2007-07-28 John McCain Spartanburg Videos

July 29, 2007 by  
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For those who are interested, I have finished uploading the videos from John McCain’s campaign stop in Spartanburg, SC yesterday. There were a few hundred people in attendance, in my opinion, far less than what was in place for Ron Paul. Enjoy the videos.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

History and Military Arms

July 28, 2007 by  
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I have heard and studied abroad of multiple instances of selling weaponry or training foreign nations to use our military tactics and weapons, but I must ask…When are the idiots in Washington going to learn.

The first event that comes to mind is the placing of the Shah in Iran. We wanted another country more like America to deal with. America is still paying for that “intervention”.

The second event I can remember has to deal with the now infamous, Osama bin Laden. We trained him and his people to fight and withhold Russian advances. He then issues a Fatwah against America partly because of our military bases in Saudi Arabia.

And now the latest news…We are considering sellings arms to Saudi Arabia because of Iran. Precision guided-bombs, naval vessels, air-to-air missles and the patriot missile system (SAM).

As I said, when are we going to learn?

gcoats84.

Ron Paul Videos

July 28, 2007 by  
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All video’s of Ron Paul from 7/21/07 are now loded onto YouTube. The links below will take you to the videos on this site.

Spartanburg Rally

Greenville Rally

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Confessions of a Congressman – Immigration

July 28, 2007 by  
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Right now I feel like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was meeting with a U.S. Representative yesterday discussing ideas on how to handle various issues in the House. Of the topics were immigration, energy, partisanship, Iraq and Iran.

An interesting discussion came up around immigration. What do we do? We had the ball rolling and a few Senators came and took the ball off of the playing field. So where do we go from here? I couldn’t go without being quiet, so I asked the Congressman why he did not produce a piece of legislation, go up to Nancy, and work on a bill dedicated solely to boarder security. And after that was in place, then attack the resident illegal alien issue. His response was if I did that, I could only get 25 votes in the Senate. Again, I said then work with the Nancy and any other Democrat to come to a solution. And his response is that they won’t, they do not want to work to resolve that problem.

I approached him afterwards trying to further understand “why?”. His answer was simple. The Republican Senators who yanked the bill off of the floor gave the Democrats a reason not to work with them. They can now say the Republicans killed the bill and use that to hang over there heads.

A heated discussion developed concerning the topic. A good friend of mine who was their was totally insulted and humiliated by another member in the audience. There was no regard for humanity. She was told that she had no more right in America or to things in this nation than her family because one of her family members had come in illegally. The individual said my family did it the right way and worked hard to get here and something along the lines of you don’t deserve anything from the government. Mind you, my friend is a US Citizen, and her family is not here “living the easy life”. My friend has received her bachelors degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and has just left her job to return to school to work on her Ph.D in Mathematics. Both her parents work their tails off and her brother is actively serving in the US Air Force.

In great motion of thoughtfulness, his Chief-of-Staff followed her out as she left to return to work (The Congressman was still mediating discussions) to get some information from her. This happened on Monday. Tuesday night this Congressman called my friend to apologize for the individuals comments and encouraged her to return the next month’s meeting. He also explained some of that individuals situation to her (not in individuals defense).

Who is this Congressman? His name….Bob Inglis. You can meet with him on the 4th Monday of every month at Wade’s. More information is available at his campaign website “Let’s Talk”.

gcoats84

Live Blog – John McCain in Spartanburg, SC 7/28/2007

July 28, 2007 by  
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12:58pm
Closing remarks story

12:52pm
**Will do what is necessary.
*What will you do to handle Iran and nuclear weapons

12:50pm
**If we set a date of withdrawl, chaos and genocide will follow
**We are turning things over as we speak, the Iraqi military is taking control
*What is your plan to get us out of there sometime down the road.

*He gave gentlemen a opportunity to respond about the political process
*This will be a long twilight struggle

12:45pm
**If they are willing to kill there babies, what will they do to ours?
**If we leave, you haven’t seen anything yet
**Baghdad and Anbar province are improving
**Facts on the ground are that we are succeeding (loud applause)
*You were critical of Reid, how many more American lives need to be killed or injured for this?

**We need to get democracies in place and impose meaningful trade sanctions
*Question about employing neighbors to help in Iraq

12:40pm
*Telling story of being in prison in Vietnam
*Story of flag, then Q&A

12:37pm
*I am prepared to lead, and we will win the war against this evil (loud applause)
*I am best candidate because I am prepared
*I see three letters….K..G..B (applause)
*Putin is trying to restore the old Russion Empire
*Iranians are trying to develop nuclear weapons
*Iranians are exporting IED’s into Iraq

12:35pm
*War was mismanaged by Rumsfeld
*If we fail and Democrats set a withdrawl date, you will see genocide and chaos
*Is the Maliki government forming like we want it to, NO, but we are seeing progress
*Things are getting better
*What’s happening in Iraq
*I would rather lose a campaign than lose a war
*I will take my stand to let this strategy win
*Must continue with the current strategy and WIN, W..I..N in Iraq

12:30pm
128 people took the oath of citizenship as well
Was fortunate to witness the re-enlistment of soldiers in Iraq over the July 4th holiday
Graham is going back to Iraq and help the Iraqi’s help restore the “Rule of Law”

12:26pm
Glad Graham and I worked together to get Alito and Roberts into the Supreme Court
Don’t need judges legislating from the bench
Schumer from NY said the Democrats are not going to confirm any new judges
Happy to be here, just left California meeting with Arnold

12:25pm
Telling story about being in service
Glad to be back at the healthiest place, The Beacon

12:20pm
Introduction of John McCain
John McCain welcomes all visitors

12:15pm
McCain Arrives

12:00pm
Still awaiting his arrival

11:40am
Making some announcements, a lot of commotion.
Live from the Beacon Drive-In. A full house is in attendance, close to 100 people

8:25am
More to come as it gets closer to 11:45
We are awaiting 11:45 for the start of Republican Presidential Hopeful John McCain to arrive at the Beacon in Spartanburg, SC.

  • Rumors are floating around that there will be several picketers in attendance to announce their distaste with McCain’s amnesty proposal’s.
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