Time for Good Republicans to Oust Whacko Republicans

Sep 2, 2011 Full story: The Atlantic 144

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Jeff

Ellicott City, MD

#1 Sep 3, 2011
I think you have some good points in your column. However would you ever write an article titled "when are good democrats going to replace whacko Democrats". There are fringe elements to both parties, unfortunately reporters like yourself only look at this from one side.
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#2 Sep 3, 2011
Jeff wrote:
I think you have some good points in your column. However would you ever write an article titled "when are good democrats going to replace whacko Democrats". There are fringe elements to both parties, unfortunately reporters like yourself only look at this from one side.
There are no "wackjob" democraps, didn't you know that? NOT! Damn near ALL of them are lying, hypocritical, wackos! Especially those in the congressional black caucus, who of late have seen fit to attack and discredit The Tea Party with vitriolic, false claims of racism. I've repeatedly asked Mr. Carson WHERE he got the impression The Tea Party "wants to see black people hanging from trees"? I can actually see the Florida democraps claim that "the Tea Party is the enemy". She's RIGHT we are the enemy, the enemy of the destructive policies and tactics of liberal douchbags like her. Their continued deficit spending, promotion of class warfare, oppressive regulations, pandering to deadbeats and crimminals, and other destructive and divisive polices are not the answers to getting us back to work! The gov't needs to create a pro business environment for the private sector, so it can get back to creating the jobs we need to get us out of this CREATED RECESSION! Contrary to anything the gov't says. The gov't can NOT create the jobs we need! We need private sector jobs, and that is the private sectors responsibility, with the help of a pro private sector gov't! Tea Party 2012!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#3 Sep 3, 2011
lol! But at least they don't have a "screw America" policy like conservatives
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Sep 4, 2011
Yeah wrote:
lol! But at least they don't have a "screw America" policy like conservatives
Yeah, getting the gov't to quit spending us into oblivion is moronic, right? Requiring gov't to live within it's means, like the rest of us is ridiculus, right?. All that paying down the debt crap is just that crap, right? The lowering taxes and regulations to increase growth and hiring in the private sector is just dumb, right? All that talk about becoming energy independent, so we aren't beholden to those trying to kill us, increasing our national security, and bringing down the price of gas for all Americans is the acme of stupidity, right? Got news for ya, after next November that's what's gonna happen, so get ready for the insanity! Tea Party 2012!
Donald Rumsfeld

Spring Hill, FL

#5 Sep 4, 2011
I've done my best in explaining to Republican candidates the ways of winning by telling them :

ďThere are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we donít know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we donít know we donít know.Ē
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Sep 4, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, getting the gov't to quit spending us into oblivion is moronic, right? Requiring gov't to live within it's means, like the rest of us is ridiculus, right?. All that paying down the debt crap is just that crap, right? The lowering taxes and regulations to increase growth and hiring in the private sector is just dumb, right? All that talk about becoming energy independent, so we aren't beholden to those trying to kill us, increasing our national security, and bringing down the price of gas for all Americans is the acme of stupidity, right? Got news for ya, after next November that's what's gonna happen, so get ready for the insanity! Tea Party 2012!
Only NUTS, inepts, the CLUELESS, and incompentents would DISAGREE with these statements. Why? Because they care not for the survival of America as FOUNDED! Why else would they want us to continue down this path of destruction? Tea Party 2012!
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Sep 4, 2011
Donald Rumsfeld wrote:
I've done my best in explaining to Republican candidates the ways of winning by telling them :
ďThere are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we donít know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we donít know we donít know.Ē
As f--ked up as that sounds, it STILL makes MORE SENSE than the logic that's leading us now!
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Sep 4, 2011
Yeah wrote:
lol! But at least they don't have a "screw America" policy like conservatives
And what policies are those, specifically ?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#9 Sep 4, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, getting the gov't to quit spending us into oblivion is moronic, right? Requiring gov't to live within it's means, like the rest of us is ridiculus, right?. All that paying down the debt crap is just that crap, right? The lowering taxes and regulations to increase growth and hiring in the private sector is just dumb, right? All that talk about becoming energy independent, so we aren't beholden to those trying to kill us, increasing our national security, and bringing down the price of gas for all Americans is the acme of stupidity, right? Got news for ya, after next November that's what's gonna happen, so get ready for the insanity! Tea Party 2012!
lol! Lowering taxes to increase growth? Funny. I've never seen any company change that opinion when outsourcing to countries like India or China.

