Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Did the GOP Become So Liberal?

Few on either the left or right would deny that America faces a great many problems today. The economy is on the brink of recession, gas and energy prices are higher than they have ever been, and dollar is frighteningly weak against the Euro and other currencies. Illegal immigrants continue to swarm past our southern border (and considering how urgent immigration reform was just a year ago, both parties seem to have shut up about the issue), and the federal government is deep in debt. It’s easy to explain that liberals bear the brunt of responsibility for these problems, but that isn’t fair. Conservatives bear responsibility as well.

Republicans have controlled Washington for six of the past seven years. For five of those years, we were openly at war with radical Islam, which relies on guerrilla terror tactics to advance its aims. In that sort of situation, protecting America’s borders would seem to be a top priority.

And if the threat of terrorists illegally entering the U.S. is not reason enough to guard the border, the financial stress caused by twelve million illegal immigrants is. It has been obvious for years that illegal immigration was out of control, and that eventually a price would have to be paid. (Right now, our options are amnesty and enforcement, both of which would be very costly). Yet Bush and the Republicans did nothing.

The federal government spends massive amounts of money—far more money than it actually has. In 2008, the federal budget was nearly three trillion. The federal budget has increased roughly $550 billion dollars a year since 2003, and George Bush has just signed into law the boldest federal aid package since the new deal. When Bush took office, the federal debt was five trillion dollars; now, it hovers around ten trillion.

Gas prices are skyrocketing, the price of oil is going up, and America may soon face a real energy crisis. Much of the problem is due to Democrat obstruction—they oppose offshore drilling and nuclear power. But if Bush had pressed for such things when he had a GOP-controlled Congress and reasonable approval ratings, it seems probable that the energy situation would be better today.

So how are conservatives responsible? Open borders is a liberal policy position, and a big government is one of the key tenets of the Left. Many of the nation’s energy woes are the result of liberal opposition to sensible measure such as off-shore drilling and nuclear power. True, George Bush bears responsibility for some of these problems, but he is hardly the embodiment of conservatism. Doesn’t the blame lie only with RINO’s and “centrists,” and not with true conservatives?

No. Conservatives have not supported Bush’s liberal policies, but they have enabled them. When Bush was busy signing the 2002 pork-laden farm bill into law, how many conservatives spoke out? (How many spoke out about the 2008 farm bill, which also received a great deal of Republican support?). When Bush proposed No Child Left Behind (which is at best ineffective and at worst a miserable and expensive failure), did conservatives oppose the law? And as Bush rapidly expanded the federal budget, did conservatives fight him?

The answer is no, mostly. Some did, but their opposition was not very vocal. For years, conservatives covered for Bush. (At least until the amnesty bill). Even as Bush saddled the government with an impossible debt, and egregiously mismanaged the Iraq War, conservatives stuck with him, and condemned anyone who criticized him. (John McCain took a lot of conservative flak for his early advocacy of the surge). Bush could always count on the conservative movement to have his back.

Some conservatives are so disgusted at the Republican party that they have decided to leave it to fend for itself, and either not vote or vote for a third party. While this feeling is, I suppose, understandable, it seems to me that this is the party conservatives paid for. When did conservatives fight against Bush’s spending, or against Republican corruption (Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens and Representative Don Young spring to mind).? They didn’t, at least not with appropriate vigor, and now we see the consequences. The Republican party has drifted away from conservatism, but conservatives have done nothing to arrest that drift.

44 Comments:

At July 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

The Republican party has drifted away from conservatism, but conservatives have done nothing to arrest that drift...that says it all!

 
At July 31, 2008 at 3:17 AM , Blogger Beth said...

So the president's low approval rating doesn't mean anything?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 6:30 AM , Anonymous DD2 said...

"How Did the GOP Become So Liberal?"
Or
Maybe your blog should read.
"When will the conservative party get into the 21st century?"
Why did ALL the staunch Conservatives lose the primaries?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Beth said...

So DD2, you admit you are not a conservative!

