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1 posted on 06/05/2011 4:41:44 AM PDT by billflax
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The party’s establishment remains firmly entrenched in big government. That’s why the establishment is being replaced until they get it right.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Title misses the problem. It is futile to trust Newt or Romney. For the real conservatives: Palin, Bachmann, DeMint, and Cain, it is sensible to trust their promises . . . and then watch them like hawks. There is a difference between even George W. Bush’s profligate and wasteful spending that blew through a record $500B in deficit spending in his last year and Obama’s massive waste that somehow managed to triple even Bush’s record deficit spending his first year. There is also a difference between the RINOs who waste less than Obama but still far too much, and the true Tea Party conservatives who want less government and in most cases mean what they say and will follow through.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 4:51:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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The TEA Party - ending Politics as Usual.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 4:55:37 AM PDT by 30Moves
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GOP leadership is the problem today and will be the undoing of any presidential candidate in 2012. Get rid of Boehner and McConnell now.
5 posted on 06/05/2011 4:59:15 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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” Like most career politicians, he’s for or against whatever policies and programs boost his election chances. “

Also applies to wanna-be career politicians - history is a more accurate predictor of governance than the rhetoric of the day...

Trust no one....


6 posted on 06/05/2011 5:00:07 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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"...the party’s establishment remains firmly entrenched in big government"

Then, we need to finish cleaning house (and senate) in 2012. The Big Government power structure needs to hit the unemployment line and see what it's like.

They are not there for the money - as one term gets them a lifelong pension - they are there for the power...and power corrupts.

Fruit basket turnover is all that is going to solve the big government problem.
7 posted on 06/05/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: billflax

I absolutely agree with you, but a small suggestion: even though it’s just a blog, your message would pack much more punch if you ran it by a good editor before posting.


11 posted on 06/05/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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“The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’

‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”
— Robert A. Heinlein


12 posted on 06/05/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by flowerplough (Obama: "Get back inside '67 borders." / Helen Thomas:"Go back to Poland and Germany!")
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