Young Republicans - America's future
"They are, of course, scrubbed and clean-cut kids, lugging homemade signs (CHENEY ROCKS!) and suits dry-cleaned especially for the occasion."
A definite contrast to the protesters in NYC during the convention.
Random Shards of Interest
Vice President Cheney's speech was competent and effective......no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons systems that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror. 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 fanatics who killed some 3,000 of our fellow Americans may have thought they could attack us with impunity — because terrorists had done so previously. But if the killers of September 11th thought we had lost the will to defend our freedom, they did not know America ... and they did not know George W. Bush.
"I know what you're thinking," Koch said with a smile. "What's Ed Koch doing at the Republican convention? Me! A Democratic district leader in Greenwich Village, Democratic city council member, a Democratic member of Congress, a Democratic mayor. Why am I here? I'm here to convert you. But that's for the next election. This year, I'm voting for the reelection of President George W. Bush!" The crowd roared with applause.
"I've never voted for a Republican president before," Koch told CNN shortly after his introductory remarks. "But I am voting to re-elect George W. Bush because I believe that the Democratic party, regrettably, doesn't have the stomach to take on international terrorism. And George Bush has demonstrated he does."
Kerry has shown a penchant for quoting radical folk heroes to prove a point, and not just during this campaign. On January 11, 1991, Kerry leaned on another literary icon of the far left--once a full-fledged Communist party member--in opposing the congressional resolution giving George H.W. Bush the authority to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait.
At the end of his Senate speech, Kerry said he "would like to share with my colleagues something that Dalton Trumbo wrote in a book called Johnny Got His Gun," a 1939 novel graphically depicting the horrors of war through the protagonist, a completely paralyzed World War I victim.
For reasons only Kerry can explain, the senator deliberately chose the writings of a well-known Hollywood Red to make the case against the Gulf War. A prominent screenwriter, Trumbo was one of the famous Hollywood Ten, those writers, directors, and producers who appeared in 1947 before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refused to say whether they were, or had ever been, members of the Communist party.
......the President sat back, as John Kerry's consultants, the Iowa caucus voters, the Democratic Party at large, and the media convinced themselves that the one card that trumps Bush's leadership in the war on terror was Kerry's four months in Vietnam, and bet everything on it. They have just lost that hand.