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$104,655.60 Ad in the Washington Post-Outstanding!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Don Buckbee, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Don Buckbee

    Don Buckbee New Member

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    >>> $104,655.60 Ad in the 2004 Washington Post--
    >>> Here is someone with the money to fund a rebuttal to what
    >>> Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman, said recently that
    >>> 'many Republicans have never done an honest day's work in
    >>> their life'. The following full-page ad was placed in the Washington Post by
    >>> a businessman named George J. Esseff, Sr. He paid $104,655.60
    >>> to run the ad and only did it because he is sick and tired of the
    >>> way that 'the rich' are portrayed by liberals these days. It
    >>> is a great read.



    The Ad
    >>> Maybe you're a conservative Republican?
    >>> In today's America, ask a growing number of high school
    >>> and college students, their teachers and professors, the self-anointe d
    >>> media elite and/or hard working men and women of all ethnicities, the
    >>> question,'What is a Republican?' and you'll be told
    >>> '... a rich, greedy,egotistical individual, motivated only by money and the
    >>> desire to accumulate more and more of it, at the expense of the
    >>> environment, the working poor....and all whom they exploit...'
    >>> I am a Republican - and I am none of those things....and I
    >>> don't know any Republicans who are!
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM, first and foremost, is a loving husband of some
    >>> 52 plus years, the father of four, and an American who's proud
    >>> of his country...and his country's heritage.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is the grandson of immigrants who risked
    >>> everything,including their lives and those of their children, to
    >>> escape tyranny in search of freedom.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a man who grew up during the Depression and
    >>> witnessed first hand the effects of the Stock Market crash and the
    >>> soup lines that followed. I watched as both my parents and grand
    >>> parents, who had very little themselves, shared what food they had with
    >>> a half dozen other families who had even less.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is someone who worked his way through college by
    >>> holding down three and four jobs at a time and then used that
    >>> education to build a better life.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a husband who, at age 24, started his own
    >>> business for the 'privilege' of working 60, 70 and 80 hours
    >>> a week, risking everything I had, including my health, in search of a
    >>> better life for myself and my loved ones.
    >>>
    >>& gt; WHAT I AM is a businessman whose blood, sweat and
    >>> tears....and plenty of them..., made it possible for me to provide a
    >>> secure living,not only for my family and myself, but also for literally
    >>> hundreds of my employees throughout the years, employees who in turn
    >>> were able to buy their own homes, raise their own families and give back
    >>> to their communities and their country.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a man who believes in God; a God who has
    >>> blessed this country ... and all for which it stands.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is someone who knows, if you doubt miracles exist
    >>> in today's world, you need only to look into the face of
    >>> those who received them ... and the eyes of those who give them.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is an American who's proud that his President
    >>> emb races a belief in God; proud of a President who understands, as
    >>> 'politically incorrect' as it may be, there is evil in this world,
    >>> and for the security and safety of all freedom loving people
    >>> everywhere, it must be confronted ... and it must be defeated.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is an American who takes comfort in the knowledge
    >>> that our President refuses to allow decisions concerning the
    >>> very safety and security of this nation to be governed by the political
    >>> whims of foreign governments.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is tired of hearing from leading Democrats who
    >>> see only negativity in America, racism in her people, class warfare
    >>> in her society and 'political incorrectness' in her
    >>> character.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a former Democrat who now understands that it
    >>> is the soldier and not the reporter that guarantees us our
    >>> freedoms of the press, speech and dissent.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a man who believes in the sanctity of life. A
    >>> man who is repulsed by the pandering of the political left for
    >>> votes, at the expense of the unborn.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a husband and father who believes in the
    >>> sanctity of marriage and the preservation of the family unit.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a ex-movie goer who is repulsed by those
    >>> insecure, socially inept, elementary thinking, ego-inflated
    >>> 'entertainers' who have appointed themselves 'experts' in the fields
    >>> of national security and geo-politics and then use their forum to attack this
    >>> nation, its leaders and its actions, much to the delight and
    >>> encouragement of our e nemies.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is an American who understands the difference
    >>> between 'censorship' and 'choice.' Evidently, these
    >>> individuals do not, because when these same 'celebrities' receive
    >>> public ridicule fortheir offensive actions, the first thing they yell is
    >>> 'censorship.'
    >>> What they seem incapable of understanding is that the right
    >>> of free speech and dissent is shared equally by those offended, as
    >>> well as those who offend. I support and will continue to support
    >>> those films and performers whom I choose to and refuse to support those
    >>> I don't.
    >>> It is my right as an American, a right I will continue to
    >>> enthusiastically exercise.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a voter, tired of politicians who, every time
