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Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of December 31, 1997

42 REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATORS RUN ON THE "FAST TRACK" WITH BILL CLINTON

As Insight reports (12/22/97, p. 46), on "November 5, the Senate voted 68-31 to agree to a motion to proceed to the bill allowing the president to submit bills implementing trade pacts to Congress under an expedited review process requiring up-or-down votes without amendments, the so-called ‘fast track’ authority."

The principle of accountability to the governed, who are stewards of God's sovereignty, is fatally undermined when Congress surrenders its legislative responsibilities to the chief executive, whether it is to President Clinton or to some President unknown who, under this grant of authority, could still have "fast track" powers in the year 2005.

THE ISSUE IS THE SURRENDER TO THE EXECUTIVE OF LEGISLATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says "The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises...To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations".

As the Declaration of Independence makes clear, God is our Creator and Sovereign, the source of our liberties. Law is the will of the Sovereign. We, His people, are the stewards of God's sovereignty. That is why "Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed." Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution stipulates that "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States...." That is so that the power delegated to the Federal union will be accountable to us. Despite this fact, 42 Republican U.S. Senators allied themselves with Bill Clinton and America's globalist corporate-media-political establishment to vote for "fast track".

JOHN ASHCROFT, CONNIE MACK, DON NICKLES, RICK SANTORUM, ET AL BREAK THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL "CONTRACT WITH AMERICA"

The "fast track" Republicans were: Murkowski (Alaska), McCain and Kyl (Ariz.), Hutchinson (Ark.), Allard (Colo.), Roth (Del.), Mack (Fla.), Coverdell (Ga.), Craig and Kempthorne (Idaho), Lugar and Coats (Ind.), Grassley (Iowa), Brownback and Roberts (Kans.), McConnell (Ky.), Collins (Maine), Abraham (Mich.), Grams (Minn.), Cochran and Lott (Miss.), Bond and Ashcroft (Mo.), Hagel (Neb.), Gregg (N.H.), Domenici (N.M.), D'Amato (N.Y.), DeWine (Ohio), Nickles (Okla.), Smith (Ore.), Santorum (Penn.), Chafee (R.I.), Thompson and Frist (Tenn.), Gramm and Hutchison (Tex.), Hatch and Bennett (Utah), Jeffords (Vt.), Warner (Va.), Gorton (Wash.), and Thomas (Wyo.).

ON TRADE, ONLY ELEVEN GOP SENATORS PREFER CONSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO GLOBALIST SUPREMACY

The 11 Republican Senators who, in this instance, did their Constitutional duty were Shelby and Sessions of Alabama, Campbell of Colorado, Burns of Montana, Bob Smith of New Hampshire, Helms and Faircloth of North Carolina, Inhofe of Oklahoma, Specter of Pennsylvania, Thurmond of South Carolina, and Enzi of Wyoming.

ACTION: Please drop them a word of thanks c/o U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510


NOW YOU KNOW WHERE YOU REALLY STAND ---
32 REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTE TO SAVE THE NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts is comprehensively unconstitutional. Funding for it is not among the Federal Union's enumerated powers and indeed every penny it receives is in fundamental contradiction of the First Amendment's guarantee that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion".

For truly, the NEA is an "establishment of religion", in the sense that it propagates the ideology, the ideas, and the faith of its recipients with respect to the nature of God and man.

Missouri's GOP Senator John Ashcroft on September 17 introduced legislation to zero fund the NEA. A total of 23 GOP Senators voted in support of that motion. But it failed, 77 to 23 (Roll Call No. 241), because the majority of members of the Republican caucus voted to continue this unconstitutional and corrupt, Soviet-style "ministry of culture".

ABRAHAM, BURNS, COVERDELL, CRAIG, GRASSLEY, HATCH, SANTORUM DELIVER FOR THE LIBERALS

The offending Republicans who voted to spend your money, in support of the Left-wing cultural lobby included: Spencer Abraham of Michigan, Bob Bennett of Utah, Kit Bond of Missouri, Conrad Burns of Montana, Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado, John Chafee of Rhode Island, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, Paul Coverdell of Georgia, Larry Craig of Idaho, Al D'Amato of New York, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Pete Domenici of New Mexico, Bill Frist of Tennessee, Slade Gorton of Washington, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho, Dick Lugar of Indiana, Frank Murkowski of Alaska, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Bill Roth of Delaware, Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Gordon Smith of Oregon, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Craig Thomas of Wyoming, and John Warner of Virginia.


