Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's That Important

Eight years ago, George W. Bush was nominated as the GOP’s candidate for president of the United States. Here are some excerpts from his acceptance speech at the 2000 Republican National Convention.

“This is a remarkable moment in the life of our nation. Never has the promise of prosperity been so vivid…

America has a strong economy and a surplus. .. We will strengthen Social Security and Medicare for the greatest generation and for generations to come… We will set [Medicare] on firm financial ground and make prescription drugs available and affordable for every senior who needs them…

Today our high taxes fund a surplus. Some say that growing federal surplus means Washington has more money to spend. But they've got it backwards. The surplus is not the government's money; the surplus is the people's money…

... When America uses force in the world, the cause must be just, the goal must be clear, and the victory must be overwhelming. I will work to reduce nuclear weapons and nuclear tension in the world, to turn these years of influence into decades of peace…

We will give low-income Americans tax credits to buy the private health insurance they need and deserve.

We will transform today's housing rental program to help hundreds of thousands of low-income families find stability and dignity in a home of their own…"

- George W. Bush
2000 Republican National Convention

Register and vote.
It's THAT important.


Anonymous leslie said...

I regret that I have only one vote to give for my country.

Taking Liberties With Nathan Hale.

September 25, 2008 1:41 PM  
Blogger bulletholes said...

Remarkable = disastrous
Firm financial ground = bend over

Backward? He got that right!
Decades of peace = a war on three fronts

Tax credits= spend a buck to make$.71
Transform = destroy

Stability and dignity = my money went where?

With apologies to UF mike- he does it better than I do.
Watched replays of debates last night. Stunning to see and Al Gore argue about what to do with the Surplus.
My, my.

September 25, 2008 2:45 PM  
Anonymous dan said...

Here in Canada, we're shaking in nervous anticipation to see how badly Congress can screw up this one (the bail-out). As an ally, when you cough, we get a cold or worse. I get your point, but my question has always been, "Who do you choose?" They're all a pack of frigging liars who've sucked at the public teat for too long. No matter the party, they're slimeballs. Whether you're voting in the US or Canada, you really have no TRUE alternative. Why even bother voting??? I've spoiled my ballot before, but I'm tired of that. I want another option. "None of the Above" needs to be on every ballot in our countries. Think it would win?

September 25, 2008 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Dan, I agree with you 100%. I'm so tired of voting for the lesser of two evils; especially when there is little or difference between them. I dare say there are probably as many discrepancies in Clinton's acceptance speak 8 year prior.

September 29, 2008 12:40 PM  

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