Happy New Year to you too, CNP!HAPYY NEW YEAR TO ALL! EASY, BILL, LORAX, LOCAL, STEVE, IO, JAVY and anyone else I failed to metion.
Love reading the commentary!!!! Keep it up. Hope everyone has a healthy and (hopefully tax free) prosperous New Year!!
~off topix~~ the only good thing I've read is that the downfall of our loss has been the ignoring of the libertarian part of the GOP...Small Govt coupled with FREEDOM!!!.. So next time you pseudo conservatives (NEORINOS <patented word> lol) try to hijack the true meaning of conservatism, YOU WILL LOSE!(big time)
Hope you a$$es learned your lesson!
God Bless and take care in the New Year!:)
I agree with some of what you're saying. I think that, at least on some social issues like gay marriage, the GOP needs to become more libertarian. They need to get softer on immigration, which one can argue is a libertarian issue.(Many libertarians support totally open borders, in fact.) The GOP should also not be itching to go to war with Iran.
However, I don't think that the GOP should adopt all libertarian values. Americans like their Social Security and Medicare, and soon a majority will approve of Obamacare. The GOP should leave that issue alone and focus on other ways to cut the deficit spending, including raising taxes on some people (which they've already agreed to). The GOP may also need to support some gun control, like an assault weapons ban and closing gun show loopholes, contrary to libertarian ideology. I honestly think the GOP needs to become more centrist than libertarian, although probably anything is better than what they are right now.
What area of disagreement provoked you to not vote for Mitt Romney, btw?