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Federalism Could be the Solution to GOP Branding Problem

goldilocks Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:55 PM
Federalism? Alexander Hamilton was the father of American conservativism and a Federalist who believed in elitism federal deficits a strong central govt and tariffs. The Feds became Whigs who became Repubs
M444ss Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:01 PM
AH was actaully a nationalist and monarchist. He moved to federalism to get the government formed. As soon as it was, he pushed progressively more nationalistic policies. Progressives today should hold him up as a hero.
JediJoe Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:07 PM
Beat me to it...you gotta love ignorant liberals and their spin on history they've never actually read.
Zerubbabel Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:29 PM
"Progressives today should hold him up as a hero."

Here is the drift in Left and Right ideals. The revolution was a Leftist movement with the Righist Tories/loyalists supporting the status quo, I.E. monarchy. Hamilton and Edmund Burke were spokesmen for the Right. Jefferson, Paine and Madison spokesmen for the Left.

Things change.
goldilocks Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 12:36 PM
goldilocks Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:57 PM
Townhall community is a plethora if rye.

To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives.

Such is the schizophrenic dysfunction of our politics: We constantly demand "conviction" politicians who will "do what's right" and then condemn them, often in the same breath, for being unwilling to put aside their conviction and their sense of what's right.

But such condemnation does not fall equally on conservatives and progressives alike. For the progressive's principle is, at its core, more. Do more. Spend more. Spend more doing more. Any compromise of progressive principle in this regard is seen as...