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WashTimes: Republican Party policy Draft Rips Bush's "Socialist" Bailouts (Glory Alleluia)
Washington Times ^ | Ralph Zallow

Posted on 12/30/2008 8:30:32 AM PST by quesney

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To: quesney

51 posted on 12/30/2008 9:35:14 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: Captain Kirk

“The only Republican politician I know of who can be trusted to fight big government across the board is Ron Paul.”

Yes, he’s good on that issue. And it’s not his fault that so many of his supporters are just flat out FREAKIN’ NUTS and that the stench of that rubbed off a little on him.


52 posted on 12/30/2008 9:37:46 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: Captain Kirk
The only Republican politician I know of who can be trusted to fight big government across the board is Ron Paul.

That nut?

He might be right on everything. He might be conservative, pro-life, pro-RKBA, pro-border security, etc. He might be principled. He might put the security of America in front of security of foreign countries. He might have actual understanding of the economy and the world. He might be a highly respected doctor and dedicated husband. He might have led the Texas delagation to nominate Reagan.

But he's a kook. Someone on an Internet forum told me.

</sarc>

53 posted on 12/30/2008 9:38:43 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Thanks!


54 posted on 12/30/2008 9:44:04 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Tax cuts allowing people to have more money to spend is “socialism”????


55 posted on 12/30/2008 9:44:24 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

LOL. You had my going there for awhile.


56 posted on 12/30/2008 9:44:40 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: quesney; All

Might be too little, too late though...


57 posted on 12/30/2008 9:48:53 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: quesney

bttt


58 posted on 12/30/2008 9:53:05 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: FocusNexus

Why is it, every time someone talks about unity and division it is always the conservative voice that has to shut up and unite otherwise they are the ones being divisive? But when the spenders and out of touch elite do what is not in the best interest of the country’s well being they are never called to task for their divisiveness or the damage they do. I am tired of one sided and non factual arguments from the country clubbers and the democrat machine that push this garbage.


59 posted on 12/30/2008 10:08:43 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: NickFlooding

We had one. Sarah Palin was our Esther for this time in our history and the sheeple wanted a ‘king.’ We’ll pay for it.


60 posted on 12/30/2008 10:09:21 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Captain Kirk
LOL. You had my going there for awhile.

:-)

61 posted on 12/30/2008 10:13:31 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Constitution Day
You need to find a better photo for a dog to represent the GOP.

I can’t be sure, but it looks like that dog still has a pair.

Post of the Day?

62 posted on 12/30/2008 10:15:24 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: djsherin

ping


63 posted on 12/30/2008 10:15:37 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Thank you FRiend!


64 posted on 12/30/2008 10:18:09 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: FocusNexus; quesney; NonValueAdded
You are forgetting the Basic Rule of Conservatism:

No One Is Conservative Enough!

Remember that by current Free Republic standards, even Reagan was a RINO (amnesty for illegals, remember?)

Broken-glass Republicans are a myth, too; how many conservatives stayed home the last two election cycles, while The Left came out in hordes?

65 posted on 12/30/2008 10:33:19 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: quesney

Talk is cheap.

Actions speak volumes.


66 posted on 12/30/2008 10:42:11 AM PST by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: quesney
"pass a resolution accusing President George Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing "socialist" policies.

"Is the party waking up?"

Not until they start opposing DEMOCRATS.

67 posted on 12/30/2008 11:06:24 AM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: quesney

Bush’s masters said “go forth and grow the government” and Bush said “yes masters”.


68 posted on 12/30/2008 11:21:44 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: FocusNexus
Those so-called Republican leaders should focus on thwarting OBAMA's socialist/Marxist agenda, instead of attacking President Bush in the final days of his presidency.

The Republicans seem to enjoy blasting more each other than attacking Democrats. Each different brand (Fiscal, Neo, Moderate, Compassionate) is more comfortable blaming each other for election losses, etc... than trying to figure out how to move forward and get the American people behind them.

Many Freepers seem to enjoy this concept/practice as well.

69 posted on 12/30/2008 11:37:27 AM PST by 08bil98z24 (Disgusted, Disappointed, Demoralized - Its causing me to post long ranting replies Sorry!)
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To: Old Sarge
No One Is Conservative Enough!

Remember that by current Free Republic standards, even Reagan was a RINO (amnesty for illegals, remember?)

Free Republic is home to many Perfect Conservatives(tm).

Only the Perfect Conservatives(tm) of FR can determine if you are conservative enough ...

how many conservatives stayed home the last two election cycles, while The Left came out in hordes?

If you sat home the last two elections, than you are NO better than the Left.

70 posted on 12/30/2008 11:46:42 AM PST by 08bil98z24 (Disgusted, Disappointed, Demoralized - Its causing me to post long ranting replies Sorry!)
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To: FocusNexus
What those Republicans are doing is pathetic, and people here cheering them on seem to enjoy watching the continued destruction of the Republican party and rise of the Democrats. Republican infighting was what got us Obama and the Dem majority in Congress.

