Originally Posted by msduncan
Nothing in this post supports the slightest notion that you ever were a Republican. You even took the time earlier to bash Reagan -- which I'm a Reagan Republican, and he was the very embodiment of peace through strength and conservative fiscal policies. He broke the back of the Soviet Union by beating them at their own game at a pace which they couldn't match (military buildup).
Wow, how old are you?
I don't care if you think I'm a republican or not. I don't identify at all with the group that has hijacked the party. I also don't think you understand what the republican party used to stand for. Small government, fiscal responsibility, and small government.
Reagan spent billions. He cut taxes the first year, and RAISED THEM EVERY OTHER YEAR HE WAS IN OFFICE. He has the single highest tax hike in American history. He was not a conservative, he spent us into the poor house.
And he didn't break the soviets. You insult every president since WWII, and every effort of every American that worked to keep the soviets from expanding. And as a matter of fact, Ghorbachev had more to do with reform than Reagan.
As for Bush Jr., no president has ever grown the government as much, or created more debt and deficit than your hero, GWB.
|I'm pretty socially liberal as well. I have no problems with gay marriage. I don't attend church regularly. Etc. That doesn't stop me from supporting this president.
Gay marriage isn't a liberal issue, stopping it is a conservative one. Religion has no place in government. Nothing you say indicates you're conservative, or liberal, as you support a president that's cutting benefits and increasing the tax burden on the poor, and spending WAY beyond the means of our revenues. Conservative fiscal policy means you don't enlarge government and spend more than you take in. This is the opposite of what Bush is doing.
Do you really think corporations need welfare and tax breaks at the expense of the individual? That's more fascism than liberalism or conservatism.
|Religion was almost inseparable in politics during the early days of the Republic. The myth of a completely non-religious government came about in the last 20 years and was spawned primarily by the pro choice movement, but also had roots in the socialist-communist sympathetic movement of the 1960's. By definition this movement was anti-religion, the belief being that government should replace religion in people's lives.
Bullshit. Religion in government became an issue in the fifties when right wing conservoreligious idiots were afraid of the "godless commies". Read the federalist papers. I hope you're not a history major. Religion was addressed by our founding fathers, and they said clearly there is no place in government for religion. Separation protects both the government and religion.
|I too think government should get out of my business. For example -- I think they should leave my firearms and my right to own them alone. This is something that Bill, Hillary, and Democrats have for years tried to eliminate. It must be pretty conveniant to claim you are for privacy but then be able to selectively discount and minimize entire items on the Bill of Rights.
LOL!!! So you don't mind Bush violating the 4th amendment as he's doing it, but your misguided opinion that the "libs" want to take your guns has you hopping mad. I'm a gun owner, and democrats have never tried to take away my or your right to own a gun. Never.
Lecture me some more on the bill of rights...
|Sending troops to the wrong country? It's funny you mention this...because we were merely in a cease fire with Iraq when Bush re-engaged hostilities due to 15 years of violations of that same agreement by Hussien. People conveniantly forget that we never declared a peace in Gulf War I. We negotiated a cease-fire with certain conditions which Iraq continued to violate over the next decade and a half.
I see. You conveniently forget the ever morphing reasons we went to war with Iraq. You apparently forgot that congress never declared war in the Gulf.
Are you aware that Bush had to pull weapons inspectors out of Iraq before the invasion?
Saddam was contained, and wasn't a threat to anyone. Osama Bin Laden was behind 9/11, and he's still out there. If you're so concerned about terrorism, why aren't you asking where Osama is?
[quote[I live in the home of the 3rd Infantry Division. These kids come around every day and let us know how appreciative the average Iraqi is, and how they go out of the way to tell our boys on the ground that. Women baking them food, children giving them gifts, etc. It amazes me how some people can see exactly and only what they want to see out of a situation. Thank God things weren't like this back in the 1940's or we surely would have failed to stop the Nazi propaganda and war machine.[/quote]
LOL, you bring up the Nazi propaganda as Bush lies to you and you get a chub. They've got you so afraid, you lie down and take whatever crap they shovel your way. You are exactly the type of ill informed citizen that allowed the Nazi regime to do what they did.
How many Iraqi citizens have died in our war for WMD's? How many American soldiers have died due to the lies? How many of the insurgents are happy Iraqi's greeting America with flowers and chocolates.
You need to stop listening to Rush, and watching Fox News, that shit'll rot your brain.
|That's enough of this garbage for me tonight. Sorry, but I felt like my hand was forced. I wasn't trying to prevent anyone from saying anything -- I just wanted a little decency to leave this crap on more appropriate forums so we could continue to enjoy each other and our love for this brand computer. Hopefully we can continue to do just that.
I'd suggest before you dismiss this as garbage that you do some research for yourself. The MSM is worthless, and you're buying what they're selling.
Bush should be impeached for his treasonous violations of the constitution, and his decision to go to war with Iraq instead of dealing with terrorism has cost, and will continue to cost us in the future.
But I'm sure somehow it's all Bill Clinton's fault.