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Michael182 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:18 PM
Sadly dysfunctional government is a reflection of the people that placed them in office. The masses of voters that pulled the lever for BHO "just because" (insert lame reason here) could care less about principle. Like it or not elections are determined by those I call the "mushy middle" that lives by either their special interest hand out or by what they hear in a sound bite. The conservatives' only hope is to educate enough of the "mushy middle" to understand and vote for those with conservative values.
Andy544 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:25 PM
And WHO are the "conservatives" in the current political zoo that are going to turn this nation around? The GOP is a sad joke and a charade.
chipsmydog Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:53 PM
There are some conservatives alive and in the Congress. They are in such a minority they seem to be side show circus acts to the majority of Americans that live U.S. Treasury distribution to U.S. Treasury distribution.
We saw a real indicator when Paul Ryan, having a reasonable and intelligent approach to American debt and spending rate, was quickly marginalized as a radical hater of the American citizen.
America has an ethical/moral problem. All the other issues are symptomatic.
Go after the root cause, and stop whacking at the branches.( paraphrase of H.D. Thoreau)
Michael182 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 1:18 PM
And who was he marginalized by? The MSM of course, the propaganda arm of the DNC. A fair number of voters buy into the "rolling granny off the cliff" story without THINKING.
Andy544 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 3:30 PM
oh, wait, the SAME Paul Ryan who just signed off on the GOP's spending bill ($41 dollars in new taxes for every $1 in spending cuts?) Maybe you were talking about some OTHER GOP "conservatives"?

Everything that everyone loathes about Washington was present in the "fiscal cliff" bill just passed by Congress. It is 153 pages long; most members probably hadn't read all of it before voting on it; it was delivered in the middle of the night; it was loaded with pork -- the mother's milk (to mix a metaphor) of politicians -- and while the country is already swamped with massive debt, it contains massive giveaways to satisfy interest groups and campaign contributors. Did I mention the bill raises taxes on top of the coming Obamacare taxes, but does nothing -- nothing -- to...