GOP-CONTROLLED SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE IGNORES CONSTITUTION TO PUSH GLOBALIST "FAST TRACK"

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of October 31, 1997

On October 1, the Senate Finance Committee voted (with only one negative vote) to approve "fast track" legislation authorizing Bill Clinton and his successors to negotiate new trade agreements in a manner inconsistent with the Constitutional stipulation that "Congress shall have Power...To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations", and also with the "advice and consent" responsibilities of the U.S. Senate with respect to treaty ratification.

LOTT, NICKLES, GRAMM, HATCH, MACK BACK CLINTON AND DISREGARD U.S. CONSTITUTION

Only one member of the committee, Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) voted "No".

Other members of the Finance Committee are: William Roth, Jr. (R-Del.), John Chafee (R-R.I.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.), Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), Don Nickles (R-Okla.), Phil Gramm (R-Tex.), Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Jim Jeffords (R-Vt.), Connie Mack (R-Fla.), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), John Breaux (D-La.), Bob Graham (D-Fla.), Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.), Richard Bryan (D-Nev.), and Robert Kerrey (D-Neb.)


CLINTON BUDGET APPROVED 346-85 IN THE GOP HOUSE, 85-15 IN THE GOP SENATE

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of August 15, 1997

Congratulations to those Republican members of the Congress who broke with the Republican leadership and voted against the $2 trillion Clinton-Gingrich-Lott "New Deal/Great Society/Big Government" budget.

The 32 House heroes in the GOP were Matt Salmon and John Shadegg (Ariz.), Jay Dickey (Ark.), John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, Dana Rohrabacher, and Edward Royce (Calif.), John Mica, Joe Scarborough, and David Weldon (Fla.), Jack Kingston (Ga.), David McIntosh (Ind.), Jerry Moran, Jim Ryun, Vincent Snowbarger, and Todd Tiahrt (Kans.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Cass Ballenger, Richard Burr, Howard Coble, and Walter Jones, Jr. (N.C.), Tom Coburn, Ernest Istook, and Steve Largent (Okla.), Lindsey Graham and Mark Sanford (S.C.), Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary (Tenn.), Joe Barton, Henry Bonilla, and Ron Paul (Tex.), and Linda Smith (Wash.). Roll Call #345, 7/30/97.

The 12 Senate Republicans who voted against the $2 trillion Big Government budget were: Wayne Allard (Colo.), John Ashcroft (Mo.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Michael Enzi (Wyo.), Lauch Faircloth and Jesse Helms (N.C.), Phil Gramm (Tex.), Rod Grams (Minn.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Bob Smith (N.H.), and Fred Thompson (Tenn.). Roll Call #209, 7/31/97.


34 HOUSE REPUBLICANS VOTED FOR DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ABORTIONS

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of July 31, 1997

On June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated an amendment by California Democratic Congressman Jane Harman (D-Calif.) to permit abortions for female members of the armed forces and their dependents at defense facilities overseas. The proposal was rejected 196 to 224, Roll Call #217.

Republicans who voted in favor of abortions at military hospitals were: Charles Bass (N.H.), Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.), Sonny Bono (Calif.), Tom Campbell (Calif.), Michael Castle (Del.), Jennifer Dunn (Wash.), Robert Ehrlich, Jr. (Md.), Harris Fawell (Ill.), Mark Foley (Fla.), Tillie Fowler (Fla.), Bob Franks (N.J.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Benjamin Gilman (N.Y.), Jim Greenwood (Pa.), Steve Horn (Calif.), Amo Houghton, Jr. (N.Y.), Nancy Johnson (Conn.), Sue W. Kelly (N.Y.), Scott Klug (Wisc.), Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), Jim Leach (Iowa), Scott McInnis (Colo.), Dan Miller (Fla.), Susan Molinari (N.Y.), Constance A. Morella (Md.), John Edward Porter (Ill.), Deborah Pryce (Ohio), Jim Ramstad (Minn.), Marge Roukema (N.J.), Clay Shaw, Jr. (Fla.), Christopher Shays (Conn.), William M. Thomas (Calif.), and Rick White (Wash.).

 SEVEN GOP SENATORS DO LIKEWISE

On the Senate side, in a similar vote on July 10 (Roll Call #167), 7 Republicans joined with 41 Democrats in an unsuccessful effort to restore Defense Department authorized abortions.

They were John Chafee of Rhode Island, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Slade Gorton of Washington, James Jeffords of Vermont, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Ted Stevens of Alaska.

