Gore 2000

Republicans voting for Al Gore for President - Election 2000

Gore 2000

Al Gore supports more Republican values than Republicans

A winning team, and a job well done.
Being a Republican isn't just joining a party, it's a point of view. And when you look at the issues Republicans stand for and then compare our elected officials to our beliefs, President Clinton and Al Gore are the one who is delivering what traditional Republicans are looking for. To me it's more important what a candidate does and what he stands for than what party label he runs under.

This isn't a sporting event where we pick a team to be loyal to. This is our future. We as a nation have to choose what direction we will take and what kind of a future we are going to have. It is important that we choose wisely. Loyalty to our country and our future is more important than loyalty to a party. We don't have an obligation to be loyal to any political party. The political parties have an obligation to be loyal to us. They are here to serve us. We are not here to serve them. The constitution says, "We the People" not "We the Government". If the Republican or Democratic parties want our loyalty, they're going to have to earn it. I don't think either party understands that they work for the people, not the other way around.

What is a Republican?

What is a Republican and what do we believe in? A Republican is supposed to be for fiscal responsibility, small government, keeping the government out of people's private business, traditional family values, and a sense of basic morality. The government and the Republican Party are here to serve the people, not the other way around. The Republican Party is here to serve us, not for us to serve them. We are not here to be loyal to the party, but for the party to be loyal to us. It's not just about talking the talk, but you have to walk the walk. And when you look at President Clinton's Record, you'll see a record that would make any Republican proud.

If President Clinton and Al Gore are doing a good job and passing bills that Republicans support, then why shouldn't Republicans vote for him? What's wrong with voting for someone who's doing a good job?

I, Marc Perkel am a member of both political parties. I am A Republican and a Democrat. I'm non partisan and refuse to limit myself to one party. And I refuse to describe my views in terms of party membership. I'm a local anti-tax activist who was successful at defeating two local sales tax issues. I have actively supported and confronted all candidates regardless of part affiliation.

I am tired of the right wing extremists and the Moonies trying to redefine what a Republican is. Republicans are not moving away from the party. The party is moving away from Republicans. My Republican views haven't changed. I still support traditional Republican Values. But the Republican party is turning into a bunch of self serving slobs who only care about being elected and the power it brings.

I'm creating this page to put the Republican Party on notice that America comes first. We will no longer tolerate our party putting it's self interest ahead of the citizens of our country. We will no longer tolerate petty partisan political bickering. We are not stupid and we deeply resent what our party is doing and the direction the party is heading.

Standing here with my Mouth Open

I stand in utter amazement at the antics of the Republican Party. I can't believe it when I hear that Republicans are angry because Clinton fixed the economy. How can Republicans be angry at a good economy regardless of who did it? How can Republicans be angry because Clinton and Gore balanced the federal budget for the first time in 30 years and cut the deficit to zero? How can Republicans be angry because Clinton and Gore have cut the size of government? These are things that Republicans are for, and if a Democrat did it, then in my view that Democrat is a good Republican!

The Party of Hate and Bigotry

This woman is a symbol of Republican moral standards. Click on the picture to find out who she is.
I'm tired of the right wing extremists defining the Republican Party as a bigoted hateful intolerant party. That is not what the Republican Party stands for. Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell, Sun Myung Moon, and Oliver North do not represent the soul of the Republican Party. These are the people who have stolen the party from us. I want to make it clear to our party leaders that it is you who have left us Republican voters, and not us voters leaving you. We Republicans will not be defined by these extremists.

The Republican party is about limited government. That is, keeping the government out of things they shouldn't be in. Clearly any conservative can see that freedom of religion is central to our beliefs. And freedom of religion includes freedom from religion. To not have the religious beliefs of others thrust upon us. I do not want to live under the moral thumb of right wing Bible Thumpers, the Moonies, nor left wing New Age freaks. You can believe what you want, but get it out of my face and my government.

I am tired of seeing the Republican Party dividing Americans against ourselves. We are one people, one country, and we have to learn to live together as one nation.

We are the party of Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves and brought new meaning to the phrase that "All Men are Created Equal." We are the party that defends opportunity for all. We are supposed to be the ones who stands up for the rights of individuals, not the ones who divide the country into groups that hate other groups. I deeply resent being the party of the white supremacists.

Selling out to the Tobacco Lobby

As a non-smoker who realizes that nicotine is an addictive drug that kills 400,000 people a year, I resent that our party leaders have chosen to take up the cause to defend the interests of the Tobacco Industry to market their poison to turn the children of America into drug addicts! In my view, there is no moral difference between R. J. Reynolds and the cocaine cartels of Columbia. And if there is any substance at all to our claim that Republicans are the party of family values, certainly we should be on the opposite side of the Tobacco Industry and not it's friend. The Republican Party is the party of the people and not the party of big tobacco!

