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“Nebraska is more conservative than the nation as a whole,” said Bruning. “Senator Hagel, however, has become more liberal. And for some reason he has an anger to George Bush that is not particularly productive.”Click here to go backstage with Fred Thompson.
"Fred Thompson isn’t officially a candidate for president, but he might as well be. The pomp and circumstance accompanying his highly publicized visit to South Carolina on Wednesday—home of the “first-in-the-South” presidential primary—followed just the script you’d expect from a onetime Hollywood actor turned White House hopeful."As much as I'm looking forward to Fred in the race, I'm already sick to death of the MSM's obligatory 'He's An Actor' slug line. There's excitement surrounding Thompson both from the GOP base but also from the national press corps hungry for a new subject to cover and a new victim to devour.
"Great commanders in history have understood two critical truths: the situation in war is constantly changing, and decisions must take that change into account -- and, therefore, that it is best to delay decisions until the last possible moment to ensure that they are made on the basis of the most recent and accurate understanding of the situation, rather than on preconceptions formed in different circumstances."
"Discussion of issues cannot be suppressed simply because the issues may also be pertinent in an election," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority. "Where the First Amendment is implicated, the tie goes to the speaker, not the censor."
"Passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill has been, and remains, one of my top priorities in the Senate. It has become clear however, that I and many others will not be able to introduce amendments to fix key areas of this very complex bill," said Cornyn.Sixty votes are necessary for cloture, a.k.a. ending debate.
"I think we're going to get it [cloture]," Republican Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) said. "But senators have a way of changing their minds and things tend to slide one way or the other."
"The bill on the merits is a mixed bag," said McConnell, who had brushed aside reporter's questions on immigration Tuesday and Wednesday. "I'm not uniformly enthusiastic about it."
“We’ve got an educational problem about the enemy,” he said, noting that people in some western states — Abizaid now lives in Nevada — regard Sept. 11 “as a natural disaster” rather than a wartime act.
“My concern about the press,” he said, “is that the press hasn’t really looked at [the fact] that there’s an enemy out there.”
“Bin Ladenism as an ideological threat to the nation should not be underestimated."
There apparently are big differences in Iraqi attitudes, too. It just kills me that this stuff is not more widely reported.
"When I returned to Anbar on this trip, however, the security environment had undergone a dramatic reversal. Attacks on U.S. troops there have dropped from an average of 30 to 35 a day a few months ago to less than one a day now, according to Col. John Charlton, commander of the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division, headquartered in Ramadi. Whereas six months ago only half of Ramadi's 23 tribes were cooperating with the coalition, all have now been persuaded to join an anti-al Qaeda alliance. One of Ramadi's leading sheikhs told me: "A rifle pointed at an American soldier is a rifle pointed at an Iraqi."
"The recent U.S. experience in Anbar also rebuts the bromide that the new security plan is doomed to fail because there is no "military" solution for Iraq. In fact, no one believes there is a purely "military" solution for Iraq. But the presence of U.S. forces is critical not just to ensuring basic security, but to a much broader spectrum of diplomatic, political and economic missions--which are being carried out today in Iraq under Gen. Petraeus's counterinsurgency strategy."
"News is rarely news unless it generates heat as much as or more than light. Second, attacking motive is far more potent than attacking judgement. It is not enough for someone to make an error. It has to be venal. Conspiratorial.
"The reality is that the viewers or readers have no objective yardstick to measure what they are being told. In every other walk of life in our society that exercises power, there are external forms of accountability, not least through the media itself."
"People waiting on the sidewalks behind yellow police tape gave him a boisterous welcome, shouting “Bushie, Bushie.” He was practically manhandled as he shook hands along the line. Albanians reached out and embraced him, grabbing at his arms, shoulders and head, mussing his hair as Secret Service agents held him by the waist from behind."That is how President Bush should be treated.
"Edwards must rely on true believers who will brave the bitter Iowa cold in the dark of night to attend caucuses. That's the kind of voter impressed by Edwards lashing out at Obama and especially Clinton on the war. Iowa Democrats in 2004 pulled back from catastrophe at the 11th hour and abandoned Howard Dean when they contemplated the impact of a Dean victory. Party leaders hope Iowans will take a similarly hard look at John Edwards."
