Democrats for Bush

  1. Miller begins 'Democrats for Bush'

    By Joseph Curl
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Sen. Zell Miller yesterday kicked off a national "Democrats for Bush" drive, labeling fellow Democratic Sen. John Kerry a tax-and-spend liberal who is weak on defense and national security.
    "Fortunately, Democrats like us have a courageous and principled leader that we're proud to support. It just so happens that he has a little 'R' after his name," the Georgia Democrat said in a speech.
    While Mr. Miller has been a vocal supporter of the president throughout his term, voting for the war in Iraq and supporting across-the-board tax cuts, it is unusual for a Democrat to categorically denounce a presidential candidate from his own party.
    But Mr. Miller, who is not seeking re-election in November, says the Democratic Party has moved so far from the ideals once at its core that he no longer can support its actions.
    "Frankly, I've had it up to here with the politicians who claim to represent my party but really represent nothing but special interest groups and their own partisan agendas," he said.
    "I remember when most Democrats were in favor of projecting America's power abroad, because we believed that America was a great force for good over evil. ... For decades, the Democratic Party maintained peace through strength. We worked with Republicans to ensure that freedom and democracy would not falter in the face of any threat," Mr. Miller said.
    "These days, it seems like some people in my party are motivated more by partisan politics than by national interest," he said.

    entire article: http://washingtontimes.com/national/...4112-2450r.htm

    I had the opportunity to see Mr. Miller on C-Span this week and really enjoyed his speech. He feels that "John Kerry has the wrong idea about how our country should respond to the threat of terrorism." and I happen to agree with Mr. Miller on that one.

    The Kerry camp is calling Mr. Miller "unpatriotic" for supporting President Bush. I believe Mr. Miller has the right to support whatever candidate he chooses.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   kmchugh
    Quote from mkue
    The Kerry camp is calling Mr. Miller "unpatriotic" for supporting President Bush. I believe Mr. Miller has the right to support whatever candidate he chooses.
    Here is the specific passage from the article"

    The Kerry camp took seriously the defection of one of its own, lashing out at the former Marine and questioning his patriotism for supporting the president.
    Unpatriotic for supporting your party. Hmmm. Seems I've heard some people scream long and loud how unethical it is to question the patriotism of someone who doesn't agree with your take on things. Not saying who, but there do seem to be a lot of "D" qualifiers and "Kerry for President" signs in that crowd. Seems like pretty smarmy politics, to me.

    A democrat, who doesn't support the democratic candidate? Why, he must be a traitor!

    KM
  4. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from mkue
    Miller begins 'Democrats for Bush'

    By Joseph Curl
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Sen. Zell Miller yesterday kicked off a national "Democrats for Bush" drive, labeling fellow Democratic Sen. John Kerry a tax-and-spend liberal who is weak on defense and national security.
    "Fortunately, Democrats like us have a courageous and principled leader that we're proud to support. It just so happens that he has a little 'R' after his name," the Georgia Democrat said in a speech.
    While Mr. Miller has been a vocal supporter of the president throughout his term, voting for the war in Iraq and supporting across-the-board tax cuts, it is unusual for a Democrat to categorically denounce a presidential candidate from his own party.
    But Mr. Miller, who is not seeking re-election in November, says the Democratic Party has moved so far from the ideals once at its core that he no longer can support its actions.
    "Frankly, I've had it up to here with the politicians who claim to represent my party but really represent nothing but special interest groups and their own partisan agendas," he said.
    "I remember when most Democrats were in favor of projecting America's power abroad, because we believed that America was a great force for good over evil. ... For decades, the Democratic Party maintained peace through strength. We worked with Republicans to ensure that freedom and democracy would not falter in the face of any threat," Mr. Miller said.
    "These days, it seems like some people in my party are motivated more by partisan politics than by national interest," he said.

    entire article: http://washingtontimes.com/national/...4112-2450r.htm

    I had the opportunity to see Mr. Miller on C-Span this week and really enjoyed his speech. He feels that "John Kerry has the wrong idea about how our country should respond to the threat of terrorism." and I happen to agree with Mr. Miller on that one.

    The Kerry camp is calling Mr. Miller "unpatriotic" for supporting President Bush. I believe Mr. Miller has the right to support whatever candidate he chooses.

    Zig-Zag makes me sick. I wish to God somebody would muzzle him and send his *** back to the Georgia mountains, he is so embarrasing. Zig-Zag has decided that the Democratic party spends too much time representing minorities, the poor and women and not the good ole' boys like they used to and that has him up in arms, hence his support of Bush. As Senator, he no longer even tries to pretend to represent all or most of Georgia, just Nascar Dads and their ilk. He is a Democrat along the lines of the old Dixiecrats, he just didn't switch his affiliation to Republican like Strom Thurmond did. Thank God he isn't running for re-election.
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I'm in Texas, and there are plenty of Republicans for Kerry here!
  6. by   Mkue
    Like him or not he is familiar with the goings on in Washington and the decay of his party. He remembers when Democrats were against evil, "the Democratic party gained peace through strength". He still has a right to support whomever he chooses without his patriotism being called into question.
  7. by   wjf00
    I am sure David Duke that 'mainstream' Republican is for Bush as well. There are nuts of all stripes, even the occasional Democrat.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I remember those old style southern Democrats like George Wallace and Lester Maddox. Governor Wallace had the curage and honesty to admit how wrong he had been. He actually credited a NURSE who cared for him after he was shot.


    From the article:

    http://washingtontimes.com/national/...4112-2450r.htm

    ...Although neither Mr. Racicot nor Mr. Miller offered a list of Democrats who are part of Democrats for Bush, Mr. Miller told several members of his party during the phone call that he would be sending each a letter asking them to help recruit at least five more Democrats in their state who could be added to the group. ..


    ..."I can't for the life of me figure out why a Marine who lives by the words 'Semper Fi' would want to stand with the Bush crowd that disparaged the patriotism of a tried-and-true hero, Georgia's own Max Cleland," said Kerry spokesman David Wade. Mr. Cleland, a former Democratic senator from Georgia, lost his re-election bid last year amid charges that the Bush administration had engaged in dirty politics during the state's campaign...

    ...Mr. Miller's voting record in the Senate on strengthening the military and providing for U.S. intelligence "is darn near identical to John Kerry's over these last years." ...
  9. by   elkpark
    If Zig-Zag had any real integrity, he'd go ahead and switch parties -- he is so obviously a Dem in name only. He spends all his time now working against and bad-mouthing the Dems. If we're so awful, why is he still in the party???

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