PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republ...

PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party

There are 2202 comments on the Washington Times story from Oct 12, 2013, titled PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party. In it, Washington Times reports that:

The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelt's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50's.

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fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2223 Dec 14, 2013
Johnny Galt wrote:
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It's clearly a good thing as reflected by western civilizations standard of living.
Even a clueless socialist fools know this. Capitalism is what pays for your social programs.
The poster attempted to say that redistribution of wealth is acceptable now because it was a part of the process during capitalism's infancy. Which is again, only a part of the process. It is fool hardly to think that just because that act of redistribution of wealth was used in the change to capitalism in the nations that adopted it, that the act of wealth redistribution is ok.
It isn't, taking from anyone something that was earn either by their own sweat and tears or that of their forefathers is immorally wrong. You know that.
You have no clue about how western nations achieved their standard of living, obviously. Exploitation of the environment, of the third world, the use of slavery and exploitation of workers to create vast, unequal distribution of wealth...

Jesus. Just don't pretend you know anything, please. You're nothing but a tool of the ruling class, who laugh at you behind your back.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2224 Dec 14, 2013
Justice wrote:
The Republican party will continue to do very well and win back America.
Reality says you're either a liar or an ignoramus.:)
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#2225 Dec 14, 2013
That's an incorrect assumption

Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is a United States Federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare federal programs that provide benefits for retirees, the disabled, and children of deceased workers.

The tax also provides funds to the health care system for institutions that provide healthcare for workers that do not have health insurance and can not afford healthcare treatment.

Employees wages are taxed to pay for America's social programs, those individuals in the working class earning wages who are more likely to depend on those social programs. Capitalist are taxed only when they have to make a corresponding contribution for each worker employed to help them obtain their profits.

However, in a free market economy workers are also considered capitalist only because they are able to sale their services as employees and capable of negotiating salaries and compensation for their contributions.

Thus even in civilized socialist systems where the States owns all factors of production social programs like pensions and health care are in fact a component of those societies.
Johnny Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
It's clearly a good thing as reflected by western civilizations standard of living.
Even a clueless socialist fools know this. Capitalism is what pays for your social programs.
The poster attempted to say that redistribution of wealth is acceptable now because it was a part of the process during capitalism's infancy. Which is again, only a part of the process. It is fool hardly to think that just because that act of redistribution of wealth was used in the change to capitalism in the nations that adopted it, that the act of wealth redistribution is ok.
It isn't, taking from anyone something that was earn either by their own sweat and tears or that of their forefathers is immorally wrong. You know that.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#2226 Dec 14, 2013
Capitalism is based on exploitation.

laissez-faire

Policy dictating a minimum of governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society. It was promoted by the physiocrats and strongly supported by Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Widely accepted in the 19th century, laissez-faire assumed that the individual who pursues his own desires contributes most successfully to society as a whole. The function of the state is to maintain order and avoid interfering with individual initiative. The popularity of the laissez-faire doctrine waned in the late 19th century, when it proved inadequate to deal with the social and economic problems caused by industrialization.

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#2227 Dec 15, 2013
Liberty wrote:
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Son, you make like wealth redistribution is a bad thing.
I am going to assume that you are for Capitalism as the preferred economic system right?
Hate to be the one to informed you of this son, but the greatest redistribution of wealth in the history of the world was when governments of nations applied Capitalist economic models by "stealing" the wealth and property of nobles and aristocrats and redistributing it to the common rabble to use in their ventures.
Where is your anger at the theft of wealth that took some families generations of service and hard work to build only to be striped from them so some commoners can take that wealth to make more wealth?
I guess we should ban Capitalism and any economic policy and theory that is even remotely like it from the face of the earth for inspiring such and unjust and evil act as redistributing the wealth of the nobility to the common person.
your post proves your for Communism but Son you are probably that don't want to share in the work like the Liberals here in the US which is why we have more takers(Non Tax Payers) than givers(Tax Payers) and if you understand economics then you would understand why your thinking has already been proven to be a failure and the Liberal Democrats and LBJ's Great Society is proof.