  

GOP SENATE OK'S $13.2 BILLION FOREIGN AID, PLUS $3.5 BILLION FOR EX-IM

Senate Republicans voted on July 17 (Roll Call #185) to increase U.S. foreign aid by $1 billion during the coming year.

91-8 AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION

 As reported by The Washington Times (7/18/97, p. A15), "The Senate approved the $13.2 billion foreign aid package for fiscal 1998, which starts Oct. 1, on a 91-8 vote....The spending bill also provides $3.5 billion requested by the administration for Export-Import Bank loans to U.S. companies....

"The senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, praised the increase and said it would help Washington better further democracy, free trade and human rights abraod [sic]."

The eight Senators who opposed the $13.2 billion foreign aid package for Fiscal Year 1998 were: John Ashcroft (R-Mo.), Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Lauch Faircloth and Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.), Dirk Kempthorne (R-Idaho), and Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.).

26 HOUSE REPUBLICANS (good) OPPOSE BILL CLINTON-NEWT GINGRICH BUDGET SCAM

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of June 15, 1997

Washington Post columnist James Glassman (5/27/97, p. A15) points out, with respect to the Clinton-Gingrich-Lott budget deal, that "(1) projections are dubious, and the bulk of the supposed savings occur in the final two years; (2) despite $85 billion in tax ‘cuts,’ Washington in 2002 will be collecting 21 percent more in taxes, or $3,500 additional per household; (3) domestic discretionary spending will continue to rise; and (4) Medicare, the runaway health program for seniors, is not reformed."

Congratulations to the 26 House Republicans who broke ranks with Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Dick Armey (R-Tex.), Tom Delay (R-Tex.), and John Boehner (R-Ohio) in opposing (May 20, 1997, Roll Call #148) the Big Government budget deal negotiated by the GOP leadership with Bill Clinton: Joe Barton (Tex.), Helen Chenoweth (Idaho), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Christopher Cox (Calif.), Philip Crane (Ill.), Michael Crapo (Idaho), Barbara Cubin (Wyo.), Greg Ganske (Iowa), Rick Hill (Mont.), Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Henry J. Hyde (Ill.), Ernest Istook (Okla.), Peter King (N.Y.), Scott Klug (Wis.), Steve Largent (Okla.), Bill McCollum (Fla.), David McIntosh (Ind.), Ron Paul (Tex.), Richard Pombo (Calif.), Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.), Matt Salmon (Ariz.), Mark Sanford, Jr. (S.C.), Joe Scarborough (Fla.), John Shadegg (Ariz.), Bud Shuster (Pa.), and David Weldon (Fla.).

A key budget vote on the Senate side was on Amendment 292 (May 20, 1997) introduced by Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to require that any shortfall in revenues projected by the budget resolution be offset by reductions in discretionary spending. The effect of this proposal would have been (a) to limit deficit spending, (b) to cut spending overall, and (c) to oppose resort to tax hikes as a way of dealing with revenue shortfalls.

 26 SENATE REPUBLICANS (bad) VOTE AGAINST TAX AND SPENDING RESTRAINT

Unfortunately, 26 Republican senators voted against the Allard-Inhofe amendment and in favor of higher Federal spending. These Big Government Republicans were: Robert Bennett (Utah), Kit Bond (Mo.), Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Colo.), John Chafee (R.I.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Alfonse D'Amato (N.Y.), Mike DeWine (Ohio), Pete Domenici (N.M.), Bill Frist (Tenn.), Slade Gorton (Wash.), Chuck Hagel (Neb.), Jim Jeffords (Vt.), Trent Lott (Miss.), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Connie Mack (Fla.), Pat Roberts (Kans.), William Roth (Del.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Gordon Smith (Ore.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Arlen Specter (Pa.), Ted Stevens (Alaska), Fred Thompson (Tenn.), Strom Thurmond (S.C.), and John Warner (Va.).

BIG BUSINESS GLOBALISTS DELIVER GOP TO BILL CLINTON AND COMMUNIST CHINA ON KEY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER VOTE

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of July 15, 1997

The Republican Senate has handed a clear victory to Bill Clinton and to Communist China with respect to the export of militarily significant technology to Beijing.

As reported in The New York Times (7/11/97, p. A9), "After heavy lobbying by the computer industry and the Clinton Administration, the Senate today rejected a proposal to tighten control of the sale of American supercomputers to China and Russia and instead voted for further study of the issue...."

