The Republican redefinition of "Conservatism"

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    When I was a kid, the Republican Party was called, "The Party of Ideas". They started NASA. It was the party of scientists and engineers. The party that worked to build the United States. The party of education.

    What happened?

    Actually, what happened explains much of their problems. First, the conservatives from the Democratic Party in the south joined the Republican Party in the middle 60's chasing out all the minorities. Then, over the last 30 years, the Evangelicals and other right wing religious groups have put their stamp on the party moving it even further to the right.

    Then began the "mixed messages".

    First and foremost is "small government". In an increasingly complex and diverse age, this call for "small government" is ill advised in some areas and ignored in others.

    Republicans like super big government when it's about:
    abortion
    religion
    war
    military
    social issues

    but want small government when it comes to:

    Education
    business
    the environment
    disasters
    economics
    infrastructure

    and that's the problem. They have it backwards. Can they understand why that's a problem?
     
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    A democrat wanting to fix the GOP.

    :lmao:
     
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    Somebody has to. The country works better with a two party system. Not a party of radical teanuts and "everyone else".
     
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    Your meme isn't going to well, deany.


    LOL
     
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    You got a derp dean. Better get that checked soon before it gets bad
     
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    Two Party System eh?

    Democrats = Socialists
    Republicans = Fascists

    That's the "two party system" I see in play right now.
     
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    I have an idea, instead of using the gasoline tax to pay for trains and bike paths, why don't we just use it to pay for things cars drive on, that would solve the infrastructure problem you imagine should be a high priority. As for education the more money the federal government spends on education, the lower student test scores get. I still don't understand why you think we should continue that trend, but your thought processes never make sense to anyone who can actually think.

    As for business, how does giving money to huge companies to protect them from losses make things better? Is that your version of economics, because it is definitely how Obama seems to think it works.

    By the way,m genius, abortion is a social issue, just like all the other Democratic women's rights issues you jumped on the last few moths. If you don't want the government involved in social issues don't insist they should be involved in social issues. I also haven't seen you objecting to the way Obama is spending money on multiple wars, including the totally unwarranted attack on Libya, so you lost all credibility in arguing that Republicans are the war party.
     
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    And yet when Republoicans are in power they grew everything you said they want to make smaller... You left out HC I noticed.... Good because Republicans grew the chit outa that too. We have 2 Progressive parties, it's no wonder this country is in the shitter.

    And for the Record Dems are currently the biggest war party in US history.
     
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    2/3rds of all jobs from the last 8 presidents came under Democratic Presidents.

    Government has exploded under Republicans.

    Deficits swell under Republicans and shrink under Democrats. Remember, the first year Obama was in office, the yearly deficit was nearly 1.5 trillion. This year, it's just over 1 trillion. Down by a third. Government a half million smaller or more. Fewer regulations than under Bush. It's not progressives that cost money. It's ignorant people who believe in such nonsense as "trickle down" and "young earth". People like that believe whatever they are told as long as it's "wacky".

    Imagine if we got our "facts" from Fox?
     

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