Where 30+ years of movement conservatism has led
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Aug 5, 2013
Obesity, prison, energy hogs right-wing nut-ism has been a key factor in all of this, as the vast majority of Americans are relentlessly denied opportunity and screwed over for the sake of the odious plutocrats.
People uninterested in change and progress tend to cling to the jingoistic fantasy that America is an exceptional country. Often this implies that the U.S. is somehow superior to other nations. Some, like the neocons, have taken the idea of exceptionalism to mean that America should be above the law and that other countries should be remade in our image. Others, like conservative evangelicals, believe that Americas supposed exceptionalism is Gods will.
In recent decades, America has indeed pulled ahead of the global pack in a number of areas. But they arent necessarily things to go waving the flag over or thanking Jehovah.
And what do Republicans want to do about it?
Republicans know they must change to improve their electoral viability, but most GOP voters think the party should embrace conservatism and not moderation, according to new findings from Pew Research Center released on Wednesday.
The findings from Pew suggested that rank-and-file Republicans agree with the national party leaders who have led an autopsy following their humbling showing in last years election. A huge majority of Republican voters 67 percent said that the party needs to address major problems in order to fare better in future presidential elections. Fifty-nine percent said the party needs to reconsider some positions if it wants to do better in presidential races.
But when it comes to a prescription for the partys electoral ills, a majority of GOP voters said their leaders should move further to the right, not the center. Fifty-four percent of Republicans told Pew that party leaders should move in a more conservative direction, while 40 percent said they should take a moderate direction.
#2 Aug 5, 2013
The national debt has increased under every Republican president in the last 50 years
#4 Aug 6, 2013
You go gurl!
Did you break out some of your Masters Talking points from 1962 for the deep thoughts you share here?
Which side of the Aisle is Conserving the past, to maintain the f'ed up status, and the downward slide that started in the 1960's when assimilation of the Demokrat Plantations began in earnest?
Buy a book, learn some History.
History really did did not start on the day you were born, when Mommy said you were "special", you misunderstood what she meant.
Since: Sep 11
#6 Aug 6, 2013
And Obama didn't pass out corporate welfare? He has carried on every bad policy his predecessor set down.
This includes, but it not limited to, corporate bailouts, banking industry bailouts, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, supplying weapons to known terrorists (Syrian rebels), extending and expanding the so called Patriot Act, systematic encroachment on Constitutional rights including the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments as evidenced by the expansion of the patriot act and the recent revelations regarding NSA snooping on American citizens phone, email, and internet use records. Let us not for get his efforts to grant amnesty to well over 25 million illegal aliens.
There has been little, if any, change from the previous administration.
Why do you people ignore these facts and continue to praise Obama?
Because he's not a republican? How foolish. Keep thinking that way and nothing will change.
Since: Sep 11
#9 Aug 6, 2013
G.W. Obama has had the veto pen the whole time he has been in office. Yet, he has chosen to do things like continue and expand the so called patriot act, continue and expand the corporate bail outs, continued to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, and the list goes on. He signed off on all of those things. He chose not to use the veto power he has. Therefore, he is in favor of carrying on these policies laid down by his predecessor.
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