Chuck Hearts Fred

State Rep. Chuck DeVore has come out of the closet and is throwing his support to unannounced presidential candidate, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (there’s a certain other former Tennessee Senator far more qualified Chuck).

Read all about it here.



from OC Blog, Chuck writes:

I think every one of our current crop of candidates would be vastly better at being President than Clinton, Edwards, Obama or the others.  But, today I base my decision on who I think would be the best Republican Party nominee for President. 

We are engaged in a difficult war.  We have grown government far too large.  Huge tax increases loom as the tax cuts of Bush’s first term are set to expire and as the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) grow relentlessly to ensnare more middle class Americans.  Out of control illegal immigration threatens the very fabric of society.  And the military, economic and diplomatic rise of a corrupt and fascist China and an authoritarian Russia threaten the U.S. in ways al-Qaeda could only dream of. 

Senator Thompson’s record is here.  Not sure if Chuck checked his record on immigration, but Thompson is clearly out of step with Chuck and the OC GOP establishment on this issue.  And I thought Gay Marriage was the issue to rip society apart, not illegal immigration.  But note the second paragraph in Chuck’s comments.  It’s all about selling fear as a motivator for voting Republican.  No ideas.  No optimism.  Fear.

As for the first comment of Chucks I bolded, I will say it again, a Ham Sandwich is a better candidate for president than any of the current crop of Republicans running for president.

And Thompson is a convicted flip flopper.  As this passage from the American Spectator notes:

During his first run for the U.S. Senate, Fred Thompson said in an interview to a libertarian Republican newsletter that the ultimate decision to have an abortion “must be made by the woman.”

The comments were made in the July/August issue of Republican Liberty, the official newsletter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.

In the interview, Thompson was asked: “Some conservatives got flustered by your comments on abortion and Roe vs. Wade. Would you like to explain your position on abortion?”

Thompson answered: “Government should stay out of it. No public financing. The ultimate decision must be made by the woman. Government should treat its citizens as adults capable of making moral decisions on their own.”

I read that the reason Thompson didn’t run for re-election in Tennessee is that he hated the 14-16 hour days of endless voting.  Being president isn’t a 9-to-5 job.

  13 comments for “Chuck Hearts Fred

  1. June 7, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    His popularity isn’t going to last long. He’s a do nothing conservative that everyone is comparing to Reagan…except he has nothing to stand on.

  2. June 7, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Is it just me, or is Dan obsessed with Mrs. Thompson’s mammaries?

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    June 7, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    it’s you.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    June 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    “mammaries…”? is that the best you can do?

    Take any word, put an “s” on the end of it and it does the same thing.

  5. Aunt Millie
    June 7, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Just what I was looking for in a President – a Washington lobbyist turned Hollywood actor.

    He ran for Senate after playing a Senator in the movies, accomplished little, was easily bored, and returned to acting.

    But he’s already leading in some polls because….. well because he’s not any of the other guys.

    I can’t imagine what straw the Republicans will be grasping at next week

  6. June 7, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Dude his wife is hot!!

  7. Anonymous
    June 7, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    I thougt that was his grand daughter.

  8. Anonymous
    June 7, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    A bit long in the tooth isn’t he? Although I’m sure the nurse on his right is very helpful. Any truth that Fred take Viagra just to stand erect?

  9. demmother
    June 7, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    One: Reeps can’t win on the issues – so run an actor
    Two:Love the smirks
    Three: Real or Bought?

  10. June 7, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    I must admit, after another long day of voting (just ended), that that ham sandwich looks gooooood.

    As for the candidates on the GOP side winning — we’ll see in November 2008, won’t we?

    All the best,

    Chuck DeVore
    State Assemblyman, 70th District

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    June 7, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Yes we will.

    Considering every Dem candidate signifcantly outpolls every Republican one, I’m feeling pretty good about it. But a lot can happen between now and then and every day we spedn in Iraq leading up to 2008 is another notch in our favor.

  12. June 7, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    “every day we spedn in Iraq leading up to 2008 is another notch in our favor”

    I’m getting dizzy from the spin (or maybe the loss of blood from the picture) but how do you figure?

    Did the Dem’s not PROMISE to get us out of Iraq as soon as they won Congress……….What’s the hold up?

    “there’s a certain other former Tennessee Senator far more qualified Chuck”

    That’s right Chuck…….the other guy “invented” the internet and has a really big house with huge gas and electric bills, and that my dear friend makes him way more qualified.

    And speaking of actors………he has an Oscar.

  13. Dan Chmielewski
    June 8, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Tom –
    You seem to have forgotten that President Bush vetoed the first Iraq Funding measure because it had deadlines. And while I think the Democrats should had held firm in the last Iraq funding vote, the Democratic presidential frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama, voted no.

    Since September is a benchmark for progress and media reports indicate there is little improvement with the surge, the next funding vote for the fall will likely be telling.

    Surely, you’re not going to blame Democrats for us being in Iraq longer than necessary?

    And thanks for bringing up Al Gore and inventing the Internet; please patronize our advertiser MediaMatters in look up the details on “Al Gore inventing the Internet.” Vint Cerf, the inventor of the world wide web, has stated that Al Gore’s work in Congress to help fund the development of the Internet makes him a “father of the Internet.”

    At least Gore knows it’s “the Internet” and not the “Internets” and I don’t think Gore uses “The Google.”

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