 
At July 31, 2008 at 9:15 AM , Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Certainly everyone is entitled to express themselves. But for conservatives to dis the candidate of their party and take Ann Coulter’s advise is some place I don’t care to be.
And that is why Conservatism is going down in flames. And you wonder why? Extremists have taken over the Conservative party, that’s why.
If you want to bash John Mccain, bash on, but please spare me the mythology.
Sean, Levin, Savage and Coulter will continue to be the face of conservatives both within and outside of the party. It’s too late to put the genie back in the bottle their brand of conservatism has struck a nerve with too many people.
And they are tired of them.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Conservatism is what it is, DD2, you want to redefine it. I say call whatever you follow something else, like middle-of-the-roaders or the back-and-forth-between-left-and-right-as-long-as-it-is-a-Republican-doing-it-that-is-okay party.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

For the record, once Bush was well into his first term, I began to see a pattern emerging which, as a conservative, I was not at all comfortable with. My only recourse was to not support him 2004 which I followed through with.

"When will the conservative party get into the 21st century?"

The 21st Century huh?...you mean like when will the conservatives adopt the notion that it's a sensible practice to Consume more than you produce? That it's all well and good to simply increase the money supply thus leading to the decline of the dollar? That we ought to subsidize huge agricultural firms like Cargill and ADM so take a commodity that ought to be reserved for a food source and instead convert it into a less efficient fuel source? Or maybe we ought to "get with the 21st Century" huh and adopt the Socialist premise that one's business isn't to serve Their own self interests but it is meant to serve ours and under that premise we shall determine what type of clientele they should cater to (yes I'm again talking about that smoking ban thing). Or maybe we ought to "get with the 21st Century" and conclude that taxpayers ought to be on the hook to bail out Freddie Mac and Fannie May or Bear Stearns or any other major corperation that the government is in bed with. Or maybe we ought to "get with the
21st Century" give up every last liberty because we honestly and truly do trust the government's assertions that they're only doing it to "save us from terrorists" despite the fact that they aren't doing jack with respect to the porous borders.

Your little generalities, platitudes, and talking points might make for a fun blog DD but when it comes to real solutions and answers to the problems of today and the blatantly obvious expansion of the Federal Government's exclusive power and the widening gap between the Political class and the Working class, your little talking points are simply that.

What's more, that you tout yourself as some Freedom and Liberty loving individual while undermining it at virtually every turn is insulting not to mention completely disingenuous.

You'd do well to check your premises once in a while.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 11:12 AM , Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

SoapboxGOD said: “Your little generalities, platitudes, and talking points might make for a fun blog DD but when it comes to real solutions and answers to the problems of today”

Oh really?

Who the hell are YOU to preach to me about MY little generalities, platitudes, and talking points?
You think you and your 2 or 3 little groupies over there know it all? Well I got news for YOU Mr. GOD, your opinions don’t mean crap to me.
You can take your preaching and your Ultra Conservatism load of BS and stick it where the sun don’t shine!
Along with your Anti-Everything! You seem to hate everyone and everything, . Maybe they should all be rounded up and exterminated.
What the hell are YOUR “real solutions and answers to the problems of today” let everyone do whatever the hell they want to do?
Blow freaken smoke in my face, and not allow the Gov. to pass laws that benefit the life of the general public! It’s not ok for a woman to have an abortion if she chooses to but it’s ok to blow smoke down their lungs, it’s ok for a woman that pregnant to smoke dope and to shove needles in her arm Sure that’s really great. Go with that if you want to but don’t tell ME what to do how to think and how to run MY life!
I’m freaken SICK of you Holier than thou HYPOCRITES!
Your moral crusade is obscene and sickening.
So get off the “holier than thou” crap, it don’t mean a rats ass to me! If you really believe this crap fine, but don’t preach it to me!.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Beth said...

What is with people lately, do they lack conviction that we cannot question their way of thinking without them blowing their top?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Veeshir said...

Wow DD2, your reasoned response really shows how serious a thinker you are.

As to the original post, plenty of people went after Bush over domestic stuff, including "No Child Left Behind".
As I recall, people were calling Bush names and not all because he let Teddy K write it.
I notice you missed Harriet Meiers (we won) and Alberto Gonzalez (we lost).
As for this When did conservatives fight against Bush’s spending, or against Republican corruption (Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens and Representative Don Young spring to mind).?