Haley Barbor, former chairman of the Republican party is a tobacco lawyer who soul is wholly owned by big tobacco. Haley has been pressuring Republicans in state government to back down on legislation that would help protect Teenagers from smoking. Our Republican leadership is fighting the efforts of Republicans who are trying to do the right thing.

Bob Dole was so sold out to the tobacco lobby that he questions if tobacco is addictive. Then he attacks C. Everret Koop, the finest Surgeon General America has ever had as being brainwashed but the liberal media. And Bob Dole lost his brother to lung cancer from smoking! There's family values for ya.

The tobacco lobby wants to turn your children into nicotine addicts and will kill them to make money. We must fight big tobacco in both parties and vote against the candidates they support.

When I see President Clinton and Al Gore took bold steps to oppose this powerful enemy, I see a true hero. I see a man who is willing to risk everything for the good of the public. Our Whitewater prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, is also the main legal representative for the Tobacco Lobby trying to defend a class action suit brought by smokers. We Republican are on the wrong side of this issue and I'm angry about it. The Republican Party may have sold out to the Tobacco Lobby, but you aren't selling my vote because I'm voting for President Clinton and against Tobacco!

What happened to freedom of the press?

What's going on with the Republicans wanting an FBI investigation into Salon Magazine breaking the Henry Hyde affair. I certainly think it's relevant that Mr. Morals who is investigating the President for having attempted sex with Monica Lewinsky, had a 5 year affair with a married woman and broke up he family. I suppose it takes one to know one? Someone might argue it makes Hyde more qualified. That someone wouldn't be me. Now the Republicans want to prosecute the press? What the hell is going on here?

I'm beginning to feel like the only sane person left on the planet. I wake up in the morning to a world that is stranger that what I was dreaming, and I've been having nightmares lately. It's like some alien culture came down to America and inserted a mind control device in everyone except me and I'm the last normal person left. I'm somehow supposed to accept that we are going to start an FBI investigation for running a news story about an affair that actually did occur? Surely I'm not the only one who is outraged by this?

Who's worse? President gets a blow job or Home breaker Hyde destroys a family? And this guy is going to judge Clinton? Give me a break!

Republicans undermine our Constitutional Freedoms

Monica Lewinsky, a private citizen, was forced to testify in front of the "secret" grand jury against her will. She was compelled to speak under threat of contempt of court and jail. Susan McDougal is an example of what happens if you don't comply. Kenneth Starr made it clear to Monica that if she didn't comply that he was going to go after her family, which he did when he dragged her mother in front of the grand jury. She was forced to testify fully and truthfully under threat of prosecution for perjury about intimate sex act that she performed with her lover, President Clinton, who she probably still cares about.

Her "secret" testimony was then delivered to Congress who then put it out unedited on the Internet so that the whole world can know how she gives head. I was so outraged by this that I filed a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit against the United States House of Representatives to stop it. And because the government posted this X-rated material, hundreds of newspapers printed it and delivered it to the homes of Christian families where their Christian children can read it. All this in the context of "Whitewater" which was a land deal that occurred in Arkansas when Monica Lewinsky was 4 years old. And Judge Russell Clark ruled that this is legal. Am I the only one who has a problem with this?

If they can do it to Monica Lewinsky and the President of the United States, they can do it to me or you!

If Kenneth Starr can do this legally to Monica Lewinsky, then what's stopping Kenneth Starr from doing it to me or you? Anyone, no matter how remotely connected with Clinton, such as being a citizen of the United States can be dragged in and interrogated the same way Monica Lewinsky was. And if they can do it to the President of the United States, they can do it to anyone. Any illusion we live in a free society is now gone. This is a police state and we are under occupation by a legislature who cares nothing about the will of the people or the results of our elections. And we have a judiciary who doesn't have a clue about our fundamental rights or even has a basic understanding of the Constitution.

Czech President Vaclav Havel, one of the moral beacons of Eastern Europe's liberation from Communism, expressed concern in his recent visit to America about American justice by agreeing with Czech commentators who compare Kenneth Starr's investigation to tactics used by the former Czechoslovak communist secret police. These secret police would dig deeply into political dissidents' private lives under the guise of national security and the public interest. Havel had been one of their main targets. I contend that we have a moral imperative and a sacred duty to the Constitution to take whatever steps necessary to ensure that Vaclav Havel is wrong in his comparison of the Independent Counsel and the Communist secret police.

The Moonies Control the Republican Party

What really disturbs me is the influence and control of the Republican Party by the Moonies. There really is a Right Wing Media Conspiracy and the Moonies are behind it. The Moonies own the Washington Times and Moon has spent over a Billion Dollars to influence the press and to buy elections of Republican candidates who will do Moon's bidding.

