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March 15, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is NOT our Man

A number of conservatives are working vigorously to find a way to make former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's dismal stand on social issues palatable for pro-life voters. Family and life issues are apparently not important to these Republicans, who down-play Giuliani's solid pro-abortion record and his support for gay...
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February 13, 2007

Romney and the Pro-Life Vote

Ben Wren (MyManMitt) posted an exclusive interview with that James Bopp regarding his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President. Bopp has been the General Counsel for the National Right to Life Committee and many other pro-life organizations. Although his questions are amicable, if not friendly, "MMM" gets right to the...
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Giuliani and Social Conservatives

A number of conservatives are working vigorously to find a way to make former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's dismal stand on social issues palatable for pro-life voters. Family and life issues are apparently not important to some of these Republicans, who down-play Giuliani's solid pro-abortion record and his support...
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February 5, 2007

Giuliani Nears Candidacy, Discusses Abortion (video)

Rudolph W. Giuliani took another step toward running for president by filing a "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission, declaring his intent to seek the Republican nomination. Appearing on Hannity and Colmes, Giuliani was asked about his position on abortion. Giuliani: Where I stand on abortion is...
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Will Giuliani Pick a Ginsburg?

As a pro-abortion candidate for President, Rudy Giuliani's camp will look for a strategy to appease social conservatives within the Republican party. His supporters will suggest that he is the most viable candidate to face likely Democratic opponents in an effort to spur pro-life voters to take up the (nauseating)...
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February 2, 2007

Mitt Romney and the Pro-Life Vote

Rich Lowry suggests that former Massachusetts governor Gov. Mitt Romney's "account of how he came to change his view on abortion—through the issue of stem-cell research—isn't very compelling and he would probably be better off not talking about it at all. " A pro-life reader disagrees:I have to disagree with...
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February 1, 2007

Does Giuliani Merit the Pro-Life Vote?

When conservatives look at former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani there is much to be admired. He is a hero of 9/11, a noted federal prosecutor, and a two-term Republican mayor in an overwhelmingly Democratic city. In fact, USA Today reports he is momentarily the leading candidate for the Republican...
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November 6, 2006

Arizona: Vote for Len Munsil

Len tells us why:I am a native Arizonan, and I love this state and its people. We have the potential to make Arizona the best, safest and most prosperous place to live in the nation. I am committed to Arizona’s families. My wife Tracy and I have been married more...
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November 2, 2006

Kyl vs Pederson on Abortion

Republican incumbent John Kyl faces challenger Democrat Jim Pederson in the upcoming election for U.S. Senate. Partial-Birth Abortion The partial-birth abortion procedure – used from the fifth month on – involves pulling a living baby feet-first out of the womb, except for the head, puncturing the skull and suctioning out...
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November 1, 2006

Napolitano Backs Away from Kerry

Gov. Janet Napolitano is now distancing herself from Sen. John F. Kerry following his inappropriate and demeaning remarks about the United States Military. It’s unfortunate that the governor has already closely aligned herself with Kerry, endorsing his failed presidential bid and serving as one of his debate advisors. You may...
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The Troops Respond to Sen. John Kerry

Source: Milwaukee's Charlie Sykes, HT: Hyscience...
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Failed Statements by Sen. John Kerry

Sen. John Kerry's irresponsible comments about our troops in Iraq reminded me of this post which reveals his politicization of the war. Here are a few snippets with an update at the end: July 29, 2002 - Kerry endorses the Bush plan in Iraq, stating,” I agree completely with this...
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October 31, 2006

MSM Promotes the Democratic Party

For those who have followed the election coverage of the major news networks this study came as no surprise:An analysis by the Center for Media and Public Affairs of midterm election stories aired on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts Sept. 5-Oct. 22 found that 2006's coverage has been...
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August 1, 2005

Kennedy Flip-Flops on Quizzing High Court Nominees

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts "will be expected to answer fully" any questions about his views on controversial issues that could come before the court in the future, according to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). But, during the 1967 confirmation debate over future Justice Thurgood Marshall, Kennedy argued that Supreme...
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May 11, 2005

Newt and Hillary Unite ?

