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Big Government 2.0

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:16 PM
In the immortal words of that great "conservative" George W. Bush: "I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system." With that in mind, why do Republicans complain about the Democrats? Obama didn't only abandon the free market, he got all his other ideas from his GOP predecessor: Crony-capitalism; Middle East policy; expansion of medicare, corporate welfare, aid to education and aid to just about everything else. It’s pretty clear why the government keeps getting bigger and the individual keeps getting smaller. Show me a politician and I’ll show you a Big-Government ideologue.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:24 PM
Republicans only complain about Obama; conservatives want to fight Obama and stop Obama.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:15 AM
Thus, Republican politicians are destroying the Republican Party and turning it into another statist party, leaving us a choice between two statists. In such a case, Daniel Mitchell advises us to vote for the liberal: they will get the discredt they deserve, and the RNC will learn that backing statists is a path to failure.

Bill Clinton isn't often wrong when it comes to politics, but his assertion in his 1996 State of the Union Address that "the era of big government is over" was a bit premature. In light of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address, the era of big government has just begun.

The reliably liberal columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post exhibited refreshing honesty when he wrote of Obama's speech, "...it failed to rise to the moment."

The president's address was more campaign rhetoric than visionary. He even lowered himself to reference Mitt Romney's inelegant remark about "takers" versus makers. Obama's comment was...