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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Speeches at the 2004 Republican Convention, in New York City, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    George W. Bush: Must make a place for the unborn child.
    Bill Frist: We’re doing embryonic research, but with ethical standards.
    Elizabeth Dole: Respect all human life including those not yet born.
Budget & Economy
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Don’t be economic girlie men.
Civil Rights
    George W. Bush: Protect marriage against activist judges.
    Mitt Romney: Every child deserves a mother and a father.
    Elizabeth Dole: Traditional marriage is something Republicans will defend.
    Elizabeth Dole: Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Education
    George W. Bush: Raise standards and focus on results for our schools.
    George W. Bush: Will fund early intervention programs to help high-schoolers.
    Dick Cheney: Bush passed most significant education reform in 40 years.
    Rod Paige: No nation can sustain greatness unless it educates all.
    Rod Paige: No Child Left Behind is working.
    Rod Paige: All across America test scores are rising.
Foreign Policy
    George W. Bush: America must keep its word.
    George W. Bush: Allies deserve the respect of all Americans.
    John McCain: We have good reason to expect solidarity of our allies.
Government Reform
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Listening to Nixon speak sounded like a breath of fresh air.
Health Care
    George W. Bush: Allow small firms to join together to purchase insurance.
    George W. Bush: Pass medical liability reform to make health care affordable.
    George W. Bush: Will enroll millions of poor children in health programs.
    Bill Frist: Prescription drug benefit is lifeblood of our future.
    Bill Frist: “Welcome to Medicare” physical--real reform and improvement.
    Bill Frist: Health Savings Accounts empower responsibility.
    Rod Paige: Bush has won some huge victories on health care.
    Rod Paige: The Medicare prescription drug discount card is helpful.
    Rod Paige: Tax credits for the uninsured, reform for the medical system.
    Rod Paige: Bush is funding stem cell research at record levels.
Homeland Security
    Jimmy Carter: Greatly strengthened our military forces.
    George W. Bush: Tripled funding for homeland security.
    Dick Cheney: Biggest threat today is terrorists getting nuclear weapons.
    Dick Cheney: No permission slip to defend the American people.
    Zell Miller: Soldiers make freedom of the press, not reporters.
    Zell Miller: Kerry voted against weapons needed for War on Terror.
    John McCain: We must provide our children a strong, better country.
    John McCain: A lack of complacency shouldn’t provoke a lack of confidence.
    Rudy Giuliani: Terrorism had been festering for many years.
    Rudy Giuliani: Terrorists can’t be accommodated, appeased, and compromised.
    Rudy Giuliani: We will see an end to global terrorism.
Jobs
    George W. Bush: Will double the workforce for our job training program.
    George W. Bush: Will change outdated labor laws to offer comp-time.
Principles & Values
    Jimmy Carter: Zell Miller has betrayed our trust.
    Jimmy Carter: Show decency to switch party for philosophical differences.
    Jimmy Carter: Zell Miller also said Kerry was an authentic American hero.
    Jimmy Carter: Zell Miller has chosen lies and obfuscation over the truth.
    George Pataki: Bush does what he says he’ll do.
    George W. Bush: Free societies will be hopeful societies.
    George W. Bush: This young century will be liberty’s century.
    George W. Bush: America will be more secure as freedom advances.
    John Kerry: Bush & Cheney unfit to serve because they misled us into war.
    Dick Cheney: Kerry sees two Americas; America sees two Kerrys.
    Mel Martinez: Protect our freedom and our core values.
    Mitt Romney: Respects Kerry’s Vietnam record, but not his Senate record.
    Mitt Romney: Kerry’s leadership is 57 varieties; Bush is unwavering.
    Zell Miller: For Bush because “my family is more important than my party”.
    Zell Miller: We need bipartisanship in times of war.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: I saw communism with my own eyes.
    Elizabeth Dole: Liberty is the birthright of every soul.
    Elizabeth Dole: America is not selfish, self-centered, and self-obsessed.
    Elizabeth Dole: Reaffirm timeless and unchangeable truths.
    Rudy Giuliani: Bush has the courage of his convictions.
    Rudy Giuliani: Under Bush, America will lead rather than follow.
Social Security
    George W. Bush: Allow younger workers to put taxes in a personal account.
Tax Reform
    George W. Bush: Will lead a bipartisan effort to simplify the tax code.
    Dick Cheney: The Bush tax cuts are working.
War & Peace
    George W. Bush: I wake up every day thinking about protecting our country.
    George W. Bush: Confront threats to America before it is too late.
    George W. Bush: Will defend America every time.
    George W. Bush: Freedom is the greatest fear of the terrorists.
    Dick Cheney: Terrorist enemy’s hatred of us is limitless.
    Zell Miller: Democrats see America as an occupier, not a liberator.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Terrorism is more insidious than communism.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: You don’t reason with terrorists, you defeat them.
    John McCain: The Iraqi war was necessary after years of failed diplomacy.
    John McCain: The War on Terror is a fight between good and evil.
    John McCain: The War on Terror a war we must fight.
    John McCain: Avoiding the War on Terror has cost us dearly.
    John McCain: Bush promised enemies would soon hear from us and they did.
    John McCain: Saddam would have acquired terrible weapons again.
    John McCain: The Iraqi war was necessary, achievable and noble.
    John McCain: Our adversaries express a hatred for all good in humanity.
    Rudy Giuliani: Liberating the Iraqis is something we should be proud of.
    Rudy Giuliani: The terrorists have heard from us.
    Rudy Giuliani: Removing Saddam needed to be accomplished.
Welfare & Poverty
    George W. Bush: Never discriminate against religious charities.


The above quotations are from Speeches at the 2004 Republican Convention, in New York City, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004.


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