Longtime political foes Newt Gingrich and Hillary Rodham Clinton joined cheerfully Wednesday to promote legislation on health care changes, joking that some might view it as a sign of a soon-to-come doomsday. [more]...
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April 13, 2005

Schumer versus Reality

The Committee for Justice, which defends and promotes constitutionalist judicial nominees, today rebutted liberal Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-NY) consistently misleading characterizations of the debate on President Bush's judicial nominees....
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February 6, 2005

Reagan Documentary: In the Face of Evil

On this day, which would have been Ronald Reagan's birthday, I chose to watch a new film about Reagan's role in the fall of communism called "In The Face Of Evil". This film is gripping, powerful, sobering and inspiring. I found it sobering because it begins with the history of...
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January 20, 2005

Confident, Optimistic Bush Approaches Inauguration

Bush speaks through the Washington Times (via Sounding the Trumpet): At noon today it will be my great honor to take the Presidential Oath of Office for the second time. I am humbled by the trust and confidence of my fellow citizens. With that trust comes a duty to serve...
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The Religious Heritage of the Inauguration

From today's New York Times: President Bush, who starts each day with prayer and Bible reading, will invoke divine blessings on the nation in his second inaugural address like every president before him. What makes his swearing-in different, however, is the enthusiasm of his Christian conservative supporters for his inaugural...
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January 19, 2005

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Endorses Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was overwhelmingly endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to be the next secretary of state, but only after some spirited exchanges signaled that Iraq will be a divisive issue in President Bush's second term. The 16-to-2 vote by the panel cleared the way for Ms. Rice...
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January 9, 2005

Bloggers Expose Washington State Election Anomalies

State Republicans have filed a lawsuit contesting the results of the extremely close governor's election. Democratic Christine Gregoire won a hand recount by 129 votes out of nearly 2.9-million ballots over Dino Rossi. He came out with more more votes on Election Day and in a machine recount. John...
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December 23, 2004

Democrats Rethink Abortion Strategy

After long defining itself as an undisputed defender of abortion rights, the Democratic Party is suddenly locked in an internal struggle over whether to redefine its position to appeal to a broader array of voters. [LA Times] While a change in the Democratic position on abortion is long overdue, a...
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December 5, 2004

Voter Demographics and Abortion

According to Phillip Longman, a demographer at the New America Foundation, Bush states had a 13 percent higher fertility rate than their blue counterparts, whose base, as he puts it, is essentially "non-replicating." [Joel Kotkin via Michelle Malkin] What defect would limit the blue state voters from replicating? Kotkin seems...
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November 20, 2004

Kerry Blames Bin Laden (Not Bush)

I was surprised to read that John Kerry blamed Usama Bin Laden for his failed election attempt. "It was that Usama tape — it scared them [the American people]," he said in a recent interview. This is the first time I've heard Kerry blame someone other than Bush for something...
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November 10, 2004

John Ashcroft Resigns, Replaced with Alberto Gonzales

Attorney General John Ashcroft’s resignation and replacement have been officially announced today. Ashcroft begins his letter of resignation to President Bush with Nothing in my life compares to the high honor of serving America as Attorney General in your administration...and ends it with May God continue to bless, guide, and...
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November 9, 2004

Neophyte Pundit Review

The NeophytePundit Pundit Review is online. Check it out here....
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November 7, 2004

Hugh Hewitt Advises Pro-Lifers About Arlen Specter

Hugh Hewitt, a conservative and pro-life advocate, writes on the brewing controversy surrounding Sen. Arlen Specter: I understand that Senator Specter voted against Robert Bork, and that Senator Specter is not a friend of the pro-life movement. But genuine progress in the fight to return American public opinion to an...
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November 6, 2004

Not the Brightest Way to Win an Election

The 25-year-old son of newly elected congresswoman Gwen Moore [Democrat] was arrested Friday by Milwaukee police and later released in connection with the election day slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party, according to police records. [Milwaukee Journal, hat tip: Powerline]...
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November 3, 2004

Left-Side of the Blog Reactions to the Election Results

LEFT-WING BLOGOSPHERE REACTIONS: John Kerry’s side of the blogosphere offers a diverse range of views of Bush’s victory. JollyBlogger brings a fresh perspective to left-wing comments (see point seven) and more liberal reactions are summarized by Stacy Harp and the American Mind. Update: Joe Carter at the Evangelical Outpost has...
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Thank You John Kerry - Congratulations George W. Bush

President Bush won a second term from a divided and anxious nation, his promise of steady, strong wartime leadership trumping John Kerry's fresh-start approach to Iraq and joblessness. After a long, tense night of vote counting, the Democrat called Bush Wednesday to concede Ohio and the presidency, The Associated Press...
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Bush Wins, Kerry Disputes Ohio

Bush leads the popular vote by 3.7 million and is ahead of Kerry in Ohio by approximately 140,00 votes (3%) with 99 percent of the precincts reporting. While FoxNews and NBC News have both called Ohio in favor of Bush, several other news networks remain on the fence (notably, ABC...
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November 2, 2004

Bush Wins Ohio (and the Election)

