Challenging the Congressional GOP Establishment

May 13, 2012 Full story: Free Republic 6

The Republican Party establishment is under assault in a much more fundamental way in 2012 than it was in the Tea Party revolution of 2010.

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JDC

El Paso, TX

#1 May 14, 2012
If you ask a conservative what conservatism stands for, I guarantee that within the first 5 words they will state either"limited or small government".

Then why do so called conservatives support a big government foreign policy, way beyond anything we can afford? We still have troops stationed after WWII in Europe and Japan. We can secure S Koreas border but not our own.

The so called conservatives say they are against welfare, yet the support welfare to such countries as Israel, Pakistan and Egypt.

What exactly is a conservative approach to foreign policy?
JDC

El Paso, TX

#2 May 14, 2012
“We borrow from Europe to defend Europe. We borrow from the Gulf states to defend the Gulf states. We borrow from Japan to defend Japan. Is it not a symptom of senility to be borrowing from the world so we can defend the world?”

“Are vital U.S. interests more imperiled by what happens in Iraq where were had 50,000 troops, or Afghanistan where we have 100,000, or Europe where we have 80,000 troops or South Korea 28,000,-- or by what is happening on our border with Mexico?...What does it profit America if we save Anbar and lose Arizona?”

Pat Buchanan
idiots in charge

Coffeyville, KS

#3 May 14, 2012
JDC wrote:
If you ask a conservative what conservatism stands for, I guarantee that within the first 5 words they will state either"limited or small government".
Then why do so called conservatives support a big government foreign policy, way beyond anything we can afford? We still have troops stationed after WWII in Europe and Japan. We can secure S Koreas border but not our own.
The so called conservatives say they are against welfare, yet the support welfare to such countries as Israel, Pakistan and Egypt.
What exactly is a conservative approach to foreign policy?
Guess you would be wrong then. I really don't care how big the government gets as long as it is efficient and effective in what it is suppose to be doing and it keep it's nose out of the rest. I believe the government should work FOR us not work to control us. As they say..."it's not the size but how they use it" that matters.
JDC

El Paso, TX

#4 May 14, 2012
idiots in charge wrote:
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I really don't care how big the government gets as long as it is efficient and effective in what it is suppose to be doing and it keep it's nose out of the rest.
And how is trillion dollar deficits and finance 40 cents on every dollar effective and efficient?
JDC

El Paso, TX

#5 May 14, 2012
idiots in charge wrote:
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I believe the government should work FOR us not work to control us. As they say..."it's not the size but how they use it" that matters.
And how is securing the S Korea's border and not our own working for us?

How is having 100,000 troops in Afghanistan working for us?

And what exactly did the Iraq war accomplish other than thousands of American lives and an additional trillion dollars in debt?

What the government should do for us is what is defined in the constitution like defend our borders and not act like policemen of the world financed by future generations.
JDC

El Paso, TX

#6 May 14, 2012
idiots in charge wrote:
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I really don't care how big the government gets as long as it is efficient and effective in what it is suppose to be doing and it keep it's nose out of the rest.
Meanwhile in the real world:
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is refusing to tell U.S. government investigators how much money it sent to Iraq during the first years of the American invasion as a top Iraqi official suggested the missing and possibly stolen funds from that era is more than $18 billion – nearly three times the previously reported figure.

CNBC reported Tuesday that the New York Fed won’t reveal to the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction how much money went to the Middle Eastern nation, hampering an investigation seeking to determine how much of the cash was stolen.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/575...

Just another example of our efficient and effective foreign policy.

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