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A Grand Old Party in Panic

deleeuw Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 2:31 PM
Pat, once again spot on! The GOP is so worried about winning elections and gaining congressional seats, telling us about how horrible it'll be if the Dems regain the House etc. But when you have "pragmatic" enablers, promising, for ex., defunding Obamacare, then not doing it, or ostracizing social conservatives, then a GOP Congress won't be a whole lot better -- considering how horrible a Dem Congress was, that's not much comfort!. If the GOP betrays its friends now (btw, didn't Akin apologize?), it'll betray its principles later.
Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:15 PM
What principles? The GOP hasn't any and hasn't had any for decades.

And the people who try to scare us by saying that the Democrats are worse than the Republicans must think we cannot remember GWB and when the GOP had control over both houses.

Frankly, there is no difference between the two parties.
RyanM Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:29 PM

Right now they have two principles other than being elected. I use the word "principle" lightly here. One, an economic policy that reflects the WSJ editorial page and a foreign policy that revolves around Israel.
Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:45 PM

I think Israel is just a convenient excuse. If there were no Israel, they would find another cause for war. War does two things for the GOP. It feeds their clients in the defense industry (and the GOP was founded to take money from the taxpayers in the South and funnel it to companies in the North). Second, it gives them power to grow government.

As you have pointed out many times, the neocons are Trotskyites. Government domination is their ultimate goal. But you are right that they have seized on Israel as a hot button and seem to be willing to do anything warlike to "protect" it -- including bankrupting the US..
RyanM Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 5:47 PM

I can't go that far. Israel is very near and dear to the black hearts of these neocons, more so than America. Still, I am in agreement that this bunch loves wars for the reason you noted above. From their writings and from listening to them I really believe these lunatics believe it is their destiny to rule the world using America as the enabler. Trotsky would be proud of them for their embrace of the permanent revolution.
anti-neocon Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:55 PM

the disgusting fact that they nominated obama-lite romney, who changes his position on every issue twice a month, says it all about the GOP's lack of principles. if you don't like where mittens stands on an issue, just wait a week or two.

Whittaker Chambers said that "the great failing of American conservatives is they do not retrieve their wounded."

He had it right, as Todd Akin can testify.

In an interview that aired last Sunday, Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, was asked whether he opposed abortions for women who had been raped. Akin's reply:

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. ... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down ... .

"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or...