THOSE WHO PROFIT ALLOWED TO POLICE THEMSELVES

"In 1995, the Clinton Administration greatly relaxed export controls for supercomputers, transferring to the companies the responsibility for screening buyers to insure that they were not diverting technology to military uses.

"The normally arcane subject of export controls became a lively debate earlier this year when it was disclosed that Chinese and Russian nuclear weapon facilities had acquired American supercomputers without Federal licenses."

RUSSIA AND CHINA HOLD OUR "GUN" IN THEIR HANDS

"[T]his new policy...put into place in October 1995...has resulted in supercomputers coming into the possession of the Chinese Academy of Sciences which has a component that is involved in the modernization of the Chinese nuclear weapons program and systems. They now have seven supercomputers that came from the United States that they are using, they potentially are using, to develop a more modern weapons capability in nuclear weapons.

"The Russian chief of atomic energy boasted recently that his operation...Chelyabinsk 20 and Arzamas 16...where they do work on nuclear weapons systems in Russia...now have a supercomputer capability previously unknown, compliments of the United States...."

GOP HELPS CLINTON SEND SUPERCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TO RED CHINA

 Republicans who voted with Bill Clinton to perpetuate his policy of permissive technology transfer to Communist China and the former Soviet Union were: Wayne Allard (Colo.), John Ashcroft (Mo.), Robert Bennett (Utah), Christopher Bond (Mo.), Sam Brownback (Kans.), Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Colo.), John Chafee (R.I.), Larry Craig (Idaho), Alfonse D'Amato (N.Y.), Peter Domenici (N.M.), Michael Enzi (Wyo.), Lauch Faircloth (N.C.), Bill Frist (Tenn.), Slade Gorton (Wash.), Phil Gramm (Texas), Rod Grams (Minn.), Charles Grassley (Iowa), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Chuck Hagel (Nebr.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jesse Helms (N.C.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas), Jim Jeffords (Vt.), Dirk Kempthorne (Idaho), John McCain (Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Frank Murkowski (Alaska), Don Nickles (Okla.), William Roth, Jr. (Del.), Rick Santorum (Pa.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Gordon Smith (Ore.), Craig Thomas (Wyo.), and John Warner (Va.). Clinton prevailed by a vote of 72 to 27 (Roll Call Number 166, 7/10/97).

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of April 30, 1997

TWO SENATE GOP CHAIRMEN JOIN JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH IN BACKING TED KENNEDY'S SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

According to The New York Times (4/9/97, p. 1), "Eight Senate Republicans, including three committee chairmen, lined up today behind legislation that would raise cigarette taxes to pay for health insurance for children now uninsured, giving them a striking boost to the bill's prospects.

"Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the Utah Republican who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, recruited seven others from his party to co-sponsor the bill, which he introduced today with Senator Edward Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts....

"The Republicans whom Mr. Hatch got to co-sponsor the bill are Senators Ted Stevens of Alaska, chairman of the Appropriations Committee; James M. Jeffords of Vermont, chairman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee; Robert F. Bennett of Utah; Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado; Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, and Gordon H. Smith of Oregon. Mr. Hatch said he hoped to sign up more soon...."

STATES WOULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED TO GUARANTEE COVERAGE

"States that choose to participate in the new program would be required to provide subsidized insurance for all children 18 or younger in families whose income is below 185 percent of the Federal poverty level (below $24,660 at present for a family of four). Each would have to insure coverage equivalent to that of its Medicaid program."

Although some of the eight retreated from their apparent willingness to raise taxes in support of the bill, all of them adhered to their endorsement of the latest Kennedy-Hatch installment on the road to comprehensive government control of American medicine.


Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin of April 30, 1997

CHEMICAL WEAPONS TREATY

What is the real lesson of Bill Clinton's decisive victory in securing ratification of a chemical weapons treaty which undermines U.S. national security and places in jeopardy the Constitutional rights of American citizens?

"CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT" HAS "A SEAT AT THE TABLE", BUT THEIR BEGGING BOWLS ARE EMPTY

The lesson is that the "conservative Republican" movement in Washington, D.C. has absolutely no decisive influence with the leadership of the Republican Party whenever patriotism conflicts with profit, whenever love of America's national independence interferes with the goals of New World Order advocates.

Virtually every nationally recognized "conservative Republican" organization took a public stand in opposition to the treaty – from the American Conservative Union to the Family Research Council, from Americans for Tax Reform to the Free Congress Foundation, from Eagle Forum to Concerned Women for America.

