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'Me Too' Republicans

Paulus Textor Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:05 AM
Thomas Sowell speaks the uncomfortable truth once again. Ayn Rand discussed the problem decades ago, describing elections as life-and-death struggles, fought out-of-focus. The Democrats, back then just as today, argued for more and more socialism. The Republicans, back then just as today, argued for essentially the same thing, but implemented just a little slower. When someone like Ron Paul advocates real, fundamental change, the Republican leadership shrieks and points fingers, just like the zombies in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
Doug5049 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:14 AM
It's disappointing that so many people say they like his domestic policy positions but that his foreign policy positions are misguided. People don't seem to realize the cost of the government's imperialistic foreign policy in both lives (both prematurely ended and irreparably harmed) and money. They don't understand blowback. And they completely fail to understand that the welfare state and the warfare state are inextricably linked. And, right before our eyes, we see the government making preparations to wage war on us. And people actually believe that the federal government will lose its desire to have us under its thumb if only we elect Republicans.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:22 AM
True enough. As Murray Rothbard used to say, if we can't get the war thing right, all the rest is pretty insignificant.
Charles3662 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:51 AM
I sure thought Ron Paul has the "war thing" right. Yet, everyone I spoke to about Ron Paul called him a "nut" and was pretty condescending to me for the rest of the conversation with them. The more Ron Paul excited me the greater I felt contempt for our modern American government.
Charles3662 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:51 AM
I sure thought Ron Paul has the "war thing" right. Yet, everyone I spoke to about Ron Paul called him a "nut" and was pretty condescending to me for the rest of the conversation with them. The more Ron Paul excited me the greater I felt contempt for our modern American government.
Charles3662 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:52 AM
I sure thought Ron Paul has the "war thing" right. Yet, everyone I spoke to about Ron Paul called him a "nut" and was pretty condescending to me for the rest of the conversation with them. The more Ron Paul excited me the greater I felt contempt for our modern American government.
Many ideas presented as "new" are just rehashes of old ideas that have been tried before -- and have failed before. So it is no surprise that the recent "Growth and Opportunity Project" report to the Republican National Committee is a classic example of what previous generations called "Me too" Republicanism.

These are Republicans who think that the key to winning elections is to do more of what the Democrats are doing. In effect, they say "me too" on issues such as immigration, in hopes of gaining more new votes than they lose by betraying their existing supporters.

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