Thursday, December 25, 2008

Newsboys - He Reigns

I just had to post this for future listening on my blog. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Citizens submit your Pork-Barrel Suggestions Here!

#tcot #yeswecantor

The Select Committee on Earmark Reform will be supported by a website, located at, allowing citizens to submit comments and suggestions for reforming the earmark process in Congress.

This effort was started by  
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA):

"The creation of this Earmark Commission reflects the desire of our Conference to begin the 111th Congress with a heavy emphasis on reform," said Cantor. "Reform is an ongoing process. The status quo is simply not acceptable. It's now or never to start to make Washington work again for the hard working American families, and this Commission is a step forward into the right direction."

Which has resulted in the below website with the stated purpose:

"The spending habits of Congress – and pork-barrel earmarks in particular – have become a clear symbol of a broken Washington.  With that in mind, House Republicans have created a select committee on earmarks to bring change and transparency to the process by which Washington spends taxpayers’ money."

Should Twittering be the first recommendation?
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (Chair)  - Non Twitter
Rep. Judy Biggert - Non Twitter (Ill. 13th)
Rep. Kevin Brady  - Non Twitter (Tex. 8th)
Rep. Doc Hastings - Non Twitter (Wa. 4th)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling  - Non Twitter 
Rep. John Mica  - Non Twitter (Tex. 5th)
Rep. Mike Simpson - Non Twitter (Id. 2nd)
Rep. Zach Wamp - Non Twitter (Ten. 3rd)

Some Democratic insight:
"Rep. Jennifer Callahan, D-Sutton, has filed legislation to address ethics and lobbying reform in the House of Representatives. Among her ideas: remove earmarks from the budgetary process and make Ethics Committee proceedings open to the public."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Vets Following Vets

#vets #tcot

Bob McDonnell cares for Veterans, he's one of us!

Virginians are are probably emotionally drained from the 2008 election. It was a great fight and we should stand proud of our performance.  But we have another fight we must prepare for.  Attorney General McDonnell served 21 years in the U.S. Army, both active duty and reserves, and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Now lets elect him Virginias 71st Governor.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bob McDonnell Speaks at Republican Advance 2008

Link to video Bob McDonnell Speaks at Republican Advance 2008

A Pink Team Sarah T-shirt! WTG!

A shout out to "The General" Bob McDonnell for his previous work with the Virginia Wall of Honor!

Manassas, Virginia had four listings on the Virginia Wall of Honor when it was dedicated in May 2007.

Prince Willam County, Virginia had two listings on the Virginia Wall of Honor when it was dedicated in May 2007.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Local Iraqi Freedom Deployments - Thank You for your service!

MANASSAS, Va. — Amber B. Cowles-Lloyd has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The specialist, a military police with four years of military service, is normally assigned to the 266th Military Police Company.

She is the daughter of Denise A. Back of Verona and the sister of Tommy Lloyd of Fishersville.

She is a 2004 graduate of Riverheads High School in Greenville.

Sanner activated for deployment

MANASSAS, Va. — Army National Guard Pfc. Justin L. Sanner has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sanner is a signal support specialist with three years of military service, is normally assigned to the 266th Military Police Company.

He is the son of Linda A. Wonderley of Grottoes and is a 2005 graduate of Fort Defiance High School.

Weeks activated for deployment

MANASSAS, Va. — Army National Guard Pvt. Nathan M. Weeks has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A military police member with two years of military service, Weeks is normally assigned to the 266th Military Police Company.

He is the son of Janice Weeks of Grottoes.

He a 2007 graduate of Fort Defiance High School.

God speed your return to us safely!

Ragged Old Flag

Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag

God Bless America this Dec. 7th!

tweet those you who wish to share with the hash tag - #dec7

Twitter Sunday, December 7th

"Never forget." Those two words serve as both a remembrance and a call to action as America commemorates the 67th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor this Sunday, December 7th.

tweet those you who wish to share with the hash tag - #dec7

God Bless America!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Elvis - Early Morning Rain

I need more Cow-Bell!
Let's try Elvis this evening!

