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Middle East 'Democracy'

Mark1369 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:51 AM
The difference that you can't see is with Iraq a gov't was formed first then people voted to put in representatives. With Arab spring the gov'ts have been overthrown with people taking over controlling the elections. Part two are you ever going to give up on the past and think about today as we can't change the past but can change how we do things now.
I don't appreciate you taking the name of a Marine icon unless you are a misguided Marine. I doubt you have attended any Tea Party rally if so what are you opposed to 1) Constitutional gov't 2) balanced budget 3) strong national defense? It is clear you don't consider yourself a Republican so why are you posting here? Marine 1974-78
Many in those groups have conservative Christian beliefs so it is possible to bring them into voting for the party. Unfortunately since Reagan we haven't had a candidate that could articulate his ideas in a way that showed these voters how his policies would benefit them. Reagan was excellent about explaining how his policies would benefit the average working person and that is why he gained so many blue collar democrats that became Reagen Democrats.
What issues are you standing for when you say no compromise is allowed? I am a libertarian/conservative but realize no one is going to be 100% what I want them to be. My principles are 1) a Constitutional gov't with limited powers 2) balanced budget 3) strong defense of our country [bring our troops home]. Anyone with those principles i will work with, even if other things I believe in aren't included in their political prinicples.
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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:36 PM
Only the press and Democrats made it seem like the Patriot Act was the start of a police state. It was geared towards foreigners in our country fomenting trouble and terrorist acts. You are right about many of the other things but the only problem with the Iract war was sticking around to solve their problems instead of killing Saddam and his sons and leaving. Rember the intelligence the Western countries had about Saddam and the weapons he "had." In light of 9-11 people here weren't willing to take a chance on another attack. It was the CIA "slam dunk" report that caused the mess.
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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:30 PM
If people understood our Constitution they would see that Democrats took over spending in 2007. They also would know if the press would stand up that the CRA created the housing bubble and that is what created the financial mess even though Bush and others tried to put more regulations on it but Frank, Dodd, and Waters said there was not a problem and Bush was just trying to creat a problem. Yes Bush and Republicans spent too much but not as much as the Democrats have done with Obama.
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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:27 PM
It is the biased press that doesn't make Obama stand up for the messes he has made and the lies he has made during the campaigns. Liberals just overlook the errors and spending that Obama has done along with how he has gone around the Constitution so many times. Just look at Arab Spring and the mess it has created or the 250b dollar deal with Egypt that has revoked the Peace Accords. Any articles about Benzhai and how Obama was missing in action.
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The Greatest Recession

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:39 AM
Way to go progressive, showing your true colors and resorting to name calling. You just prove the point that progressives are bereft of ideas.
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The Greatest Recession

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:37 AM
Sorry no sell out when people understand democrat policies like CRA are what cause the housing collapse which led to financial forfeitures leading to job loses. You need to get off the party bullhorn and answer why anyone should vote for the people that cause the housing collapse that was the cause of our Recession.
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The Greatest Recession

Mark1369 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:33 AM
Carlos doesn't listen to the BS you spout. Many people understand that actiions speak louder than words. Progressives talk a good game but their actions are about limiting our freedoms and hindering the job market. By the way it was the housing bubble that caused the financial collapse not financial markets but financials tied into the bogus mortgages that were pushed on the country through CRA that both sides advocated but democrats made it their cause.
I have pushed this idea for several years because marriage is a faith contract endorsed by people's church of choice. The gov't should only be involved in guaranteeing legal rights of couples. Most of us have gotten married in our church because it is a religious institution. As Ben points out, we will save the institution of marriage if gov't gets out of the business because we will let the churches we belong to sanction our union. All churches will sanction marriages that fit their fath beliefs while every couple will get a civil contract that the gov't recognizes in support of the legal rights that go along with the contract.
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