Foxnews has called Ohio for Bush giving the incumbent 269 electoral votes [hat tip: Powerline]. With Bush leading in NM by 5 percent (80% precincts reporting) this essentially assures him the victory. Thank God!...
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Bush Ahead in FLorida by Five

I'm surprised that this race has not been called because it looked Bush early on. With 96% of precincts reporting, Bush leads Kerry 52-47%. Update: ABC News just gave Florida to Bush....
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Incumbents Sweep Arizona’s Federal Races

Arizona - The Washington Post has given the election in seven out of eight U.S. Congressional races to the incumbent. J.D. Hayworth (Rep), Jeff Flake (Rep), Raul Grijalva (Dem), Jim Kolbe (Rep), Ed Pastor (Dem), John Shadegg (Rep), and Trent Franks (Rep) have all kept their seats, winning by wide...
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Bush Wins Big in Arizona

With 77% of precincts reporting and Bush leading Kerry 54.9% to 44.5%, the Washington Post has given Arizona to Bush....
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Early Results favor Bush in Arizona

With 39% of polls reporting, Bush leads Kerry 54.2 to 45.2%. [source: AZ Secretary of State] Updates: With 55% of polls reporting, Bush leads 54.5 to 44.9%. With 66% of polls reporting, Bush leads 55.1 to 44.3%. With 76% of polls reporting, Bush leads 54.9 to 44.5%....
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Can You Trust Exit Polls?

It is hard to conduct exit polls that are not in some way biased by time, geographic location or polling method. While the exit poll numbers are currently favoring Kerry, remember that in the 2000 election they were used as the basis for the erroneous call in favor of Gore....
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McCain Declared Winner in Arizona

Incumbent John McCain (Rep) has been listed the winner of the Arizona senatorial race by the Washington Post....
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Waiting, Watching, Posting - 2004 Election

Tonight I'm posting Arizona news at the Command-Post. This is an excellent resource for up-to-the-minute election results from across the country as bloggers everywhere represent their states. Good news from Florida: Bush leads 53-46 with 53% reporting (Washington Post, I first noticed this on Powerline). CNN presently has Bush leading...
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Arizona Draws Large Crowds

The main story in Arizona, as in other parts of the country, is the large voter turn out. Polling locations have reported long lines and waits well over one hour. Sen. John McCain made a brief statement after voting earlier today: "I think it is great that we're going to...
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The Final Slice (2004 Election)

Steven Taylor's guide to election polls and stories ends with the final prediction: Kerry is French Toast (but Bush and hs supporters will be singed by heartburn before it is all said and done)....
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November 1, 2004

Record Voter Turn-Out Expected in Arizona

The Arizona Republic reports the number of registered voters in Arizona rose 470,000, or 21 percent, since elections in 2000. Experts believe three-fourths of those registered might vote in Tuesday's election. In 2002, only 55 percent went to the polls in Maricopa County....
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Pre-Election Summary of the Arizona 2004 Presidential Race

According to the Washington Post, Arizona's 10 electoral votes will be cast in favor of George Bush. Democrats had hoped to make this a presidential battleground, but Bush is in good shape. Sen. John McCain (R) will easily win a fourth term against math teacher Stuart Starky (D). Freshman Rep....
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Bush Speaks on Values, Abortion and Gay Marriage

Today, President Bush listed life and family values as one of five key distinguishing characteristics between him and Sen. Kerry during an address to a Milwaukee audience. He stated:...
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Arizona 2004 Election Coverage

Election Results: AZ Secretary of State Website News Outlets: East Valley Tribune Arizona Republic Arizona Daily Star Tuscon Citizen CNN Political Parties: Republican Party Democratic Party Libertarian Party Constitution Pary AZ Government Info State Legislature 2004 Propositions Judges Organizations & Info Center for Arizona Policy - Propositions No Bad Judges...
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Kerry's War Position Undercuts the Cause

Even if you are against the war in Iraq consider the following: . . . Candidate Kerry's clearest position on the war undercuts the cause a President Kerry would be obligated to fight. As Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland put it: "Kerry's repeated denunciations of Iraq as the wrong war...
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Prepare For Four More Years

The latest NY Times/CBS poll has President Bush up by 48-45. The "internals" of the poll provide even worse news for John Kerry. - Powerlineblog There has been no great surge in the numbers of new voters. Ten percent of voters this year say they are "new voters" compared to...
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Pro-Life Advocates: Vote for President Bush

Steve Ertelt, editor of Pro-Life News, writes: For pro-life advocates, the choice in this November's presidential elections is clear: President George W. Bush deserves your vote. President Bush has compiled a record during his first term in office that can only be described as extraordinarily pro-life. And, when it comes...
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October 29, 2004

