Is it time to cut the Tea Party loose and welcome back moderates? Reagan would have.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Londoner, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Londoner

    Londoner Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Ronald Reagan had the largest landslide victory in modern political history because he got democrats and centrists to vote for him.

    He raised taxes several times.

    He saved Social Security.

    He reached across the aisle and worked with Tip O'neil.

    Reagan met Tip O'neil half way on things that would have made Grover Norquist boil.

    The Republican senate and house are not allowed to give Obama anything. They are not allowed to compromise or they will be primaried and replaced.

    The Republican senate minority filibustered 248 times, whereas the Democratic minority only filibustered once under Bush and the GOP senate.

    The Republicans are at war. They are not allowed to compromise on anything, and they are not allowed to work with the other side.

    For all Reagan's rhetorical passion at fighting the Left, he compromised when he needed to and the country liked it.. Reagan would never have let Grover Norquist run his party. Reagan would have put Norquist out of business. Why? Because nobody told Reagan who he can and can't compromise with.

    The Republican Party is run by a small group of wealthy people who prey on the stupid. They have driven a great party into obscurity by burning moderates at the stake. They have promoted a revanchist paranoia of Latinos and non-whites, and their rhetoric about "Real-Americans" is straight out of Nazi Germany. They are against science. They are to be pitied.

    Dwight Eisenhower would be kicked out of the Republican Party for having Big Government put Americans to work building the Interstate System.

    GHW Bush was a great Republican moderate. The Tea Party would have destroyed him.

    When Will the GOP learn? If they can't beat a Democrat with this economy, they need to take back their party from the radicals.

    What say you?
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2011
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    Norquist blinkin'...
    Norquist: House GOP Can 'Cut a Deal' With Obama on Taxes -- Just No 'Net Increases'
    November 9, 2012 – Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) President Grover Norquist told that House Republicans can cut a deal with President Obama on tax reform as long as it doesn’t result in a net increase in taxes.
    See also:

    Boehner: ‘I Don’t Want to Box Myself In’ On Reducing Deficit
    November 9, 2012 -- Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he did not “want to box myself in” when talking about lowering the federal budget deficit.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  3. Politico

    Politico Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2011
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    Cut them loose? No one wanted them around in the first place. How about they start their own fucking party instead of piggybacking on someone else's.

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