Discussion in 'Politics' started by Bonnie, Aug 13, 2005.
August 13, 2005
It's so true, but here's what's tough: the people who make noise generally don't give a rip if you're a Republican or a Democrat or have any principles whatsoever. They care if you deliver the goods. There's pressure on every member of Congress to get as much pork for the home district as possible. It's a zero-sum game: if you don't, the Congresman from the next district over will. Why should your district "lose out" to the other one? But it's a big lose-lose game, because nobody really accounts for the good of the nation as a whole that way, just their own district. If you go to Congress "on principle," conservative or liberal, you'll get your head eaten off by the jackals. Nobody will support you, fund your campaign, etc. It's a damn dirty game that everyone plays, or has to play, to stay alive.
THIS is why the founding fathers were skeptical of democracy. And no, America isn't a "democracy." It's a republic, which is different. Pure "democracy" just drags everything down the lowest common denominator. And that is very, very low.
The GOP had a soul!!
sorry couldn't help it
I think the GOP lost its Soul when Aretha Franklin and James Brown defected to the Green Party.
You must remember that Ronald was a former Democrat; all he did was to instill the democratic economic values into the Republican party.
The republican party has a history of making bad economic decisions.
America is a nation that judges presidents by our economy. Bill Clinton is more popular than GW, despite all of the controversies, because he left the White House as the nation was in an economic boom.
This isn't about morality, it's about money. The Republican party "lost its soul" when they finally got it; a strong sense of national morality is a "want", a strong national economy is a "need". This means compromise. Deal!
LOL Finally a Democrat that tries to claim Reagan as one of its own.
"As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative."
Yes, he was a liberal once; I considered him a moderate, not a conservative, because his actions were supported by the "Reagan Democrats". He had proven himself to be a man of compromise. Maybe your party should take notes from Reagan.
Ahem, maybe YOURS should...
Nah ... he's just trying to claim Reagan's good points as liberal values. I have to admit, it IS a twist I haven't heard before.
Compromise to Democrats: "Our way or we obstruct."
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