Skip to comments.Republican Presidents More Harmful
Posted on 07/28/2005 1:05:23 PM PDT by w6ai5q37b
A Republican president can often enact a more liberal agenda than a Democrat could because many Republicans in Congress are more loyal to party than to principle.
Over the past few generations, congressional Democrats could customarily be relied upon to promote a liberal agenda while their Republican counterparts developed the reputation of being stalwart opponents of our nation's slide into big government and internationalism. The record shows, however, that during the past 50 years, congressional Republicans have exhibited such opposition only when....
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
I'm guessing that a Bircher rag is more harmful
A: tin foil birchers.
I support the president based on the WOT. Oh excuse me Global fight angainst extremism.
Republican Presidents are more liberal than Democratic Presidents, but Democratic Presidents are not more conservative than Republican Presidents?
Somehow that does not add up.
I've had this argument with Liberals before, and aside from the economic boom under Clinton (upon whose coattails they ALWAYS ride with this argument) Republican administrations have historically averaged better economic performance - it's a FACT.
"It's All Bush's Fault!"
So which Republican President created Social Security? Or mismanaged intelligence in the Korean War? Or conceded Cuba to the communists? Or prevented the US military from deciding the Vietnam War? Or created the departments of Energy and Education? ...
But an ardent Bush supporter will support him no matter what, even as Bush grows the government. This massive Bush support from Republican voters removes the opportunity for a real conservative Republican to be President.
What??? Compared to democrats, or just compared to....whom exactly? And, how does that explain the inability of the Republicans to move stuff through quickly and efficiently?
In any case, you certainly wouldn't get that impression hanging around here for very long.
I vote troll
And now a few words from Mr. Robert Zimmerman of Duluth, MN:
Well, I was feelin' sad and feelin' blue,
I didn't know what in the world I was gonna do,
Them Communists they wus comin' around,
They wus in the air,
They wus on the ground.
They wouldn't gimme no peace. . .
So I run down most hurriedly
And joined up with the John Birch Society,
I got me a secret membership card
And started off a-walkin' down the road.
Yee-hoo, I'm a real John Bircher now!
Look out you Commies!
Now we all agree with Hitlers' views,
Although he killed six million Jews.
It don't matter too much that he was a Fascist,
At least you can't say he was a Communist!
That's to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria.
Well, I wus lookin' everywhere for them gol-darned Reds.
I got up in the mornin' 'n' looked under my bed,
Looked in the sink, behind the door,
Looked in the glove compartment of my car.
Couldn't find 'em . . .
I wus lookin' high an' low for them Reds everywhere,
I wus lookin' in the sink an' underneath the chair.
I looked way up my chimney hole,
I even looked deep inside my toilet bowl.
They got away . . .
Well, I wus sittin' home alone an' started to sweat,
Figured they wus in my T.V. set.
Peeked behind the picture frame,
Got a shock from my feet, hittin' right up in the brain.
Them Reds caused it!
I know they did . . . them hard-core ones.
Well, I quit my job so I could work alone,
Then I changed my name to Sherlock Holmes.
Followed some clues from my detective bag
And discovered they wus red stripes on the American flag!
That ol' Betty Ross . . .
Well, I investigated all the books in the library,
Ninety percent of 'em gotta be burned away.
I investigated all the people that I knowed,
Ninety-eight percent of them gotta go.
The other two percent are fellow Birchers . . . just like me.
Now Eisenhower, he's a Russian spy,
Lincoln, Jefferson and that Roosevelt guy.
To my knowledge there's just one man
That's really a true American: George Lincoln Rockwell.
I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus.
Well, I fin'ly started thinkin' straight
When I run outa things to investigate.
Couldn't imagine doin' anything else,
So now I'm sittin' home investigatin' myself!
Hope I don't find out anything . . . hmm, great God!
I'm tired of voting for TweedleDum or TweedleDee.
Winning for the sake of winning isn't worth much if it costs you your ideals.
Perfection in pursuit of the good. Great drama.
So we are not allowed to criticize a Republican president and a Republican Congress?
Watch out. You're going to infuriate the Republibots.
I would do it all the time, but losers doing it with superior entertainment value. So I let them.
Doesn't change how I vote though.