REPUBLICAN ROUNDHEELS ROLL OVER FOR CLINTON –PAULA JONES KNEW HOW TO SAY "NO" – WHY CAN'T THEY?

But, when push came to shove, Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Spencer Abraham (Mich.), John Chafee (R.I.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Alfonse D'Amato (N.Y.), Mike DeWine (Ohio), Pete Domenici (N.M.), Michael Enzi (Wyo.), Bill Frist (Tenn.), Slade Gorton (Wash.), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Chuck Hagel (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jim Jeffords (Vt.), Dick Lugar (Ind.), John McCain (Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Frank Murkowski (Alaska), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Bill Roth (Del.), Rick Santorum (Pa.), Gordon Smith (Ore.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Arlen Specter (Pa.), Ted Stevens (Alaska), Craig Thomas (Wyo.), and John Warner (Va.) found it more convenient to put substantive concerns on the back burner and deliver their votes to their supposed adversary, Bill Clinton, than to heed the meritorious arguments of faithful allies in the conservative Republican movement.

DISHONOR ROLL

On April 24, 1997, by a vote of 74 to 26 (29 Republicans and 45 Democrats), the following Senators voted to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention:

REPUBLICANS

Spencer ABRAHAM (Mich.), John CHAFEE (R.I.), Dan COATS (Ind.), Thad COCHRAN (Miss.), Susan COLLINS (Maine), Alfonse D'AMATO (N.Y.), Mike DeWINE (Ohio), Pete DOMENICI (N.M.), Michael ENZI (Wyo.), Bill FRIST (Tenn.), Slade GORTON (Wash.), Judd GREGG (N.H.), Chuck HAGEL (Neb.), Orrin HATCH (Utah), Jim JEFFORDS (Vt.), Trent LOTT (Miss.), Dick LUGAR (Ind.), John McCAIN (Ariz.), Mitch McCONNELL (Ky.), Frank MURKOWSKI (Alaska), Pat ROBERTS (Kan.), Bill ROTH (Del.), Rick SANTORUM (Pa.), Gordon SMITH (Ore.), Olympia SNOWE (Maine), Arlen SPECTER (Pa.), Ted STEVENS (Alaska), Craig THOMAS (Wyo.), and John WARNER (Va.)

DEMOCRATS

Daniel AKAKA (Hawaii), Max BAUCUS (Mont.), Joe BIDEN (Del.), Jeff BINGAMAN (N.M.), Barbara BOXER (Calif.), John BREAUX (La.), Richard BRYAN (Nev.), Dale BUMPERS (Ark.), Robert BYRD (W.Va.), Max CLELAND (Ga.), Kent CONRAD (N.D.), Tom DASCHLE (S.D.), Chris DODD (Conn.), Byron DORGAN (N.D.), Richard DURBIN (Ill.), Russ FEINGOLD (Wisc.), Dianne FEINSTEIN (Calif.), Wendell FORD (Ky.), John GLENN (Ohio), Bob GRAHAM (Fla.), Tom HARKIN (Iowa), Ernest HOLLINGS (S.C.), Daniel INOUYE (Hawaii), Tim JOHNSON (S.D.), Ted KENNEDY (Mass.), Bob KERREY (Neb.), John KERRY (Mass.), Herbert KOHL (Wisc.), Mary LANDRIEU (La.), Frank LAUTENBERG (N.J.), Pat LEAHY (Vt.), Carl LEVIN (Mich.), Joe LIEBERMAN (Conn.), Barbara MIKULSKI (Md.), Carol MOSELEY-BRAUN (Ill.), Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN (N.Y.), Patty MURRAY (Wash.), Jack REED (R.I.), Harry REID (Nev.), Chuck ROBB (Va.), Jay ROCKEFELLER (W.Va.), Paul SARBANES (Md.), Robert TORRICELLI (N.J.), Paul WELLSTONE (Minn.), and Ron WYDEN (Ore.)


ELEPHANTS NEVER REMEMBER

There's an old story that elephants never forget. I wish it were true. The tragedy is that conservative Republicans never remember. They never remember that Republicans have sold them out on NAFTA, the Fed, the World Trade Organization, bailouts of the U.N., Planned Parenthood subsidies, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legal Services Corporation, Bosnia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, homosexual subsidies, Federal control of education, quotas, immigration, taxes, spending, and almost everything else that really matters.

Call it what you will: amnesia, Alzheimer's, or asininity – to be a conservative Republican, you must consistently forget the past, and be consistently condemned to repeat it.


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