Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: FIGHTING THE LAST WAR
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT by Syncro
FIGHTING THE LAST WARApril 11, 2012In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.
For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.
For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at fault.
So when it came to Obama's pointlessly sending more troops to Afghanistan or foolishly intervening in Libya, some Republicans' first instinct was to demand muscular American military action, forgetting that we are the party that cares about American national security and does not fling troops around the globe just to look tough, as the Democrats do.
Republicans who supported sending more troops to Afghanistan and taking out Gadhafi were fighting the last war.
Similarly, sometimes it seems as if Republicans' only move on the economy is to cut taxes. With the highest corporate tax rate in the world, there's much to be said for cutting taxes. But, unlike when Reagan ran for president, it's going to take a lot more than tax cuts to rescue this country from its $16 trillion debt.
When Reagan took office, the top marginal tax rate in this country was a staggering 70 percent. Lowering that to 28 percent was an enormous shot in the arm to the economy.
Cutting the top tax rate today from 35 percent to 30 percent -- or even 20 percent -- cannot possibly have the same dramatic effect. Republicans, as the only responsible party, are going to have to do something that's never been tried before in Washington: Cut government spending.
To keep prattling about cutting taxes, rather than cutting our behemoth, useless government is fighting the last war.
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You and the fake ann coulter make me sick. You are a useful idiot, not worthy of Freeperdom.
If barry actually made you sick, you wouldn’t be licking and swallowing the same bilge rominy spittles. You’re a fraud.
Hoyt.. is that you?
Man I hope not. I don’t want to lose respect for another person I have admired int he past. Hoyt is hopefully above such rominy sycophancy.
Who’s Hoyt? Sounds like a guy who could be reasoned with.
Does Newt now make y’all sick?
No you’re a useful idiot if it comes down to R v O and you don’t pull the lever for R.
If it comes down to R v O, you will support infanticide and communism if you don’t pull for R.
What's your excuse for being a purposeful mischaracterizing shill for the abortion promoting rominy?
I smell hypocrit in your posts.
I know this must be getting depressing, but perhaps you can ‘help this rominyite out’? It seems to have the abortion issue twisted around from all Milt Rominy’s spinning.
Why don’t you explain how you can possibly not vote against an advocate of infanticide if you have the chance? As long as we’re inventing names, Obammyite, why do you support infanticide?
Now if you can show me where Romney supported post-birth infanticide, I’ll apologize for that insult and write in Fred Thompson in Nov.
BTW, I cannot show you where Milt Rominy has ever personally killed an alive unborn child, but I can sure point to the work he has done to make mass. residents pay for that evil. I can also quote his opposite positions which he has taken on pro-life issues and the money he and his wife have sent to a major abortion provider. I can explain for you how Milt has lied and tried to lie his way out of his lies. So I have no resepct for someone --like you-- who tries to persuade me to vote for such a man of lies and murderous works just because he is not the black messiah the leftists and commies and dependency crowd worship.
And BTW, Ann Coulter is a two-faced attention whore, so don’t try to plead her superiority in kneepadding for Milt.
A vote for the Constitutional Party candidate, or any non-R candidate grants the Democrats a double standard at our expense, unless they’re running a Nader or someone who syphons off an equal amount of votes from them. The phrase is “any ONE” but Obama, not any two. Voting for Perot was a vote for Clinton, and Clinton’s slack ass presidency set us up for 9-11.
You seem a little confused, Sparky. You emplore that we defeat the communist, and in the next breath express adoration for the communist.
Then mother-may I quote Newt again?
I do think its pretty clear that Gov. Romney is ultimately going to be the nominee and were going to do everything we can to make sure that he is, in fact, effective and that we as a team are effective both in winning this fall and then, frankly, in governing, - Newt
You still haven’t answered my question - Does he make you sick now? Who do you think you are trying to be the arbiter of who qualifies as a Freeper? You and I are probably (maybe) inside the 10 yard line of the home team side in our political philosophies. Barack is on the 99th yard line of the same field, as far left as they get. Yet you want to shut me up. How useful you are.
But in order for you to make any sense, Mitt would have to be a Marxist. What makes you think that? He’s proposing a tax cut - cutting the heavy progressive tax that Marxists like to raise.
GAME - SET - MATCH
Well that explains it. Mitt and his Legislature were from Massachusetts, now that I remember. I cant help but think that this list imparts onto Romney the qualities that actually were held by his Leftist Legislature. The Estate tax there is relevant to Marxism. I wonder how that conclusion was reached, that he doesn’t want to abolish it entirely. I bet he wants a lower one than O though.
That list makes a lot of subjective conclusions.
As Romney has changed his position so many times, and the “n”s and “y”s in that list are fixed, it makes the list suspect. If Romney is a chameleon, let him be surrounded by a conservative House and Senate and he’ll assume their positions. Barack’s hammer and sickle however are fixtures that you can depend on. Ain’t that grand. What you don’t want to do in 2012 is enable the genuine article that was raised by communists.
One of those things says he won’t challenge an activist judiciary, yet judge Bork endorsed Romney in 08: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1940419/posts
And it’s time to add a line:
Supported by Newt: N Y Y
Romney IS 0bummer. 0bummer just got there first.
And here, the tax policy center says that Romney supports abolishing the estate Tax.
“Romneys initial tax plan was blasted by many Republicans as too cautious, so last week he rolled out a far more ambitious proposal. Instead of simply making the 2001/2003 tax cuts permanent , abolishing the estate tax, eliminating taxes on investment income for those making less than $200,000, and cutting corporate tax rates, Romney threw the long ball.”
Very unlike a communist and in contradiction to one of the line items on that list.