Republican Worship of Greed and Democratic inevitablity

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeB131, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    85,053
    Thanks Received:
    7,259
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +16,853
    Mitt Romney represents everything that is kind of wrong with the GOP today. It's the kind of self defeating mentality of a coyote who chews off three legs and is still caught in the trap.

    Let's talk about what makes the GOP admirable. It is a party of limited government, self-reliance and freedom to persue happiness. Absolutely good traits.

    But the firewall against creeping European Socialism is a strong middle class with skin in the game. One that can have pride in bringing home a paycheck.

    A middle class, unfortunately, the Mitt Romneys of the world have been doing their very best to dismantle. Get rid of that good paying union job at AmPad, move that good paying job at DDi to China, make bigger profits for your investors. We'll replace them with McJobs at Staples and Dominos Pizza that pay minimum wage and have no benefits.

    When you take away the ability of working people to make good money, when they require food stamps and school lunches to feed their kids, when they need section 8 vouchers to put a roof over their head, when they need a Earned Income Credit to make up for the money they aren't earning at their jobs at Staples, when they have to apply for Medicaid to see a doctor, or rely on Social Security because they sharks on Wall Street made a killing manipulating the market while they were locked into crashing 401K's.

    When you do these things, you create more dependence on Government. You make it more palatable for people, and they are more inclined to vote for Democrats. Oh, you can fool some of them by creating upset about guns or gays or abortion or affirmative action, for a while, but eventually they figure it out.

    If our politics today has become a choice between big business and big government, you don't want to make big government more attractive. But they are doing exactly that.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. rdean
    Online

    rdean Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Mitt Romney - I like poor people. They make great snacks.
     
  3. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,957
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,963
    Mitt Romney

    :eusa_whistle:
     
  4. Mac1958
    Offline

    Mac1958 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    36,101
    Thanks Received:
    7,627
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    Independent Ave.
    Ratings:
    +27,347

    Very true, and a predictable result when absolutism creeps into politics. The GOP is making things easy for the Democrats at a time when the Democrats could easily be vulnerable.

    .
     
  5. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    23,621
    Thanks Received:
    2,750
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +6,420
    The man is tone deaf. He's been doing this for two cycles now! Hasn't he learned anything?
     
  6. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    85,053
    Thanks Received:
    7,259
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +16,853
    This columnist absolutely takes Romney's whole argument apart and trashes it...it's a good read.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/opinion/collins-mitt-speaks-oh-no.html?_r=1
     
  7. Mr. Shaman
    Offline

    Mr. Shaman Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Thanks Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +819
    Yeah....right.....vulnerable.....and, our new.....

    .....is proof o' that.

    :happy-1:

    :udaman:
     
  8. del
    Offline

    del BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45,052
    Thanks Received:
    9,828
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +9,893
    i guess joey has given up on pretending he's a republican.

    :rofl:

    ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmpad
     
  9. Mac1958
    Offline

    Mac1958 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    36,101
    Thanks Received:
    7,627
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    Independent Ave.
    Ratings:
    +27,347



    I have absolutely no idea what the above means.

    Anyway, this election is beginning to smell like a reverse of 2004, when the GOP had a terribly flawed incumbent and the Democrats respond with John freakin' Kerry. Talk about a blown opportunity.

    Both "major" parties are a joke.

    .
     
  10. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    85,053
    Thanks Received:
    7,259
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +16,853
    nope, just one that sees a party that makes war on its middle class supporters being doomed to oblivion.

    Consider this an intervention...
     

Share This Page