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Federalism Could be the Solution to GOP Branding Problem

Jeff6235 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:44 AM
Federalism and State Rights are code words the left use to mean racism and denying women the right to choose. The south try to secede from the union based on the concept of States Rights Linocoln and the Republicans have not been big on Federalism either. Teddy Roosevelt, Hoover, Eisenhower, Nixon, and the Bushes were all about a big Federal Government. Jonah you need a better way to market conservatism. Also, most Republicans are not conservatives. Romney and Ryan moderates at best. There are only a few conservatives actually in office.
goshawk Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:16 PM

He is not talking about "big government." Perhaps you should actually read the Federalist Papers.
magnetar Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:45 PM
Jeff 235 is from another planet, he thinks that federalism means big federal government

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