...or sold the Panama Canal...
So which Democrat president created the EPA, the Department of Homeland Security, Affirmative Action, the most restritive campaign law in history, Federal power to check out your reading material, and so many other Federal programs?
I agree with you about the Birchers, but they're right about this.
Under the Clinton Administration, domestic discretionary spending increaed an average of 2.3 pecent per year. Under the Bush Administration, it's increased 8,2 percent per year. That is discretionary domestic spending -- nondefense, nonentitlement.
Sadly, there is a lot of truth to what McManus is saying even if he is kook.
Hint, he's in the WH right now.
Just think.........They would have to shrivel up and go away if they didn't keep their paranoia fed.
It's a shame that what likely began as a legitimate group of concerned citizens had to go off the deep end and make themselves laughable. What few things they may be accurate about are lost in the folly.
I don't really care how "the economy" does; I just care how my own economy is doing.
Eloquently stated. Maybe the Republican party will start pushing conservative candidates if we refuse to elect the socialist Republicans they throw at us and instead let the Dims win.
I can dream, can't I? Then maybe I can change my name to just "antiDemocrat." But it will remain as it is as long as the Republicans push big government.
Like sailors on shore leave. They can't even kill Amtrak!
Whoever posted the keyword "PRECIOUSBODILYFLUIDS" is my new hero.
Do not forget about the ADA, Medicare Act, DEA, SSI, OSHA, and the Minority Business Enterprise.
To truely win you must be willing to lose. I'll chance seeing a democrat in office if the republicans learn something from it.
The definition of the term 'real conservative' is quite subjective.
Those who try to claim to be the 'real conservatives' should remember that a President is President to all people, not just those who call themselves 'true conservatives.'
The political feelings of people in this country fall across a wide spectrum. A President that satisfied those who call themselves 'true conservatives' would not be serving about 75% of the country.
Yup. Bush is no friend of those who would like to see a smaller, less intrusive government.
Anyone who would like to claim otherwise is welcome to list any accomplishments Bush has made in this direction.
I printed out and mailed these charts to the National Republican Committee and told them to take me off their mailing lists and email lists:
I see no reason why anyone should donate to the Republican party. You get a much better bang for your buck and you can be certain it's getting spend on shrinking government with these guys (Club For Growth):
From those charts before it looks like the GOP is doing the opposite of what the people who donate to it want it to do.
So which republican president created a one TRILLION dollar prescription drug benefit for Seniors that was defeated under the Clinton administration ?which republican president said all states should have the right to create their own medical marijuana laws when he was running for the job then ordered his administration to fight the states marijuana laws all the way to the supreme court and got the 10 amendment eliminated for all practical purposes forever?which republican president took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the signed campaign finance reform which that took away almost all speech rights?Which republican president is lifting entire paragraphs from George Orwell's 1984 and turning them into federal law?Which republican president created the no child left behind act that gave godlike powers to the federal nea over local school districts that everyone agrees is doomed to failure?Which republican let Ted the swimmer Kennedy write the education bill?
speaking of schools.Which republican president who has lots of friends running pharmaceutical companys just made it mandatory for every schoolchild from preschool to senior in high school to have a mental health screening every year and if found to have any mental health problems based on the diagnoses of a school shrink that is so lousy that cant get into private practice but have to take a school district job will be forced to take whatever drug (ie riddillin, thorazine, prozac)the shrinks puts them on?Oh yeah and if you cant afford it no problem the tax payers will pay it for you every month.
One last thing rember the keto ruling that said private property rights are a figment of your imagination and that the government owns all property and can take your house from you anytime a big business owner want its 3 of the 5 supreme court "justices" that ruled that way were appointed by republicans.
I know the article is rubbish and Clinton had little to do with the '90s boom, but Liberals always try to make that argument. So if you take them on that basis, then aside from the '90s under Clinton, Republican administrations have better performing economies during their term since the data started being kept.
I think they have the party confused.
Yes it is, but the aspect of conservatism we're talking about here is the desire for a smaller, less-intrusive government.
You're full of good ones today!
You're not a Michael Moorcock fan are you?
Just wait until Medicare prescription riders start hitting your paycheck.
Harmful to what? Liberalism? Socialism? Communism?
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