More Facts Contradict Kerry's Charges about Al Qaqaa

CNN is showing a Pentagon briefing with an Army officer who is describing how the explosives at Al Qaqaa were destroyed in June 2003 after having captured it in April 2003. I'll have more as the story breaks. - Captain Ed...
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October 27, 2004

Jane Roe, of Roe vs. Wade, Endorses Bush

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Norma McCorvey, the former plaintiff in the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion, has endorsed President Bush for re-election. McCorvey became a pro-life Christian in 1995 and renounced her role in the landmark Court decision. She now works full-time to get...
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Bush Defends Self While Kerry Escapes Judgement

Bush defends himself over the missing arsenal claim while criticizing Kerry: "A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not the person you want as the commander in chief," Bush told about 8,000 supporters at a rally on a day of campaigning that began in Pennsylvania...
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October 26, 2004

Weapons Arsenal Used to Target Bush

According to Drudge, "News of missing explosives in Iraq -- first reported in April 2003 -- was being resurrected for a 60 MINUTES election eve broadcast designed to knock the Bush administration into a crisis mode." The story of the missing weapons arsenal was reported on the front page of...
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It’s Too Close to Scrape (Toast-O-Meter)

The next to last Toast-O-Meter (political analysis) is now up (Click Here). Your first two bites: BUSH: Security, security, security. And: surety, surety, surety. KERRY: The clear strategy the last two weeks has been the pounce on any and all stories in the news that might underscore the theme of...
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October 24, 2004

Security Council members deny meeting Kerry

As I've considered this breaking story and commentaries from others it occurs to me that its benefit will not only be the obvious exposure of Kerry's bold dishonesty but also the placing of Kerry's campaign on the defensive during a critical time period. If this story gets enough attention, precious publicity will be lost as Kerry attempts to spin it.

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October 22, 2004

Misrepresentations Continue to Drive Politics of Stem Cell Research

I came across this article on stem cell research via Beldar...
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Toast-O-Meter Rounds-Up, Summarizes Pre-Election Status

Poliblogger's Toast-O-Meter gives a solid pre-election analysis. Here are a few crumbs: Indeed, the strategy for Kerry all along seems to have been a resume-driven one (a la Bob Dole) rather than one based on a specific vision for the country. While I understand the basic issue, I am...
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Bush Continues to Lead in Arizona

The Arizona Republic reports that President Bush's lead over Sen. John Kerry has "dropped" to seven points. Survey USA, as reported by the Business Journal, gave Bush an eleven-point lead....
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Presidential Election Poll Tracker

More election news here and here....
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October 21, 2004

Kerry's Ongoing Faith-Based Contradiction

BlogsforBush's Matt Margolis notices a contradiction in John Kerry's statement, "I will bring my faith with me to the White House and it will guide me," when compared with Kerry's prior assertion,"I can't take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn't share...
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October 20, 2004

Fox Poll Favors Bush

Powerline's Hindrocket comments on the latest FoxNews poll that finds the president leading John Kerry by seven points. Bush is up by five according to the Washington Post tracking poll. ACE has more and Poliblogger headlines the Tie Persisteth. Frankly, these polls are getting a little "crazy". See the pollingreport...
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October 19, 2004

Crossing Picket Lines by John Kerry

June 27 - "I don't cross picket lines," John Kerry said. "I never have." Indeed, Kerry has highlighted his support of first responders, such as police and firefighters, during his campaign. Oct. 19, 2004 - Kerry crosses two police picket lines. Here is more about what the nation's largest police...
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October 18, 2004

Religion Matters in Politics - Bush vs Kerry

Decisions made by the President of the United States are based on what he believes to be right and wrong, which in turn flows from his religion (his beliefs about himself, the world and God). President Bush is comfortable speaking about his faith and his actions indicate that he is...
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Buchanan Endorces Bush

In a surprising move, Pat Buchanan has given President Bush his endorsement in the upcoming election. Here is my summary of his reasons: Suprememe Court: "With Kerry as president, William Rehnquist could be succeeded as chief justice by Hillary Clinton." Iraq: But a vote for Kerry is more than just...
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Military, Police Support Bush

A new Annenberg survey reveals that active-duty military members and their families prefer George Bush over John Kerry despite the Kerry/Edwards accusations of back-door drafts and poor administration of military resources, by a 3-1 margin. [Captain Ed] In a Press Release, the largest police labor organization called on John Kerry...
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October 15, 2004

Pro-Kerry or Anti-Bush?