I suggest you either do a search for "Bridge to Nowhere" and/or go to porkbusters and see the answer to that question. I know that Instapundit isn't really conservative on much beside being a neo-con on war, much of his readership is conservative. And I know that porkbusters is at least somewhat bi-partisan, but it's been done.
Also, remember that conservatives were the ones who drove the Trent Lott's an idiot and/or a racist thing that got him out of the leadership.
Two problems, in 2004 we had a choice between Bush and Kerry and John Kerry was, until this year, the very worst presidential candidate I can personally recall ever being nominated.
I would suggest that the problem is that conservatives aren't like lefties, your average conservative doesn't freak out over everything and get all OUTRAGED!!!!!!(excluding Michele Malkin).

So we went after them, but they kept ignoring us and treating us like inconvenient iceholes who should just keep our pieholes shut and vote.

That's why 2006 was a debacle for them and yet they didn't learn crap one so we're stuck with having to vote for John "I hate conservatives" McCain, but congressional GOPers had better be paying attention or there are going to be many more who will actually have to find a job.
I know, they'll just become lobbyists, but I can dream, can't I?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

Blow freaken smoke in my face, and not allow the Gov. to pass laws that benefit the life of the general public! It’s not ok for a woman to have an abortion if she chooses to but it’s ok to blow smoke down their lungs, it’s ok for a woman that pregnant to smoke dope and to shove needles in her arm Sure that’s really great. Go with that if you want to but don’t tell ME what to do how to think and how to run MY life!"

DD2's word of the day: Hyberbole

Your frustration DD stems largely from the fact that you have no ideological compass which guides you. Instead, you are guided largely by whatever way the wind blows. If it's "our" guys that in charge of the winds then it's "full steam ahead" but if it's "their" guys then it's "anchors overboard".

I prove my point about your complete and total lack of integrity by calling attention to your statement: "...but don’t tell ME what to do how to think and how to run MY life!"

I wouldn't think of it. Just as I wouldn't think of telling a PRIVATE business owner what to do or how to run HIS establishment. I know full well what a Right is. And, knowing that, I know that contrary to the hyberbolic spewing you exhibited up there (which is so far off the reservation with respect to positions I've taken and likens itself to some of the hyperbolic rhetoric from the left), I do not have a "Right" to enter any establishment I so choose. Rather, I am privileged to enter such an establishment.

Your sense of entitlement DD is no more justified than is the sense of entitlement proclaimed by the left.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"You think you and your 2 or 3 little groupies over there know it all?"

First and foremost, I don't hold blog traffic to be some barometer of nobility. I get my handful of readers and their insight and well thought out responses I hold dear.

I don't aspire to know all of the answers. But, I will tell you that working a political campaign and working within a Political Action Committee is a wonderful thing. It fosters an environment where solutions and ideas can effectively be bounced off of potential voters to gauge their receptiveness to it.

On that note, you should know that Freedom and Liberty loving individuals who have great reservations about our current course and are beginning to see the practice and implementation of every last thing the founding fathers feared are beginning to take root.

It seems you'd like to think the flame of conservatism is all but out. But, unfortunately for you, what you don't know is that Conservatism is the gas which freely flows just waiting for a spark to ignite it.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Conservatism is the gas which freely flows just waiting for a spark to ignite it.

Cool quote, Soapie!

And NO Ethanol!

 
At July 31, 2008 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"When did conservatives fight against Bush’s spending, or against Republican corruption (Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens and Representative Don Young spring to mind).? They didn’t, at least not with appropriate vigor, and now we see the consequences."

Despite whatever reservations you may have about the man, remember during the primaries when Ron Paul was talking about the Empire building of the current Republican crop?? Remember when he talked about massive barrowing and the Federal Reserve's policies atributing to the housing bubble, inflation and the decrease in the value of the dollar? Remember when he talked about dismantling the Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Reserve??? Remember when he asked why Free Trade needed to comprise of a 20,000 page document and a bunch of government bureaucrats (vis a vis NAFTA and CAFTA)???

I implore you to remember all of those things.

Now, remember all of your "conservatives" that wrote the guy off as a "nut", "kook", "lunatic", or whatever else childish name they could come up with.