Mention of Sarah Palin gets the most applause.

The Republican Party of Virginia Annual Advance 2008 Event was held this weekend.

Joe Pug performs "Bury Me Far From My Uniform"

May God remember their faces as we remember their sacrifices this Sunday!

"Never forget." Those two words serve as both a remembrance and a call to action as America commemorates the 67th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor this Sunday, December 7th.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin is a confirmed speaker for CPAC 2009

"Gov. Sarah Palin is already a confirmed speaker for CPAC 2009. You can register to attend at"

FEBRUARY 26-28, 2009

The Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street, NWWashington, DC 20008
For Reservations, Call: (800) 843-6664
The Omni Shoreham is metro accessible at the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop (red line).

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Suzanna Gratia-Hupp: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For

It's sure the Heck Not for Duck Hunting!

Top Conservatives on Twitter

Top Conservatives on Twitter

10 Things You Can DoTo Build The Conservative Community on Twitter

1. Follow everyone on this list.

2. Make a point of tweeting conservatives on the list who you don't know, but you think might be interesting.

3. Use the "#TCOT" tag before tweets you think might be of interest to the entire community.

4. Tell your conservative friends who are not on Twitter to join now.

5. Do something nice for someone on the list.

6. If someone follows you, follow them back.

7. Try to keep your following to follower ratio greater than 0.85 to 1. The point of a community is to engage in a dialogue. You can't engage unless tweets flow two ways.

8. Follow the people who follow people on the list with whom you have much in common. Especially follow people on the list who are rapidly adding new followers, such as @pinkelephantpun and @nansen.

9. Volunteer to be a Project Servant-Leader or Team Member on a #TCOT Action Project

10. Propose and gain approval for a new #TCOT Action Project.

I have to keep this one and revisit later as this Twitter stuff can be overwhelming at times and these #TCOT guys seem to be getting the RNC connected to Twitter also. Wow looks like things are a moving.

Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dumb?

Sorry I know alot of Va stuff is going on but I am trying to get this Twitter thing down so that when I blog it goes out to my Twitter channel. Is that too much to ask?

I looked at Twitter Wall but it seems to be a micro blogging tool (when a post is too short for your blog but longer than 140 characters) and will revisit that later. See link below.

Well, that led me to twitterfeed which can use RSS feeds to feed your twitter if I read this right.

The first obstacle was applying for on OpenID. Which the twitterfeed introduction lead me through this quite nicely. still not sure why I need this but I guess it just does ;-)

Now that I have a OpenID I had to supply a RSS Feed URL to setup my blogging site to feed my twitter channel. For the RSS Feed URL, I tried to simply entering my blog site URL only to find it was not acceptable for twitterfeed. After looking at Blogger Help page I noticed the following to setup RSS site feeds:

Ahhh...simply insert my blogsite name from above and see if this works.

OK...twitterfeed is happy with that entry so lets see if we can get something posted here and be delivered somewhere in my tweeter world.

Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dumb?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rep. McCarthy tapped as Cantor’s chief deputy

Rep. McCarthy tapped as Cantor’s chief deputy
By Jared Allen
Posted: 12/01/08 03:13 PM [ET]

Incoming House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) on Monday announced the selection of close ally and fellow GOP “Young Guns” member Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) as his chief deputy whip.

McCarthy, just elected to only his second term, is now set to become the highest appointed member of the Republican Conference for the 111th Congress.

“Being entrusted by my friend Republican Whip Eric Cantor to serve in the House Republican Leadership as Chief Deputy Republican Whip is an enormous honor,” McCarthy said in a joint statement he released with Cantor. “We will be part of the solution to turn the page toward a new era of Republican leadership. I am proud to begin this mission on the innovative path to a better future.”