The Moonies are a dangerous mind control cult and they have no place controlling the Republican Party. I find it very disturbing that George Bush would take $100,000 to endorse Moon's new South American newspaper and help spread the influence of the Moonie cause. How does it make us Republicans look when our former president is selling out to the Moonies? I sure as hell don't want to become a mind slave to Reverend Sun Myung Moon and I damn sure am going to stand against the Moonies attempt to control the Press, the Christian Coalition, and the Republican Party.

It will be a cold day in Hell before I surrender control of the Republican Party to Sun Myung Moon!

I look at this and ask myself, "What the Hell is going on here where the Republican Party has to go to bed with the Moonies to win elections?" I encourage all Republicans who read this to go to Moon's Web site and read this for yourself! This guy thinks he is God and we're letting this brainwasher make Republican policy?

Selling out to the National Rifle Association

We Republicans used to be the party of law and order, but not any more. The NRA now holds the lease on our party's future. It was President Clinton who, at great personal and political costs, stood up to the gun lobby on behalf of Americans and Law enforcement, and passed the Brady Law. I also want to thank the 1/4th of our party, including President Reagan and President Bush who stood with President Clinton to make this bill law. Bob Dole, who's soul is owned by the NRA lead a filibuster to stop this bill and was eventually defeated. Bob Dole does not have what it takes to be the leader of the free world.

The NRA isn't about your constitutional rights or personal freedom. They are out to help gun manufacturers sell guns.

The NRA is controlled by the gun lobby. The more crime there is in America the more people who are armed, the more guns they sell. That's why President Bush resigned his membership in the NRA. I am on the side of law and order and Republicans are on the side of law and order. And it's time that we let our Republican leaders know where we stand.

It's the Economy Stupid

All Republicans say they are against deficit spending. Talk is cheap. When President Reagan took office the national debt was 1 trillion dollars. After 12 years of Republican rule the debt grew to 4 trillion and the deficit kept rising in spite of "Read my Lips" tax hikes. The economy was in a triple dip recession. Then came President Clinton and Al Gore who turned the economy around, cut the deficit in half, created jobs, and cut government. Government grew under Reagan and Bush. It shrank under Clinton/Gore. The results speak for themselves.

Now we have a Congress who can't even pass a budget that Republicans can agree on let alone one that would actually work. And Republicans are taking credit for talking about balancing the budget? OK, Republicans talk about it more, but look who's actually doing something about it. Talk is cheap. You're not going to get a balanced budget by giving a big tax cut to the rich.

I'm just tired of hearing Republicans talk about the debt that we are going to leave "our children and our grandchildren" while they continue to gut education, head start, Medicaid, and funding for college loans. It's just bullshit! It's just a slogan. You people don't give a damn about anything but a tax cut for the rich, who don't need it. I'd like to have a tax cut someday too, but lets balance the budget first. You can't do both.

The Republican Party doesn't really care about Abortion

There are a lot of Republican Party posers who say they're pro-life who really aren't. They make a big deal about "partial birth abortions" yet pass up opportunities to actually do something about it. President Clinton has said he would pass a ban on partial birth abortions if it had an exception for the life and health of the mother. That way a woman who is in a car accident can get an abortion if she and the baby are seriously injured, but she might not actually die from it. Clinton signed a law like that when he was governor of Arkansas.

You think the Republican Party actually cares about life? Ha! Ha! Ha!

But do these so called pro life Republicans go for it? Of course not. If they gave Clinton a bill like that he would sign it and the Republicans would lose a political weapon. The Republicans want to make sure they send him abortion bills they know he won't sign so that they can point their crooked little fingers at him and pose as being morally superior. Anyone who thinks the Republican party gives a damn about life -- well, I have a Christian amusement park to sell ya.

What Party owns what Issues

Republican leaders are yelling, Bill Clinton is stealing our issues! Well what does that mean and what makes an issue a Republican issue?

First of all, what's so bad about that? If Clinton and Gore do the right thing for America, who cares who's issue it is. On any issue that Clinton passed with the help of Republicans, Clinton is always gracious enough to share the glory with all who helped them. He will always say that the Republicans deserve credit for helping to do what's right and he encourages them to do more things right and share the credit in the future. Why can't the Republicans thank President Clinton for doing the right thing rather than being petty and childish about it?

Republicans have talked for years about the issues that Clinton and Gore accomplished. So who owns the issue, the party that talks about it, or the party that makes it happen. I give credit to the party that makes it happen.

The Republican Party needs to wake up to reality and realize that there are a lot of Americans like myself that base their decisions on what politicians do, and not what politicians say. And it's time for the Republicans to do something useful and quite whining about who gets the credit.


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