Why Republicans can't get enough of b...

Why Republicans can't get enough of book 'The Forgotten Man'

There are 65 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Why Republicans can't get enough of book 'The Forgotten Man'. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

There aren't any sex scenes or vampires, and it won't help you lose weight. But House Republicans are tearing through the pages of Amity Shlaes' "The Forgotten Man" like soccer moms before book club night.

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Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#65 Apr 24, 2009
WI Bald Eagle wrote:
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That might be true but I've never taken anything you post seriously because you are such a gullible, talking points Liberal. Please present facts to back up your accusations and then tell the guardsmen directly, you can find your local armory online, that they joined not to be patriots but to just accept a government check.
If yuo were smart enough to check all my posts, you will find im a libertarian and i come down just as hard on the left on issues too, I really dont want government in my life at all
Charles Monroe

Pittsburgh, PA

#66 Apr 24, 2009
Niether of the Above wrote:
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How quickly those of you who voted for Carter/Mondale forget the absolutely horrendous mess they left for Reagan and Clinton to clean up.
You, perhaps, should go back and reread that history book and beocme literate yourself
If you were actually historically "literate" you would know that Carter's mess was made by Nixon/Ford. The mess began with Nixon in the early 70's and to some degree with LBJ and Viet Nam. I notice you left Bush #1 out of the "clean-up".

Since: Oct 08

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#67 Apr 24, 2009
Charles Monroe wrote:
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If you were actually historically "literate" you would know that Carter's mess was made by Nixon/Ford. The mess began with Nixon in the early 70's and to some degree with LBJ and Viet Nam. I notice you left Bush #1 out of the "clean-up".
So explain to me historian, how were the 441 hostages in Iran part of the Nixon/Ford era?? Jimmy Carter's approach was similar to Obama's , tax our way out of a recession, which created high employment and higher inflation. Nixon/Ford had nothing to do with that. As for Nam, another Democrat fiasco, I am not sure how the policies of Johnson/Humphry had any real impact on Carter other than Mondale was HHH's protege
Bush 1, like Bush 2 was a compassionate conservate who didn't understand Liberals spend money, conservatives look to save it!
Charles Monroe

Pittsburgh, PA

#68 Apr 24, 2009
Niether of the Above wrote:
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So explain to me historian, how were the 441 hostages in Iran part of the Nixon/Ford era?? Jimmy Carter's approach was similar to Obama's , tax our way out of a recession, which created high employment and higher inflation. Nixon/Ford had nothing to do with that. As for Nam, another Democrat fiasco, I am not sure how the policies of Johnson/Humphry had any real impact on Carter other than Mondale was HHH's protege
Bush 1, like Bush 2 was a compassionate conservate who didn't understand Liberals spend money, conservatives look to save it!
You better count your hostages. I think you're getting confused with the 444 days that they were in captivity. The war (both LBJ and Nixon) put a large strain on our econonmy. Nixon began all the financial BS with wage and price freezes. the 1973 oil embargo also happened under Nixon's watch. That's when things began getting out of hand. Ford did nothing but act as the gatekeeper, he doesn't even count. Carter, I'll admit was not the best President, but you can't blame him for OPEC, which caused the financial mess of the late 70's and brought instability to the U.S. economy in the form of inflation. The price of everything went up resultant from OPEC actions and fuel shortages. By the way, Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the White House. Your buddy Reagan had them removed his first week in office. Not very farsigthed of him.
Observer

Saint Michael, MN

#69 Apr 27, 2009
oxboro wrote:
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all in the eye of the beholder.I support our troops and they are in a dangerous situation, however , like it or not a lot of guardsmen and women joined for the govt. check, not for the sake of being patriotic.
Why should that matter? They joined, and are putting themselves at risk. Why should we care about their motives?

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