Cantor and McCarthy both stressed the need to rebuild the Republican Party after its second consecutive devastating loss to Democrats, and vowed to serve as a “check and balance to the power of Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] and President-elect Obama.”

Cantor said that he is looking forward “to focusing on rebuilding our party and working towards innovative solutions to help the middle-class taxpayers of America.”

Ahh...the benefits of twitter!

Twitter - Eric Cantor

Ok I am just getting the hang of the Twitter thing, Check it out, as its one of the technology tools the RNC wishes to use more of in the future. Currently I am using it to track news and Eric Cantor.

Sign Up to Follow Eric Cantor here:

Sign Up to Follow Michael Steele here:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Don’t Let Gang Graffiti Fester

If you follow Bob McDonnell you might be familar with his work and its relationship with combating gang violence. NIP IT IN THE BUD!

Don’t Let Gang Graffiti Fester

More MS-13 Graffiti

Bob McDonnell on the Laura Ingraham Show

Bob McDonnell on the Laura Ingraham Show
November 21, 2008

Too Conservative

Ingraham had this to say about the AG:“I am so gratified that we still have people like you out there.”Listen to the full interview below…

Great interview with "The General"!

Rep. Wolf seeks Obama’s support for SAFE

Rep. Frank Wolf on Thursday asked the nation's next president to support an economic panel he and a Tennessee congressman have proposed.

Wolf, a Republican, wrote a letter to President-elect Barack Obama seeking his endorsement of legislation he and Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper have drafted. It would create the SAFE ("Securing America's Future Economy") Commission, a bipartisan group that would examine government spending and tax policy and make recommendations that Congress would be required to act upon.

It would operate similar to the Base Realignment and Closing Commission, according to a statement from Wolf, who represents Virginia's 10th District, which includes Manassas, Manassas Park and part of Prince William County. It has the support of more than 110 members of Congress, according to Wolf's office, and compan-ion legislation has been introduced in the Senate.

Wolf wrote to Obama that the recent financial bailout legislation was necessary but that it addressed only a "symptom of a far greater financial crisis on the horizon."

"How will we remain competitive, how will we rebuild our manufacturing base, how will our children com-pete in the global marketplace with the tsunami of mandatory spending obligations coming closer to our shores and the national debt racing past $10 trillion?" he asked in the letter.

Those questions form part of the impetus for the commission, which Wolf wrote would be different from other advisory panels because the legislation creating it requires Congress to vote up or down on its plan.

"Your active support of the SAFE Commission effort in Congress would signal the critical immediacy of attacking this problem head on in the only way I believe it will be solved—by working together in a bipartisan way," Wolf wrote to Obama.

by Jonathan Hunley, news & messengerPublished: November 21, 2008

related link:

PERSPECTIVE: SAFE Commission recommendation could help prevent economic woes

News and Messenger (Prince William CountyPublished: November 23, 2008

Rep. Frank Wolf is asking President-elect Barack Obama to support his proposed SAFE commission, and we hope Obama does so.

The SAFE (“Securing America’s Future Economy”) Commission, would be a bipartisan group that would examine government spending and tax policy and make recommendations that Congress would be required to act upon.

Now is definitely the time for this kind of legislation. With the government’s attitude seeming to lean toward the, “bailouts all around,” mentality, a hard look at what we are doing, why and whether we can do things better is needed.
Obama certainly has his plans to spend government money, but he also rode into office on a wave of change, and right now, in our government, a change in behavior would be less spending, not more.

The SAFE Commission would offer a comprehensive way to address the behaviors, which have helped the United States ease into its current financial calamities.

For instance, it would look at Medicare and Social Security.

Currently, those two programs make up 40 percent of federal spending, according to Wolf’s Web site. Those are two programs taking up almost half of our monetary resources.

During the next 35 years, the Web site states, federal spending on these two programs could increase to 80 percent.

We are not suggesting it is time for these programs to die, but with that much of our federal funds tied up in them, they have to be examined, and, if possible, reformed.