No, socialists in the republican ranks is what cost us the election. When conservatives act conservative, they win. When they try to imitate the dems, they lose. Happens every time.
71 posted on 12/30/2008 11:54:11 AM PST by JamesP81 (Let the Great RINO Hunt of 2009 begin)
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To: FocusNexus
Instead of promoting party unity to stand against the Democrats and raising money so Republican candidates would have a chance against the Dem machine, they are promoting division among Republicans, to further diminish any chances of the Republicans rising again.

The GOP has to purge itself of its enemies within before it can ever hope to defeat its external enemy.
72 posted on 12/30/2008 12:00:31 PM PST by JamesP81 (Let the Great RINO Hunt of 2009 begin)
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To: Gondring

If that’s turns out to be their only alternative, then I’m fine.

Right now, this is all a proposal.

But I have no reason to trust republicans. And the way they speak leaves much to be desired.

As I said, it doesn’t matter who makes the proposal. A conservative who proposes socialism with a conservative twist is still proposing socialism.

I don’t want to get off the fast train ride to socialism only to get on the slow train ride to socialism.

I want off this damn train! I want the train stopped. I want my liberty back.


73 posted on 12/30/2008 12:03:39 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (I do not support the federal government's terrorist bailout plan ; Gitmo needs to stay put)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’m with you.


74 posted on 12/30/2008 12:17:25 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Old Sarge

“Broken-glass Republicans are a myth, too; how many conservatives stayed home the last two election cycles, while The Left came out in hordes?”

So for the Repukes breaking records in government spending and doing everything they could to be “compassionate” ad then nominating a POS like McJerkass, you would reward them.

I think I am beginning to understand the difference between “Conservative” and “Republican.”


75 posted on 12/30/2008 12:20:46 PM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: Grunthor

I’m not a pubbie, nor a conservative apparently.

Since the definition of conservative is “anyone else but MEEE!!!”, that means no one matches up to your defintion, O Conservative Messiah.


76 posted on 12/30/2008 12:23:52 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: quesney

And she turned down a $50,000 pay raise IIRC.


77 posted on 12/30/2008 12:31:32 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: FocusNexus; quesney; NonValueAdded
What those Republicans are doing is pathetic, and people here cheering them on seem to enjoy watching the continued destruction of the Republican party and rise of the Democrats. Republican infighting was what got us Obama and the Dem majority in Congress.

Garbage!

It was moderate Republicans, such as yourself and McCain, and their constant whining about how we need to move to the center (Left), along with GWB who used his "Compassionate" label to cover up his liberal fiscal positions on the issues along with the inane and completely wrong support of Illegal Aliens and amnesty that have gotten the GOP into the mess it is today.

Don't attack people for telling the truth, and please drop your support for such non-Republicans as McCain et. all.
78 posted on 12/30/2008 12:32:02 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: FocusNexus

I disagree. They should have had these gonads eight years ago.


79 posted on 12/30/2008 12:35:50 PM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: Old Sarge; Grunthor
I’m not a pubbie, nor a conservative apparently.

Since the definition of conservative is “anyone else but MEEE!!!”, that means no one matches up to your defintion, O Conservative Messiah.


Wow!

Nice example of deflection.

Grunthor simply and concisely and correctly explained the differences and you brush him off with an attempt at sliming him.

Good job Old Sarge!
80 posted on 12/30/2008 12:37:40 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: quesney

“I’m guessing around 7% since most of the proposed cut to the Alaska state budget was capital spending. Capital spending is spending on infrastructure, buildings, other structures, etc.”

Sorry, rushed this. Should be at least 14% of the budget — capital spending must be at least 14% of the budget because most of the 7% proposed cut in total spending would come from the approx. 50% cut in capital spending.


81 posted on 12/30/2008 12:54:54 PM PST by quesney
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To: FocusNexus

“You are celebrating that Republicans are attacking President Bush?!”

I’m celebrating that Republicans are articulating Republican (conservative) principles. Other recent posts on Free Republic report that House/Senate leaders are preparing resistance to Obama as well.

I don’t believe in cults of personality — whether they revolve around Bush or Obama — that lead nations to economic disaster time and time again.


82 posted on 12/30/2008 12:57:52 PM PST by quesney
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

“At the risk of catching Hades on this thread, in general, capital spending is what government is SUPPOSED to be doing. What government is NOT supposed to be doing is all of this social spending which is driving us bankrupt.”

Have to agree with you. Well, it’s a start.


