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Republicans Grow Less Hawkish in Wake of Iraq War

bstickel Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 7:47 AM
Will we ever stop talking, the democrats did this, the republicans did that. Can't you see that political posturing is a strategy used by both parties to get their candidates elected. There are two classes in our country: the ruling elite made up of politicians, activists, wall street and talking heads in media. The 2nd class is the rest of us "who just sit in the middle and suck on it" (Chris Taylor Platoon).
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 8:56 AM
bstickel, Yes! That is not to say that the differences between Democrats and Republicans and Liberals and Conservatives/Libertarians are not important. They are. But winning or losing that battle is moot as long as we allow politicians to manipulate our efforts in that fight to both their collective and personal advantage.

Are Republicans no longer the party more inclined to military interventions and an assertive foreign policy?

It's a question raised by the enthusiastic response to Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster and to his not-very-interventionist foreign policy.

It's raised also by House Republicans' willingness to accept the budget sequester, which includes defense cuts that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called "devastating."

Barack Obama thought those cuts would be so unpalatable that Republicans would agree to increase tax revenues to avoid them. A decade or two ago, that would have been true. Not so today.

And it's a question raised by the silence...