What in the world will the United States government be able to do when it has to run everything else in the country — minus Medicare and Social Security — with 20 percent of its budget?

Our federal budget is huge, and we have programs and spending priorities, which are not questioned or scrutinized.

The job of reforming our budget is a big one and is certainly not something that can be done quickly or sloppily, but that is why the SAFE Commission is so essential.

Obama can signal that he is serious about bringing change to Washington by telling Wolf that he is on board and behind the commission.

If he does that, we can all feel a little more hopeful.
— News and Messenger (Prince William County)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boehner, Cantor Offer Earmark Reform Resolution

CONTACT: Press Office
November 19, 2008
(202) 225-2815
Boehner, Cantor Offer Earmark Reform Resolution
GOP Rules Change Would Set Up Spending Reform Panel, Place Moratorium on Earmark Requests Until Report is Filed

WASHINGTON, DC - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today filed a proposed amendment to House Republican Conference rules. If adopted, the rules change would establish a House Republican earmark reform panel and place a moratorium on earmark requests by House Republican Members until the panel has filed a report with recommendations for changing Washington's broken spending practices.
"While earmarks are hardly the sole source of waste in the federal budget, the earmark process in Congress has become a symbol of a broken Washington," said Boehner. "Regrettably, our Democratic colleagues have concluded no further reform is needed in the earmark process. Republicans respectfully disagree. Our hope is that adoption of this resolution will be a first step in a much larger process of bringing meaningful change to the process by which Washington spends taxpayers' hard-earned money."
"The creation of this Earmark Commission reflects the desire of our Conference to begin the 111th Congress with a heavy emphasis on reform," said Cantor. "Reform is an ongoing process. The status quo is simply not acceptable. It's now or never to start to make Washington work again for the hard working American families, and this Commission is a step forward into the right direction."
In January, House Republicans unilaterally banned taxpayer-funded "monuments to me" (earmarks for projects named after the members sponsoring them) and the practice of "airdropping" earmarks into final bills at the last moment to minimize scrutiny. Republicans also proposed a bipartisan moratorium and panel on earmarks. The Democratic majority rejected the proposal and declined to follow the GOP in adopting the same bans.
The proposed amendment adds a new standing order to the Conference Rules to establish a 10 member Select Committee on Earmark Reform. Members will be appointed by the Republican Leader and the Committee is to report back its recommendations no later than February 16, 2009. The Conference will consider the Select Committee's recommendations not later than the second regularly scheduled Conference meeting after the report is filed. Finally, the order institutes a moratorium on requesting earmarks through February 16, 2009.

Eric Cantor Becomes No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House

Media General News Service Published: November 19, 2008

WASHINGTON—Rep. Eric I. Cantor became the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House today, winning an uncontested election as party whip.
Cantor is the first Virginian to hold the post in either party. As whip, he will work to coordinate the votes and messages of GOP House members.
Cantor has served as the chief deputy whip since 2002 when then-whip Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., appointed him to the post. Cantor’s safe Republican Virginia district, relative youth (he’s 45) and prolific fundraising have led to his being mentioned as a potential Speaker of the House down the road.
Blunt did not seek reelection to the Republican leadership team after the party lost seats in the Nov. 4 elections and fell deeper into minority status. The House runs strictly by majority rules.
In a letter campaigning for the job Tuesday, Cantor called for his party to be the “honest opposition” to the new Democratic administration but suggested avoiding social wedge issues.
The Republican whip post has been home to some of the most notable Republicans of past decades. Past whips have included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.
Aside from Gingrich, the whip position has not been a stepping stone to the speakership.
The job comes with extra staff and office funding and some choice space inside the Capitol Building, where Cantor currently has a smaller space as chief deputy whip.

Sarah Palin for Person of the Year 2008 - Vote

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Bob McDonnell Capturing Sex Offenders - WTG!