83 posted on 12/30/2008 12:59:12 PM PST by quesney
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To: Captain Kirk

” Her name is NOT Palin. Memories are short here. It was only this month that she proposed a socialist health care plan “for children” in Alaska. The only Republican politician I know of who can be trusted to fight big government across the board is Ron Paul. “

Yeah, haven’t had a good chance to take a close look at that. If that’s the case, it’s disappointing. Also troubling was what she’s said about parents of the handicapped having a friend in the White House (which could mean more big daddy spending for a pet cause).

What is unknown about Palin is the extent to which, like Bush, whether she’d buckle on big spending for pet causes under pressure or be able to level an articulate, coherent defense of tough-love, free-market economic policy making, especially when it’s hard. Don’t know. Bush could not.

I’d add that North Carolina’s (?) Sanford also looks interesting.


84 posted on 12/30/2008 1:02:10 PM PST by quesney
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To: Captain Kirk

” Her name is NOT Palin. Memories are short here. It was only this month that she proposed a socialist health care plan “for children” in Alaska.””

Could you repost that link — it was a dead link.


85 posted on 12/30/2008 1:03:13 PM PST by quesney
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To: SoConPubbie

Are you talking to me? cause that’s certainly not the position I staked out. Retract or prepare to defend yourself (verbally, of course).


86 posted on 12/30/2008 1:06:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: quesney
Jorge “the socialist spending guru” Bushwinski. Ole Jorge may have protected us, but he sure as heck cost us trillions in his give away spending. Buy Jorge. Don't let the WH door hit you in the butt on your way back to exile in Crawford.
87 posted on 12/30/2008 1:07:11 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Great patriotic stuff at www.patriotstore.us.)
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To: DarkWaters

“Why is it, every time someone talks about unity and division it is always the conservative voice that has to shut up and unite otherwise they are the ones being divisive? But when the spenders and out of touch elite do what is not in the best interest of the country’s well being they are never called to task for their divisiveness or the damage they do. I am tired of one sided and non factual arguments from the country clubbers and the democrat machine that push this garbage”

You and me both, brother. Enough of this “be a team player” crap. It was principled resistance to threats to freedom that made this country great.


88 posted on 12/30/2008 1:11:50 PM PST by quesney
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To: SoConPubbie

Screw you, too. I’m tired of defending you turds.


89 posted on 12/30/2008 1:21:20 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: b4its2late

That is what a guy is on Cavuto’s show saying right now, that Americans voted for Obama because America now wants socialism... we are so in trouble here.


90 posted on 12/30/2008 1:36:17 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: quesney

A little late for this don’t you think? Why didn’t they say so in late Oct, 2008? Eh?


92 posted on 12/30/2008 2:25:14 PM PST by Taggart_D
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To: quesney
It would be a small step towards repudiating the recent and apt acquired title of "The Not Ready for Prime Time Party Players".
93 posted on 12/30/2008 2:47:22 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama - the great Pretender President!)
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To: FocusNexus
Those so-called Republican leaders should focus on thwarting OBAMA's socialist/Marxist agenda, instead of attacking President Bush in the final days of his presidency.

Agree totally. The "hate Bush" crowd here is as bad as DU.

people here cheering them on seem to enjoy watching the continued destruction of the Republican party

Most Freepers are VERY simple minded these days.

94 posted on 12/30/2008 3:37:32 PM PST by what's up
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To: SoConPubbie; Old Sarge

“Grunthor simply and concisely and correctly explained the differences and you brush him off with an attempt at sliming him.”

That’s ok SoCon. I am used to seeing these Republicans behave this way. They keep doing the same things, and losing. What else is there to do but blame others?


95 posted on 12/30/2008 4:35:15 PM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: FocusNexus

***You are celebrating that Republicans are attacking President Bush?!***

What’s wrong with attacking a liberal?


96 posted on 12/30/2008 4:53:49 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government:: Because someone has to f*** things up!)
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To: quesney

***WashTimes: Republican Party policy Draft Rips Bush’s “Socialist” Bailouts***

It’s about time.

Hopefully not a day late and a dollar short though...


97 posted on 12/30/2008 4:55:36 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government:: Because someone has to f*** things up!)
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To: Gondring

Thanks for the ping. The Republican Party should have been on this WAAAYYYY before now. I’m looking forward to combating Obama’s socialist assault on the country, but we need real leadership from the Republicans. I can only hope this is the beginning of a trend to reverse the statism in the Party.

I guess we’ll see.


98 posted on 12/30/2008 5:06:04 PM PST by djsherin (The federal government:: Because someone has to f*** things up!)
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99 posted on 12/30/2008 5:24:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: quesney

A day late and a dollar short.

The GOP has suddenly “re-discovered” fiscal conservatism....precisely when it’s out of power, and when there is little chance of it’s newfound fiscal conservatism actually being implemented. This is really no different from when the GOP was beating the drum for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution the last time it was out of power. Yes, it was a great idea. And was forgotten the moment the GOP came into power.


100 posted on 12/30/2008 6:32:58 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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