Are you a Republican? by Larry C Johnson
I once considered myself a
Republican. In light of the record of the Bush Administration and the
Republican controlled congress, I can no longer claim to be a
Republican. Now we have George “AWOL” Bush and his sidekick, Dick
“Five-Deferment” Cheney calling Democrats who question their failed
Iraq strategy, “cut and runners”.
Meet Tammy Duckworth, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois and
combat veteran. Tammy lost both legs in a helicopter crash. Hearing the
charge that she wanted to cut and run, Tammy said:
“Well, I didn’t cut and run, Mr. President. Like so many others, I proudly fought and
sacrificed,; Duckworth said. “My helicopter was shot down long after
you proclaimed ‘mission accomplished.”
Ask yourself the following questions and decide, “Are you a Republican?” (and my apologies to Jeff Foxworthy)
If you enjoy shoplifting while working at the White House, you might be a Republican.
may not recognize Claude Allen’s name, but you’ve probably seen his
face in photos, a little off to the side, a few steps away from the
president. As George W. Bush’s top domestic-policy adviser, Allen stuck
close to the boss. He was Bush’s frequent companion on Air Force One,
and helped stage-manage issues like Social Security and education. A
born-again Christian (his wife home-schools their four kids) and
credentialed conservative (he got his start as an aide to Sen. Jesse
Helms), the 45-year-old lawyer was regarded as a man on his way up in
Republican politics. Party leaders, always on the lookout for
conservative black candidates, pegged Allen as a future congressman or
(Note: Allen pled guilty in September 2006– http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/04/AR2006080400919.html)
If you enjoy soliciting teenagers and children for sex over the internet, you might be a Republican:
Mark Foley. Republican Rep. Mark Foley resigned yesterday after the
exposure of several sexually suggestive messages he sent to underage
boys. Mr. Foley, a Florida Republican and chairman
of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus, led efforts to overhaul
sex-offender laws, apologized in a brief statement that did not mention
the electronic correspondence with the former congressional pages. (http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060930-010821-5764r.htm)
Casseday. Metropolitan Police today charged the director of human
resources at The Washington Times with one count of attempting to
entice a minor on the Internet. Randall Casseday, 53, was
arrested at 9:45 p.m. yesterday in the 1300 block of Brentwood
Road NE, where police said he had arranged to meet who he thought was a
13-year-old girl. He had actually exchanged Internet messages and
photographs with a male police officer posing as a girl. (http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20060927-054303-9103r.htm)
Brian J. Doyle.
The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
was arrested Tuesday for using the Internet to seduce what he thought
was a teenage girl, authorities said. Brian J. Doyle, 55, was arrested
in Maryland where he lives on charges of use of a computer to seduce a
child and transmission of harmful material to a minor. The charges were
issued out of Polk County Fla. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/04/05/department-of-homeland-se_n_18517.html)
enjoy sending other people’s children to war while your kids go to
college and hang out in bars, you might be a Republican
August 2, day two of the summer terror scare, Jenna and Barbara Bush
had to go to midtown. . . .Later, Miller invited the whole group, about
a dozen of them by now, back to his loft farther down Bond Street,
where they drank wine that someone had brought from their dad’s wine
cellar. The party continued till 3 a.m. or so, which made it kind of an
early night for the twins, who have been known to shut down
meatpacking-district clubs like the tiny, exclusive Bungalow 8. Once,
at that club, Jenna saw Joey co-star Jennifer Coolidge and a few
friends in a banquette across the way. “I loved you in Legally Blonde
2,” gushed Jenna (Coolidge played Reese Witherspoon’s hairdresser
If you start a war in Iraq while
lying to the American people that Saddam was tied to Osama Bin Laden, you might be a Republican.
political opponents who challenge your failed foreign policy in Iraq of being
cowards, you might be a Republican.
If you call dark skinned people Macacas and Niggers,
you might be a Republican.
If you ignore intelligence community warnings that
Bin Laden is determined to strike inside the
States, you might be a Republican.
If you follow policies that squander a budget surplus
and create an $8.5 trillion dollar budget deficit, you might be a Republican.
If you believe the President should be entitled to jail, without recourse to Habeus Corpus, anyone he decides is a threat, you might be a Republican.
careful consideration, I realize that I lack the moral bankruptcy,
cowardice, and fiscal recklessness to call my self a Republican.
I’ve decided, I am an American.