Look at the Reagan years. One of the most prosperous times in our history despite Carter's recession and "malaise". Yes, the democrats tricked him into raising taxes a few times and he raised taxes on certain things himself a few times and, yes, we spent a lot on defense because peace through strength is a wise strategy in a volatile world.<quoted text>
how long has the Republican party been around?
any idea of when they'll finally get it right?
Also, look at the Clinton years and his Republican Congress convincing him to lead right of center and passing all the legislation that reformed Welfare and balanced the budget.
Then take a look at GW Bush's years even after 9/11. The GDP and employment were running very smoothly. Until the Democrats ignored his warnings about the impending housing crisis.
You do know JFK would be considered a staunch conservative in today's world, don't you?
You should be asking the question "when is MY party ever going to get it right again?"