Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Real Conservative Has Stood Up, His Name is Duncan Hunter

Columnist Jonah Goldberg must have not done much research for his op/ed that appeared April 4 in the USA Today, Will the Real Conservative Please Stand Up. Goldberg is looking for a real conservative candidate in the Republican Presidential Primary, but the reason he can’t find one is very clear. He’s only looking at John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and Mitt Romney.

Maybe he, and other conservative/Republican pundits like Sean Hannity, should give more serious consideration to candidates outside the “Big 3”, more specifically,
Duncan Hunter. From his stances/record on the War on Terror and illegal immigration to abortion and preserving our American industries and trade advantages, Congressman Hunter is the no-nonsense leader that conservatives, and more importantly, our nation needs.

When I think of the way many of our “conservative” pundits and leaders are kicking a candidate like Hunter to the curb in favor of Rudy Giuliani, I get infuriated with the realization that our elections are nothing more than a popularity contest.

Primaries are supposed to be the time where people get behind and support the candidate that best suits their ideals. Last month, two of Louisiana’s conservative delegates came out and endorsed Rudy Giuliani, Senator David “gay marriage is the most important issue facing us today” Vitter and Representative Charles Boustany.

But if you were to compare the ideologies of Vitter and Boustany with that of both Giuliani and Hunter, you would find that Duncan Hunter is much more in line with the belief of the two Louisiana congressmen.

One brief look at Congressman Duncan Hunter’s credentials and views is all it takes to realize he is the conservative of the 2008 Election.

Member of the 75th Army Rangers
Served as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee
Voted AGAINST CAFTA (just like Boustany, one of few Republicans to vote NO)
Overall A+ Grade by the Americans for Better Immigration
Voted AGINST giving illegals free educational benefits, welfare, and free healthcare benefits
Voted FOR banning partial birth abortions
Voted FOR deterring foreign arms transfers to China
Voted FOR restricting funding to the United Nations
Overall A+ Grade by the NRA
Voted FOR ending offshore tax havens
Co-sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2007 (HR 25)

Congressman Hunter is for protecting our borders and protecting American jobs and small businesses. Many Republicans call Hunter a protectionist or “dinosaur” when it comes to foreign trade. But Congressman Hunter understands that a huge trade deficit is NOT beneficial to the United States. Rather, such a deficit can likely be linked to our current national debt. The free trade crowd argues that the U.S. should take advantage of being able to import goods at a cheaper cost than producing them here.

Oh really? What happens when the production of goods is completely phased out here? Is it really smart turning our economy into one that relies solely on service and no longer manufactures goods?

Duncan Hunter realizes that our trade deficit with China is doing little but helping a suppressive, communistic nation, as the Chinese are using American dollars not to help its citizens, but to build up their military.

What has the Bush Administration done about the flood of illegal aliens? Nothing. They are bought-and-paid-for by businesses who want to continue the pool of illegal, cheap labor. What will Rudy Giuliani do? As mayor, he worked to give illegal aliens more access to free government services. What will McCain do? He is currently working with Ted Kennedy to pass an amnesty bill for 12 million illegals. What will Romney do? With campaign raising figures just released, he appears to be receiving contributions from big business, pro-illegal alien labor backers, much like President Bush.

Congressman Hunter has promised to build a barrier across the whole southern border and supports eliminating incentives for illegals by pulling out the welcome mat of free government programs and punishing those employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

Then there’s the issue of the War on Terror. As a former Army Ranger, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and a son who has served two tours in Iraq, Duncan Hunter has both personal and governmental military experience and the personal connection and understanding of having one of his very own children sent to fight in the current war.

The answer for a real conservative president is right under our noses. Right-wing pundits and politicians only have to be true to their convictions and ideology and not get caught up in the popularity contest.

Duncan Hunter for President 2008

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Duncan Hunter 'Debate Watching Parties,' May 3, 8:00 pm

This just came in. On Thursday, May 3, at 8:00 pm, there will be a televised Republican presidential candidates debate and the Duncan Hunter campaign is encouraging "house parties" throughout the country to a) watch the debate, b) build support for Duncan Hunter, and c) participate in a conference call with Congressman Hunter afterwards.

I have materials you can use to help spread the word and contact information for the Hunter campaign people so you can sign on as a host. Contact me via a comment at the NOVA TownHall Blog and I can forward you that information. And if you want to attend a local (Northern VA) get together next Thursday, I can give you directions.

The rest of this post is lifted directly from an e-mail I received from someone close to the Hunter campaign.

As most of you know, if we cannot elect a rule-of-law-enforcement candidate in 2008, we will have lost the battle against illegal immigration and, in all likelihood, our country as we have known it. As most of you also know, there only two 2008 presidential candidates among all candidates from both parties we can trust on the illegal immigration issue -- Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo. For the time being, or until the dust settles a bit, we should do as much as we can to boost both of their candidacies.

We have been asked by Duncan Hunter's campaign staff to put together "Debate Watching Parties" (DWPs) for the May 3rd Republican Primary Debate. As I understand it, the objectives of the DWPs are to generate additional momentum for candidate Hunter's campaign and campaign contributions, as well as to identify potential workers for his campaign.

Hosting or attending a DWP provides a good initial opportunity to support the Duncan Hunter campaign for President. We don't need to look at this as an elaborate work exercise. Rather, this can, and should be a fun exercise. Personally, I plan to invite a few friends and family members over for drinks and snacks and to discuss the debate. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

--8:00 PM (EST)to 9:30 Republican Primary Candidates Debate.
--10:00 PM to approximately 10:30 Q & A Conference Calls from attendees of DWPs to Duncan Hunter.
--10:00 to 10:08 Duncan Hunter comments on the debate results.
--10:08 to 10:30 Duncan Hunter takes call-in questions from attendees of Debate Parties across the Country.

Duncan Hunter has been a strong supporter of immigration reform for many years--since long before most of us realized illegal immigration was a serious problem. He played a pivotal role in the funding and construction of the 12-mile-long border fence in the San Diego area well before September 11. With his strong support nearly 50 more miles have been constructed. More recently, he put together one of the most sweeping (one must avoid the word "comprehensive") immigration reform bills ever -- HR 4313: the True Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2005.

With so much riding on the 2008 presidential election, we must do all we can to help build momentum for Duncan Hunter's campaign.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Walking the Talk!

USMC Capt. Duncan D. Hunter is 'Walking the Talk', going back to Iraq for a Third Tour of Duty! Get all the details here in this post at Spark It Up!
Capt. Hunter is running for his father's seat Rep. Duncan Hunter who is running for President.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Welcome To Bloggers 4 Duncan Hunter

Welcome to Bloggers 4 Duncan Hunter, where we will be bringing you the unvarnished truth about the Best Conservative Candidate for President of the United States!