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GOP and Big Government - Friends Not Foes?

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:09 PM
When JFK ran against Nixon in 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr supported the Republican candidate. Far from being for the working man, the Republican Party has become known as the party of the rich. Unfortunately, the Reagan Revolution transformed the party into a party of tax cuts and Jim Crow. Prior to this, Republicans prided themselves on maintaining balanced budgets and supported civil rights. After Reagan, everything changed. The Bush tax cut and Republican penchant for their spending has only bankrupted the country and the intellect of the Republican Party. Now the Norquist Luddites own the party, and the rich nuts are the only Party members who count to them. This is not sustainable to any party.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:52 PM
The party of the rich, are 95% of the politicians in DC (and statehouses as well), which includes all the Democrats and 95% of the Republicans. The only ones advocating for the poor and middle class, are the libertarians.

Here's a simple fact. The more power government has to pick winners/losers, the more power the rich will have relative to the rest of us.

The Tea Party needs to continue purging RINOs from the party, and the RNC leadership needs to be voted out of office and power. And we need more columnists like Kerwick, vs. those like Hewitt who call for more military spending that leads to more blowback, less security, more taxes and less freedom.
“The Republican Party is no longer the party of limited government, with limited spending and limited taxes. It is now officially exactly right behind the Democrats—on everything. It is time for conservatives to start looking for a new home. There’s precious little left for us here.”

Thus spoke Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center and long-time movement conservative.

Although Bozell deserves two thumbs up for his remarks, it is still worth noting that his epiphany is a little late in the coming: if it was ever really the party of limited government, it has been eons...