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Battle for Control of the Republican Party Begins

Delcy Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:27 AM
I am afraid that the Republican Party division is more than merely one between two factions. I was and continue to be a staunch supporter of President George W. Bush. I believe that history will record him as a truly compassionate conservative, a distinctly high honor. I believe he lives happily knowing that he governed morally and effectively. Had opposing factions of the party given him the support he earned by espousing conservative and compassionate programs, we would not now have to cope with a devastating immigration problem. Had the Party supported him when he proposed a solution for easing the cost of public entitlements, we would not be hoping that President Obama will offer such a program tonight. (continued next)
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:04 AM
When Bush left office, the economy was tanking, the National Debt had been nearly DOUBLED, whole new layers of expensive layers of Federal Bureaucracy had been added, two (20 no-win Foreign Wars were in progress, millions of illegal aliens had been allowed to cross the southern border (under 'catch and release'), and Bush's national job approval hovered around 30%. Because of his administration's failures, the GOP was blown away in the 2006 elections, and lost the White House in 2008. Many would take strong exception to your glowing tribute to Bush (who was a complete NO SHOW for the 2012 election)
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:22 AM
I think Bush was a good guy, he was just a horrible president. Good intentions, path to h ell.

What we need is a person with true dedication to liberty and small government.
Delcy Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:12 AM
Dedication to liberty? This is another way of saying," If it feels good do it". Small government you say? Which parts do you eliminate? The military, transportation? Social security? Intelligence? Agriculture? Which other, if not one that benefits you or a family member personally?

Delcy Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:21 AM
GWB gave us six great years in spite of the fact that for the first time since 1812, our country was attacked by outside forces. Democrats controlled the Congress during his last two years. He has kept us safe since and for that gets no credit from selfish persons like you. The government did grow during his administration as did the Nation. Retrogression as you propose is not the solution to bettering the country. The aliens you sneer at represent the future.
His actions in the ME will eventually transform the region.
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:40 PM
Delcy, your attitude of complete denial perfectly sums up to me why I will NEVER vote for another RINO, fake conservative candidate again. Absolute delusional. And the part you mention about the 'aliens' is actually TREACHEROUS to the United States and its Constitutional. And if you don't understand that, then you truly are no friend to the United States of America, or our way of life. Go cry on Rove's shoulder why the RINO-dominated Big government, deficit spending GOP is NEVER going to win another National election. The GOP can go the way of the Whig Party.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:32 PM
Actually, it's another way of saying, "do what you want, provided that you don't use force or fraud against others and their property", and "do what you want, and suffer or benefit from the consequences". As to which parts of government to eliminate - almost everything could be handled more effectively and efficiently by the private sector, with exceptions for national and civil defense and a justice system.
TNLady Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 3:51 PM
Yes the economy was tanking when President Bush left office, but not because of him. Have you forgotten that when the Republicans were in charge the economy was thriving and unemployment was practically nonexistent. Things changed to the worse when the democrats took over in January 2007. 0bama was a Senator and he voted for it. So he can blame himself, along with dingy Harry Reid and princess Pelosi and all the other rats
Karl Rove has declared war on grassroots conservatives and Tea Parties. Rove, who had the richest super PAC in 2012 (American Crossroads, which reportedly spent $300 million in the 2012 election cycle), has started a new fund called Conservative Victory Project to spend big bucks in the 2014 Republican primaries to defeat Republican candidates not approved by the Establishment.

Rove's big money spending last year, which was similarly designed to help only Establishment candidates, especially if they had defeated a real conservative in the primary, was notoriously unsuccessful. Of the 31 races that Rove aired TV ads, Republicans won only...