Do that and you ought to be able to figure out who truly is genuine in their conservatism.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 1:58 PM , Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

"Your frustration DD"

I don't have any frustration!

However I AM Sick and tired of being lectured by all you holier than thou conservatives hypocrites.
And you conservatives viciously attacking Republicans. Who the hell do you think you are? You think that your opinions and your values are better than mine or anyone else’s. Well I have news for you, I think your values are as outdated as bat-shit.

"The 21st Century huh?..."
Yeah! exactly!



“MY complete and total lack of integrity”

Hey you know what, I’m wasting my time even talking to you here like this, FOR YOU TO MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THAT TO ME , DOESN’T EVEN WARRANT AN ANSWER FROM ME.
So just forget me, my blog and my “total lack of integrity” Because I don’t feel like talking to anyone with that attitude. Not on a computer. And take your groupies with you.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 2:00 PM , Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

And by the way, I think that Napqueen gal, wiped the floor with you.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Daniel had far too fine a blog here for this sort of childish commentary, first from napqueen and now from DD2.

Perhaps we can stick to discussion of the topic Daniel has begun and stop the personal attacks?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Daniel Ruwe said...

"Now, remember all of your "conservatives" that wrote the guy (Paul) off as a "nut", "kook", "lunatic", or whatever else childish name they could come up with."
I was one of them. I liked about half of what Paul said--in fact, I really liked it. But the other half was utter nonsense--his isolationism wouldn't work, his insistance on the gold standard was near obsessive, and he really didn't have the judgement to be President. There will be a libertarian who be be a great presidential candidate--but it won't be Ron Paul.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 12:35 AM , Anonymous Great Scott! said...

Interesting that you take that position Daniel because the Founding Fathers were totally in synch with Ron Paul's message. In fact they wrote the US Constitution with those very thoughts in mind. So were they also off their rockers? I think true conservatism is embodied in the very precepts and principles this country was founded upon and that until we put ourselves back on that path, our nation is at risk.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 4:06 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Obama may be the candidate for rappers who sing about their women as ho's and -itches, idolize gang violence, and blame whitey for all of their personal shortcomings.
And he's the candidate for the perpetually aggrieved black victim lobby, which thinks single mothers on welfare is whitey's fault, and not the fault of the black dudes who impregnate their "ho's" with impunity, the candidate for the incarcerated black man, who statistically is there because of black on black crime and wants to be given another chance to ruin his life and those in his wake,
the candidate of choice of dictators, militant islamists, and terrorists around the world. If this is the kind of man y'all want for you president then go for it.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"Interesting that you take that position Daniel because the Founding Fathers were totally in synch with Ron Paul's message. In fact they wrote the US Constitution with those very thoughts in mind. So were they also off their rockers? I think true conservatism is embodied in the very precepts and principles this country was founded upon and that until we put ourselves back on that path, our nation is at risk."

So very true. And yet, the opposition to it by those who subscribe themselves as conservatives and/or constitutionalists speaks volumes about how far removed we've become.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I am criticized for not being loyal to the GOP if I don't vote for McCain, and yet McCain himself has voted against party lines often during his tenure in Congress. How is his being a maverick okay, but my being one not okay?

 
At August 1, 2008 at 5:49 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Daniel and all of Ron Paul's other minions who say "you just don’t know Ron Paul" or "do some research, he is not a truther" all I have to say is that he associates with the truther scum, answers questions from these same types with responses that makes it seem like he agrees with them. For example, his continuing insistence that there was some big coverup with 9/11. He's the type who wants to believe the big bad Government is responsible for everything. Stop deluding yourselves.
I think this is the reality.
The conservative and the evangelical kingmakers wanted Thompson to be the annointed one. Somehow the voters rebelled and said thanks but no thanks-at least so far. But Thompson and all the other contenders have fallen by the wayside.
McCain isn't perfect, but I don't think he is a RINO either. I think McCain overall is conservative enough.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 6:13 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

