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Bill Clinton Says ‘Extreme Philosophy’ of GOP Dates to Reagan Presidency
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Posted on 08/28/2008 1:11:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bill Clinton Says Extreme Philosophy of GOP Dates to Reagan Presidency Thursday, August 28, 2008 By Staff
(CNSNews.com) - In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, former President Bill Clinton said that the Republican Party has been defined by an extreme philosophy for more than 25 years.
The remark appeared aimed at the foreign and economic policies of President Ronald Reagan, who was sworn into office in 1981 and was in his third year of governing 25 years ago.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; billary; impeachedx42; limitedgovernment; nothingextreme; obama
Bill Clinton Says Extreme Philosophy of DNC Dates to McGovern candidacy
What is the problem with that?
posted on 08/28/2008 1:14:14 PM PDT
(Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
In fairness to Bill Clinton I don’t think he meant to directly target President Reagan.
I believe what he MEANT to say was that he, his wife and The One are lying sacks of feces and deserve to go down the same gutter that John Edwards is currently floating down.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:16:54 PM PDT
by Artemis Webb
("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
Yes, the RATS do have a “extreme philosophy” problem with -— the Constitution, the law, American core principles, national defense, balanced budgets, reduced spending and taxation, freedoms and individual rights, ethics, morality, honesty, fidelity and really anything other than their own empowerment....yes, these are VERY EXTREME conservative issues that they just cannot tolerate in their agenda of radical socialism, burning the Constituion and the destruction of anything that relates to the empowerment of the INDIVIDUAL.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:17:41 PM PDT
And that Extreme Philosophy led to one of the most lopsided elections in the history of the States...
posted on 08/28/2008 1:21:17 PM PDT
("Tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." CS Lewis)
Bill Clinton Says Extreme Philosophy of GOP Dates to Reagan Presidency
Ha! I'll have you know that my extremism goes back at least to Goldwater. "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
posted on 08/28/2008 1:21:32 PM PDT
(Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
Extreme Philosophy being the idea that the government shouldn’t provide everything for everyone and letting people keep more than half of their money?
posted on 08/28/2008 1:22:37 PM PDT
This is why I despise this man... the exact opposite is true.
One one hand we have a nominee who votes with the opposition half the time, on the other a nominee who consorts with domestic terrorists & crazy black racists.
You make the call.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:26:05 PM PDT
Actually the extreme philosopy of the Democrat party goes back to Marxism. The Terror wing of the Democrat party, the KKK goes back to the civil war.
BHO is the get even with whitey candidate.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:26:49 PM PDT
(Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
Yeh, morality and patriotism is extreme.
Bubba...Take your meds!!
posted on 08/28/2008 1:29:34 PM PDT
(I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
This is from the guy who signed most of the items in the GOP’s “Contract With America” into law. LOL.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:31:28 PM PDT
by Alberta's Child
(I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
tee hee...take that obambi
the one praised Reagan’s administration as being transformative
oh bubba you are so transparent
posted on 08/28/2008 1:44:56 PM PDT
Heaven knows we could use more of that extreme philosophy.
posted on 08/28/2008 1:47:11 PM PDT
I enjoyed the part of his speech where he said "Barak Obama is ready to 'honor the oath' of president of the United States" and not Barak Obama is ready to 'LEAD.'"
Just a little swipe, but it's there. Never did hear him say anything about leading and Obama. Of course I couldn't stomach the whole speech, so...
posted on 08/28/2008 1:47:32 PM PDT
(BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
Yeah! The philosophy of extremely kicking ‘rat ass!
posted on 08/28/2008 1:48:51 PM PDT
Bill is telling the Reagan Dems to vote for McCain....
He is actually HELPING McCain here.....
btw— I have popcorn and icecream ready for tonight!!
WOOOT WOOOT!! a long with noise makers and party hats....
O-Bam-Bam will push it over the top- like he did in Europe....makes me very happy!!
posted on 08/28/2008 1:52:01 PM PDT
by eeevil conservative
(GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
You had to remind me why I have disliked this man so much, even as he is exiting stage left.........
posted on 08/28/2008 1:52:03 PM PDT
(Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
Reminds me all over again why this lying stinking rat bastard should have died on the operating table.
I absolutely despise Bill Clinton.
posted on 08/28/2008 2:07:36 PM PDT
(Barack Obama, the "Pet Rock" of the 21st Century.)
Nothing extreme about the policies of President Reagan. Nothing extreme about the Founders original intent. Nothing extreme about a limited federal government that keeps taxes low, respects the right to life and promotes a strong defense to protect the people.