"Take John McCain, for example. He’s a war hero, he won the New Hampshire primary in 2000, he’s one of the most prominent members of the U.S. Senate, he gets more TV time than Paris Hilton and he’s in fourth place in the most recent Rasmussen poll of likely GOP voters.
"Then there’s Giuliani.
"Set aside Rudy’s two wins in liberal New York City. Set aside his inspiring performance as mayor on and after 9/11. Set aside the fact that he’s literally on a first-name basis with every voter in America.
"Set all that aside, and still this fact remains: If there is another serious, successful terrorist attack between now and the national conventions, the only question about 2008 will be whether the Democrats nominate Giuliani, too.
"Again and again Tuesday night, Rudy Giuliani showed that on the big issues (not the “creation/abortion” obsessions of Wolf Blitzer), he “gets it.” He knows that America’s top three issues are national security, national security and national security, followed by illegal immigration, which is also a national security issue.
"Meanwhile Mitt Romney - a member of both the Republican Party and a religious group best known for its history of polygamy - was elected governor of the bluest state in America.
"If the George W. Bush of 2000 had to run as a candidate today, he’d be fighting Jim Gilmore and Sam Brownback for top spot in the second tier."
"Move over, Roe v. Wade. The latest liberal judicial litmus test is whether the nominee is willing to repudiate the phrase "homosexual lifestyle." Believe it or not, that's one of the two raps against Leslie Southwick, whose nomination for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.
"After more than five months of Democratic control, Ralph Neas, Nan Aron and other liberal activists are so desperate to prove their relevance that they will grasp at any allegation to put another trophy kill over their mantel. What happens to Judge Southwick's nomination may well preview the fate of other appeals-court nominees in the rest of President Bush's term.
"[Southwick] is no Priscilla Owen or Janice Rogers Brown--prominent conservative jurists whose appellate nominations were filibustered by Democrats in previous Congresses. Judge Southwick has been a member of the Mississippi Court of Appeals since 1994, with time out for a military leave from 2004 to 2006, when he served in Iraq. His record is so uncontroversial that last fall the Judiciary Committee unanimously approved him for a district court judgeship. The year ended before the full Senate could vote on that nomination. But when Michael Wallace withdrew for the Fifth Circuit after Democratic objections, the White House nominated Judge Southwick as an act of bipartisan good faith.
"So much for that. His nomination looked safe enough until two weeks ago, when liberal critics, having scoured his 7,000-plus rulings on the Mississippi appeals bench, uncovered two allegedly hanging offenses. Both were about words that the judge himself never uttered but were contained in decisions he joined--one involving homosexuals, the other race."
A political party that is forced to 'prove their relevance' isn't having much legislative success. Nice 'mandate.'
"One of the central problems of the Middle East is the desire for Iran to dominate that portion of the world because of what they are doing. And that is why I believe that they are seeking this kind of nuclear capacity.Romney was great. Rudy was awesome. Duncan Hunter was good. Huckabee was funny. Brownback is very likable. All of these guys would make good Presidents. Fred Thompson would make a great President.
"That is one of the reasons why we are, in fact, in Iraq. And that’s why our soldiers, when they fight and die there, are, in fact, serving the interests of the United States. Nobody ought to have any doubt about that."
Imagine hearing the President give this type of speech on the radio or on television today, the prayer offered by Franklin D. Rooselvelt on the evening of June 6, 1944, D-Day."My Fellow Americans:
It could never happen. The ACLU would sue the President for violating the separation between church and state and the Muslims would be offended.
How far has the once great and mighty Democratic Party fallen into the control of kooks and wackos.
"The Democrats in Congress have lost much of the leadership edge they carried out of the 2006 midterm election, with the lack of progress in Iraq being the leading cause. Their only solace: President Bush and the Republicans aren't doing any better.
"Six weeks ago the Democrats held a 24-point lead over Bush as the stronger leadership force in Washington; today that's collapsed to a dead heat. The Democrats' overall job approval rating likewise has dropped, from a 54 percent majority to 44 percent now -- with the decline occurring almost exclusively among strong opponents of the Iraq War."