The tea-pa has already proven their insanity. Ahd the GOP knows it. Now they're in damage control on how to make the right wing extremist look "good."

I don't think that's possible, son.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#10 Sep 4, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
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And what policies are those, specifically ?
lol! Why should I be specific when you offer your nothing son?
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#11 Sep 4, 2011
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Lowering taxes to increase growth? Funny. I've never seen any company change that opinion when outsourcing to countries like India or China.
The tea-pa has already proven their insanity. Ahd the GOP knows it. Now they're in damage control on how to make the right wing extremist look "good."
I don't think that's possible, son.
First and foremost I'm NOT your son! Why do companies including nobama's buddy GE's I-Melt sending jobs overseas? TAXES and REGULATIONS, that's why. Both of those GOV'T private sector oppressors are the overwhelming reasons for sending jobs off shore. Reduce them to reasonable levels, it then becomes justifiable to return jobs back home. It's not rocket science! Their in damage control alright! They're about to be thrown out on their RINO a$$es! You are free to believe whatever you want, but the TRUTH is the RINOS in the GOP will be replaced with Tea Partiers or more conservative candidates! The GOP will go back to being the CONSERVATIVE party, not democrap light. Tea Party 2102!
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#12 Sep 4, 2011
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Why should I be specific when you offer your nothing son?
Again, I am NOT your son. How specific do you want to be? We have offered Cut, Cap, and balance. Cut the deficit, cap spending at a % of GDP, and pass a balanced budget ammendment to The Constitution REQUIRING gov't to live within its means, and balance its budget every year. Which was tabled by dingy harry. We offered "The Ryan Plan" on healthcare, retirement security, federal tax reform, job training, and budget reform. Again shot down without so much as a glance. We have offered one plan after another just to be tabled or shot down. Your turn?
Milton

Westwood, NJ

#13 Sep 5, 2011
When former FL. Republican party chairman Jim Greer goes on trial on charges of fraud and money laundering, plenty of prominent politicians may be squirming as the inner workings of the party are exposed.
Storm Warning

Ladysmith, WI

#14 Sep 5, 2011
Jeff wrote:
I think you have some good points in your column. However would you ever write an article titled "when are good democrats going to replace whacko Democrats". There are fringe elements to both parties, unfortunately reporters like yourself only look at this from one side.
Fringe elements ? what exactly motivates someone to go into poltics ? with azz holes like you sticking to the quote center all we get is thieves and poor little rich boys who want to be just like daddy, heaven forbid that a person might actually believe in something. you mind is filled with political crap. you live in a media induced fog unable to grasp reality, you probably think its great when your kids come home with a date that is racially inferior to them. i'll just bet your all heppen up about the big gsame. pizz on you.
Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#15 Sep 5, 2011
Sloppy and rambling opinion article. Apparently a "good Republican" is someone who agrees in expanding the role of government in society and who wants to spread "democracy" around the world by invading other countries to "help" them.

Internationalism and multi-culturalism have become the "norm" while nationalism and the protection of a culture still exploring what a free society is and trying expand upon it is now considered "whacko".

Basically if you are a one-world/one-people type with your hand on the equalizer pulling some up and pushing others down then this guy might just write nice things about you.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#16 Sep 5, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, I am NOT your son. How specific do you want to be? We have offered Cut, Cap, and balance. Cut the deficit, cap spending at a % of GDP, and pass a balanced budget ammendment to The Constitution REQUIRING gov't to live within its means, and balance its budget every year. Which was tabled by dingy harry. We offered "The Ryan Plan" on healthcare, retirement security, federal tax reform, job training, and budget reform. Again shot down without so much as a glance. We have offered one plan after another just to be tabled or shot down. Your turn?
Huh? "Every year?" Starting from when son?

The amendment does nothing for jobs or the economy. If anything, it kills it.

