How Conservatism Killed The GOP

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    How The Conservatism Killed The GOP

    1. If the GOP of today were the GOP of our fathers and grandfathers, all of us would be better off. The GOP of old had great liberals in it's ranks. Most all the great past achievements the GOP crows about today were liberal ideas made policy and law.

    2) Over the past 3 or 4 decades the conservatives in the GOP have chased out most every liberal in it's midst. They no longer have a voice representing the people. They have a voice representing the conservative fringe.

    3) Today the conservative Tea Party movement is looking to finish the job started in seriousness under the reign of Ronald Reagan, the great communicator who rarely kept a campaign promise.


    The GOP is not longer great or grand.

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    It was actually progressivism that killed the GOP, but whatever.
     
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    Now here I think you are wrong. The Tea Party us actually the liberal part of the country trying to be heard. Liberalism in the Classic sense of course, something completely absent from the political left. There are a few so called social conservatives trying to hijack it but so far the Tea Party has taken no stance on abortion, gays or any other of the social right pet issues.
     
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    Actually, a populist conservatism is now destroying the GOP.

    Lincoln, Roosevelt, Ike, Nixon and other great GOP leaders were liberals or progressives. All would be unwelcome in today's GOP
     
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    The tea party is libertarian in nature. "That government is best which governs least" -thomas paine.
     
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    Ummmmmm Populist conservatism is progressivism silly man.

    Bush was a progressive....look at his spending, medicare part d, patriot act. Reagan was not a progressive but a social and economic conservative.

    compare and contrast the 2 if you are confused.
     
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    There is very little that is liberal about the Ta Party leaders or the movement -- classic or neo.

    The Tea Party movement and it's rallies had signs with expressions of their fanaticism and conservatism. I saw no liberal ideas on any signs. The very idea of brooking no compromise is anathema to all forms of liberalism.
     
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    fuck the political left. They have never been liberal in any sense and it was Ronald Reagan who did most to infect the minds of simpletons with the idea that the left were the liberals.
     
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    I think you need to look up some of the words your using. Fascism is what Obama is bringing us:

    "Fascists support a "third position" in economic policy, which they believe superior to both the rampant individualism of laissez-faire capitalism and the severe control of state socialism"

    Isn't that what the progressives want?
     

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