To answer your question or your comment Beth, I want to make the point that a lot of conservatives are coming home to McCain, and yes some like you aren't. Some just don't seem to understand that if they don't do this it's going to hurt the party for a long time. They say they have principles, but I think it’s more like their ego -- do you really think that the name-calling of McCain like RINO and Warmonger, and labeling him too old and stuff like that is not demeaning to the conservative base? And let us not forget the attacking talk radio shows. When you attack your own candidate it only supplies ammunition to the other side. And we don’t need to do that. When you demean and smear the people whose support you need down the road, it's only going to jump back and bite you in the end.
Vote for who ever you please too, but don’t destroy the party while doing it..
The contrast between McCain’s embrace of controversial political positions and Barack Obama's or even Hillary Clinton’s soulless pandering could not be more clear. McCain loves America, Obama is an empty suit and Hillary loves power. John McCain is a real patriot. He is loyal to his country, not to his party. He does what he thinks is best for the American people, not for the right-wing fringe.
So what if Limbaugh and the other radio talk show guys despises him? Limbaugh despises everyone who is not as angry and miserable as himself. With Limbaugh, it's got to be him and his opinions notheing else counts or matters.
Americans need someone who is courageous enough to do whatever is necessary to achieve the right results for our country, and if it includes working with the liberals, so be it
This Redneck will vote McCain in 2008.
It's not up to me or anybody else here on this little bitty message board to unify the Republican Party.
I can only say what I feel.
It may seem paradoxical that some conservatives would oppose a politician famous for his character and heroism on the grounds that his character is flawed.

Not to me.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"When you attack your own candidate it only supplies ammunition to the other side."

No. What "supplies" ammo to the other side is when your candidate fails to take a contrarian position on an issue.

And, that Ricky is and has been John McCain's undoing.

"John McCain is a real patriot. He is loyal to his country, not to his party."

A patriot by whose account? A true patriot isn't merely someone who defends and is loyal to their country. A true patriot is someone who defends the foundation which established this great Republic. As such, their loyalty lies with defending the Constitution. It is not the act of a patriot to fight abroad only to come home and do things which undermine the Constitution (something both McCain and Bush have done).

"He does what he thinks is best for the American people, not for the right-wing fringe."

I am not looking to government or the president to "do" what he thinks best for me or any other American. I think that the vast majority of individuals know their own best interest. As such, they will pursue that end. Fidelity to the Constitution will provide an environment where those who wish to pursue their own best interest can without the egregious constraints of government.

"Americans need someone who is courageous enough to do whatever is necessary to achieve the right results for our country..."

"Whatever is necessary"?????

"Achieve the right results"???? WTF does that mean???

Honestly...think very hard about those two very bold statements you just made. History will tell you that such thoughts make for Tyranny.

This is why fidelity to the Constitution is necessary. That which is done within the confines of the Constitution is just within this Republic. Anything else is leads us to a path of Tyranny as we're clearly seeing.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Soapboxgod ... I find your post and your attitude to be not only insulting but ridiculous .
Your post struck me as being one of a malicious internet fanatic. It you are trying to defend the conservative point of view, you are doing a very poor job at it. Ya’ll sound like one who advocates extremes. But maybe that’s what you conservatives extremist are like. I always thought I held conservative views but if you are an example of what the party is, I don’t want any part of that. Your attitude toward life and adversity is amazing. This is my only reaction to your ridiculous comment. I won’t lower myself to discuss it any further with the likes of you!

 
At August 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Soapboxgod, ya'all said, ..."John McCain is a real patriot. He is loyal to his country, not to his party."
"A patriot by whose account? A true patriot isn't merely someone who defends and is loyal to their country."


I guess that y’all think a patriot is someone like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Marc Levin or Michael Savage or Glenn Beck or any other of those guys that never saw themselves in a military uniform. But sit on the fat behinds behind a microphone making big dollars while spouting off their nonsense and telling us folks want to do and who to vote for.. And I’ll also bet that you never wore a military uniform either. People that talk big usually are very small or stupid old duffers. Which one is y'all

 
At August 1, 2008 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"I guess that y’all think a patriot is someone like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Marc Levin or Michael Savage or Glenn Beck or any other of those guys that never saw themselves in a military uniform."

