Democrat Senator Zell Miller to Endorse President Bush

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  1. bb_baptist

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    In a revealing piece in today's Wall Street Journal Senator Zell Miller, a life-long Democrat elected official, explains why for the first time in his life he is going to vote for a Republican for President of the United States.

    "I have come to believe that George Bush is the right man in the right place at the right time. And that's a pretty big mouthful coming from a lifelong Democrat who first voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and has voted for every Democratic presidential candidate the 12 cycles since then. My political history to the contrary, this was the easiest decision I think I've ever made in deciding who to support. For I believe the next five years will determine the kind of world my four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren will live in. I simply cannot entrust that crucial decision to any one of the current group of Democratic presidential candidates.
    Why George Bush? First, the personal; then, the political.

    I first got to know George Bush when we served as governors together, and I just plain like the man, a man who feeds his dogs first thing every morning, has Larry Gatlin sing in the White House, and knows what is meant by the term "hitting behind the runner."

    I am moved by the reverence and tenderness he shows the first lady and the unabashed love he has for his parents and his daughters.

    I admire this man of faith who has lived that line in that old hymn, "Amazing Grace," "Was blind, but now I see." I like the fact that he's the same on Saturday night as he is on Sunday morning. And I like a man who shows respect for others by starting meetings on time.

    That's the personal. Now, the political.

    This is a president who understands the price of freedom. He understands that leaders throughout history often have had to choose between good and evil, tyranny and freedom. And the choice they make can reverberate for generations to come. This is a president who has some Churchill in him and who does not flinch when the going gets tough. This is a president who can make a decision and does not suffer from "paralysis analysis." This is a president who can look America in the eye and say on Iraq, "We're not leaving." And you know he means it.

    This is also a president who understands that tax cuts are not just something that all taxpayers deserve, but also the best way to curb government spending. It is the best kind of tax reform. If the money never reaches the table, Congress can't gobble it up.

    I have just described George W. Bush.

    Believe me, I looked hard at the other choices. And what I saw was that the Democratic candidates who want to be president in the worst way are running for office in the worst way. Look closely, there's not much difference among them. I can't say there's "not a dime's worth of difference" because there's actually billions of dollars' worth of difference among them. Some want to raise our taxes a trillion, while the others want to raise our taxes by several hundred billion. But, make no mistake, they all want to raise our taxes. They also, to varying degrees, want us to quit and get out of Iraq. They don't want us to stay the course in this fight between tyranny and freedom. This is our best chance to change the course of history in the Middle East. So I cannot vote for a candidate who wants us to cut and run with our shirttails at half-mast."
     
  2. Pennsylvania Jim

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    The Democrats should all endorse Bush. He's carrying out the Democrat agenda far better than Clinton ever did.
     
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    One of the reasons I'll be voting for him, whereas I did not in 2000.
     
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    What is the joke I heard, Democrats have became Socialists and Republicans have become Democrats. To be honest after watching the CNN ROCK THE VOTE debate last night, I do not think any of the Democratic candidates have a chance against Bush in 2004. They are like cartoon characters who appeal to the fringe Left in the USA. Too me the only fellow who actually has a message is Howard Dean (And he has the wrong message!). The questons asked by those college students had to be the most unintelligent questions ever asked [​IMG] such as,

    "What would you do if you were manager of the Boston Red Sox" :rolleyes:

    "Have you ever smoked pot"? :rolleyes:

    "Who would you most like to party with?" :rolleyes:

    Goodness! Are these really the future leaders of the US?! They would have done better having the debate at a kindergarden school where they might get some intelligent questions. Bush has his problems but the Democratic party has greater problems. They have candidates that have more in common with Lenin than George Washington.
     
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    Zell Miller isn't a socialist. [​IMG]

    None of the Democrats are interesting.
    None. The Democrats have been captured
    by the Left and the Left has run out of
    ideas. I think Dean will be the candidate.

    Bush has a steely strength. He's a lot
    smarter than the Democrats thought. He
    has shown great leadership.

    Unfortunately the media are covering the
    war from their perspective which is biased
    to the Left. I wonder how we would have
    done in WWII if the news had covered it
    the same way they cover Iraq. Imagine
    the Battle of the Bulge covered by the
    press today. They would have probably
    suggested that we surrender.

    I'm an independent. I voted for McCain
    in the primary in 2000. But I'm glad
    Bush has been on duty. He knows that right
    now there is more important business to
    be done than even being President. He's
    sticking to his convictions.

    Clay
     
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    And people say that second party candidates don't matter! Remember, Ralph Nader, the Green Party presidential candidate in 2000, took enough votes away from Al Gore to cost him the presidency. So now the Democrat side of the Demopublican Party is moving toward the issues and concerns of Green Party members to attempt to garner their votes in 2004. And this is the result of Mr. Nader only getting about 2.7% of the vote.