Virginia AG Credits Local, State Officials with Capturing Sex Offenders in Illegal Immigration Crackdown
Tuesday, November 18, 2008By Kevin Mooney, Staff Writer

( - Violent sex offenders who are also illegal aliens in Virginia were identified, located, and deported thanks to a well-coordinated joint operation earlier this year involving both state and federal officials. The effort should serve as a model for immigration enforcement throughout the United States, Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s Republican attorney general, told in an exclusive interview. “Operation Cold Play” made it possible for the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to place 171 convicted criminal alien sex offenders into deportation proceedings thanks in large part to local and state involvement in the investigation, McDonnell explained in an email.

Read more at the below link

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Red Virginia - Drill, Baby Drill with Bob McDonnell

Recent article:

Friday, Nov 14, 2008

- Republican candidate Bob McDonnell wants to Drill Baby, Drill.

- Democratic contenders R. Creigh Deeds and Terry McAuliffe want to poke around.
- And Democratic candidate Brian Moran is reluctant to dig into the deep "at this time."

No matter who wins in 2009, Virginia's next governor likely will confront the prospect of drilling for oil and gas off the coast of the commonwealth.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior opened a 45-day public-comment period on offshore drilling, part of the process to consider leasing land off the Virginia coast in 2011 for oil and gas exploration.

See MMS Press Release below:

The area considered for drilling is a 2.9 million-acre slice of the ocean floor more than 50 miles east of Virginia Beach and the state's Eastern Shore. The Interior Department estimates it could contain 130 million barrels of oil and 1.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Interior's announcement comes less than six weeks after Congress let a moratorium on offshore drilling expire and two months before a change of presidential administrations.

So yesterday, the four men expected to compete for the governor's job outlined their positions on the politically combustible issue. It rose to prominence this year as gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon and energy independence took center stage in the presidential race.

"The attorney general strongly supports offshore drilling for oil and natural gas," said Phil Cox, campaign strategist for McDonnell, Virginia's attorney general and a former member of the House of Delegates from Virginia Beach.

"He believes that advances in technology over the past two decades give us the ability to drill offshore in an environmentally friendly way and believes offshore drilling will help to create new American jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy," Cox added.

State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, favors "environmentally safe offshore drilling." He said such drilling would need to generate royalties and not interfere with the military, tourism and fishing industries. He said it should be explored as part of a broad proposal to develop new energy technology and alternative fuel production in the commonwealth.

"By linking our world-class research institutions with a statewide energy initiative, we will create new jobs and solve the biggest issue of our generation," he said.

Terry McAuliffe, an unannounced candidate for the Democratic nomination, is staking out a position that recalls that of current Gov. Timothy M. Kaine.

Like the governor, McAuliffe favors exploration offshore for natural gas but not oil.

McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said the federal push for drilling along the Virginia coast is a last gasp for the departing Bush administration.

"This is Bush trying to get some stuff done at the end," he said.

President-elect Barack Obama has said he is open to offshore energy exploration, but he has the option not to proceed with the sale of leases.

McAuliffe noted the concerns of the military, which worries that drilling platforms could be a hazard to U.S. warships and aircraft.

Another Democratic prospect, Del. Brian J. Moran of Alexandria, opposes exploration for oil and gas "at this time," according to his spokesman, Jesse Ferguson.

"Our first priority should be alternative and renewable energy sources, not drilling for more of a 19th-century energy source," Ferguson said.

Ferguson also said it has not been proved that Virginia oil and gas reserves are a "long-term solution" to energy needs.

He said Moran believes offshore exploration is a potential threat to the environment and to the appeal of Virginia Beach, among other shore points, as a tourist destination.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2010 Republican Virginia Hopefuls

Bob McDonnell (Current Attorney General) - for Governor

As your 44th Attorney General of Virginia, I'm focused on keeping Virginia safe and strong by getting results for the people of Virginia.

I hope you enjoy our website -- including the latest news in my fight against sex predators who prey on children, gang violence, and identity theft.

