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Duncan Hunter CAN Defeat Hillary

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 23, 2007

-Written by Gary C. Huggins

The statement “Hunter can’t win” is an indictment against the Republican party in general and principled conservatism in particular. If everyone that called themselves a conservative, would stand on principled conservatism, Hunter would be the leading candidate. Hunter, as a conservative, is the best candidate to defeat Clinton, a liberal. It takes a conservative Republican to defeat a liberal Democrat. The GOP is insanely suicidal to run a liberal to moderate Republican such as Giuliani, Thompson, Romney or McCain against a liberal Democrat. If I had the time I could write an essay on how the Republican party could ensure that the Democrats win the White House in ’08. The GOP is setting the liberals up for a win by ignoring their conservative base.

The premise is simple:

Nominate any one of the following candidates and Hillary can win the white house in ’08:

Rudy Giuliani

Fred Thompson

Mitt Romney

John McCain

Every time the GOP abandons their conservative base, the GOP loses.

Case in point: George H.W. Bush lost reelection and caused the party to split via Ross Perot when he abandoned conservatism. The GOP‘s abandonment of conservatism gave Clinton the white house.

The GOP lost the house and senate in November 2006 by abandoning their conservative base via big government, increased spending, an attempt to provide amesty to illegals, etc, etc, etc. The GOP‘s abandonment of conservatism gave the senate to Reid and the House to Pelosi.

Hunter rightfully called Giuliani, Romney and McCain the “Kennedy wing of the Republican party”. If the GOP nominates anyone from the Kennedy wing – Clinton can take the White House. It is more than a coincidence that, given the GOP‘s top tier candidates, we have so many GOP pundits stating that Clinton has a chance to win.

Thompson has been on the wrong side of conservatives on some major issues and the members of groups that have fought on the opposing side of Thompson are not the type to compromise on their principles and support him. Here is a quote that serves as an example of a conservative’s opinion on Thompson:

“I absolutely loved Reagan. He was the finest man to enter politics in my lifetime.” Just as I was offended when, early in his first term, people said W was Reaganesque, I am so when people try to pretend Thompson is as well. Reagan would never have compromised his pro-life principles by taking money from a pro-abortion group as did Thompson; Reagan would never have supported limits on free speech (McCain-Feingold) as did Thompson. 

If you’d heard Thompson on Laura Ingraham, you’d know he’s not fit to lick Reagan’s boots. He [Thompson] fumbled all over the place and demonstrated that he doesn’t even know his own positions.

Sadly, spineless Republicans support him because they think he’s safe–look where that got us in 2000, George “sell out America to Mexico” W. Bush. I truly wish Republicans had the spines to support the best candidate, someone like Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo, rather than wimp out with someone like Thompson, who is Bushesque.”

Duncan Hunter is clearly the conservative’s candidate of choice. Visit Duncan Hunter’s website and donate here: 

 Duncan Hunter '08 For President

           

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Hunter’s Rangers Internet Radio Show

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 19, 2007

Listen in to the archive of tonight’s Hunter’s Rangers Internet Radio Show hosted by Sean and Maryanne in Indiana.

http://www.monksmedia.com/duncan.php  Click on 10/18/07 to download and listen to the show.

This show will provide insight on the Grassroot efforts for Supporters of Duncan Hunter as well as sharing your thoughts and ideas in an effort to educate volunteers, supporters, as well as first time listeners.

Featured Guests:

Nevada State Co-Directors Kristie Parker and Tim Shepard to discuss the CLC this past weekend in Sparks, Nevada
 
Florida State Director Dennis McCarthy to discuss the upcoming Presidency IV Conference in Orlando on October 22nd
 
The “Hunters Rangers” Internet Radio Show sponsored by the following:
 
Hunter’s Rangers
Raising the Bar of Integrity
http://www.barofintegrity.us

Get Acai of Relief
Independent Distributor of MonaVie
http://getacaiofrelief.blogspot.com

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Duncan Hunter and the Right to Life Act

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 18, 2007

Duncan Hunter and the Right to Life Act
written by Gary C. Huggins

The National Right to Life Committee indicates that more than 48 million abortions have been performed in the US since 1973. This is the consequence of Roe v Wade. Abortion is a major issue for me. I would like to share Duncan Hunter’s position on this issue.Duncan Hunter introduced the Right to Life Act (H.R. 618) to protect the unborn:On January 22, 2007, Congressman Hunter introduced the “Right to Life Act” (H.R. 618) which, he states, will “legally define ‘personhood’ as the moment of conception and, therefore, guarantee all constitutional
rights and protections, including life, to the unborn without utilizing a constitutional amendment.” Mr. Hunter has also co-sponsored legislation which would bar someone from transporting a minor across
state lines to obtain an abortion, prohibit reproductive cloning, and require abortionists to let pregnant women know that children aborted 20 weeks after conception can feel pain. The text of the legislation reads:
“To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person”.See Right to Life Act here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR00618:@@L&summ2=m

