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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

charlesthehammer Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:45 PM
Goldberg is wrong, republicans are too compassionate. To defeat democrats you must be as nasty, stubborn and outspoken as they are. Assert your beliefs, not apologize for them. The general public is too stupid to understand GDP, deficits and foreign policy, tell them gas was $1.89 when Bush left office and it is now $3.50 and they can understand that. They don't care about anything that doesn't directly affect their pocketbooks.
Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:09 PM
They are not too stupid. It is just that no one is taking the time to explain it to them. All they hear from us is mindless insults. Take a look at the comments in this thread. There is no rational argumentation. How are we supposed to win over minds when we are alternately name-calling and complaining about things with no context? If you were an independent and you ere reading this thread, would you honestly be convinced the right has any serious answers?
DHE Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:14 PM
Most people I know vote their pocketbooks. Conservatives I know certainly urge that people do, but disagree, of course, with liberals about what is good for their pockekbooks. As for that whole $1.89 thing, I am sure even Newt Gingrich understands how silly that is. The price went down briefly when the fed was battling the economic crisis. And then it went back up where it had been. E.g. Consumer News has the nat. av. gas price for 1/0-8-$2.98, 2/09-1.68, 1/10-3.07. And, you do realize that the president does not set gas prices, right?There's a futures market. Before you call me stupid, I was for Romney. Conservatives?- well, I'm not sure they didn't secretly want Obama because they did everything they could to help.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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