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#2228 Dec 15, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Capitalism is based on exploitation.
laissez-faire
Policy dictating a minimum of governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society. It was promoted by the physiocrats and strongly supported by Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Widely accepted in the 19th century, laissez-faire assumed that the individual who pursues his own desires contributes most successfully to society as a whole. The function of the state is to maintain order and avoid interfering with individual initiative. The popularity of the laissez-faire doctrine waned in the late 19th century, when it proved inadequate to deal with the social and economic problems caused by industrialization.
You mean Liberalism is based on exploitation.

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#2229 Dec 15, 2013
Justice wrote:
The Republican party will continue to do very well and win back America.
So you admit you lost American's respect and trust, right? lol.

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#2230 Dec 15, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>your post proves your for Communism but Son you are probably that don't want to share in the work like the Liberals here in the US which is why we have more takers(Non Tax Payers) than givers(Tax Payers) and if you understand economics then you would understand why your thinking has already been proven to be a failure and the Liberal Democrats and LBJ's Great Society is proof.
The choir has left the building. No one is listening to you people because you've gone off the rails. Your party is self-destructing but you think people should listen to you all? Look at what your party and their policies have done to this nation and you still stand in the way of fixing what you all messed up! Name calling is all you people have left and a bunch of crazed mouth pieces sprouting insane, divisive and nasty bs.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#2231 Dec 15, 2013
Sunobia wrote:
<quoted text>The choir has left the building. No one is listening to you people because you've gone off the rails. Your party is self-destructing but you think people should listen to you all? Look at what your party and their policies have done to this nation and you still stand in the way of fixing what you all messed up! Name calling is all you people have left and a bunch of crazed mouth pieces sprouting insane, divisive and nasty bs.
That's about it! Same old, same old sick, ignorant, nonsense. It is beyond tired, it is totally exhausted.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2232 Dec 15, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>your post proves your for Communism but Son you are probably that don't want to share in the work like the Liberals here in the US which is why we have more takers(Non Tax Payers) than givers(Tax Payers) and if you understand economics then you would understand why your thinking has already been proven to be a failure and the Liberal Democrats and LBJ's Great Society is proof.
Pure gibberish...nonsensical, ungrammatical, misspelled, and just plain partisan and stupid.

Sad. Very sad post.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2233 Dec 15, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>You mean Liberalism is based on exploitation.
What does liberalism "exploit," you incredible doofus?

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#2234 Dec 16, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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What does liberalism "exploit," you incredible doofus?
Hey Incredible Doofus you obviously need an education.

15 Lies of Liberalism
John Hawkins | Jan 26, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20...

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#2235 Dec 16, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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Pure gibberish...nonsensical, ungrammatical, misspelled, and just plain partisan and stupid.
Sad. Very sad post.
everything that you said is true about you postings which you have proven.

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#2236 Dec 16, 2013
Sunobia wrote:
<quoted text>The choir has left the building. No one is listening to you people because you've gone off the rails. Your party is self-destructing but you think people should listen to you all? Look at what your party and their policies have done to this nation and you still stand in the way of fixing what you all messed up! Name calling is all you people have left and a bunch of crazed mouth pieces sprouting insane, divisive and nasty bs.
No one is listening to the Political Left either and People have had enough of it and Obamacare has proven that and the only ones for the ACA are the Welfare Society because they don't pay to begin with.

Poll: ACA approval at 41 percent

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/poll-af...

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#2237 Dec 16, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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That's about it! Same old, same old sick, ignorant, nonsense. It is beyond tired, it is totally exhausted.
another one that hates the truth.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#2238 Dec 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>another one that hates the truth.
No, just your "truth". You really don't learn, do you? You are one stupid sh!t who doesn't learn from his own mistakes. Keep it up and you'll get proven to be the lying, cheating, stealing, spinning, loser sack-o-sh!t repugnantcan that you are, AGAIN!!! My, you forget so easily! Either that or you enjoy getting beat to a pulp on topix. Nothing would surprise me coming from such a waste of time & O2 as yourself.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#2239 Dec 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>No one is listening to the Political Left either and People have had enough of it and Obamacare has proven that and the only ones for the ACA are the Welfare Society because they don't pay to begin with.
Poll: ACA approval at 41 percent
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/poll-af...
?? The political right came up with ObamaCare, in the Heritage foundation. Obama should have changed his political affiliation to republican as he caves to every one of their demands and has given nothing to his base. The only reason he gets any votes at all is because he is not as extreme as the GOP candidates who openly admit they will break any law to give all our wealth to the rich. Obama gives away the fruit of our labor, but not quite as quickly as the republicans.

