Translation: "I still think it's 1930."
I used to think these people were simply misguided, being a proud Republican, but as I have gotten older, I had to admit to myself that they were right.
I guess that's why Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and George Soros give so much money to the Republicans.
My uncle, the Democrat, still teases me about being stupid for so many years. It hurts, but I deserve it.
Well, you do now, I guess.
So, no, I aint a liberal. I prefer to see myself in the Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moose mode.
So you're a populist...I'm guessing a Huckabee supporter?
parsy, who toes the conservative line except on economics.
The old line Garry Trudeau wrote for Uncle Duke comes to mind: “Honey, all labor leaders are sensitive to the plight of the working class. That’s how they avoid belonging to it.”
Actually, I do like Huckabee the more I see of him. But I left the “stupid” party back when Bush signed off on the Bankrupcty Reform bill.
Looking back on those days, and I put up a post of FR when I became a Democrat, I was right abiout a lot of things I said. One of my reasons was that I thought the GOP wanted responsibility from the poor clods who got credit card loans at 22.9% but didn’t expect responsibility from the lenders who knew (from credit bureau information) how many cards a debtor had, what credit was out there, and the liklihood of repayment.
IMHO, the lender is often just as responsible as the the lendee. Of course I was bombarded with “They took the loan, they ought to pay it back” and “If they were so stupid to borrow more than they could afford, then to heck with them” sort of responses.
Looking back, after our recent little bo-bo’s in the stock market, and with the sub-prime mess, I think I was right. And gee whiz, look how many people now are blaming the lenders for making poor loans.
So maybe I ain’t stupid. Maybe I am farsighted. Maybe if the GOP had listened to me, and regulated some of these financial institutions more, and hadn’t been so gung ho big business, we might not have quite so big a mess to have pay overt the next few generations.
I can’t blame the GOP for not listening to me because all I am is some little anonymous freeper out here fighting the good fight. But it looks to me like somebody in the GOP ought to have had enough brains to see this coming like I did.
parsy, the bull moose?