my party. They are good, smart and able folks, but if I decided to follow any one of them down their road, I'd have to keep my left-turn signal blinking and burning brightly all the way. All left turns may work on the racetrack, but it is pulling our Democratic Party in a dangerous direction. Whenever the Democratic candidates encounter a political action committee, they preen and flex their six-pack abs for these special-interest groups, which I call "the Groups," like bodybuilders in a Mr. Universe contest. Or perhaps more appropriately I should compare them to streetwalkers in skimpy halters and hot pants, plying their age-old trade for the fat wallets on K Street. Just look at them. They are convinced most Americans will like what they see: John Edwards, shooting brightly through the skies like Halley's Comet. Joe Lieberman, steadily and surely plodding along, one labored step at a time, like Aesop's tortoise. John Kerry, the new century's Abraham Lincoln, posing for Vogue in an electric-blue wet suit with a surfboard tucked up under his arm like a rail just split. It made me wonder, are there more surfboards or shotguns in America? There's also Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont. Clever and glib, but deep this Vermont pond is not. ... He likes to say he belongs to the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, but I say he belongs to the whining wing of the Democratic Party. My fellow Senate Democrats are decent, hardworking and smart. They have been friendly and more than fair to me since I arrived in July 2000, even with my rough edges and strong opinions. Let that be underlined: They have been much nicer to me than I have either deserved or expected. But let this also be clear: I will not be bland in what I write, for I am not blind to what I see. What I saw gradually drew back the curtain on Washington's political stage, and over time my awe turned to shock. A partisan prism I began to refer to the Tuesday luncheon meetings of the Senate's Democratic caucus as the "Tums-days" lunches, because the ideology moved further and further to the left and the oratory was turned up to a decibel level that got so shrill for my old ears that I needed Tylenol to go along with my antacid. "The Groups" and money. Money and "the Groups." It was like a bad song you can't get out of your mind. Once we were urged over and over to attend a fund-raising breakfast because a big labor union was going to give the party $20,000 for every senator in attendance. All 50 of us answering "present" could mean a million dollars. Of course, I attended. But I began to think that the Democratic caucus sees the entire nation through the partisan prism of liberal states like California, New York, Maryland and Massachusetts, and believes that what is good Democratic politics there just has to be good Democratic politics from sea to shining sea. I naturally see the nation through the conservative prism of Georgia and the South, but I would never suggest that what was good Democratic politics in my neck of the woods would play well in Malibu and Manhattan. When "the Groups" say "frog," each party jumps. It really doesn't seem to matter how it affects the people or the nation as a whole. My yardstick says the Democrats clearly win the vertical leap when "frog" is yelled by NARAL Pro-Choice America or by AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) with their 7.4 million members. If you are organized and have an acronym, an address inside the Beltway and a PAC, you are in like Flynn. Just name your wish, and one of the caucuses will bust a gut to romance you. If you are only an individual with some rural route address, then forget it, Bubba. The politicians won't even blow you a kiss, much less romance you. I was sitting at my beautiful old mahogany desk in the Senate chamber not long after I arrived — a desk that has the names Russell, Talmadge and Nunn carved in it — when Joe Biden of Delaware, a senator for 30 years, came over and sat down. "I've watched a lot of you former governors come up here and invariably you go through three phases," Biden said. "The first phase is disbelief. You just can't believe how legislation and decisions are made." He was right. I arrived in the middle of the appropriations process, and I could not believe the feeding frenzy. "The next phase," he said, "is anger. You stay mad most of the time, and you want to change the system and make it more orderly." The third phase, he said, is "acceptance." I have not reached that third phase yet. Not even close. I'm still angry because of the petty partisanship on both sides of the aisle. Angry that one single senator representing less than one-fifth of 1 percent of the American people can stop any president — even during wartime — from making a crucial appointment to his own team. Angry because of the thoughtless, needless waste of taxpayers' hard-earned money. Angry because soft money — big money — from special interests to both parties controls things in a way that is nothing short of bribery. Angry that this money pays for cynical consultants who sneeringly brag, "We do campaigns; we don't do government." I'm angry at a process in which 59 votes out of 100 cannot pass a bill because 41 votes out of 100 can defeat it. Explain that to Joe Six Pack at the Kmart. Supporting the president The process has become so politicized and so polarized and so ingrained that we cannot even put it aside in time of war. It is a system that "Cuisinarts" individual thought into a mushy party pudding, that expects one to go along with the team even if the quarterback is calling the wrong signals. On the day in July 2000 when Gov. Roy Barnes appointed me to try to fill the big shoes left behind by our friend, Sen. Paul Coverdell, a Republican, I pledged to serve all Georgians and no single party. I took the first step in December, after being elected to the seat. President-elect George W. Bush invited me and 15 others, including about five other Democrats, to Austin to talk about his education-reform bill. I had already studied the Bush proposal and decided I was for it. I had watched what Bush had done for Texas schools when he and I were both governors. So I stood up at that small luncheon and told him that I would support his bill enthusiastically. As I was leaving and he was thanking me, I told him: "Mr. President, I'm with you on a lot of things. I'm with you on your tax-cut proposal." I saw in his eyes that my comment had registered. A couple of weeks later, Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas Republican, mentioned that the president had told him of my comments about the tax cut and