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GOP Political Insane Asylum

FA Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 4:50 PM
I agree with you. Those conservatives who refuse to vote for Romney on "principle" do not understand politics - it is the art of the "possible". They also don't understand that the faster we head towards self-destruction, the harder it will be to ever turn anything around. Americans may face disaster, and eventually dump out the socialists, but there's no reason to think they will ever realize that capitalism was a good thing. The free market, private property rights, etc. need to be defended. The problem with conservatives is that they refuse to do the hard work of politics except in the last few months before an election. Then they start whining and fuming. It's too late at that point. We never have enough ground-roots participation.
slk Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 5:28 PM
It makes no sense to put on the brakes when the car is in the air going off the cliff. Many voters may have simply recognized how badly screwed up this country is and decided we are in the air, so forget the breaks. Plus, every time Republicans elect a Democrat wannabe, we move toward one-party rule. It's time to let that party show their real colors. It's painful, but no one wanted to put on the brakes when it would have helped. Politicians just want to be liked, not right. One of my relatives told me it was more important to be liked than right and it appears over half the US agrees with that idea. Yes, it's a democracy killer, but there was ample opportunity to stop it in time. Inaction have consequences.

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