Are you voting for Senator John Kerry because you like his stance on the issues or are you voting for John Kerry because you hate President George W. Bush? [more, hat tip: Jeff Quinton] Overwhelmingly I have found the answer this question to be latter....
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October 14, 2004

Wrap-Up of the Third Presidential Debate (MSM, Conservatives and Liberals)

My wrap-up of the third presidential debate includes summaries and quotes from the mainstream media and conservative and liberal bloggers. Similar to the last debate, I see the pronouncement of the winner divided along party lines. Personally, I think that character revealing questions (faith and family) were a big factor...
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October 13, 2004

Round 3 Bush vs Kerry

I just returned from watching the debate with nearly 40,000 [update: 44,000] of my good Arizona friends at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. The huge Republican crowd was quite responsive to the President and predictably negative toward his opponent. Needless to say I heard a good portion of the debate...
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Political Wandering from Iraq to Magic Cell Phones

This is what I found during my "walk-about" among a few noteworthy political blogs. First, there is the issue of whether or not Kerry originally was honorably discharged before he was later honorably discharged (by President Carter's executive order in 1977) [more]. Hmmm... this pattern does sound familiar. Here are...
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Giving a Voice to Third Party Candidates - Peroutka

Blogs for Peroutka ask, "How about a real debate?" From Joshua Claybourn, "A band of ten have joined forces to keep you updated about Michael Anthony Peroutka's presidential campaign, the Constitution Party's candidate for president. The blog will explore "the rampant corruption in the two mainstream parties and the growing...
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Motivating Stem Cell Research ... and the Election

In a remarkable response to Christopher Reeve's death, Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards promised that the Kerry administration has a plan to cure paralysis through federally funded embryonic stem cells....
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October 9, 2004

Poltical Party Milestones

A few milestones from Kevin McCullough [hat tip: Lambertus Meyer]...
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October 8, 2004

Second Debate Appears Divided Along Parisian Lines

Both Democrats and Republicans agree that tonight's debate was "useful". With a few exceptions, opinions about who won appear to be divided along party lines. On both sides of the aisle there are a few claiming overwhelming victory for their candidate.

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Debate 2 - Initial Thoughs

Bush won, not by much, but he won. During most of the debate, rather than answer questions, Kerry played the prosecutor using 20-20 hindsight and painted America in a desperate and negative light. He also made promise after promise that are inconsistent with his voting record but yet tailored for...
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Are You a Polarized Blogger?

The U.S. presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry has prompted a frenzy of gossip and conspiracy theories among Internet bloggers, hybrid online sites that blend news, gossip and opinion. ... "Blogs probably pretty accurately reflect the level of polarization and paranoia and frustration among everyday Americans that...
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October 6, 2004

Playing Both Sides of the Global Test

In lastnight's debate, Cheney rightly criticized Kerry for promising to submit the U.S. to a global test prior to pre-emptive military action. In response, Edwards argued that Kerry qualified his statement. "He also said very clearly that he will never give any country veto power over the security of the...
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October 5, 2004

Cheney - Edwards Vice Presidential Debate

In my quick review of several bloggers and news organizations it appears that conservatives give the debate to Dick Cheney while liberals favor John Edwards. Both sides appear very confident in their respective assessments. Having a conservative orientation, my take is that Cheney displayed remarkable command, presence, self-control, and depth....
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October 3, 2004

Post-Debate Question: Why Did Kerry vote for the War?

Debra Saunders concedes Kerry won on style but Bush won on substance (San Francisco Chronicle):...
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October 1, 2004

First Debate Round-Up Favors Kerry

Here is a wrap-up of the Bush-Kerry debate from various sources (including a few liberals). My opinion is that Kerry won style and presentation while Bush won substance. Since perception is the key to marketing it would be hard not to give the debate to Kerry. However, the public may...
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September 30, 2004

Kerry's One Position on Iraq

Kerry has argued that his own positions on Iraq have been consistent, despite the president's portrayal of the senator as flip-flopping between support for and opposition to the war. [Associated Press - see also Blogs4Bush]. For the sake of clarity Kerry's positions over the last 10 years, based on his...
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Why Bush Will Win

Nearly two in three likely voters who support President Bush -- 65 percent -- said they were "very enthusiastic" about their candidate while 42 percent of Sen. John F. Kerry's supporters express similarly high levels of enthusiasm for their choice, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll. That's a...
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September 29, 2004

Top Ten Bush Flip-Flops by CBS

Whether or not one agrees with the president on this issue, there is a profound difference between a thoughtful change in position (Bush) and a flip-flop for the purpose of political expediency (Kerry). There is a difference between being wrong and admitting it (Bush) and waffling about a myriad of positions while claiming to have only one (Kerry). Bush never voted for something before voting against it and his positions have not changed on a daily basis. CBS has again done itself a disservice by representing Bush as "flip-flopping."

