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Open Season on Dhimmicrats: Romney, Huckabee and Giuliani at the RNC

Tonight’s speeches at the RNC merit their own posts. I combine Huckabee’s and Giuliani’s here; Palin gets her own when she’s done.

Huckabee: Some excerpts (the entire speech here):

John McCain offers specific ideas to respond to this need for change. But there are some things we never want to change — freedom, security and the opportunity to prosper.

I’m not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me. (emphasis mine. If there was ever a moment where I didn’t know why I believe what I do, this is the definition)

And the part of his speech near and dear to my heart:

On the first day of school in 2005, Martha Cothren, a teacher at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, was determined that her students would not take their education or their privilege as Americans for granted. With the principal’s permission, she removed all the desks from her classroom. The students entered the empty room and asked, “Mrs. Cothren, where are our desks?” “You get a desk when you tell me how you earn it,” she replied.

“Making good grades?” asked one student.

“You ought to make good grades, but that won’t get you a desk,” Martha responded.

“I guess we have to behave,” offered another.

“You will behave in my class,” Mrs. Cothren retorted, “but that won’t get you a desk either.”

No one in first period guessed right. Same for second period.

By lunch, the buzz was all over campus… Mrs. Cothren had flipped out ….wouldn’t let her students have a desk. Kids had used their cell phones and called their parents.

By early afternoon, all four of the local network TV affiliates had camera crews at the school to report on the teacher who wouldn’t let her students have a desk unless they could tell her how they earned it. By the final period, no one had guessed correctly.

As the students filed in, Martha Cothren said, “Well, I didn’t think you would figure it out, so I’ll have to tell you.”

Martha opened the door of her classroom. In walked 27 veterans, some wearing uniforms from years gone by, but each one carrying a school desk.

As they carefully and quietly arranged the desks in neat rows, Martha said, “You don’t have to earn your desks. These guys already did.

“They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have.

“No one charged you for your desk. But it wasn’t really free. These guys bought it for you. And I hope you never forget it. ”

I wish we all would remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have. It’s about those who gave it to us.

So, for all the liberals who bitch and complain about this nation and how we’re always in the wrong, you’d do well to remember who gave you the freedom to bitch and complain.

Giuliani: (entire speech here)

“We the people” — the citizens of the United States — get to decide our next president, not the media, not Hollywood celebrities, not anyone else.

Tough times require strong leadership, and this is no time for on-the-job training. (which he followed with “We agree with Joe Biden….this once!!)

So, our opponents want to reframe the debate. They would have you believe that this election is about “change versus more of the same.” But that’s really a false choice. Because “change” is not a destination, just as “hope” is not a strategy.

 For four days in Denver and for the past 18 months, Democrats have been afraid to use the words “Islamic terrorism.” During their convention, the Democrats rarely mentioned the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. They are in a state of denial about the threat that faces us now and in the future.

The Democratic Party had given up on Iraq. And I believe, ladies and gentlemen, that when they gave up on Iraq they were giving up on America. The Democratic leader in the Senate said so: “America has lost.” Well, if America lost, who won? Al-Qaida? Bin Laden?

Sen. McCain was the candidate most associated with the surge. And it was unpopular. What do you think most other candidates would have done in that situation? They would have acted in their own self-interest by changing their position. How many times have we seen Barack Obama do that?

I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing.

When Russia rolled over Georgia, John McCain knew exactly how to respond. Obama’s first instinct was to create a moral equivalency — that “both sides” should “show restraint.” The same moral equivalency that he has displayed in discussing the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel.

Later, after discussing it with his 300 foreign policy advisers, he changed his position and suggested that the “the U.N. Security Council” could find a solution. Apparently, none of his 300 advisers told him that Russia has a veto on any U.N. action. Finally Obama put out a statement that looked … well, it looked a lot like John McCain’s. Here’s some free advice: Sen. Obama, next time just call John McCain.

I missed Mitt Romney’s speech, but here’s the best parts from the transcript:

Is a Supreme Court liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with Constitution rights? It’s liberal! Is a government liberal or conservative that puts the interests of the teachers union ahead of the needs of our children? — It’s liberal! Is a Congress liberal or conservative that stops nuclear power plants and offshore drilling, making us more and more dependent on Middle East tyrants? — It’s liberal! Is government spending — excluding inflation — liberal or conservative if it doubles since 1980? — It’s liberal!

America is strong because of the ingenuity and entrepreneurship and hard work of the American people. The American people have always been the source of our nation’s strength and they always will be!

Republicans prefer straight talk to politically correct talk!

And, in closing: Just like you, there has never been a day when I was not proud to be an American. We inherited the greatest nation in the history of the Earth. It is our burden and privilege to preserve it, to renew its spirit so that its noble past is prologue to its glorious future. To this we are all dedicated, and I firmly believe, by the providence of the Almighty, that we will succeed.

Conservative pornography in the worst way….and I enjoyed every minute of it.




Written by Coby Dillard

September 3, 2008 at 11:23 pm

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