For the record, I can count on one hand how many times I've listened to all of them combined. I don't need to be spoon fed my beliefs and what policy and/or politician I ought to vote for. I'm perfectly capable of researching and analyzing data to make a well reasoned and logical assessment by my own merit.

As for your inquiry into my military credentials, you should know that military service is voluntary (and should always be voluntary). I don't see that the government ought to have a claim on anyone's life. Just as yours solely belongs to you, my life is wholly my own as are the pursuits which I wish to achieve.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous Ricky said...

soapboxgod has said; "As for your inquiry into my military credentials, you should know that military service is voluntary (and should always be voluntary). I don't see that the government ought to have a claim on anyone's life. Just as yours solely belongs to you, my life is wholly my own as are the pursuits which I wish to achieve"


In other words you're a coward!

 
At August 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

"In other words you're a coward!"

Great platitude.

If at some point you should acquire the reason and logic which is wholly necessary to have an engaging dialogue and substantial debate, do let me know. I'd be thrilled to death to address this and any other such issue in great depth.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Name: Soapboxgod said...
"In other words you're a coward!"

Soapboxgod has said;..."Great platitude.
If at some point you should acquire the reason and logic which is wholly necessary to have an engaging dialogue and substantial debate, do let me know. I'd be thrilled to death to address this and any other such issue in great depth"

Yeah right, in other words you ARE a coward

 
At August 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Napqueen said...

Talk about arrogance,Soapboxgod is the epihany of arrogance.
I admire your foresight and intelligence Ricky.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Daniel Ruwe said...

"In other words you're a coward!"
I've never served in the military either. Does that, ipso facto, make me a coward?

 
At August 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous Ricky said...

not at all Daniel, But by the way soapboxgod talks it does make him one

 
At August 2, 2008 at 4:03 AM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Again Daniel, I didn't mean to say that anyone who hasn't served is a "coward" but when SOAPBOXGOD said the following

"As for your inquiry into my military credentials, you should know that military service is voluntary (and should always be voluntary). I don't see that the government ought to have a claim on anyone's life. Just as yours solely belongs to you, my life is wholly my own as are the pursuits which I wish to achieve."

This to me sounds like the cop out of a coward!
And I really feel that way.
Big on words, small on guts.
Thank you for allowing me into your forum.
Rick.
God Bless Our Great Counrty

 
At August 2, 2008 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

Cowardly that I opt for the private sector; that I opt to produce something of instrinsic value? Chastise me as you will.

 
At August 2, 2008 at 6:41 PM , Anonymous Ricky said...

Your wish is my command.

 
At August 3, 2008 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Matt Rose said...

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At August 3, 2008 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Matt Rose said...

Mr.SoapboxGod;
I hereby award you the ” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Award” for ‘‘blog journalism’’.
You may copy it and paste it into your blog which is as informative and useful as a Witches Tit!
Is it my imagination, or are many of you angry? If I were a conservative and facing the rejection of conservatism on an unprecedented defeat this coming November, I suppose I’d be angry as well. Perhaps I can help you understand why your political philosophy is about to be rejected by the American people.
The American people got tired of being lectured on “family values” by conservative clergy and Republican members of Congress, e.g. Larry Craig, who didn’t practice what they preached.
Or maybe the voters got tired of Republicans controlling the US House of Representatives for 12 years during which they handed out more wasteful pork projects than all the pork handed out by Democrats in the 42 years preceding the GOP takeover.
. Or maybe voters got angry when they learned the Vice President of the United States manipulated intelligence and misled the American people on why war with Iraq was in our national security interests.
Or maybe the public didn’t like George Bush vetoing legislation to provide health insurance for millions of kids.
Or maybe the public got embarrassed by conservatives in the Bush Administration who refused, in the face of overwhelming evidence, to accept the reality of global warming, aka “The Flat Earth Society”.
This time around my side will win and I believe by a big margin. You don’t have to like it, but perhaps you might refrain from “hating” my side. In all the years of conservative control I never accused anyone of being unpatriotic, or fascist, or bad people. Maybe you would grant my side the same courtesy!
I would encourage most of the people who have posted here, as well as those who make similar vitriolic, personalized attacks on liberal blogers to consider what you are doing to further real problem-solving

 
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