Duncan Hunter has a consistent pro-life voting record that spans 26 years (1981 to 2007):

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), a pro-life organization, has granted Duncan Hunter a 100% rating while the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL), a pro-choice organization that advocates abortion, has granted Mr. Hunter a 0% score on legislation related to life issues. These ratings indicate that Mr. Hunter has a strong and consistent pro-life voting recordSee Duncan Hunter’s National Right to Life Committee 100% rating here:
http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard/?chamber=H&session=110&x=12&y=12
See Duncan Hunter’s NARAL rating of 0% here: http://www.naral.org/elections/statements/hunter.htmlDuncan Hunter’s philosophy on judicial appointment of pro-life judges:

“I support people with good judgment, proven values, a belief in God, and a heart for the least of us, including the unborn. I believe it is important that those sitting on the bench understand that they have a responsibility to strictly interpret our nation’s laws and not legislate from the bench with their own political or social agenda”.

See Duncan Hunter’s Core Principles here: http://www.gohunter08.com/inner.asp?z=4

Please  join us in supporting Duncan Hunter for President and join our group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DuncanHunterforPresident08/ 

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Q&A with Duncan Hunter in Sparks, NV

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 15, 2007

Question & Answer: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

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Question: You have been doing well in several states’ straw polls, but not registering highly in the national polls. What is the disconnect?

Answer: In Texas, there were 1,300 delegates, who had either been to the national convention or the state convention, and I beat the nearest guy, Fred Thompson, by better than 2-to-1. Now the Iowa straw poll, where you had to pay

$35 a vote, I announced early on I wasn’t going to pay a dime for anybody’s vote. If you wanted to vote for me, you’d have to pay it out of your own pocket. We weren’t even contenders in that. Romney won that straw poll big. I did win the Arizona straw poll in Maricopa County. The difference is I’ve started from a congressional seat in California without huge national name ID. This contest in running for the presidency is largely a function of name identification, at least early on. In straw polls, where you can speak to the delegates, you can acquaint them with your positions. We get a great result when people know what we stand for. It’s going to be a lot of hard work to get out there and let 200 million people know your positions and what you stand for.

Q: Fellow Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo recently said if he doesn’t finish in the top three in at least one of the early primaries, he will drop out of the race. Do you have any such benchmarks on your own candidacy?

A: No. I haven’t put any timetable in place. I’m going to go hard and give it 110 percent, and I don’t contemplate losing. I think you have to do that. I’m not sticking around in my (congressional) seat. I’m not going to keep my foot on the lily pad. Some of the other guys are still going to run for their congressional offices, so at some point they need to get back into the swing of things. I thought that would make me look tentative, like I didn’t really believe I had a chance of winning if I kept my hand in for the congressional seat as well.

Q: Why do you think you will appeal to voters in Northern Nevada?

A: I think we’ve got a lot of common ground with the folks in Nevada. I believe in a strong national defense. You’ve got a ton of veterans in Nevada. I served in the 173rd Airborne in 75th Army Rangers in Vietnam. My son is in the Marine Corps now and on his third tour. I’ve been chairman of the armed services committee, and I think I have lot of common ground with veterans, and you’ve got a lot of veterans here.

People in Nevada are very concerned about illegal immigration, and I’m the only guy running, Democrat or Republican, who has actually built a border fence. I built that double fence in San Diego, and it reduced the smuggling of people and drugs in our sector more than 90 percent and I wrote the law that takes it 854 miles across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. That’s the law the president signed last October. They’ve only built a few miles of double border fence that’s in my law. One of my pledges is that as president, I will complete the entire 854 miles of the border fence in six months.

Q: What do you do with the illegal immigrants that are already here?

A: I think you have to ask them to go home. I think if you don’t enforce the law, you basically give them amnesty. You’re going to end up with a third wave of 10 or 12 or 20 million people feeling that they will get amnesty if they come across. At some point you have to say you really mean it. We need to enforce the law. Once you have a border that is sealed, you can focus on internal enforcement. Right now, we’re like a boat with a big hole in it, and we’re bailing water furiously. You have to plug the hole in the boat. When you have a situation where people can be deported at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and be back by 6 o’clock, then you’re using all your energy and all your personnel to simply operate what is effectively a revolving door. So, you have to close the border.

