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House Proceeding on Nov 14th, 2006 :: 0:05:00 to 0:10:29
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Earl Blumenauer

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Speech By: Earl Blumenauer

Earl Blumenauer

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Earl Blumenauer: the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina for five minutes. mr. mchenry: thank you, madam speaker. voters did not reject the core values of conservatism, lower tax, smaller government,

Patrick T. McHenry

0:05:00 to 0:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: traditional family values, strong national defense, traditional conservatism. they did not reject that when they went to the polls on november 7. in the words of george will, republicans were

Patrick T. McHenry

0:05:00 to 0:10:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

0:05:20 to 0:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: punished not for pursuing but for forgetting conservatism. this election represents neither a defeat for conservatism nor a victory for liberalism. the american people are a conservative

Patrick T. McHenry

0:05:34 to 0:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: people. while the election results put a majority in power in both the house and senate for the first time in 12 years, you see that 36% of the american eleck tore rate describes itself

Patrick T. McHenry

0:05:47 to 0:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: as, quote, conservative. that's double the number that consider themselves, quote, liberal. we are a conservative nation. a rasmussen poll conducted after the election revealed 61% of the americans

Patrick T. McHenry

0:06:01 to 0:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: -- the american people think that higher taxes will hurt the economy. we are a conservative nation, madam speaker. and i would tell you that with the voters -- what the voters said on election

Patrick T. McHenry

0:06:15 to 0:06:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: day is they want conservative policies in place. voters opted for the more conservative candidate and more conservative side of most issues. nine states passed measures to restrict the

Patrick T. McHenry

0:06:28 to 0:06:42( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: government's ability to take land through eminent domain. taking private property for government use or public use. voters in colorado, idaho, south carolina, south dakota, tennessee, virginia, and

Patrick T. McHenry

0:06:42 to 0:06:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: wisconsin passed constitutional amendments to define marriage as between one man and one woman. now a majority of states have enacted those constitutional protections from liberal judges

Patrick T. McHenry

0:06:55 to 0:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: redefining marriage. we are a conservative nation, madam speaker. similarly -- similar amendments on marriage have passed across the country in previous elections and will continue to happen

Patrick T. McHenry

0:07:11 to 0:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: going forward. previous democratic winds in 19 -- wins in 1974 and 1986 swept into office new and very liberal freshmen classes. if we look at the new democrat freshmen class of 2006, they

Patrick T. McHenry

0:07:28 to 0:07:38( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: are not liberals, madam speaker. what a strike -- what is striking is that this freshman class campaigned as conservatives. in fact, i know of one candidate who went out and advocated for a certain

Patrick T. McHenry

0:07:38 to 0:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: principles. they might ring true to me as a republican. he said he was pro-life, he was pro-gun. he was for traditional marriage, for tax cuts, and balancing the budget and a strong national

Patrick T. McHenry

0:07:50 to 0:08:05( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: defense. sounds like a republican to me. but he was a registered democrat. pro-life democrats were elected in north carolina, indiana, ohio, and pennsylvania just to name a few. pro-gun democrats

Patrick T. McHenry

0:08:05 to 0:08:19( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: were elected in florida, indiana, minnesota, north carolina, ohio, pennsylvania, texas, and vermont. wow. those are conservative principles. and i will tell you that it is a call to conservatives,

Patrick T. McHenry

0:08:19 to 0:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: to republicans, to be true to those conservative issues we ran on originally. after the republicans' last electoral disaster, california governor then, ronald reagan, spoke before the conservative

Patrick T. McHenry

0:08:35 to 0:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: political action conference and said, our people look for a cause to believe in. is it a third party we need or is it a new and revitalized second party? raising a banner of no pale pastels

Patrick T. McHenry

0:08:50 to 0:09:01( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all the issues troubling the people. madam speaker, ronald reagan said that in 1975. these bold colors underpin our conservative

Patrick T. McHenry

0:09:01 to 0:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: platform and that's what we must return to as a gotsching -- governing majority in the next election. as republicans that's what we should stand for. ronald reagan went on to say we have just heard a call

Patrick T. McHenry

0:09:13 to 0:09:27( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: to arms based on that platform and a call to us to really be successful in communicating and reveal to the american people the difference between this platform and the platform of the

Patrick T. McHenry

0:09:27 to 0:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: opposing party. which is nothing but a revamp and reissue of a running--of a late, late show of the thing that we have been hearing from them for the last 40 years. he said that 30 years

Patrick T. McHenry

0:09:41 to 0:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: ago. so i would submit to you today the democrat platform is just what it has been for the last 70 years. but the new freshman class advocated a platform similar to what the republicans have been

Patrick T. McHenry

0:09:54 to 0:10:04( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: advocating for the last 50 years. madam speaker, i would tell you this election was a wake-up call. for us to return to those bold colors and to return to conservative values. i yield back

Patrick T. McHenry

0:10:04 to 0:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for five minutes. mr. dingell: i ask unanimous consent to address

Patrick T. McHenry

0:10:13 to 0:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dingell: madam speaker, the people have spoken. the election is over. and they have said to us that they have

John D. Dingell

0:10:29 to 0:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: given us their marching orders. for 40 months american soldiers have been suffering, working, dying for their country in the iraq war. since that day 2,800 americans have been killed. more

John D. Dingell

0:10:29 to 0:16:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John D. Dingell

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