    >>> their voting records are subjected to public scrutiny, try to
    >>> divert attention from their political and legislative failures by
    >>> accusing their opponents of 'attack ads' and 'negative
    >>> campaigning;' and the news media who allow them to get away with it.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a Catholic who loves his God and his Faith,
    >>> and who's been taught to respect all religions whose teachings are
    >>> based in love, peace and charity. As such, I am embarrassed and
    >>> ashamed of those individuals in both private and public life whose
    >>> decisions and actions are devoid of any sense of character or morals;
    >>> individuals who are only driven by what's best for them, rather
    >>> than what's right, often times at the expense of many, including our national
    >>> security.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a realist who understands that the terrorist
    >>> attack that murdered hundreds of innocent Russian children could
    >>> have occurred here, in our heartland. That's why I sincerely
    >>> believe America needs, now more than ever, a President who sees
    >>> with a clear and focused vision and who speaks with a voice, when heard
    >>> by both friend and foe alike, is understood, respected and
    >>> believed.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is eternally grateful to Ronald Reagan for having
    >>> the bravery to speak out against Communism and the courage of
    >>> his convictions in leading the fight to defeat it; and to
    >>> George W. Bush for the vision, courage, conviction and leadership he has shown in
    >>> America's war on terrorism amidst both the constant and
    >>> vicious personal and political attacks both he and his family ar made to< BR>>>> endure.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a human being, full of numerous faults and
    >>> failures, but a man, nonetheless, who though not always successful,
    >>> has continually strived to do 'what's right' instead of 'what's easy.' A
    >>> man who is challenging the religious leaders of all faiths
    >>> to not only preach to their congregations the fundamentals of
    >>> 'what's right' and 'what's wrong,' but to also then hold them
    >>> accountable for their actions in both the public and private sectors.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is disgusted with the Courts who, on one hand,
    >>> call the murder of a pregnant woman a 'double homicide,"
    >>> but then refer to the abortion of her baby as 'pro-choice.'
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is someone deeply troubled by a political party
    >>> which embr aces a candidate whose primary 'leadership'
    >>> qualities center around his protesting of the Vietnam war and his labeling
    >>> the honorable men and women who fought in it, (50,000 of whom
    >>> gave their lives in that action), as rapists and war criminals (John
    >>> Kerry). That same political party then stepped forward this year to
    >>> block the appearance of a true Vietnam war hero, retired Admiral and
    >>> former United States Senator, Jeremiah Denton, (a man who spent
    >>> seven years and seven torturous months in a North Vietnamese prison),
    >>> from speaking before an open session of the California
    >>> Legislature as part of that state's 4th of July celebration. The reason
    >>> Democrats gave for refusing to allow this American hero to speak before
    >>> their state legislature was because of the 'conservative'
    >>> natu re of his views. As an American, that troubles me deeply....as well it should
    >>> you. (Are you listening Mr. D?)
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a man who feels the need to spend ONE HUNDRED
    >>> & FOUR THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED & FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS
    >>> ($104,655.60, tax paid) of his own money, to purchase this advertisement in order to
    >>> set the story straight. Some may say this money would have been
    >>> better spent feeding the world's poor. At the risk of sounding
    >>> self-serving, as an American and as a Republican, for the last six decades of
    >>> my life, I have done exactly that ... and more. Following the examples
    >>> of my parents and grandparents, I have used my earnings to feed
    >>> the poor, shelter the homeless, provide housing for the elderly and
    >>> medical care for the sick ... and continue to do so ... and I'm not
    >>> alone in that work.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is someone who is paying for this announcement at
    >>> my sole expense in hopes of opening the eyes of those led
    >>> blindly by ill-informed elements of our great nation, who through
    >>> either ignorance or malicious intent, repeatedly attack and
    >>> belittle those ofus who belong to a political party that holds true to the
    >>> belief, 'The rights of the governed exceed the power of the
    >>> government.' For those interested, I am speaking only as a tax-paying individual
    >>> who is in no way associated with the Republican National Committee, nor
    >>> with any of its directors or delegates.
    >>>
    >>> WHAT I AM is a man who understands, 'the American way
    >>> of life' is a message of self-empowerment f or all.

    >>> WHAT I AM is an American who is grateful our nation gives
    >>> each of us the opportunity of self-determination and the
    >>> right to benefit from the fruits of self achievement.

    >>> WHAT I AM is an American who wants to preserve that way of
    >>> life for all who seek it.

    >>> WHAT I AM is blessed to be an American .... and proud to be
    >>> a conservative Republican.

    >>> WOW!!! ......AMEN
  2. SolidVFR

    SolidVFR New Member

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    That sums it up pretty well. The difference between a leftist and a human being.


    Great advertisement, very well written.
  3. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

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    Maybe that will get some peoples attention.
  4. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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    never, was printed oct 2004
    lefties don't care about truth. Most of, if not all, dem leaders are millionaires
    and nobody seems to think about that. If either party is richer, it's probably
    the democrats.
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