TERESA WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE SAINT OF CALCUTTA, BUT JOHN KERRY'S WIFE PREFERS TAHRAYYYZA... SO SHOVE IT!
According to Tahrayyyza, "No one will defend this nation better than (John Kerry)"
Really? Is that why he voted against body armor and Humvee protection? Is that why he voted for military involvement but then voted against funding it? Isn't that EXACTLY what Washington DC and the Congress did in regards to Viet Nam, hamstringing the military through budgetary oversight, causing us to LOSE the Viet Nam war? Is that how he is going to protect America?
Or is he just going to turn the keys of sovereignty over to the UN and expect protection that way?
"ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU"
Teddy Kennedy's litany of "what have we DEMS dems done for you lately" was the single greatest definition of liberalism/socialism in recent times. Thank God for Teddy! He's too old and doddering to be apologetic for his blatantly socialistic agenda.
Time and again in America's history, we as Democrats have offered new hope of a stronger, fairer, more prosperous future for all our people, a society that feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and cares for the sick so that none must walk alone.
When the elderly faced poverty and sickness that threatened their golden years, we created Social Security (news - web sites) and Medicare. When the voices of many citizens went unheard and their lives were blighted by bigotry, we fought for equality and justice for civil rights and voting rights and the rights of women, for the cause of Americans with disabilities.
When higher education was beyond the reach of veterans returning home from war, we created the G.I. Bill of Rights and we have continued ever since to make college more affordable for millions more Americans. When men and women needed protection in the workplace, we demanded safe conditions for their jobs. We insisted on the right to higher pay for working overtime.
We guaranteed the right to form a union. We pledged a fair minimum wage, so that no one in America who works for a living should have to live in poverty.
Unfortunately, to deride any of these programs makes one seem heartless and cruel, so it's an argument most choose not engage. One can NOT get around the fact that ALL of these things are BIG GOVERNMENT helping out the little folk. This country was based upon the ideals that the little folk do MUCH better when the Government gets out of their way.
What happened to his brother's admonishing to "...ask what you can do for your country."? The Democratic party has become a quasi-socialist fringe group forever having their hands out asking the government to fix everything from their screwed-up personal investments to their spilled hot coffee. It's a wonderful, blissful idea... having someone acting like a Big Brother to look out for you and protect you. But history has proven that governments are notoriously ineffective and inefficient. The same shelters, protections, and opportunities can be better served in the private sector.
Case in point (and this dovetails with Traitor Reagan's speech) Stem cell research - The restrictions placed upon embryonic Stem Cell Research do not, I repeat DO NOT limit private research, and in fact allow govn't research on 6 strains already being used. Those 6 strains provide plenty of sources for any study desired. But that's beyond the main point. If stem cell research was TRULY the panacea that the pro-abortionists claim, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that Geneva Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Myers - Squib, and Merck would be clamoring to perform private studies in order to secure the patents to this "miracle cure"? Of course they would! But they know that embryonic Stem Cell Research is a mirage and a red herring. There is much more potential in Coi blood and adult stem cells.
Test subjects that have had embryonic stem cells injected into their brains have had bone tissue grow right into their cortex. Most, if not all, have had higher cases of tumors and cancer than if they had been just left alone. Embryonic Stem Cell research is NO panacea, only a tool for the pro-abortion crowd to justify their continuing slaughter of unborn humans.
Many commentators have noted that the speakers so far at the convention have tried to play to the center, to give a moderate face, and refrain from Bush-bashing. Fortunately, they have failed on both counts, showing their colors brightly and proudly, they just used softer language.