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January 17, 2006

President Of The Republican Party Instead of United States

-- by Dave Johnson

White House blasts Gore’s ‘hypocrisy’,

"If Al Gore is going to be the voice of the Democrats on national security matters, we welcome it,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in a swipe at the Democrat, who lost the 2000 election to Bush only after the Supreme Court intervened.

[. . .] "I think his hypocrisy knows no bounds,” McClellan said of Gore.

I'm not bringing this to your attention to comment on the substance of the White House statement. (Steve Soto does that better than I could.) I note this because it is the official White House spokesperson, a paid government employee, whose job is to inform the public of Administration policy and activities, not to promote a political party. It is grossly inappropriate for the White House to say that "we" anything when referring to a political party. Democrats are Americans, too.

This is an example of how this President sees himself as The President of the Repubican Party, rather than of the United States.

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 17, 2006 10:02 AM

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Wow, you liberals just can't handle being out of power can you..... You're such bitter people....

Posted by: Sickofspin at January 17, 2006 11:23 AM

After watching what your kind have done to the country, anyone who is not angry and bitter is not much of an American.

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2006 1:43 PM

Al Gore's speech was one of the best I've ever heard. The man's become a genuine statesman. I ran across it accidently on C-SPAN. Of course none of the news networks showed it. I'm surprised the evening news even showed snippets of it. If you can find it on line, at least read it, although it's better to watch it if someone posts it.

The speech is about the fact that we're facing a constitutional crisis of a kind this country has never faced before. Because Bush is pushing for absolute power, and congress, the judicial system, and the media aren't doing their job. Gore warns the Republicans as well as the Democrats to pay attention to this because if Bush gets absolute power future presidents will have it too, and they won't always be Republicans.

The important thing is that Gore spells this out in detail, and with passion. A statesman has the welfare of the entire country at heart, and Gore does.

Posted by: MJ at January 17, 2006 2:45 PM

URGENT. Please call or e-mail your Senators today and insist that they filibuster the Alito nomination. I almost fell off my chair when I heard yesterday that a Democrat has already come out in support of Alito. Is it any wonder why we are so impotent with people like this representing our party? Keep in mind that Alito will be in power for decades to come. Do it for your grandkids.

Posted by: Michael Prah at January 18, 2006 9:12 AM

Screw Bush...Half of the people in the US don't like him and didn't vote for him.
As far as I'm concerned he is not a representative of the US and is not a genuine president (especially after the 2000 election fiasco)
President of the Republicans? Sure...President of the USA? ... Never!

Posted by: FreeDavidHicks at January 18, 2006 8:17 PM

Al Gore's speech is simply splendid; everyone should read the transcript. Civic responsibility, statesmanship, leadership,--these qualities are there in abundance.

Posted by: Copeland [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 18, 2006 10:58 PM

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