Saturday, January 20, 2007


U.S. Senator Sam Brownback officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States today from his hometown of Topeka Kansas. Pertinent excerpts from his announcement speech.

"But destinies are built on daily achievements. Inch by inch, step by step, we press on to our higher calling. Today I wish to state what I believe those next steps are, for our nation and for our people. "

"Our people need hope. Our world needs help. "We need reconciliation. Lincoln properly observed that, 'a house divided against itself cannot stand.' "We need to rebuild our families. We need stronger families! We need people belonging and committed! By doing so, we will reduce poverty, strengthen our nation and increase hope. We need to support the foundational institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman for life. We should support marriage, not tax it. "

"We need a different income tax system altogether. This one, the Internal Revenue Code, should be taken behind the barn and killed with a dull axe. I propose the creation of an alternative flat tax, which lets the people choose which system works for them. "

"And for goodness sakes, the last thing we need in America is to take God out of our public lives and institutions! We need to embrace our nation's motto 'In God We Trust,' not be ashamed of it. Search the record of history. To walk away from the almighty is to embrace decline for a nation. To embrace him leads to renewal, for individuals and for nations."

"At the end of the day, it comes back to the basics: faith, family, and freedom. America is great because she is good. That goodness is not based in Washington, or New York, or even Topeka. It is based in the hearts of the American people. This is a goodness whose author is the divine."

Monday he will return to Washington to participate in an anti-abortion rally that marks the 34th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Don't know about the rest of you, but the guy sure sounds like the CCA to us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you guys suck Brownback's D any harder?

He's a non-factor.

Huckabee's the man!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Cancer Man said...


You guys could have been watching Matlock re-runs instead of writing that post. Think about that!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, a real values conservative! I was getting tired of a fake christian and fake republican trying to out-conservative each other. Now we have the real deal!

Hey Cancerman, found any more recruits at temple?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancer Man is more interested in posts about faux conservatives that have completely snowed him into believing that they are a true conservative.

That makes me laugh. Brownbacks the answer!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Thompson is around today. He's doing an event in CR. Anyone know about it?

4:33 PM  
Blogger Cancer Man said...

Yes, it is an event for Dan Abolins who is running in a special election for Linn county auditor. If RPI had a fucking clue they would get involved in local races and help fill the courthouses with republicans. Ever wonder why we don't have a bench of candidates to run for legislature etc.?

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys have Nick Wagner as councilman in Marion. You will support him against Swati next time around, won't you Cancerman?

5:01 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

If Huckabee wasn't entering I would support Brownback as he is the candidate most like him.

Maybe I'll see him in D.C. on Monday?

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee is very sad these days because he can't release criminals from prison or give in-state tuition to illegals because he isn't in the governor's mansion. The guy's a loser, give it up.

Brownback, on the other hand... Not a bad speech. Let's see how he runs.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is not the answer. I am still holding out for Huckabee to enter the race and this guy who talks about Huckabee not being able to release prisoners and give illegals in state tuition is just not wanting to hear facts. Huckabee is a man of integrity and a great leader, when he gets in the race it is going to be a happy day for the party and the country. He is a true coservative who lives what he preaches.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee is tax hiker and favors open borders (AKA anti-national security). Brownback is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

If you're looking for a "CCA", look to Tancredo or Gilmore.

3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback supports amnesty for illegal immigrants! Game over.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he supports surrender in Iraq. Sounds conservative alright.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon. 10:34 is the one who doesn't like the facts on Huckabee, so he simply ignores them. Huckabee was a HORRIBLE governor in Ark. and is so prickly about criticism, it's hard to see him lasting long on the campaign trail. Google "Wayne Dumont" and you'll see the campaign ads against him running through your head. The man is seriously damaged goods. "Game over."

In fact, maybe 10;34 IS Huckabee. It's plausible, since almost no one else is out there campaigning for him.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:40 you must be the DUMBEST individual to think he is not a conservative. He absolutely does not support "surrender" in Iraq. His position is different from the administration, but unlike weak-kneed fake conservative Mitt Romney, Brownback has taken a position on the war and has held his social value beliefs his entire life.

As the Geico Caveman says: Do a little research!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback was nails on "This Week" today. He is the only true conservative in this race and will finish top-three in Iowa.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee was not a horrible Gov. but one of the most effective Governor's in history of the state. Better Highways, better education, better healthcare for kids and adults, better economy, better state services, more streamlined and technologically advanced government, better state parks and tourism, lower wlefare rolls, lower crime, lower taxes, and just a better life for Arkansans. He was able to work with democrats and bring different sides together. He is a leader and he is a great one. Oh and on Dumond, he didn't pardon him or parole him. He didn't let him out of prison. Those are the facts.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your facts strait you lying sack of crap. Huckabee DOES NOT support open borders. He is ON THE RECORD as recently as THIS WEEK saying he wants TRUE BORDER SECURITY. He wants to STOP the tide of illegals pouring into the country. What he doesnt support is a massive gestapo-style roundup and deportation of millions of illegals already living here. He knows it is 1) impossible; and 2) un-American.
Learn the facts here:

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is a nice guy and a good Christian man, but he can't get it done. First, he's a dull speaker. Second, he's a Senator with a million votes and non-votes to explain. Huckabee on the other hand, is Reaganesque and a Southern Governor.