Q: Do you support what the Bush administration is doing in Iraq and would you do anything diffidently?

A: My recommendation as president is to ensure that of the 131 Iraqi battalions that are now trained and equipped, all 131 of them have at least two or three months operational experience in combat. When they’re battle hardened, they can start to rotate into the battlefield and displace American heavy forces, Marines and Army, and our guys can come home or go to other places in central command. I think we’ll leave Iraq in victory. I think that government will hold.

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Duncan Hunter places in top 3 for Straw Poll held at CLC

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 13, 2007

Duncan Hunter found a treasure trove of support at the Conservative Leadership Conference held in Sparks, NV over the weekend.  Attendees to the event were able to vote in the a straw poll hosted by Political Derby.  This conference was a very libertarian leaning event and it is evidenced by the winner of the straw poll.  However, Duncan had quite a showing and still came in over the majority of the “media darlings” by an overwhelming amount of votes.

The Full Results:

1.  Ron Paul  32.80%
2.  Mitt Romney  16.13%
3.  Duncan Hunter  14.52%
4.  Undecided  11.29%
5.  Fred Thompson  7.53%
6.  Rudy Giuliani  6.45%
7.  Alan Keyes  3.76%
8.  Mike Huckabee  3.23%
9.  Tom Tancredo  1.61%
10.  John McCain  1.08%
11.  Other  1.08%
12.  Sam Brownback  0.54%

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Duncan Hunter Criticizes China at Conservative Leadership Conference

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 13, 2007

Congressman Hunter brought the crowd to their feet today as he spoke at the Conservative Leadership Conference being held in Sparks, Nevada.  In conversations that were overheard after the speech, there was much talk of folks putting their support behind Congressman Hunter.  It was absolutely incredible.  More commentary to come in a short while.   Back to the conference for more learning and political discussion. 

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Before a crowd of libertarian-leaning conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter sounded a protectionist theme Saturday, vowing to save American manufacturing jobs by ending China’s unfair trading practices and to build 850 miles of double fence along the Mexican border.

Hunter, a Congressman from Southern California, spoke before the Conservative Leadership Conference in Sparks.
“The one thing I will do as president of the United States is stop China from cheating on trade, bring back high-paying manufacturing jobs and hook this party back up with the middle class and the Reagan Democrats that brought us victory back in the old days,” he said.
Hunter spent much of his 35-minute speech decrying China’s strategy of devaluing its currency and lamenting the flagging capacity of the United States to manufacture equipment needed by the military.
His stop at the conservative conference marked Hunter’s second campaign visit to Northern Nevada. Over Labor Day weekend, Hunter stopped in at the Rib Cookoff in Sparks and kicking off a rally for the troops fighting in Iraq in Carson City.
Hunter’s poll numbers in Nevada reflect his standing in national polls, which reside in the low single digits. His fundraising numbers, lag similarly behind the other Republican contenders as well.
But Hunter said he doesn’t need to hire an army of consultants.
“I know what I stand for and I know what I’ve done,” he said.
He then touted his support of a double fence to protect the border in his San Diego district, which, he said has helped stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
“As president, I’ll build that border fence, all 854 miles of it, in six months,” he said. “That is my commitment to you.”
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who spoke Friday at the conference, disputed that the border fence alone can be relied upon to keep illegal immigrants out.
“A little less than half they can stop, even with the double fence,” he said. “You have to turn off the magnets (of employment) and it will stop.”
Hunter, who has a son fighting in Afghanistan, said his priority would be to “leave Iraq in victory” and then stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
He also promised an abortion litmus test when appointing federal judges.
“If a candidate for the federal bench can pick up a sonogram of an unborn child and not see a valuable human life, I will not put that candidate on the bench,” he said.

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Duncan Hunter to speak at CLC in Reno, NV

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 5, 2007

Duncan Hunter is slated to speak at the Conservative Leadership Conference in Reno, NV on Saturday morning, October 13, 2007.  The conference is being held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.  A Presidential Preference Straw Poll will also be held during the conference.

A Meet & Greet/Townhall Meeting with Duncan Hunter has been scheduled for Friday night from 5-6pm in the Tahoe Room near the conference area at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.  This is a great opportunity to meet with Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter and discuss the issues with him.  We will be passing out literature about Congressman Hunter, accepting contributions to the campaign, as well as looking for volunteers to help us spread the word.

Now more than any other time, we need to take this opportunity to influence the national election with a candidate who truly represents the Reagan Legacy.  Please join us!

 If you are interested in attending the Conservative Leadership Conference check out this link:

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