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Freedom is the Only Issue Facing Americans

Buddy1012 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 9:46 AM
Star writes: "If you think we're struggling because we don't have enough government, then the Democrats are the party for you. If you think the point of government is to protect individual freedom, and the problem is it has gone way beyond that, then Republicans are the party for you." Star, do you REALLY believe this. This history of the past 50 years shows vividly that it's all a lie. The Republicans talk about small government, but government has expanded under Republicans and expanded under Democrats. Under Bush, Jr., the Republicans controlled house, senate, and whitehouse. Did they reduce the size of government? It is about time that the public woke up to the Republican lies.
Frank130 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:02 AM
Only under Reagan did the Republicans try to cut the size of domestic government programs down, but while fighting Communism, he had to expand the military anyways. Reagan was opposed by the GOP Establishment in his desire to shrink the size & scope of the Federal Government, because most Establishment GOPers are supporters of big government, not opponents of it. After Reagan, the GOP became virtually 100% big government supporters until the Tea Party came along... and they did not embrace them!
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 11:52 AM
Reagan also had to compromise with the Dem-controlled House of Reps run by Tip O'Neill. The concession was allowing them to $pend $pend $pend. It wasn't until 1994 the Demmies lost their iron grip on the House.
GosAwk Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 9:55 AM
There is no Democrat party any longer. It has become the 'Alinsky party!'
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 12:08 PM
I always said the Democratic party jumped the shark when (1) it looked the other way after Chappaquiddik & circled wagons around Ted Kennedy (2) after the segregationists walked out with George Wallace (good riddance) replaced them with the radical leftists such as had rioted outside the convention site in Chicago just before.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 1:35 PM
I don't know Hubert Humphrey was probably the most honest politician of the last 50 years.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 5:12 PM
Good point. You have to go back to Humphrey to find an honest Democrat.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 9:29 PM
He was the beginning of the end, 1 of the last of the Truman, Jack Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy type Dems fronting the party. The next candidate was McGovern, in his time considered too radical to elect. Now he (as he was in the 1960's) would be a "moderate" Dem or a "maverick" Republican.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was 1 of the last Dems with integrity; when he went, what was left of the party pretty much went totally leftist-bonkers save a few stalwarts like Joe Lieberman who's no conservative but got pushed out for lack of orthodoxy. Zell Miller turned out the lights as he left.

The political parties throw a lot of glitz at us with their made-for-TV spectaculars, which we call conventions.

But the bottom line defining the choice facing Americans this year is stark and clear, and these conventions provide no new insights or information.

If you think we're struggling because we don't have enough government, then the Democrats are the party for you. If you think the point of government is to protect individual freedom, and the problem is it has gone way beyond that, then Republicans are the party for you.

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