So the far right gets a voice (the democratic party) and the fanatic far right gets an even louder voice (the republican party), while those on the left get no voice at all. When was the last call for single payer universal health care? When was the last call to end the GOP wars? When was the last call to end the so called trade agreements, where we agree to give all our wealth away for nothing? When was the last call to restore freedom to Americans by voiding the Pat Act? Welfare society?? a figment of the imagination of the far far sicko right wing. How about allowing opportunity for more than just the very very rich?

Oh, and by the way, my company just received the quote for how much the health insurance will cost next year. It is down 30%. What will I ever do with all that extra money?
hop singh

Hoboken, NJ

#2240 Dec 16, 2013
President Ronald Reagan and Speaker Tip O’Neill

The end of today’s Republican Party is near. Just ask Bob Dole, previous Republican presidential nominee and Senate Majority Leader who’s recent appearance on Fox News has created a stir,“I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year — and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.” When asked if he or President Reagan would be elected by today’s Republican Party he responded,“I doubt it. Reagan couldn’t have made it…we might have made it, but I doubt it.”

The Republican base continues to scream into an echo chamber fueled by the right wing media which dismisses any opposition as liberal propaganda. This rejection of differentiated thinking closes the window for compromise and collective understanding. Once the overreaching rhetoric is exposed without support from new ideas or strong leadership, the right is forced to change the rules to avoid irrelevance (ie. gerrymandering and filibusters).

The GOP has separated itself from every minority voting block. The Southern Strategy and Civil Rights opposition has carried through several decades with Black voters. Anti-immigration and over reaching border security rhetoric has dispelled the Hispanic vote. Pro-life heretics and insensitive comments by prominent Republicans leaders have alienated the woman vote. Venomous opposition to gun control, gay rights, and unapologetic military policies has lost the moderate vote. Voter registration continues to favor the left across the younger population which will lead to a healthy majority in the years to come.

Obamacare will be the final nail in the coffin of GOP relevance. The ideas for insurance mandates and exchanges were initially driven by Republican leaders and conservative think tanks opposing President Clinton’s universal healthcare legislation. With inclusion under Obamacare the right should have lined up with support. With early adapter states already demonstrating the positive power of market driven exchanges, its easy to understand why voting to repeal the law 37 times is a priority for the Republican controlled House. It also signifies the de facto strategy for the right; a lack of ideas drives the need to dismantle opposing ideas.

Bob Dole’s frustration with the Republican Party’s direction is not inconsistent with many tenured GOP activists. It is also very telling of the lack of leadership and recessive ideas that lead party members to oppose any hint of cooperation. Infighting between inter-party groups is dominating Capital Hill driven by extreme primary candidates elected under the pretense that compromise is akin to failure. It is under this environment that the GOP needs to reinvent itself, much like Clinton’s “New Democrats”, or face irrelevance.

In 1962, Reagan’s defection from the Democratic Party didn’t come as a surprise.“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party,” he explained.“The party left me.” If Reagan was alive today he would say the same thing about the Republican Party. His support of the Brady Bill, balanced budgets that included tax increases, compromise to drive political progress, immigration, and amnesty support would leave him off the invitation for the next CPAC meeting. Reagan knew the power of political middle ground, which has been lost on today’s GOP.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2241 Dec 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Incredible Doofus you obviously need an education.
15 Lies of Liberalism
John Hawkins | Jan 26, 2013
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/20...
I don't read horses--t from TownClown.com . Try explaining it in your own words, moron.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2242 Dec 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>everything that you said is true about you postings which you have proven.
More gibberish doesn't explain anything, nitwit.

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