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September 24, 2004

Party Scare Tactics . . . Not So Bright

While Sen. John Kerry promises Bush is going to reinstate the draft, Republicans claim "liberals" are trying to ban the Bible [more from Poliblogger]. Exaggeration for the purpose of scaring constituents is manipulative deceit - it is lying. And, a position built on exaggeration is not worth holding. Accurately comparing...
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Complaint About CBS Memos Alleges Illegal Activity

The Center for Individual Freedom today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that CBS and Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc., illegally coordinated election communications. The jist of the complaint is that without the DNC getting involved with CBS' prime source, the fraudlent story would not have been aired. The...
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One-Sided Polls Favor Bush

President Bush this week reached a symbolic milestone, overtaking Democratic challenger John Kerry in New Hampshire and Iowa to claim more than 300 electoral votes in CNN's weekly Electoral College scorecard. [source: CNN] Neophytepundit gets the hat tip. Updates: BlogsforBush: Things continue to look good for Bush. John Kerry might...
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September 23, 2004

Kerry Pulls Out of Arizona

According to the AZ Republic, Sen. John Kerry's campaign scrapped plans for television advertising in the state Wednesday, prompting Republicans to declare "it's over" for the Democratic candidate in Arizona.

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September 21, 2004

CBS Puts Confidentail Unimpeachable Source in Contact with Top Democrat

In what many are calling a stunning development, news organizations are reporting that CBS put their key and confidential source, Bill Burkett, in contact with John Kerry Adviser, Joe Lockhart. This happened, of course, prior to CBS' insistence that it would not disclose Burkett's name. CBS arranged for a confidential...
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Burkett Reveals His Role - Truth is Now Out?

USA Today provides an informative article into Burkett's role as a "conduit" for the guard memos. He apparently doubted their authenticity and warned CBS. Rather acknowledged this and apologized. Newsmax reports that Burkett said, "I insisted that they be authenticated." Burkett also admitted that he lied to newspapers and CBS...
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September 20, 2004

Republicans Question CBS' Source Link to DNC

Washington, DC--Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie issued the following statement on CBS’s admission today that memos regarding the President’s National Guard service are not real....
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September 19, 2004

An Upcoming Interview with Bill Burkett

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reports that CBS will broadcast an interview with Bill Burkett in "an effort to resolve" the dispute over the authenticity of Bush Guard Memos [more]. Apparently it will not be broadcast until midweek....
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September 18, 2004

CBS Insiders are Worried - Investigation Ongoing

The New York Times reports that Betsy West, a top CBS news executive, has taken over the investigation of the forged memo scandal and Newsweek reveals that the network has directed substantial resources to investigate the controversy over 60 Minutes' use of forged memos to criticize the president....
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DNC Had Forged Memos Before CBS?

Although CBS previously reported that they had been working on the Killian Memo story for six weeks prior to broadcast, an LA Times article indicates that 60 Minutes received the memos just days before broadcast [Allahpundit and Wizbandblog]. Now the Washington Post and New York Times are following suit. The...
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September 17, 2004

Staudt Speaks Out - Memos Fake, Not Accurate

One of many notable discrepencies in the CBS Memos is that they refer to an active role by Col. Walter Staudt despite the fact that he retired 1.5 years before they were written. The memos suggest that Staudt exerted pressure against Lt. Col. Jerry Killian in an attempt to gain...
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AP Story Reports Boos Rather than Bush's Act of Kindness

I had a very close friend in the audience of exceptionally character that provided more information about the situation. She sat close to the front, near Mrs. Bush and said there no boos, "none." However, she did tell me that during the President's speech an acquaintance of hers fainted in the audience. After the speech, the President and Mrs. Bush visited the woman who passed out to make sure she was alright and express their concern for her well being. The elderly lady was, of course, delighted by both the concern and attention she was given by the President of the United States and his wife.

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September 16, 2004

A Likely Source for the CBS Memos Part II

Update: CBS has issued a statement and Rather has apologized. There is no admission of inaccuracy but the network does say it was misled by Burkett regarding the source of the memos [more]. Burkett will be interviewed on the CBS evening news 9/20. Previously I documented the possible role that...
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September 13, 2004

The End is Near - Lead Source Can't Authenticate.

