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Truman vs. Blunt: The Republican Strategy

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This weekend was something else to see in the news.

It was a banner weekend for Republicans in the media. Along with Bob Ney's conviction, Colin Powell, John McCain, and 3 Republican Senators distancing themselves from President Bush, it made for a great weekend for Democrats.

And I believe the best is yet to come.

Election day will be here in a little over a month. And I hope voters realize by that time they have an opportunity to put our government back in the people's hands.

The top story in yesterday's Kansas City Star was about Republicans having to re-adjust their strategy. Everything is going bad right now for the Republican party. Everything. The only thing they have to talk to voters, out of all of our issues, is the 'war on terror'. And that is even something that is getting worse among Republicans.

Republicans are in a real struggle right now, between the president and 2 of the most respected figures of their party, John McCain and Colin Powell.

The Republican party's entire campaign is hinging on the war on terror and homeland security. Let's take a look at that for a minute.

The whole Military tribunal issue has been a global embarrassment for the Republican party. Thank goodness McCain, along with 2 other Republican Senators, are standing in the way of Bush's tribunal plan. It is nice to see that there are at least a few Republicans out there that agree with the American majority, and the Supreme Court, that this violates basic principles of American's fairness, and endangers our troops.

Even our U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Bush's military tribunals are unconstitutional.

Being an Army veteran, this government sickens me with the way they are handling this.

And what about Bush's 'eavesdropping' program? His warrantless surveillance program? Talk about violation of our rights...thank goodness a federal judge ordered the NSA's warrantless surveillance program illegal. His 'terrorist surveillance program' is being rebelled against by civil liberty Republicans on the House. It's nice to see that there is chaos in Washington among Republicans.

And what about my opponent, Roy Blunt? I would like to hear his stand on this. For the record, my opponent Roy Blunt has a voting record with President Bush, voting on Bush's side 95% of the time. Ninety-five percent. That should say something right there.

The Republican party continues say that their party is best equipped to keep Americans safe. They love the position we are at right now. Fear and power. That represents the Republican party. Fear and power. You don't see my opponent Roy Blunt, or other Republicans talking about issues that are important, like national health care, ending the fight on obesity, health and nutrition, social security, education, protecting our environment from global warming, helping the worker by raising the minimum wage, freedom of speech, and helping the people. They don't want to talk about important issues for the people. It's all about fear and power.

Let's talk for a minute about Homeland Security. Here are some facts:

*The 9/11 commission gave the Bush administration poor grades when it came to security.
*A homeland security committee gave the administration its worst grades in regards to protecting our borders, ports, airports, trains and transit systems.
*Much of our country's hazardous materials rest in the hands of the private sector, and are being unregulated.
*Katrina showed us how equipped our security structure is when handed a natural disaster. We are supposed to secure our homeland. Where was our government when our people needed them?

Bush and our Republican controlled government has focused too much energy and resources on the war on Iraq, diverting focus on what is necessary to protect Americans at home.

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