Hey Bill, we live in a Republic and we have a Constitution that advances federalism!
posted on 08/28/2008 2:08:19 PM PDT
by Reagan Man
( McCain Wants My Vote --- this conservative is ambivalent to the odious Johnny Mac)
Bill Clinton believes that the founding principles of the US were "extreme." If you don't believe it, here it is in his own words:
``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the governments ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees. -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993
``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people - Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993
``We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans
that we forget about reality. -- President Bill Clinton, quoted in USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A, ``NRA change: `Omnipotent to powerful by Debbie Howlett
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly
that they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare
However, now theres a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say theres too much freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Bill Clinton, April 19, 1995
posted on 08/28/2008 2:49:24 PM PDT
(If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
...Extreme Philosophy of GOP Dates to Reagan Presidency
"Dear Bubba (you lying POS):
Memories are all the Republicans have of the Reagan years. We all pray for those days and for that kind of candidate. We also pray that no one even remotely resembling your sorry, perverted, corrupt ass EVER occupies the WH again."
Sincerely - Generic Extreme Republican
posted on 08/28/2008 2:51:43 PM PDT
RESPONSES TO CHARGES OF "EXTREMISM"
-- from THIS page
"If by 'extreme' you mean principled, then I accept your calling me that, even though I find it distasteful. However, if you mean 'too outrageous to take seriously,' then I reject your epithet and call into question your motives. Are you one of those people who think politicians and bureaucrats should be allowed to mess with your life any time they want? Or any time 'the majority' wants? Is the concept of the sovereign individual citizen so unthinkable to you that you consider it 'extreme'? Or are you so defensive about how sloppy a thinker you are that you resent, and are even hostile to, people who strive for intellectual clarity? Or are you just so comfortable in your intellectual mediocrity that you can't be bothered to think about the long-term consequences of your principles or lack thereof, and hate to be challenged to?
"I consider the term 'extremism' to be a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined, word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves." -- Rick Gaber
"If an uncompromising stand is to be smeared as 'extremism,' then that smear is directed at any devotion to values, any loyalty to principles, any profound conviction, any consistency, any steadfastness, any passion, any dedication to an unbreached, inviolate truth -- any man of integrity." -- Ayn Rand in " 'Extremism' or The Art of Smearing", Chapter 17 of Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
-- Karl Hess and Barry Goldwater; attribution to Cicero
"A moderate is either someone who has no moral code of his own, or if he does, then he's someone who doesn't have the guts to take sides between good and evil." - Rick Gaber
"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." --Ayn Rand
"Extremism in pursuit of moderation is not necessarily a virtue." -- Jonah Goldberg
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I suppose people who vilify those who make judgments on a moral basis (instead of, or in addition to, a simply legal one) are the 'moral relativists' who believe it's really bad, even evil, to make moral judgments." -- Bert Rand
"If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist." -- Joseph Sobran (1995)
"The Democrats and Republicans stand at two extremes, characterized by which parts of our lives they emphasize their desire to control. Libertarians reject both extremes in favor of the government leaving control of your life to you." -- Michael Badnarik (2004)
posted on 08/28/2008 2:59:23 PM PDT
("A fact to a liberal is like Kryptonite to Superman." -- Larry Elder)
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, former President Bill Clinton said that the Republican Party has been defined by an extreme philosophy for more than 25 years.
Then I suppose he's applauding our national ticket's work to change that.
posted on 08/28/2008 3:01:19 PM PDT
(A vote for a third party is a vote for a third party.)
Uh, no, it dates to Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler.
Barack is a Commie!
posted on 08/28/2008 3:01:29 PM PDT
(I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
Bill Clinton isn’t worthy enough to lick Reagan’s shoes.
posted on 08/28/2008 3:01:44 PM PDT
("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
That “extreme philosophy” led to a doubling of revenue from the growing economy during the 8 year term. Too bad they spent it like a 15 year old with a hundred dollar bill.
posted on 08/28/2008 3:02:02 PM PDT
(Obama - The Wizard of Uhs)
Ever hear of Einstein’s relativistic concept called “Frames of Reference”? Bill? I thought not...
posted on 08/28/2008 3:12:16 PM PDT
("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
Which reminds me...I want to get me one of Steyn’s “I’m A Scary Conservative With A Hidden Agenda” sweatshirts.
posted on 08/28/2008 3:15:38 PM PDT
(No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
Extreme what? Extremely reasonable?
posted on 08/28/2008 3:16:47 PM PDT
(For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride. -Mark Steyn)
“If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.” — Joseph Sobran (1995)
posted on 08/28/2008 4:17:55 PM PDT
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