Thursday, September 02, 2004
The Conscience of the Democratic Party
Zell Miller / RNC Transcript and video.
Afterwards he took on Chrissie Matthews
With moments when you'd want to cheer, cry and laugh, all at the same time, media DemoncRATs are in complete meltdown as Zell exposed the party for what it is and undid all the media has done to prop up Hanoi John French Kerry. Frank Luntz, former GOP pollster who took over focus grouping for NBC some years back is not somebody I usually like to follow. His target voters typically consist of DemoncRATs who somehow scheme their way into his samples, wishy-washy Republicans who are not up to speed and easily swayed one way or another and so-called "independents" who only know what soundbites they've heard and truly don't understand much of the depth behind the issues. Yet his focus group for last night's speeches by Zell & Cheney went off the charts, registering the highest levels of response Luntz has ever seen and some lines were truly unprecedented in combined (positive) response. Afterwards 11 of 17 (65%) of these so called "independents" stated outright they'd vote for Bush / Cheney after listening to Zell (and then Cheney). Responding particularly well were Reagan Democrats, swing voters and - surprise - WOMEN - who came out in force on the phones to talk shows today and proclaimed how pleased they were to find there are still real men who are truly prepared to defend this country & ridiculing the 90's image of the sensitive Bill Clinton type of politician. Further commentary on Zell's dynamite address and the whining from the truly pathetic liars & losers on the left from the American Spectator and Michael Barone.
Background for Zell's speech can be found in a June 19, 2003 article from the Boston Globe:
“In his zeal to keep pace with [Democratic primary opponent James] Shannon’s leftward drift on disarmament, Kerry supported cancellation of a host of weapons systems that have become the basis of US military might--the high-tech munitions and delivery systems on display to the world as they leveled the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein in a matter of weeks,” wrote Mooney. “These weapons became conversation topics at American dinner tables during the Iraq war, but candidate Kerry in 1984 said he would have voted to cancel many of them--the B-1 bomber, B-2 stealth bomber, AH-64 Apache helicopter, Patriot missile, the F-15, F-14A and F-14D jets, the AV-8B Harrier jet, the Aegis air-defense cruiser, and the Trident missile system. He also advocated reductions in many other systems, such as the M1 Abrams tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Tomahawk cruise missile, and the F-16 jet. In retrospect, Kerry said some of his positions in those days were ‘ill-advised, and I think some of them are stupid in the context of the world we find ourselves in right now and the things that I've learned since then.’ But he defended his opposition at the time to the MX missile, the ‘Star Wars’ strategic defense initiative, and some other programs.”