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Brownback's Got
Lots of Issues

You can't charge Sen. Sam Brownback, who's aggressively courted conservative voters, of dodging the issues.

Just look at the Kansan Republican's campaign site.

On immigration: "We must enable all law enforcement to identify and quickly remove all illegal aliens."

On marriage: "The right to marry is not the right to redefine marriage. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman."

On abortion: "Abortion ends a human life. It destroys an individual who could have lived and participated in our society. Already, it has eliminated tens of millions of children."

And the list of issues on his site -- with a campaign blog, The Daily Brownbacker, that lambasts Mitt Romney with the "Mitt Flop File" -- goes on. Israel. Iraq. Energy. Brownback doesn't have the sheen of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's "12 Commitments to the American People," he lacks the details of Romney's policy briefings, but he stakes a position on 17 issues on his site, more than any other Republican contender. Ever heard of the Homestead Act? More than 140 years ago President Lincoln signed into law landmark legislation that helped populate the undeveloped,rural areas in the Great Plains, Brownback reminds us, and the senator is a co-sponsor of the New Homestead Act. which a $5,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers in rural communities.

Brownback, who grew up in a farm, writes: "We must act now to preserve the 'small town' lifestyles that have been so vital to our country's success."

-- Jose Antonio Vargas

By Washington Post editors  |  August 22, 2007; 12:05 PM ET
Categories:  B_Blog , Sam Brownback  
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"Sam Brownback will catch fire with Republicans and be well liked by Independents."

...a penny for your thoughts jcoresq. Look at this picture and the truth reveals Senator Brownback is speaking to empty chairs not people. http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007015.html
Over the past 6 months I have posted over 250 blog posts (mostly newspaper blogs) revealing Brownback's folly being manipulated by a radical Iranian American religious organizations- the Tahirih Justice Center. Of course it was Brownback who fell for the (false)smear and spin campaign of Tahirih Justice Center that Americans who date foreigners are "premedidated torturers and serial rapists".

Brownback sponsored the International Romance Regulation Act working with Tahirih Justice;was the keynote speaker for Tahirih at their annual fundraiser and recently appeared on a foreign program (Vatican radio) because he doesn't have the guts to debate this controversial subject back home in the USA.. so he slanders the American men on a foreign venue. What a wimp!

Brownback's campaign will likely end by November..

Posted by: eesti006 | September 8, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Whoa!!! Sam Brownback did not use smear tactics, he had them used against him. And he has at least as much charachter and integrity as anyone in the race - ask the people he has served with in Congress and the Senate. Actually he got attacked - by name- in Iowa and still finsihed third in Ames. The supporters of other campaigns started the "blogger mill" that he should "drop out" but never talked about 4-13 dropping out. Watch out, he is the grass roots man. And if you trace the first "smears " of the GOP campaign they were against Brownback. A Romney Michigan staffer tried to lift Gov. Romney up to Brownback's level in an e-mail to pastors by implying that sometime in the way distant past Brownback was pro-choice like Romney was for many years- UNTRUE. And then Romney's Faith and Values vice -chair posted a blog with a cat fish picture stating Brownback was a "bottom feeder", a "bozo" and a "loser" - no apology ever given as far as I know. The June posting is still up. All the people criticizing Bronwback are afraid once people start looking at the issues, the candidates, and their views and votes, Sam Brownback will catch fire with Republicans and be well liked by Independents.

Posted by: jcoresq | August 30, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

It's good to see that people are starting to take notice of a candidate who is talking about the issues that matter to the American people and has conveyed a deep understanding of complex policy detail.

If accurately quoting and reporting the facts of the other candidates' records constitutes a 'smear', then we could use a lot more smear tactics in American politics.

Posted by: connortapp | August 26, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Senator Brownback is a phony hypocrite who sponsored the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act working with NOW and Tahirih Justice Center, a knee-jerk feminist group startup whose sexist director claims that American men seeking to date or marry foreign women "are often sexual predators, rapists or even pedophiles...many are premeditated torturers." Senator Brownback's romance law he sponsored makes the act of sending a "love letter" a crime.

I am talking about the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 that Brownback sponsored- a blatantly unconstitutional law that seeks to "protect foreign women" by making it illegal for an American man to say hello online to a woman in another country without first having to supply criminal history and personal information.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,180487,00.html
Brownback championed the law with the Tahirih Justice Center an Iranian American NGO cleverly playing the "protection of foreign bride" card while masking the true motive which is to prevent American men from communicating or dating "foreign women uninfected by American feminism".

So American men who liberated Europe fighting for American freedom now literally get on their knees before the Iranian American extremist Tahirih Justice Center who now have absolute power dictating to Anmericans under what conditions they can communicate with a foreigner. (Stalin would have applauded Senator Brownback).


Posted by: eesti006 | August 23, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh By the way Mr. Vargas,
Did you notice when you were at Sam Brownbacks website that it hasn't been updated for quite a long time. Looks like no one is home there. It certainly is not a professional way to run a campaign and if I were one of his supporters, I would be furious. An untouched Presidential home page is bad news..

Posted by: Barry2 | August 22, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Brownback can have 50 million issues that he presents a view on, it still won't make up for his lack of character and integrity. Brownback is the first candidate to engage in smear tactics and behaving like that takes away from his so called "Christian" character..

If Brownback is truly a pro- lifer and that issue is the most important thing to him (like he says it is) he will just get out of the race now and support the only Republican pro-life candidate who can win, Mike Huckabee...

Posted by: Barry2 | August 22, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

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