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Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

ksatifka Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:21 AM
I agree with Mr Buchanan tht the Repubs are on their way out. What's that old saying - Demography is Destiny. Uncontrolled immigration, backed by both parties, has already spelled the demise of this once great country. Buchanan spelled out our predicament eloquently in "Death of a Superpower."
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 9:45 AM
Re: Outsider,
-- Uncontrolled immigration, backed by both parties, has already spelled the demise of this once great country. --

That's not true. Immigration (controlled or not) can only increase the number of minds and hands that produce and make things. The problem is the Welfare State, not immigration.

Was the nation destroyed when a poor University teacher from Serbia migrated to the US and invented alternate current systems and motors?
Conservative abroad Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 9:08 PM
Policy (immigration and Welfare) applies to groups not individuals so your example of Tesla doesn't apply or can be countered with the Army mass murderer Nidal Hassan or the observation that 27% of Federal prisoners are aliens.

If all these new "minds and hands" and hands were a benefit, why weren't they beneficial to the countries that they came from?
ksatifka Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:28 AM
In addition to the demography issue, how can the Ron Paul wing stay with the War Party? This time around, Romney and the Repubs do not want to talk about foreign policy because they still believe that the Middle East can be controlled by more wars and intervention. The fact that Iraq, for example, is much worse off today than when Saddam was in power does not seem to enter their thought processes. The Repubs, when it comes to foreign policy, are anything but conservative!
IAdmitIAmCrazy Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:40 AM
On your war stance I'd think you'd be a classical vote for Libertarian candidate Gray Johnson but you fear immigration which as a good Libertraian he doesn't ...

However, there is NO MONOLITHIC CONSERVATIVE position on war, there are conservative interventionists and there are liberal non-interventionists. The issue cuts across all poltical outlooks.

I don't know why you all seem to have the urge of declaring all your personal values as the only "conservatives" possible. Or would you say that Nuke-them Barry Goldwater was not a conservative?

Most important: As a socialist I agree with your analysis of the Middle East.

Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions.

The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.

The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak.

The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the...