Skip to comments.EARTH TO LAMAR: FRED THOMPSON LOOKING THE PART AIN'T ENOUGH (41-second video FLUB)
Posted on 04/03/2007 5:42:29 AM PDT by Mia T
EARTH TO LAMAR:
Fred's geography and ideology seal the deal for Lamar, the former being pure South and the latter, pure enough Right.
Funny how experience as a Senator is good enough for every other candidate (R) & (D) in the race, but Fred "has no real experience".
Lamar is wrong.
Fred’s top asset is that he is a conservative.
His other main asset is that the liberal presstitutes are going ape$hit over his possible candidacy.
that sells it for me...
The same liberal presstitutes who just love Rudy?
Personally, I don't view being a senator especially relevant. Neither, it seems, does Lamar: He says he prefers governors... to which Matthews, apparently noting the superficiality of Lamar's criteria, added, 'or looks like one.'
are you missing my point?
The presstitutes love Rudy and hate Thompson
I’m not missing your point at all. We agree.
As a matter of fact, I have been noticing a concerted effort of late by leftist media to nip Rudy in the bud, so to speak.
Rudy is their worst nightmare. He not only demolishes hillary, Obama and Company. With his broad appeal, he has the potential to run the board.
Not to mention all of the other political accomplishments BEFORE joining the actors guild.
Years ago, Congressman and medical doctor Larry McDonald was working late in his Capitol Hill office when an old friend from medical school knocked on his door. Larry rose and greeted his guest and, after exchanging the usual pleasantries, looking a bit dejected, his friend slumped into a chair.
Larry asked him what was wrong.
With a little sigh, his friend said Every few years, a group of us have to take time away from our practices and jobs and come all the way up here to meet with our representatives and senators to try to head off some new effort to trash the Constitution. And I often get the feeling that these guys up here just arent listening.
Laughing, Larry offered, You do know, dont you, that theres a better way?
Whats that, Larry?
You and your friends ought to get together at home and find a House candidates who shares your values and get behind him with support and resources and REPLACE those guys who arent listening. And if there is no candidate with those qualifications, go out and CREATE one maybe even run yourself! And if, down the road, the new guy stops listening to you, work to replace HIM. The beauty of the House of Representatives is that the Founding Fathers designed it so that these folks have to come home every 24 months to get their tickets punched by the voters. And as we both know, the taxing and spending occur in the House. If the lower house refused to fund some liberty destroying or unconstitutional agency or program, it just wont happen.
But, Larry, how do we convince the rest of the voters that the incumbent needs to be replaced?
That used to be a real challenge since poll after poll asking folks what they thought of congress usually got very negative answers. But when asked how they thought THEIR guys were doing up here got responses indicating that THEIR guys were doing a good job. Theres a new program called Tax Reform Immediately (TRIM) that uses only one yardstick for its quarterly rating of every member of congress the United States Constitution. (http://www.trimonline.org)
Does it work, Larry?
One of my favorite stories about that is the 16 year-old paperboy out in the Midwest who every quarter paid to have 10,000 TRIM Bulletins printed and threw them on his route and in another 9,500 lawns in his district FROM HIS BIKE! After 3 quarters of that, the incumbent was ousted for someone who more closely represented the views of the voters. On election night, the red-faced loser was interviewed on TV and, waving a TRIM Bulletin, sputtered that it was a right-wing plot to get him. It was GREAT TV.
A plot by a 16 year-old paperboy. Larry and his guest laughed.
And its happening all over the country even in my state, Georgia. My supporters down there are keeping the voters in the 7th informed about my votes up here. Since my only standard is the Constitution, they keep sending me back. So it works both ways: The good guys get reelected and the bad guys get sent home or hang around as lobbyists. Another chuckle.
But what about the presidential election?
While important, if we had 300 or so decent representatives up here on the Hill, theyd take back much of the power theyve shipped down to 1600 over the past years and the 4 year beauty contest would become far less important than it now is. A metaphor for these elections for president, representatives and senate is a 3 card Monte game: While everyone is focused on the card marked with the P, the R and S cards are largely ignored.
Larrys friend returned home, got his friends and neighbors up to speed with TRIM and within a year, had a new and improved representative.
As a Tennessee voter, my beef with Fred is that he gave us Lamar “Rag time band” Alexander!
“Fred” has three times the experience of Osama Obama in the Senate.
I don't buy the argument that some Freepers seem to make, that 'being a true conservative' qualifies a candidate to be president.
Of course it's a crucial prerequisite, but there are millions of people that have the same beliefs, values and ideas... and 99.8% of them don't have the other qualifications to become elected or perform as POTUS.
With the dearth of strong conservative candidates I can understand the focus, but I'd like to hear more balance in the FR discussion.
But Reagan had (successful) executive experience . Running CA (like running NYC) is no less complex than running most countries.
I was totally unimpressed with him. His performance on Hardball was counterproductive.
Putting doctrinal purity ahead of making sure a defective and dangerous clinton never again controls this country is pre-clinton thinking.
We no longer have the luxury of time or circumstance to massage our sensibilities, to indulge our indignations.
We will not survive another clinton.
(We may yet not survive the first one.)
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