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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Zell Miller

A lifelong Democrat summarizes why it is critical to make the right choice in the coming presidential election. Georgia Senator Zell Miller's speech to the RNC was a body blow to the Kerry candidacy.

Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security but Americans need to know the facts.
The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40 percent of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The B-2 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hussein's command post in Iraq.
The F-14A Tomcats, that Senator Kerry opposed, shot down Khadifi's Libyan MIGs over the Gulf of Sidra. The modernized F-14D, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered missile strikes against Tora Bora.
The Apache helicopter, that Senator Kerry opposed, took out those Republican Guard tanks in Kuwait in the Gulf War. The F-15 Eagles, that Senator Kerry opposed, flew cover over our Nation's Capital and this very city after 9/11.
I could go on and on and on: against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein's scud missiles over Israel; against the Aegis air-defense cruiser; against the Strategic Defense Initiative; against the Trident missile; against, against, against.
This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces?
U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?

The Daily Recycler is hosting Senator Miller's speech in Windows Media format. Glenn Reynolds is calling it "the purest voice of Jacksonian America." Quite right.

Cross-posted to the Flea.

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Comments

Sounds like Kerry would be at home in the Liberal Party of Canada.

Posted by: Scott | 2004-09-01 9:28:18 PM


I have one question to ask of conservative Canadians. Do you have one single political leader who would gladly get up and make such a speech as Zell Miller made? Hell, do you have one that would galdly make a speech such as Rudy made? Or that Arnold made?

From what I have read and seen, there are exactly two conservative parties in world that actually have a pair hanging between their legs -- the USA and Australia. All the other conservative parties in the western world are bunch of eunichs, too scared to actually put some heat into their arguments.

Posted by: David Crawford | 2004-09-02 4:05:06 AM


Hi David, the answer is no. None of the political leaders would make such a speech. And those of us who would make such a speech in a heartbeat would never be allowed to be political leaders, not even in the Conservative Party.

Every day and every way, Texas looks better and better.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-09-02 6:48:01 AM


What Kathy said.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-09-02 8:24:47 AM


And think for a moment the text of such a speech.

After the war era, just what has Canada accomplished as a nation to provide material for that type of emotional call to arms - for either side of the right-left political spectrum?

Medicare?

Please.

Posted by: Kate | 2004-09-02 9:52:48 AM


Now Kate, don't forget all those award-winning tax-funded feature films nobody watches! That must count for something.

And TimBits.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-09-02 12:54:47 PM


I can get excited about TimBits.

Posted by: rick mcginnis | 2004-09-02 2:05:26 PM


Right then. Timbits are in the new party platform!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-09-02 5:51:45 PM



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