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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Newt Gingrich writes:
A few weeks ago, I called on the President and Congress to listen to the demands for real change coming from the American people in campaign '08 and to act immediately -- without waiting for the election.

Speaking directly to the President and Congress, this is what I said:

"The country is speaking loudly and clearly. The American people are rejecting the special interests, and the bureaucratic status quo in Washington. The question for you now is: What are you going to do about it?"

Well, today at least on one front, the answer is in. President Bush and the Congress, led by House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio), are leading an all-out fight for real change by ending the undemocratic, corrupt practice of pork-barrel spending through earmarks.

It's more then a dry exercise in accounting. It's the first step in the fight for real change. It's a fight to begin to restore accountability to how your tax dollars are spent in Washington.

Read more.

Let's be clear here, I am not a McCain supporter. I did, however, hear him today at CPAC saying he would fight to end earmarks and would not sign any bill that contained them, if he were president. Remember though, he was talking to a large conservative action group. He could have been playing the part of any good politician ... pandering to a particular group ... telling them what they wanted to hear.

I hope he was telling the truth.


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