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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

SMyles Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:46 PM
You ever notice how the pro military spending pundits are careful to use the word defense? It's intellectual dishonesty. Just like the dems. "investments" and "revenue". "A propagandist for isolationism". Doesn't really merit a response. but If you mean because I believe there is a big difference between promoting trade with all nations vs. promoting no trade and a big difference between national defense and what we have going on today then ok, I'm a propagandist. How's does taking away others freedoms promote freedom?

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.

Which weights the negotiations over the fiscal cliff with a great deal of political as well as economic significance. The parties purport to care about the latter, but they are...