Friday, June 01, 2007

Politics: Fred Thompson on the issues...

Voted YES on school vouchers in DC
Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds
Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months
Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy
Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe
Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech
Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance
Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures
Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP
Voted NO on banning chemical weapons
Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work
Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq
Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits
Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses
Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education
Wow, other than the drug war/abstinence/McCain-Feingold stuff he sounds like my kinda guy. I'm all about ditching CAFE and drilling the ANWR with nuclear weapons and nerve gassing any hippies who protest it while de-funding their solar-powered Prius.


Anonymous said...

Tam, you and Fred may qualify!
You sound like a candidate for the National Motorist Assoc.. Who would'a thunk speed limits and CAFE requirements. Ole Fred may even get my vote! Anybody mention red light cameras and NHTSA ludicrous requirements to Thompson yet?

Buffboy said...

So far the only possible candidate I could support for POTUS is Fred. He's been there, he's not just talked the talk, he's walked the walk. Is he perfect? Nope, but he's the best so far. The rest of the front runners are all centralist Democrats with an R in front trying to convince the base they are really Republicans. Sorry, after GWB not pissin on that electric fence again. I'd vote for the hildabeast before any of them, at least I know where I stand with her.

Anonymous said...

Where does he stand on secession?

Anonymous said...

And he's got a smoking hot wife.

Trent said...

Well I agree with everything except McCain/Freakgold. I am for the war on drugs and absence edu (sorry tam) I just think our country is better if high schoolers aren't taught to shoot up crystal-meth while putting condoms on bananas.

As much as I like Ron Paul he stuck his head up his you know where with the whole 9/11 crap he pulled. Fred is our only shot at getting someone even remotely conservative and freedom loving into the big white house.


phlegmfatale said...

You know, I want you and LawDog to run as co-presidents. How would that be?

Anonymous said...

I have a certain amount of fondness for Fred Thompson. As shallow as this sounds, some of it comes from his being from Tennessee -which I still think of as home though I haven't lived there in several years- and some of it comes from seeing him in the movies. But, it also comes from his actually having some experience and, in my opinion, bringing a certain presence to the podium so to speak. I don't agree with all of his politics, but I do believe him to be a good man. I don't know that I'd vote for him today, but I'll give him a chance to get my vote between now and the election.

I was talking to my younger brother a couple of nights ago after Brian Williams on NBC let us know that Fred Thompson was about to officially commit to the race, and it prompted the following comments, in our best Thompson impressions, between us:

N: Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that our troops are coming home. We've just turned the last of the insurgents into a greasy spot on a country road.

B: Testing new missiles, huh? What's his plan? Russians don't take a dump without a plan. And Russian Presidents don't start something this dangerous without having thought the matter through.

SpeakerTweaker said...



Matt G said...


I differ with Tamara on politics.

Who knew?


DC Homeowners said...

Are those the American Conservative Union rankings or someone else's? In any case I think that people have unfairly passed over Jim Gilmore for the nomination. Thompson and Gilmore are equally conservative.

Francis W. Porretto said...

I, too, am disappointed by the McCain-Feingold vote and the drug-offenses vote -- both clear violations of Constitutional constraint -- but I'll overlook those things if he'll hold fast on everything else.

For the moment, Senator Thompson is conservatives' only hope. Tancredo and Hunter just don't have the elevation, and Ron Paul has gone 'round the bend on the War on Terror, which sets all his other views at naught.

Unknown said...

Unfortunately, that McCain-Feingold/drug war/abstinence stuff is a biggie to some of us fuzzy-headed Libertarian types.

Personally, I think the commentator was pretty much dead on wwho said that Thompson is a great choice for people who generally agree with Bush, but who'd like to have a President with a little more bass in his voice.

Tam said...

"Unfortunately, that McCain-Feingold/drug war/abstinence stuff is a biggie to some of us fuzzy-headed Libertarian types."

It's even more annoying to me than it is to you jack-booted statists, but of guys likely to get elected, he's the one I'd have the fewest qualms with. (And Truther Ron has less chance of winning than I do...)

Like I said before, I wouldn't vote for him because I don't view an election as the same thing as playing the ponies, but compared to the Neo-Con currently inhabiting the White House or the pack of socialist midgets that the GOP is currently offering, he'd be somebody to whom I'd be happy to be the loyal opposition.