Speeches at the 2004 Republican Convention, in New York City, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Listening to Nixon speak sounded like a breath of fresh air.
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.
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.
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.
George W. Bush: Allow younger workers to put taxes in a personal account.
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.
Republican Conventions and Conferences:
- Republican Party Platform, Aug. 29, 2012
- Republican National Convention, Aug. 28-30, 2012
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2011
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 18-20, 2010
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 27-28, 2009
- Republican National Convention, Sept. 3rd-5th, 2008
- Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 7, 2008
- 2004 Republican Convention, in New York City, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004
Democratic Conventions and Conferences:
- Democratic Party Platform, Sept. 4, 2012
- Democratic National Convention, Sept. 4-6, 2012
- Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008
- Take Back America Conference, June 18-20 2007
- Take Back America Conference, June 13-15, 2006
- Take Back America Conference, June 2-3, 2005
- Democratic National Convention, July 24-27 2004
- MoveOn questionnaire, June 17, 2003
- Take Back America Conference, June 4-6, 2003