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Early Presidential Prospects

BFDOFR Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 11:48 AM
We have to change the party from the inside. That can NOT happen overnight, as Goldwater learned the hard way.
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Early Presidential Prospects

BFDOFR Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 11:47 AM
Good point. But he lacked a clear vision of conservative governing principles. He was pro-tariff and pro big government. Oddly, his institute is known as a conservative bastion. I realize, of course, that our modern meaning for the term "conservative" is actually closer to classical liberalism and that Republicans of that day were more mercantilists than free market proponents. Still, his idea of what to do with the federal government was wrong. If Coolidge had stayed in office we may well have avoided the Great Depression.
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Attack of the Open-Borders Mau-Mau-ers

BFDOFR Wrote: Jan 16, 2015 11:00 AM
The invasion is complete. Our country is now Northern Mexico. Soon we'll throw out our constitution and adopt theirs. It's over. Give up.
Je suis Cochran?
Please, please, please, Republicans support Sessions' approach. But, in addition reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy by 10 percent in the next budget.
Imagine any white politician using a racial epithet. Gone in 60 seconds. But, think of all the "minorities" in public, in tv, in movies, etc. who cavalierly use "honky" or support groups like "la raza (the race) or racists like Sharpton. So, white racism is gone from the public arena, but not "minority" racism. In terms of people's lives, however, minorities other than Asians and whites (we're now a minority at least in my state), do poorly as measured by many statistics. Is this a sign of institutionalized racism? Or is it a sign of cultural decline in those same under performing groups? The answer is pretty clear. Individuals in those groups who exhibit "mainstream" cultural values (marriage, no out-of-wedlock kids, job performance, respect for authority) do very well. So, racism persists, but mostly in the sense that too many "persons of color" adhere to a set of values that have been foisted upon them by circumstances, circumstances I would note created by "progressives". The cure must come from within those sub-cultures and from the majority culture rejecting those values. Catering to cultural decline will only exacerbate this vestige of racism.
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Dear GOP: Show, Don't Tell

BFDOFR Wrote: Dec 27, 2014 9:50 AM
Excellent point.
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Cause and Effect

BFDOFR Wrote: Dec 24, 2014 9:23 AM
"whether the last six weeks have been a spasm that has passed or a convulsion that is growing in its intensity"? It is neither. It is an organized, well-funded effort by the Communist Party and George Soros. See: answercoalition.org
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No Longer a Republican

BFDOFR Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 9:53 AM
So, vote for Hillary? You're too hard on Boehner. We (yes, I count myself in the same broad grouping as you despite our many disagreements) need to cool down. The worst mistake any force can make is premature attack. Never move before you're actually positioned to win the battle or you will surely lose the war. When a republican-dominated Congress is finally sworn in, they will need time to figure out how far they can go. Hint: it won't be far enough for you, but it will be in the direction you want.
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