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June 06, 2007

Republican Debate Moments

Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Alpine Republican who is pursuing his party's presidential nomination, did the ultimate Tuesday night in branding the three front-runners as unworthy.

Shouldn’t the GOP nationally be following that Arnold Schwarzenegger example in California?
REP. HUNTER: No. (Laughter.) And let me just say, you know, I look at Governor Romney, Mayor Giuliani, my good friend John McCain. Governor Romney joined with Bill Clinton for the 1994 gun ban when I was fighting that. Mayor Giuliani stood with him at the White House on that. Governor Romney has passed what I consider to be a major step toward socialism with respect to his mandated health care bill. John McCain is standing strong with Ted Kennedy on this Kennedy- McCain-Bush border enforcement bill.

I think the guy who’s got the most influence right here with these three gentlemen is Ted Kennedy. And I think we need to move away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party.

Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said at the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night that he would tell President Bush to not “darken the doorstep of the White House” if he were to win the presidency.

Tancredo said top White House adviser Karl Rove once told him the same thing when he was at odds with Bush. Asked whether the current president would play a role in his own administration, Tancredo said, “I would have to tell George Bush exactly the same thing Karl Rove told me.”

The lawmaker noted that he disagreed with Bush on many things, not just his signature issue of immigration. Tancredo also mentioned the prescription drug bill and No Child Left Behind as other examples.

The lawmaker, who is running a long-shot bid for the White House, also held no punches when it came to immigration, reiterating that he would campaign against any Republican who is supporting the bipartisan legislation currently making its way through the Senate.

“I am willing to do whatever is necessary to try to stop this piece of legislation,” Tancredo said at the New Hampshire debate. “And that includes go after any Republican that votes for it, because the Republicans can stop this.”

And Fred Thompson was on Hannity and Colmes

Wild Thing's comment...........

One of the things that also stood out to me during the Debate, was when one of the people in the audience asked Mitt Romney why his website had English and Spanish if he was against Amnesty. If you click on the link and look at the top. Then click on the words Espanol and his page comes up with his son Craig Romney doing a whole speech in Spanish. Or just click HERE to see and hear it.

When they all were asked at the debate how they felt about making English the Language of the USA, Tom Tancredo spoke up immediately and said YES. He also said when asked about Romeny's website if he would do that kind of thing and he said NO. I applauded him when I heard that.
We REALLY need to stop this press #2 for Spanish BS and show people they need to truly be Americans. There are so many other languages of those that have come here legally, people from Germany, Italy, France, Greeece that all those people have made an effort to learn English, why make the exception all the time for those speaking Spanish. I am sick of it!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at June 6, 2007 12:40 AM


Say one thing, mean the other. Political double speak.
Like we aren't smart enough to figure that one out!
I still prefer a Thompson-Hunter ticket.
Both men at least mean what they say and do what they say.
We need good level headed common sense in the White House.
Something it hasn't seen in quite awhile.

Posted by: Lynn at June 6, 2007 05:14 AM

I though Duncan Hunter did good. I still would like to see a Thompson/Hunter ticket.

The credit/debit card readers where I work are in both English and Spanish. You don't get a choice, it's both languages on the screen. It not only confuses customers but pisses them off. I even had a Democrat politician in the other day complaining about it. Our receipts are even printed in English and Spanish, making the receipt over 12 inches long for a 1-item purchase.

Posted by: BobF at June 6, 2007 08:39 AM

I'll join the crowd on Thompson/Hunter, though for now I might prefer Hunter/Thompson.

I really appreciate the realistic comments about the three RINOs from Hunter. I don't think that violates Reagan's 11th commandment(thou shall not speak ill of fellow Republicans) because those three are not true Repubs. Tancredo's jab at Bush/Rove is also appropriate. I am at the point now where I believe attacking George Bush is not the same as not supporting the war. Bush and crew mismanaged the war. I believe we can still win if we fight it like a war.

Powerful interests back the three front runners in the Republican primary. If a popular groundswell can lead to their early demise maybe there is hope that the Republican Party can have a true Conservative and popular ticket that will give us something more than the previous "lesser of two evils".

Posted by: TomR at June 6, 2007 12:05 PM

Today Harry Reid called these 12-20 Million Illegals 'UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS', what the hell is wrong with these people. ?

Posted by: Mark at June 6, 2007 04:11 PM

Lynn, ....."We need good level headed common sense in the White House."....we sure do.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 6, 2007 05:06 PM

Bob oh my gosh, I am going to have to look at my next receipt and see if they have it like that over here too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 6, 2007 05:09 PM

Tom, I know exactly what you mean, and I agree.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 6, 2007 05:13 PM

Mark, omg I didn't know that. sheesh. thank you so much for letting us know.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 6, 2007 05:14 PM