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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pmSanction this postReply
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For me, it's because the Democrats have become the party of anti-Americanism.  That's not to say that all Democrats hate America, but most of the America-haters vote Democrat.  Michael Moore sat with Jimmy Carter at the DNC Convention last year after making such statements as:

"You're stuck with being connected to this country of mine, which is known for bringing sadness and misery to places around the globe." 
 
"It's all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton."

I have heard all of the left-wing arguments about why we deserved 9/11, and to the extent that the Left believes that we deserved it, they won't take the necessary steps to defend us.

In addition to the terror argument, someone had a great quote on Special Report w/Brit Hume the other night; "I've never seen a proposed spending plan that the Democrats didn't want to add a zero to the end of."  (except defense spending)

When you see stories about who is trying to rein in spending, it is often the more conservative Republicans.

http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3879707&nav=0Ra7

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is leading a call for cuts in the federal budget that would match the spending for hurricane relief. "Operation Offset" is the name of the effort.
The details were made public on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. The 23 pages of proposed cuts in the federal budget come from 110 members of Congress who belong to the Conservative Republican Study Committee chaired by Mike Pence.

The problem with too many in the GOP (Bush included) is that they have become bigger spenders to avoid charges from Dems that they hate minorities, the poor, the elderly, etc.  Would it be better if they had a philosophy of reason and rational self-interest to defend against these altruistic attacks?  Absolutely!  Are we going to get spending more under control by letting Dem socialists into power?  No.

Finally, the author hardly defends his title and ends the piece by supporting Condi for President.




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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 4:55pmSanction this postReply
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"For me, it's because the Democrats have become the party of anti-Americanism."

Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

JR



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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 7:20pmSanction this postReply
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 For me, it's because the Democrats have become the party of anti-Americanism. 
Been listening to a little too much Rush, eh?

What is it with a lot of libertarians/objectivists that they'll bash and name-call the Democrats at the drop of a hat (example: Larry Elder), but it takes a Jaws of Life, a crowbar and a 2x4 over the head a few hundred times to say anything bad about Republicans?

News flash:  The Republicans are not our friends, and never have been.  They just used us.  The Democrats are not our friends either.  We should treat them both with the disdain they deserve, and not pretend one is worse than the other.




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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 10:36pmSanction this postReply
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I used to agree with Scott about the relative pro-Americanism of the GOP as compared to the Dems, but no longer. No matter the praise that can be given Bush for prosecuting a strong war effort in the Middle East, the GOP's reckless expansion of deficit-financed discretionary spending has been a disgrace that far outweighs their paltry achievements. The Republicans control the legislature and the executive; if they were really a party of smaller government, they wouldn't have to "try to rein in spending," they'd just do it.

Bush is expanding discretionary spending faster than LBJ. His latest crass attempt to buy votes and save face with a $200 billion dollar giveaway to the South, and his lack of any scruples about deficit spending in general, betray a lack of concern for this country's economic health every bit as dangerous and contemptible as the outright cynicism and self-flagellation of the Democrats. I'll probably be voting Democrat in the midterm elections in the hope that the gridlock of a divided government may somehow delay the inevitable day when one more dollar borrowed by the feds proves to be the straw that breaks the economy's back. Either that or I just won't vote.

The other day Tom DeLay declared victory in the war against pork and said, "My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I'll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet." Yeah, he and his party can cram it. They were the only hope for a limited, principled government -- and got themselves elected to office on that promise -- and then betrayed it all for the trappings of Beltway power. They're worse than the left, worse than the liberals, worse than the progressives, because they know (or at least at some point they knew) the importance of human freedom and liberty, and they sold it down the river.




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Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 12:02amSanction this postReply
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Amen, Andrew ... A -- friggin' -- men!

Bush has surpassed any and every historical wealth-redistributor that this nation has ever known. The chickens have come home to roost.

Ed



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Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 10:35amSanction this postReply
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Right on Andrew!



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Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:44amSanction this postReply
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Robert Hansen, you said:

What is it with a lot of libertarians/objectivists that they'll bash and name-call the Democrats at the drop of a hat (example: Larry Elder), but it takes a Jaws of Life, a crowbar and a 2x4 over the head a few hundred times to say anything bad about Republicans?

You haven't talked with me yet, have you. Get me drunk, and I'll give you a "Kill 'em all and let 'em rot where they fall" rant that'll blister your ears. I despise all politicians: Republican, Democrat, and otherwise. As far as I'm concerned, anybody who seeks power over others has no right to actually wield it.



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