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Congressional Black Caucus Institute debate
Sept. 9. 2003



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Civil Rights
    Dennis Kucinich: Repeal the PATRIOT Act: stop being driven by fear.
    Dick Gephardt: Democrats need to earn the vote of African-Americans.
    Howard Dean: Affirmative action counters built-in hiring biases.
    John Edwards: PATRIOT Act removes liberties that it’s supposed to protect.
    Joseph Lieberman: Marched with Martin Luther King in 1963; keep dream alive.
Drugs
    Dennis Kucinich: Emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration.
Government Reform
    Bob Graham: Allow non-US natives to run for President.
Jobs
    Dick Gephardt: How many Americans lose their jobs before Bush loses his?
    Howard Dean: Reduce minority unemployment by investing in small business.
Principles & Values
    Al Sharpton: Favorite song: “Talking Loud, Saying Nothing” about GOP.
    Al Sharpton: We need a new director and a new direction.
    Al Sharpton: We’re in a civil war over rejection of votes, from FL to CA.
    Al Sharpton: On black vote: turn people on, then turn people out.
    Bob Graham: Favorite song: “Changes In Attitude, Changes In Latitudes”.
    Bob Graham: Opportunity For All: economic plan for one America.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Favorite song: “You Gotta Be.”.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Take the “men only” sign off the White House door.
    Dennis Kucinich: Favorite song: John Lennon, “Imagine”.
    Dennis Kucinich: Grew up poor, so is attuned to the concerns of the people.
    Dick Gephardt: Favorite song: Bruce Springsteen, “Born In The USA.”.
    Dick Gephardt: We’re all tied together to make America a better place.
    Howard Dean: Favorite song: Wycliff Jean, “Jaspora.”.
    Howard Dean: Restore US dignity in eyes of people around the world.
    John Edwards: Favorite song: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Small Town”.
    John Edwards: Son of a mill worker can beat son of a president.
    John Kerry: Favorite song: Bruce Springsteen, “No Surrender.”.
    John Kerry: Need a president who won’t write laws only for contributors.
    Joseph Lieberman: Favorite song: Frank Sinatra, “My Way.”.
    Joseph Lieberman: He & Gore warned about Bush, and Bush turned out even worse.
War & Peace
    Al Sharpton: Bush has failed at promised task of capturing bin Laden.
    Al Sharpton: Bush has still not presented evidence for Iraq war.
    Bob Graham: Don’t trust Bush with a blank check on Iraq reconstruction.
    Bob Graham: The president intentionally misled Americans on Iraq.
    Bob Graham: Yes, $87B to protect troops; Hell no, $87B to protect profit.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Involve UN troops in Iraq, but under US command.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Strength against terrorism means focus, not bravura.
    Dennis Kucinich: Have UN handle all Iraqi oil contracts.
    Dennis Kucinich: $87B to “protect troops” is cynical; end the war.
    Dick Gephardt: Iraq: get allies to reduce $1B per week war cost.
    Dick Gephardt: Yes on $87B for Iraq, but also for homeland security.
    Howard Dean: If we abandon Iraq, it’ll become a terrorist haven.
    Howard Dean: Keep relationship with Israel but be a credible negotiator.
    Howard Dean: My position on Israel is exactly the same as Bill Clinton’s.
    John Edwards: Allies in Iraq would reduce burden on troops & taxpayers.
    John Edwards: Irresponsible to not fund troops; also to fund Halliburton.
    John Kerry: De-Americanize Iraq: the exit strategy is victory.
    John Kerry: Vote for war was needed to push Saddam on inspectors.
    John Kerry: $87B for Iraq only when internationalization is addressed.
    Joseph Lieberman: Failure is not an option in War on Terror.
    Joseph Lieberman: Pushing Israel out of West Bank is taking sides.
    Joseph Lieberman: $87B to never leave American troops without support.


The above quotations are from Congressional Black Caucus Institute debate
Sept. 9. 2003. Error processing SSI file

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