I wanted to do this to remind people just what the Republicans who have been in office recently stand for. I think that if most Americans know what the Republicans stand for, as shown by their actions, and not what they say, then we will see a landslide Democratic victory next year for President, the House and the Senate. Then, when they get power, we can watch them and see what they stand for, good or bad, by their actions and not what they say. If it's bad too, then we will know that we have to make some major changes in this country. Anyway: REPUBLICAN ABUSES (from 2001 to 2007) [from my point of view and only in bullet form because there are so many] 1. NSA Spy Program on Americans without FISA Warrants. 2. Suspension of Habeas Corpus for Prisoners of War ("enemy combatants"). 3. FBI Abuses of Patriot Act (100's of cases of illegal spying). 4. Endorsing or allowing the use of Torture. 5. Extraordinary Rendition (flying suspects to countries that allow torture). 6. Lack of any Federal response to Hurrican Katrina and continuing abuses today. 7. VP Cheney's Energy Commission (letting people like Kenneth Lay from Enron set America's energy policy). 8. Doctoring scientific reports (lying) about Global Warming and many other scientific matters. 9. Changes in Bankruptcy Laws to make it harder for individuals to get relief. 10. Changes in Tort Laws making it harder for individuals to get justice when wronged. 11. Exorbitant tax cuts for the rich and for corporations. Only minor tax cuts for everyone else. 12. Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and influence of lobbying (big money) in Republican-controlled Congress. 13. Lies about WMD's in Iraq and attempts to hide the facts. 14. Conspiring to OUT Valerie Plame at the CIA in order to discredit husband Joe Wilson's calling Bush and Cheney on their lies about WMD's. 15. OUTING Valerie Plame and then lying about it. 16. Bush lying about firing anyone in his administration that was involved in the outing. 17. Have you made it this far? If so, fill in the blank. 18. Record profits for OIL companies (Bush puppet-masters) and then denying price gouging on gas prices. 19. Firing 8 of his appointed U.S. Attorneys and then covering up why he fired them. 20. Covering up and invoking executive priviledge for any and everything. 21. Not allowing Medicare/Medicaid to bargain for lower drug prices for Seniors in the Prescription Drug Bill. 22. The Page Sex Scandal by Mark Foley, Republican from Florida. 23. Commutation of "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence prematurely. 24. Tom Delay (Republican from Texas)("The Hammer") and his Illegal financial practices. 25. George Allen (Republican from VA) and his racist remarks. 26. No-bid contracts for Halliburton and other large corporations. 27. Passing a law in 2002 that prevents federal employees from being sued civillily for their actions in office. I know their are many, many more abuses that I haven't listed, because I am out of time. Please, if you think of others, or want to mention the ones that piss you off the most, go ahead. This is what REPUBLICANS stand for. By their actions. Forget what they say, they are usually lying.