Huckabee's the one-- if he'll run. If not, Brownback has to be it.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Some people are having a discussion on a thread on my blog and the worst thing about Huckabee they can say is that he got annoyed when he temporarily lost service on his blackberry.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Brent Oleson said...

Clinton, Giuliani Out in Front
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton with a wide lead over her potential Democratic rivals. Clinton took 41% in a hypothetical primary field against 12 other Democrats, far ahead of Sen. Barack Obama at 17%, John Edwards at 11% and former Al Gore at 10%.

On the Republican side, Rudy Giuliani held a 34% to 27% lead over Sen. John McCain, with no other potential candidate registering in double digits.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Brent Oleson said...

American Research Group Jan.20 poll state by state (cauc./prim).

Guiliani and McCain are kicking some arse!

Republicans MI MO FL PA

Brownback - 5% 1% 2%
Gilmore - - - 1%
Giuliani 34% 18% 30% 35%
Gingrich 9% 14% 16% 10%
Hagel - 3% 2% 4%
Huckabee 2% 1% 1% 1%
Hunter - - - -
McCain 24% 31% 15% 25%
Pataki - - 1% -
Romney 10% 2% 2% 1%
Thompson 7% 2% - -
Undecided 14% 24% 32% 21%

Republicans IL NM CA NC

Brownback 4% 4% - -
Gilmore - - - 1%
Giuliani 33%38% 33% 34%
Gingrich 8% 9% 19% 11
Hagel 3% 6% 5% 2%
Huckabee - - - 4%
Hunter 1% - 1% -
McCain 24% 20% 18% 26%
Pataki - 1% - -
Romney 12% 7% 3% 2%
Thompson 4% - - -
Undecided 11% 15% 22% 19%

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback supports Amnesty and will vote yes on the McCain-Kennedy bill.

End of story.

Michael "A.J. Sparxx" Illions

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amnesty is going to kill the chances of McCain and Brownback. Also, Huckabee will be hurt by the Senates actions because he said he supports the Senate version of the immigration bill. Rudy is to liberal on a slate fo issues.

Our only real hope is Mitt Romney.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please explain to me how Mitt Romney's plan would be different from the other candidates, since he hasn't clearly defined himself on the issue.

Are you saying that if Mitt is President all 12 million illegals will be deported? What about the ones that go underground once we start this endeavor?

If you aren't saying that, then please explain how his plan would be different then McCain/Brownback/Huckabee's.

Just for good measure once you explain to me how it's different, please enlighten us on why we should have any confidence that he'll have the same position in 6 months or 2 years or 4 years.


6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You idiots forget that Brownback is also a convert on life, not much different than Mitt Romney. When he first ran for Congress, he refused the endorsement of the Kansas right to life organizations, and he called himself a Republican "in the vein of Nancy Kassebaum", who was one of the Senate's more liberal Republicans and a full supporter of abortion rights.

Do a little research, indeed.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, the worst that Huckabee ever did was fight hard for the release of Wayne Dumond, a convicted rapist. He pressured the parole board to release him, then he went on to murder a woman in Missouri.

That, and the other 700+ criminals he released or commutted their sentence, is pretty bad, and pales when compared to his tantrum when he had a failed Blackberry.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On This Week with George Steponallofus, the "CCA" ducked the question on gay adoption.

CCA my ass. There isn't a CCA. Mike Huckabee -- weak on taxes and immigration and big-brother nanny-state government. Brownback -- weak on immigration and evolved positions on social issues.

Besides, nobody gives either a serious chance to win anything. This nomination is and will continue to be about three men. McCain and Giuliani, the two front-runners, and Mitt Romney, the only one who can generate the campaign to beat either of them.

That's all, folks. Take your pick.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain? Do you live in Iowa? I've heard more "Anyone but McCain" than "Go McCain" here. Probably 10 to 1. And the people I talk to are activists, not ignorant people who are spoon-fed their news and opinions by the MSM.

Giuliani? Sounds great until you realize he's pro gay marriage, abortion and gun control. Woah, not so great anymore. If I wanted to vote for a liberal, I'd vote for Bill Richardson.

Romney? Perhaps. That was your only sound comment. He will run a good campaign, but he's gotta start taking stands on issues. Take a line from President Bush: "You may not always like where I stand, but you'll always know where I stand." Instead Romney's going with "You'll always like where I stand, because you have no idea where I stand."

Watch out for Governors. Thompson. Huckabee. Gilmore. They have the executive experience to get the job done. And they don't have millions of votes that can be criticized. They balance budgets, not practice deficit-spending.

And THAT'S all folks. Open your eyes beyond the name recognition polls that the MSM feeds you.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UM WHAT!!!! BrownBack is not convert! Many of the people he ran against were pro-choice. THe lady you are refering to is not a credible source check with the Kansas Right to Life committe, or even the fact that he was being attacked for being por-life in the very election you mention. Tell the truth. and really do the research and don't just rely on the crap you see on blogs. Blogs tend to only be other campaign opinions anyway.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you guys please get off Gilmore, Brownback and Huckabee.

They have no money. They have no chance in such a front loaded system. Get over it.

4:02 PM  

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