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The Republican Obsession

Jeff2422 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:42 PM
The ultimate problem with the Republicans is that they are hungry for power just like the Dems. The only difference is the Repubs will benefit a different set of interest groups. Remember, the party big-wigs were skeptical of Reagan. Neither Reagan nor Kennedy would recognize either of the two major parties. There are no statemen any more, just politicians. The difference is that statesmen understand reality (good or bad) and try to move the process and the people in the direction of their greatest best interest. Politicians manipulate reallity in order to score political points for the next election, the country's best interest as a whole is irrelevant. Both parties are overflowing with politicians, no statesmen are allowed.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...