asked would I like to join him in co-sponsoring it. I told Gramm I would be honored. President Bush called me that night in my apartment and thanked me. That was in January 2001. In May, Congress passed a $1.35 trillion tax cut, the largest since the one Ronald Reagan pushed through in 1981. Although I was the only Democrat supporting it for a long time, in the end 12 Democrats voted for it. Unfortunately, the tax cut was compromised on its way to final passage. What started out as a broad, immediate and permanent cut became one where some relief is delayed by several years. To add insult to injury, the whole thing is set to be repealed in 2010. How can anyone make long-range plans for a business or a family with a tax policy that has a perishable date on it like a quart of milk? Perhaps because of my experience as a chief executive, I went to Washington believing that a president should be able to select his own team and make out his own batting order. He is the leader and the one who ultimately should and will be held accountable. My first test came with John Ashcroft, a man I know well. I was the first, and, for a while, the only Democrat publicly supporting his confirmation as attorney general. A short time later, I was the only Democrat to vote to confirm Ted Olsen as solicitor general. My vote made the difference, 51-49, and the president finally got his own man representing the government before the Supreme Court. I took that opportunity to tell my colleagues that "this never-ending, back-and-forth, partisan ping-pong game of revenge needs to end — for the good of the country." The last straw With all the support I was giving President Bush, it was only natural that the Senate Republican leadership would make an overture to me to switch parties or become an independent. As politely as I could, I expressed my long and active history as a Democratic officeholder and how, with me, it didn't have anything to do with ideology; I was "born a Democrat." This caused them to take a step back with a strange and puzzled look. No one can understand it except those older folks who live in Appalachia. When Jim Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party in May 2001 and became an independent, it turned the Senate upside down and gave the Democrats a one-vote majority. Again the Republicans came, and the ante had gone up. I have no intention now or ever to disclose any details. Suffice it to say that, for a freshman senator, it would have been historic. Again, I politely declined, Tom Daschle became majority leader, and the rest is history. In fall 2002, in the heat of a campaign season, the Democratic leadership laid on the straw that broke this old camel's back: the caucus position on homeland security. The main point of contention was whether any of the 170,000 employees of the new Department of Homeland Security could be moved around by the president in time of national emergency without all the hidebound restrictions of the civil-service system. Every president before Bush had that kind of authority, but because this was an election year, the labor union wanted to flex its muscle. They found a willing chairman in presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, whose Government Operations Committee had written the homeland-security bill. The bill was driven by the American Federation of Government Employees and the union's cock-of-the-walk president, Bobby Harnage, who is always spoiling for a fight. Whether he wins the fight or not, it helps to increase the 37.5 percent of government workers who are unionized. "We must give the president the flexibility to respond to terrorism on a moment's notice," I said in a floor speech Sept. 18, seven weeks before the general election. "He's got to be able to shift resources, including personnel, at the blink of an eye. So why do we hold so dear a personnel system that was created in 1883 and is as outdated as an ox-cart on an expressway? "I'll tell you why: Because by keeping the status quo, there's votes to be had and soft money to be pocketed. That's the dirty little secret. ... "Hiring a new federal employee can take five months. Firing a bad worker takes more than a year — if it's even allowable at all — because of the mountains of paperwork, hearings and appeals. ... "Productivity should be the name of the game. And we lose productivity when bad folks hold on to jobs forever or when jobs go unfilled for months. "I've tried to imagine myself in these workers' places at this particular time in history," I concluded. "I'm an old believer in that line by that wonderful Georgia songwriter, Joe South: 'Before you abuse, criticize or accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.' "But perhaps it's because I've worked for three dollars a day and was glad to have a job that I find their union bosses' refusal to budge for the greater good of this country so surprising. Union politics may be important, but it should never come before national security." Too far left A week later I tried again. "Have we lost our minds?" I asked fellow Democratic senators. "Do you really want to face the voters with this position, this vote writ large on your forehead, like a scarlet letter? ... It will be one of our sorriest chapters ... where special interests so brazenly trumped national interests." On Nov. 5, Sen. Max Cleland, a triple amputee and decorated Vietnam hero, was defeated in Georgia after dropping eight points in a few weeks. Weeks during which, time and time again — 11 to be exact — the Democratic leadership urged him to vote with those special interests. In Missouri, Jean Carnahan, a fine senator and widow of my friend, Sen. Mel Carnahan, met the same fate. Immediately after the election, the homeland-security bill passed with the Democrats not saying the first word about protectionism for employees. It had all been just politics by and for "the Groups." Then and there, I decided I would never attend another Democratic caucus lunch on Tums-days. I had seen and heard enough. With the exception of a handful, these Democrats went too far to the left for me. I could not help remembering John F. Kennedy's prophetic words about party unity and "what sins have been committed in its name." Kennedy warned: "The party which, in its drive for unity, discipline and success, ever decides to exclude new ideas, independent conduct or insurgent members, is in danger."</p>
  • Zell Miller Endorses Bush

    10/31/2003 4:42:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 597+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2003 | Fred Barnes
    The Democratic Senator from Georgia comes out swinging for the President.