Together, we're keeping Virginia safe and strong.

Visit the McDonnell Hompage:

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Bill Bolling (Current Lt. Governor) - for Lt. Governor

What a tremendous honor it is to serve as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. I thank the people of Virginia for the confidence they have placed in me, and I promise to do my best to work with Governor Kaine and the members of the General Assembly to build an even better Virginia.

We have a lot to be proud of as Virginians. Some of our recent accolades include:
Being named the best managed state in the nation by Governing Magazine Being named the most pro-business state in the nation by Forbes Magazine Providing the best educational opportunities and chance for success in life according to Education Week Magazine We obviously enjoy a very high quality of life in Virginia. My promise to you – the people of Virginia – is that I will do my best to make certain that Virginia remains a great place to live, work and raise a family. We will do that putting partisanship and politics aside, and focusing on issues and ideas that will help us find solutions to the challenges we face. If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are here to serve you.

Very Truly Yours,
Bill Bolling Lieutenant Governor Commonwealth of Virginia

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Ken Cuccinelli - for Attorney General

Thank you for visiting our website. And thanks for your interest in my campaign for Attorney General of Virginia.

As your Attorney General, I will continue to promote a prosperous and secure Commonwealth by combating crime, defending constitutional rights, promoting open government and accountability, enforcing immigration laws, protecting life and families, and keeping Virginia a low-tax, low-regulation and pro-business state.

I invite you to join me in this mission.

Will you help me spread our positive, effective conservative message across Virginia? To win this race and build a winning Republican team, I need your help.

Will you commit now to be a Delegate to the Republican Convention in 2009? Please Donate today and Volunteer, sign up for The Cuccinelli Compass, and, as always, let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours
Ken Cuccinelli

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It is the Veteran

It is the Veteran

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,

who has given us freedom of religion

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,

who has given us freedom of the press

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,

who has given us freedom of speech

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,

who has given us freedom to assemble

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,

who has given us the right to vote

It is the VETERAN Who salutes the flag

Who serves under the flag

Whose coffin is draped by the flag.

Thank you Veterans.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Prince William County 2008 Results Tracker - Feeling A Little Blue?

Prince William County 2008 Results Tracker - Click Above Image to View Larger Image

- The estimated population in 2007 of the county was 383,644, a 36.6% increase since 2000.
- Estimated number of poling stations = 73

Prince William County
Obama - 75,666
McCain - 57,414
PWC Difference - 18,252

405 - STONEWALL (District 10)
2008 Registered Voters - 2,871
Total 2008 Votes - 1,886
Obama - 997 McCain - 862 Other - 27
McCain vs. Obama Difference - 135
Number not voted - 985

Feeling a Little Blue Today Virginia?

Let us be realistic, the tide is not in our favor, we have a Democratic Governor, both our Senators are Democratic, and we lost three of our House of Representatives (Tom Davis, Virgil H. Goode, Thelma Drake) seats. This is going to be hard to overcome unless something turns around real soon. I am very concerned about the federal decisions being made and you know they will not be in concert with "We The People" of Virginia! In the future we need to hold these politicians accountable to our core values and beliefs.

Seriously Virginia, where are you headed? What will your Virginia look like when you retire or your sons and daughters graduate from high school or college?

What are your plans for the next two years? Let another two or three House of Representatives seats fall by the wayside?

Let not your determination, resolution, or persistence in God and Jesus not falter as we go forward into this abyss.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight.

I'm going to fight for my cause every day as your President. I'm going to fight to make sure every American has every reason to thank God, as I thank Him: that I'm an American, a proud citizen of the greatest country on earth, and with hard work, strong faith and a little courage, great things are always within our reach. Fight with me. Fight with me.
Fight for what's right for our country.
Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.
Fight for our children's future.
Fight for justice and opportunity for all.
Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.
Stand up for each other; for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America.
Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We're Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

Thank you, and God Bless you.

Senator John McCain 2008 RNC