You people need to separate your philosophy from reality and get priorities in order. Because as long as it's your politics first and America second, you'll lose.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#17 Sep 5, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, getting the gov't to quit spending us into oblivion is moronic, right? Requiring gov't to live within it's means, like the rest of us is ridiculus, right?. All that paying down the debt crap is just that crap, right? The lowering taxes and regulations to increase growth and hiring in the private sector is just dumb, right? All that talk about becoming energy independent, so we aren't beholden to those trying to kill us, increasing our national security, and bringing down the price of gas for all Americans is the acme of stupidity, right? Got news for ya, after next November that's what's gonna happen, so get ready for the insanity! Tea Party 2012!
lol! So what did the tea-p do?

Raise the debt ceiling.

Your claims and reality just don't add up son.

As for gas, that's a supply and demand issue. So if you want the government to interfere and nationalize the system, then it's obvious who the marxist socialists REALLY are, son.
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#18 Sep 5, 2011
Milton wrote:
When former FL. Republican party chairman Jim Greer goes on trial on charges of fraud and money laundering, plenty of prominent politicians may be squirming as the inner workings of the party are exposed.
And they should be! Crony capitalism is another part of our problem. Both parties have engaged in it, and it's got to stop. The one thing the American people have gotten from both parties through the years is SCREWED! That's why we have to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE how washington works. The only way to do that is to kick the politicians out and elect statesmen. I believe The Tea Party will help do that. Tea Party 2012!
CONSERVATIVE

Dawsonville, GA

#19 Sep 5, 2011
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So what did the tea-p do?
Raise the debt ceiling.
Your claims and reality just don't add up son.
As for gas, that's a supply and demand issue. So if you want the government to interfere and nationalize the system, then it's obvious who the marxist socialists REALLY are, son.
The Tea Party didn't raise the debt ceiling. The RINOS and democraps did. You need to quit calling me son. That's disrespectful to my real father. I want the gov't to create a BUSINESS FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT for the private sector to grow and create jobs. Gov't taxes and regulation are oppressing our business sector, and making it much more difficult and expensive to operate. You're right the price of gas is supply and demand, BUT if the cost is LESS from the point it comes out of the ground, the less expensive it will ultimately be. The other issue is refinereries. Supply is restricted by our limited ability to refine the oil to gas. We haven't built a new refinery in 30 + yrs. The eco-wackos have stood between us and our ability to lower the cost of fuel. Those are the facts and that is reality. Maybe if you lived in it, it would make more sense to you! You still haven't given any specifics as to what you would do to create jobs, lower the cost of fuel, or anything else as yet. All you've done is criticize and atttack me. Practice what you preach and put up or shut up! Tea Party 2012
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#20 Sep 5, 2011
CONSERVATIVE wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Party didn't raise the debt ceiling. The RINOS and democraps did. You need to quit calling me son. That's disrespectful to my real father. I want the gov't to create a BUSINESS FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT for the private sector to grow and create jobs. Gov't taxes and regulation are oppressing our business sector, and making it much more difficult and expensive to operate. You're right the price of gas is supply and demand, BUT if the cost is LESS from the point it comes out of the ground, the less expensive it will ultimately be. The other issue is refinereries. Supply is restricted by our limited ability to refine the oil to gas. We haven't built a new refinery in 30 + yrs. The eco-wackos have stood between us and our ability to lower the cost of fuel. Those are the facts and that is reality. Maybe if you lived in it, it would make more sense to you! You still haven't given any specifics as to what you would do to create jobs, lower the cost of fuel, or anything else as yet. All you've done is criticize and atttack me. Practice what you preach and put up or shut up! Tea Party 2012
lol! No. The tea-p did. Remember, Boehner said he couldn't get his radical gang to back Reid's or Obama's policies. Seemed clear cut to me.

You think gas is cheap simply by pumping more? You obviously forget that China is now a big consumer player. And a couple of years ago, they almost bought Unocal. So don't think the US the only or biggest consumer around. And besides, who says refiners need to produce more if it hurts their profits and bottom line. You seem to think they have a loyalty of of some sort. Sorry Charlie.

And these are the REALITIES son. You should keep your eyes open to see them.

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