Following CBS' publication of an article listing, unanswered, serious questions about Dan Rather's representation of the Bush-Guard Memos, the Washing Post and New York Times have published highly critical, credible and persuasive reports that the memos are forged. Remarkably, CBS' document (actually handwriting) expert has not publicly denied that he authenticated the memos. Captain’s Quarters remarks, "You know that CBS is drowning when it relies on an "expert" with no credentials as a document analyst who refuses to authenticate the memos because he only saw them on line."

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CBS Article Undermines Prior Assertions

Many items contradicting the CBS/Rather defense were reported and remained unanswered in a CBS/AP article and stood in stark contrast to Rather's feeble yet forceful assertions reported by WizBangBlog.

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September 12, 2004

A Likely Source for CBS Bush Guard Memos?

Update: CBS now identifies Burkett as the source of the Guard Memos and is publicly stating that they were misled by him [more]. Burkett will be interviewed on the CBS evening news 9/20. Who is the most likely source for the Bush Guard Memos quoted by CBS? Ace of Spades...
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List of Experts Mounts Against CBS Memos

Blogs for Bush has a summary of experts who believe that the Bush Guard Memos are likely not authentic. From my list of sources I would add one more. The benefit of the doubt goes to the accused and the burden of proof is on the accuser. Where's the proof?

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September 11, 2004

Another CBS Source Turns, Undermining Memos

The New York Times interviews CBS source Hodges who suggests the CBS documents are falsified, INDC interviews Dr. Bouffard who claims he was misquoted, Wizbangblog catches CBS repeating the misquote and notes CBS' star witnesses previously written skepticism of copied documents.

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September 10, 2004

CBS Against the World - Memos, memos, memos

Fox News (via Backcountry Conservative) reports in a teaser to open their 9 a.m. programming that CBS is supposed to issue a statement today related to the allegedly forged National Guard memos. No word on the nature of the statement. While CBS has held firm (or spun hard) others are systematically undermining every aspect of the original story - engineers, handwriting experts, lawyers forensic scientists, journalists ... bloggers

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Political Strategy Backfires

A Proverb to consider during a time of political controversy: "He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him."

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September 9, 2004

A Rush to Judgement on the President's Military Records?

Proverbs 18:17 ¶ The first to plead his case [seems] right, [Until] another comes and examines him..

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September 7, 2004

For and Agaist Military Action in Iraq

I noticed the following: August 9, 2004 - Voted for the War Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq even if he had known then no weapons of mass destruction would be found. Taking up a challenge...
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September 6, 2004

When Will It End? Military Allegations Dominate Presidental Race

First I noticed that Sen. John Kerry's biographer is calling for him to release his military records and "warned a Navy investigation into his medals could prove to be the "death knell" of his campaign." However, former President Clinton suggests that Kerry drop Vietnam, the central theme of his candidacy,...
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September 4, 2004

Amid Opposition, Bush Takes Signifiant Lead

Despite flooding negative attack ads by democrats and the best efforts of the media (see also the Associated Press' latest blunder), President Bush has a double digit lead on John Kerry [article]. Was it his speech at the RNC a convention or have the Swift Boat Veterans prevailed. Is it...
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September 2, 2004

The President Speaks (RNC 2004)

This evening the President of the United States delivered his address to the Republican National Convention and accepted his parties nomination for President of the United States. Toward the beginning of his speech he made a statement I found particularly interesting because it summarized GW's domestic policy: I am...
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Democrat Zell Miller, Speaker and Life Advocate

Many listened to Democrat Zell Miller's powerful speech at the Republican convention on Wednesday night. Concentrating on Kerry's repeated votes against military action and expenditure, Miller stated, Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror....
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August 27, 2004

Controversy Continues Over Kerry's Military Record and 527s

President Bush has now agreed to join forces with Sen. John McCain to crack down on 527's, the "independent" political organizations that are generally responsible for negative polical ads [more]. In fact, Pres. Bush announced Thursday he will file a lawsuit in federal court asking the federal agency that regulates...
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August 24, 2004

Are We Getting Off-Track? (John Kerry's Military Record)

Previously I asserted that Sen. John Kerry’s military record is a campaign issue because he has used it to support his qualifications for office. This has also been noted by others; for example Columnist Thomas Sowell writes: Unfortunately, Senator Kerry himself has made it matter by incessantly parading his four...
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John Kerry's Pro-Life Record

Sen. John Kerry puzzled Democrats and other pro-abortion voters by stating he believes that life begins at conception (report). This despite the fact that he voted at least six times against the ban on partial birth abortions and voted to allow federal money to distribute morning-after abortion pills in America's...
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August 22, 2004