    The same thing would happen if, say, the Constitution Party presidential candidate received about 3% of the vote and cost someone like George W. Bush victory in a close election. The next election cycle the Republican side of the Demopublican Party would move toward the issues and concerns of those of us who want to re-establish limited, constitutional government. And the Republicans would be moving toward more freedom for all Americans instead of moving toward the socialism that the Democrats are moving even further toward now.
     
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    Yep. But most Christians would rather have Bush to run the country leftward faster than any Democrat in history. Why? Because he's a Republican.

    How sad.
     
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    True. Bush is so left, that he signed the Partial Birth Abortion ban yesterday. What a liberal. :rolleyes:

    Get real, people.
     
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    Kiffin,
    The best line in the debate IMHO was when John Edwards rebuked Howard Dean, saying that the last thing Southerners want is a man like him coming down and telling us how to live our lives. [​IMG]
     
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    Since President Bush was elected to office a growing number of American voters are identifying themselves with his Party and largely credit his strong leadership in these challenging times. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that Republican Party identification and Democrat Party identification are at near parity for the first time in years.

    The Associated Press reports:

    Republicans have made significant gains in crucial swing states, in large part because of President Bush's post-September 11 stewardship, according to an extensive analysis of American voters. The percentage of registered voters who identified themselves as Republicans increased in Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa -- three states that Democrat Al Gore captured in the 2000 election.

    At the same time, the GOP experienced a hefty gain in Arkansas, while grabbing the edge in Tennessee and Florida, according to the analysis by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
     
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    Liberal blogger Roger Simon evaluates the choices in the Democratic field and concludes, "I'm with Zell!" He joins Senator Zell Miller as yet another Democrat who's planning to vote for President Bush. Simon looks at what Democrat candidates are saying about Iraq and asks some tough questions:

    Haven't they seen the videotapes of Baathists chopping their own countrymens' heads off and pushing them off roofs? Haven't they seen the unmarked graves of children? What’s going on with these people? Do they think suicide bombers driving into the Red Cross are pacifist Buddhist monks? (Actually, I think some of them deep down know the truth, but are afraid to admit it because they’re trolling for votes—how pathetic is that!) ...

    So as an old radical-liberal, I'm sticking with my radical-liberal (just kidding) buddy Zell Miller and backing Bush until further notice. What I'd like to hear from the Democratic candidates is just how they propose to democratize the Middle East. Then I'll start listening.

    http://rogerlsimon.com/archives/00000469.htm
     
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    Don't you wish Zell Miller was only 52 instead of 72?

    What a Man! [​IMG]
     
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    I do, Bro. Jim! I had a concern / question and wrote his office over a year ago. They have repeatedly addressed my concerns and I got a final letter from HIM a few days ago apologizing that his office had only been able to help with information and that it had taken a year to finalize the answer. (Our son had been hired by TSA and his paperwork was 'lost' and not found until the positions at Hartsfield were filled.)

    Zell Miller is a FINE man!

    Diane
     
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    Miller is a "real" Democrat. Similar to
    Henry Jackson and Sam Nunn. The others
    are...

    Clay
     
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    The word you are searching for, Clay, is

    BOLSHEVIK
     
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    It was good of him to sign the PBA ban. But there are still 3500+ babies per day being murdered and I see no plan to do anything. Nor do I hear any outcry on their behalf.

    Otherwise, can you list 5 major, significant policy reversals from the Clinton administration?
     
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    I didn't think so.
     
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    1. Monica don't work there no more.
    2. Our military is honored.
    3. There is a real marriage and a real family in the White House now.
    4. The President is not under suspicion for a string of shady deals and perjuries in the past.
    5. Everybody got a tax cut.
     
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    In order:

    1) A bit of humor keeps us sane. ;) But of course this does not count as a major policy rversal.

    2) Our military was honored under Clinton, although perhaps not so much by him. But there is no policy reversal of substance here either. In fact, Bush has kept the Clinton policies on women in combat and homosexuals.

    3) No policy reversal there.

    4) True, but no policy reversal.

    5) Tax cut was good. How it works with massive out-of-control spending is a mystery to me. I'd characterize it as tinkering with the tax code rather than any significant reversal. But, I don't wish to argue that point so I'll say that it is a reversal.

    SO...with a stretch we have ONE. Out of, say, 10 major issues that could be dealt with, I'd say that statistically Bush is about the same as Clinton on actual policy implemented.

    p.s. Thanks for the answer. Mr. Vols should give you a cupcake or an apple from his lunch for doing his work for him. :D
     
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    Considering the way that the Bush adminstration is mistreating our veterans, Mr. Bush has not been an improvement and maybe even worse in this area.
     

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