Portman | April
PORTMAN ON A RUMSFELD TRACK
TO GOP ASCENDANCY?
If someone gives you good odds,
you could do worse than to bet on the possibility of Robert Portman, Bush’s
new Budget chief, being the Republican nominee for President in 2012 or
Portman has been a favorite son
of the "New World Order" establishment since he went to work as
associate counsel to President George H. W. Bush, whom he also served as the
Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
With President G. H. W. B’s
backing, Portman was elected to Congress in 1993 and served in the House
until 2005, when he became U.S. Trade Representative.
Portman, now age 50, is a
graduate of Dartmouth College and received a law degree from the University
of Michigan. He is married with three children.
The path being followed by
Portman is analogous to that of Don Rumsfeld, who, after becoming one of the
youngest members of Congress in the 1960’s, left the House of
Representatives to become a counselor to President Nixon, and head of Nixon’s
Cost of Living Council. He was one of my predecessors as Director of the
U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and became White House Chief of Staff to
President Gerald Ford, who nominated him to be America’s youngest
Secretary of Defense in 1975. President George W. Bush made him America’s
oldest Secretary of Defense in 2001.
As with Rumsfeld, Portman has
long had Presidential ambitions. There are still some who think it possible
that Rumfeld’s protégé, Dick Cheney, could succeed to the Presidency in
time for the 2008 election and that he would then name Rumsfeld to be his
ticket mate. This, of course, is wild speculation, but stranger things have
Rally Organizers | April
RADICAL LEFTISTS – SOME
TAX SUBSIDIZED – ORGANIZE PRO-ILLEGALS
Hundreds of thousands of people
have marched in opposition to restrictions on illegal immigration.
Who’s checking them out?
In fact, many of the march
organizers represent organizations funded with our tax dollars, including
Legal Services lawyers, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education
Foundation, La Raza Unida, and many, many others.
Some of the groups involved in
organizing the demonstrations are hard-core Marxist-Leninist entities.
vs. the Constitution | April
McCAIN IS GWB/ROVE’S
You don’t have to be Dick
Tracy to consider the clues.
George Bush has formed an
alliance with John McCain reflected in his decision to sign into law the
McCain-Feingold Free Speech Restriction bill, which is in clear violation of
the First Amendment.
Bush signed it after
acknowledging it to be unconstitutional.
John McCain has gone out of his
way to support President Bush on everything from the war in Iraq to amnesty
for illegal aliens, and much more.
Dr. Jerry Falwell, Chancellor
of Liberty University, who is very close to White House political boss Karl
Rove, has declared John McCain to be the best Presidential choice for
cultural conservatives in 2008.
Indeed, Falwell has secured
Senator McCain to be commencement speaker at Liberty University graduation
exercises this year.
McCain has cast his lot with
George Bush, hoping it will win him the 2008 GOP nomination and Bush, or
Rove at least, has apparently decided that McCain is the best bet to
continue the Bush legacy.
Weinberger | April
CAP WEINBERGER’S LIBERAL
PAST HELPED ME
After Richard Nixon was
re-elected in 1972, he reorganized the Executive Branch to establish a
system of four "Super Secretaries", each of whom would be
responsible for several subordinate departments and agencies.
At the time, Caspar Weinberger
was Nixon’s Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and I, as Director
of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, reported to Weinberger, who died
on Tuesday, March 28.
Weinberger began his career as
a very liberal California Republican. In fact, he opposed Ronald Reagan’s
candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1966, preferring
instead to support San Francisco Mayor George Christopher.
Subsequently, Weinberger became
a strong Reagan stalwart and, during the Nixon Presidency, where he
initially served as head of the Federal Trade Commission, Cap functioned as
President Nixon’s "ambassador to Ronald Reagan" at a time when
Nixon feared that Reagan would challenge him for re-nomination in 1972.
One of Weinberger’s closest
friends when both served in the California legislature was Augustus Hawkins,
who, in 1973, was Chairman of the House Economic Opportunity Committee and
head of the Black Caucus.
When I was called to testify
before Hawkins’ Committee, as a result of a personal request from
Secretary Weinberger, Chairman Hawkins treated me most courteously, during a
five-hour hearing in a packed hearing room where members of the Black Caucus
unsuccessfully attempted to stare me down.
Hyde | April
HENRY HYDE YIELDS TO WHITE
HOUSE PRESSURE FOR U.N. FUNDING
Congressman Henry Hyde, as
Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, had proposed
language for legislation that would have forced the U.S. government to
withhold millions of dollars in United Nations "dues" pending
supposed reformed of the U.N.
Hyde’s bill passed the House
of Representatives in June, 2005, but the Senate failed to approve similar
According to USA Today
(3/28/06, page 5A), Hyde’s bill would have withheld half of the U.S.
"dues" (taxes), beginning in 2007, if the U.N. did not make an
estimated 40 reforms.
According to Congressman Hyde,
"There is serious resistance to the notion of withholding dues…The
establishment doesn’t like that, the State Department is unenthusiastic
about it, but most people support it."
One of the unfortunate aspects
of having a Republican President and a Republican Congress is that when you
have a New World Order President, such as George W. Bush, it is very
difficult to place restraints on such entities as the United Nations, NAFTA,
the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary
Fund, and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Under Bill Clinton, Republicans
in Congress blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to the
United Nations, but, when George Bush came in, there was not a single
opposing vote in the U.S. Senate and efforts by Congressman Ron Paul in the
House were denied a hearing as the taxpayer subsidies were enacted on a
Nofziger | April
WE MOURN THE DEATH OF LYN
Conservatives are mourning the
death of Lyn Nofziger, who was a faithful employee of Ronald Reagan ---
before, during, and after the Reagan Presidency.
Nofziger’s job in the Reagan
White House was to deal with conservatives, who were treated, thanks to Jim
Baker, as one of several minorities for whom there were designated liaison
Lyn was a man of great personal
character and loyalty who became an advocate of access to marijuana for
medical purposes, probably as a result of treatments which benefited his
Lyn was always gracious and
helpful in his dealings with me.
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