upcoming events

in the next two weeks:

see all upcoming events

announcements

Do you have old cell phones or used ink cartridges and want to recycle them? Contact Liz Fossett.

dems poll

Unfortunately our poll cannot be displayed on this page.

georgetown dems blog

read the rest of the blog

alumni

Are you a Georgetown Dems alum? We'd love to hear what you're doing now!

subscribe to our mailing list

mailing list archive

blog

[Full story here]


Real estate broker Harry Taylor told President Bush to his face how ashamed he was of the President last week at a community college in Charlotte, N.C. Excluding last year's Bush-Kerry debates, it may be the first time that's ever happened, and so the story made national news. His complete statement:


Taylor: You never stop talking about freedom, and I appreciate that. But while I listen to you talk about freedom, I see you assert your right to tap my telephone, to arrest me and hold me without charges, to try to preclude me from breathing clean air and drinking clean water and eating safe food. If I were a woman, you'd like to restrict my opportunity to make a choice and decision about whether I can abort a pregnancy on my own behalf. You are...


Bush: I'm not your favorite guy. Go ahead. Go on, what's your question?


Taylor: Okay, I don't have a question. What I wanted to say to you is that I -- in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened by my leadership in Washington, including the presidency, by the Senate, and


Audience Members: Booo!


Bush: No, wait a sec -- let him speak.


Taylor: And I would hope -- I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration, and I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself inside yourself.


This is what democracy is about. It is sad that such an occurence is newsworthy and not the norm, but it is heartening that someone's words finally got through. Finally, cheers to Harry Taylor for speaking so eloquently on the spot.

12 comments:

Pam said...

... I do, however, doubt that he could really be feeling ashamed of himself, even inside himself. He truly has the power to do what he wants, no matter how much his advisors may advise, and that he continues on this path -- and has been continuing on this path for 6 years -- speaks persuasively against him feeling at all ashamed of his actions. However, I am impressed that he didn't allow the audience to shush Taylor; this is more open than perhaps I have come to expect the man whose White House has never had a leak to be.

How to Reduce Male Infertility said...

Hi,
MORE-SPERM is an all natural formula to reduce male infertility that is proven to increase your sperm shack by 500%.

Hoodia Gordonii Weight Loss said...

Hi,
hoodia pills are an effective and pure herbal weight loss pills for reducing fat.

Natural Herbal Medicines said...

Hi,
Natural herbal medicine is the oldest form of herbal healing and remedies known to mankind.

Penis Enlargement said...

Hi,
Penis Enlargement Pills and Penis enlargement device that work in helping you achieve your target of a bigger penis and better sexual performance.

Herbal Viagra said...

Hi,
Herbal viagra is a natural cure for Male Impotence. Unlike Viagra or Cialis, Sure-Erect has no side effects, has a 99% success rate and its 100% natural Herbal Viagra.

Male Premature Ejaculation said...

Hi, Premature Ejaculation is one of the most common sexual problems. Premature Ejaculation condition is often described as being an inability to delay ejaculation to a point when it is mutually desirable for both partners.

More Sperm Cum Pills said...

Hi,
MORE-SPERM is an all natural formula to reduce male infertility that is proven to increase your sperm shack by 500%.

Human Pheromones said...

Hi,
Pheromones is sexual attractant for men and women, it helps to improve your sexual performance, satisfaction and enjoyment.

Free Hoodia Pills said...

Hi,
Free hoodia weight loss pills, its 100% safe and effective

Erotic Sex Toys said...

Hi,
erotic sex toys for man and woman, it helps to improve your sexual experience, satisfaction and enjoyment.

Free Herbal Diet Pills said...

Hi,
Free herbal diet pills - LYSE XL its 100% safe and effective