Skip to comments.Editorial: Eight myths to chill an old-school Republican soul (mega barf alert)
Posted on 07/07/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT by Beave Meister
When Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., quit the (no longer) bipartisan deficit-reduction talks last week, it was not exactly a "Profiles in Courage" moment.
Serious deficit reduction can't be and shouldn't be accomplished without tax increases and broad elimination of tax expenditures, which would have the effect of raising taxes. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform last year acknowledged that.
But tax increases, in whatever guise, fail the current Republican purity laws. Mr. Cantor, who will be running for reelection next year, understands that very well. So does Mr. Kyl, who won't seek reelection in 2012 though he's generously offered himself as a vice presidential nominee.
It's sad to see what has happened to the Party of Lincoln, and for that matter, the party of lesser mortals like George H.W. Bush of Texas, Bob Dole of Kansas and Jack Danforth of Missouri. No one ever would mistake them for liberals, but they were statesmen who put country before party.
Today we have the spectacle of smart, patriotic men and women putting their brains and integrity on ice to please a party dominated by anti-intellectual social Darwinists and the plutocrats who finance and mislead them.
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That sure was a poorly written article. Not very clever and just simply name-calling and promoting liberal myths as facts. Same old, same old.
“It’s sad to see what has happened to the Party of Lincoln”
Actually, the actions of the party of Lincoln are hardly surprising, considering everything Lincoln did while in office.
These are just standard leftist talking points.
And what of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer? Have they no obligation to put country before party?
They can't ~ it's antiquated and no longer has a purpose. There's no justification for depreciation on the purchase of an antique.
Boss, I can't get out of debt for all the goodies I want to buy unless you give me a raise. How about it?
This from the sewer of MO, St. Louis. If Uncle Sap would stop sending its shiftless population their payments of other people’s money, the city would crater.
If we were “smart” and on the “moral high ground” we would have a united, bi-partisan socialist party - for the good of the nation.
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