Republicans have some pretty good reasons to show up at their polling places on Election Day. You may not share my views, but I hope you'll take the time to vote, too:
More than 6.6 million new jobs have been created since August 2003, and that's after we inherited a nasty downturn and stock market bubble from the Clinton Administration. Our 4.1% annual growth rate is superior to most other major industrialized nations. The Dow has set record highs multiple times in the past several weeks. Productivity is up, the deficit is down. Real after-tax income has grown by 15 percent since 2001. Inflation has remained low. The tax cuts proposed by President Bush and passed by a Republican Congress are working! And, by the way, all this Liberal BS about "record deficits" is exactly that - BS! The deficit as a percentage of current GDP is right in the historical ballpark, my friend.
Democrats will attempt to mislead you with a lot more of their narrow "statistics", often lacking context, that try to say the Bush Administration hasn't created jobs. Take a look at the stock market again. The Democrats don't have a plan; at least I can't remember seeing one. Their platform is the "BBFCPL" platform: Bash Bush First, Come up with a Plan Later. I'll gladly vote for a Democrat with a plan. Give me Joe Lieberman, I'll vote for him without hesitation. He has a plan! My Chief Statistician, Marge Innovera, says to deal with facts, figures and arithmetic, not emotions. She also says there are both smart Democrats and Republicans.
Although Democrats and liberals mourn The Patriot Act as a gross infringement upon civil liberties, the much-discussed abuses haven't materialized. The law has permitted the CIA and FBI to cooperate and share information about terrorist threats -- at least so long as The New York Times isn't publishing the details of our efforts on the front page or CNN is airing terrorist films showing US service people being sniped at. The British just foiled a major terrorist plot because their anti-terrorist laws have teeth. You know what I think about Civil Liberties? They don't mean a shit if you just got your ass blown off by a bomb!
Republicans in Congress insisted upon and got the first serious immigration restriction in decades. On Oct. 26, the president signed a law that will build a 700-mile fence along our southern border and, what is more important, it does not offer amnesty. There's a lot more to be done, but we've done more in this Administration than any in the last 25 years.
A.Q. Khan's nuclear smuggling network has been dismantled.
John Roberts and Samuel Alito sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
There hasn't been another terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.
Libya has surrendered its nuclear program, renounced terrorism, paid compensation, and full diplomatic relations are opening back up.
Many Democrats believe in immediate withdrawal from Iraq. If they succeed in forcing us to leave under these circumstances, the United States will suffer a stinging defeat in the war on terror. The terrorists already believe that they drove the Russians from Afghanistan, and Israel from Lebanon and Gaza. They are convinced they chased us out of Lebanon in 1983 and from Somalia in 1993. According to Osama bin Laden, we are psychologically and spiritually weak. If we leave Iraq now we will totally validate this analysis. We might as well prepare a tape that says "We give up, you win" and drop it off at Al Jazeera! Iraq may not have been the center of the war on terrorism before we went in there. It is now. Geraldo Rivera, who is not exactly a Conservative, got it right when he said "We are gonna be in Iraq like we were in Korea - for the next half century - get over it!". It's a strategic center for us and we need to take pains to do things right, because we will indeed be in Iraq for a very long time.
If Democrats achieve a majority in the House, Barney Frank will chair the Financial Services Committee, Henry Waxman will head the Government Reform Committee, and Alcee Hastings will chair the Intelligence Committee. Good God! Hey, didn't you folks vow to move to Canada if Bush got re-elected? What happened, did Bill O'Reilly sneak into your house at night and steal your car keys?
Democrats believe that the proper response to Kim Jong Il's nuclear tests is "face to face talks." That's what the Clinton administration did for years. Did it work? My seismic sensors say "Unlikely". My general sense about Democratic candidates and politicians right now is that they focus on the negative, rather than proposing real, workable positive solutions for change. It's like a broken MP3. All you hear is "The Bush Adminstration screwed up", "Bush lied", "The Bush Administration is responsible for X, Y and Z", ad nauseum. Hey! What are YOU gonna do that's better? I'm listening, but I don't HEAR ANYTHING. Fact is, you're so consumed by hatred, you can't even THINK!
Iran's leaders have vowed to destroy Israel and the Jews. They think that this is Allah's bidding. Allah (through his prophet, Mohammed) never preached intolerance like this on the scale of Hitler. Allah, at least according to the Koran, never preached intolerance period. The Koran mentions twenty-five prophets by name including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Jesus, and Mohammed. These current so-called "Islamic" fanatics do not represent Islam, and they don't know what Allah or Mohammed is. These people are psychotic, and if we don't protect our collective ass, they'll destroy our way of life too. Democrats think we should negotiate with these maniacs. Yikes! I'll be there, pal, at the polling place!
One thing is for sure, no matter what happens in the upcoming elections. If we can't learn to put aside hatred and work together and compromise to solve problems, we're sunk, man.