Dole's Criticism and John Kerry's 1971 Statements

"One day he’s saying that we were shooting civilians, cutting off their ears, cutting off their heads, throwing away his medals or his ribbons," Dole said. "The next day he’s standing there, ‘I want to be president because I’m a Vietnam veteran. "Maybe he should apologize to all the other...
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August 20, 2004

Intimidating Letter Sent by DNC to News Outlets

The DNC and Sen. John Kerry reportedly sent a misleading and threatening letter to station managers attempting intimidate them into not broadcasting an advertisement that is highly critical of Kerry. According to Human Events: The letter claims the ad is "false" and "libelous" and suggests, in not-so-subtle terms, that TV...
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Response by Sen. Kerry Levels Charges at the President

Previously I entered the tenious fray of Sen. John Kerry's use of exaggerations to promote his political agenda. His response to his critics is an attack: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) went on the offensive Thursday, accusing the independent 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth of being...
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August 17, 2004

Does an Important Message Justify Deception (John Kerry's Camodia Tale)

Is deception on the part of leaders acceptable when it is used to motivate an important message or an agenda? Sen. John Kerry testified before a 1986 Senate committee hearing during a debate on U.S. policy toward Central America, I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in...
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July 26, 2004

DNC Column by Ann Coulter

Apparently, the nuts at the Democratic National Convention are going to be put in cages outside the convention hall. Sadly, they won't be fighting to the death as is done in W.W.F. caged matches. They're calling this the "protestor's area," although I suppose a better name would be the "truth-free...
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June 22, 2004

The Temple Priests Have Spoken

Self-proclaimed representatives of science, Nobel Prize Winners, have declared that Pres. Bush is unacceptable because he has diminished the place of science in government. "The Bush administration has ignored unbiased scientific advice in the policy-making that is so important to our collective welfare," the 48 scientists, who have won Nobels...
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June 4, 2004

Freedom: The Price of Communistic Utopia

North Korea has recalled mobile phones from its citizens, nearly a year and a half after the service was introduced in the communist country, South Korean media reports say. (article)...
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May 28, 2004

An Abortion Free America by January 2005

Introducing third party presidential candidate Michael A. Peroutka whose campaign themes include: "Honor God", "Defend the Family", and "Restore the Republic". Worldnetdaily published an article on Peroutka's promise to end abortion the day he is sworn into office. Would you vote a third party candidate - specifically Peroutka? At present,...
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May 14, 2004

The Politicized Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners

Leaders on both sides of the political aisle have expressed outrage over the shocking abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Sen. John Kerry recently he told the Hannity and Colmes, “I will fight a more effective war on terror, because I would never have thrown out of the door or window the...
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May 11, 2004

Sen. John Kerry and Religion

WASHINGTON (EP) – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says religion shouldn’t be mixed with politics. That statement came from Kerry’s campaign April 23 after a top Vatican official said Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be denied communion. This is probably best. Keep the fundamental beliefs of the candidates...
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May 8, 2004

Exploiting the Prisoner Abuse Scandal

The prisoner abuse scandal continues to gain momentum and John Kerry is exploiting it to the benefit of his campaign. According to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, while the story was broken by the Defense Department and given to the media, "What was not known is that a classified report with photographs...
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May 5, 2004

Google Bombing Waffles

Google bombers have set their Web sites on Sen. John Kerry. Some bloggers who either don't like the Democratic presidential candidate or don't like waffles are trying to make his campaign Web site, johnkerry.com, the first answer to a search of the word "waffles" on Google, the No. 1 Internet...
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May 4, 2004

Kerry Criticized by Former Sailors

An intestesting but highly critical article about John Kerry is linked below. Apparently, former collegues describe the presidential candidate as motivated by self-interest and devious. Retired Lt. Cmdr. Grant Hibbard is quoted as stating, "He showed me a scratch on his arm and a piece of shrapnel in his hand...
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April 28, 2004

Mainstream Emotive Reasoning

Logical fallacies are errors in reasoning that lead to unsupported conclusions. Many are easy to identify and are either refuted or avoided. However, other fallacies have become mainstream and are used to support a variety of beliefs and assertions. One such class of fallacy, that is often overlooked, is the...
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April 26, 2004

Kerry's Metals

ABC News: “Contradicting his statements as a candidate for president, Sen. John Kerry claimed in a 1971 television interview that he threw away as many as nine of his combat medals to protest the war in Vietnam.” Will this matter to the American public who twice voted in Bill Clinton...
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April 25, 2004

Lessons from 9/11

Rep. Ron Paul (TX) is a controversial figure. While a conservative, he is highly critical of the war in Iraq and the foreign policies of the Bush administration. Recently he spoke to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the government commission that is investigating government policies and agencies related to...
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