Skip to comments.What Makes a Republican - a REPUBLICAN?
Posted on 03/12/2002 11:34:12 PM PST by ThePythonicCow
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Capitalism can only serve man well when tempered with a modicum of morality. Without the morality, capitalism is no better than socialism and potentially worse.
With the ratification of the sixteenth and seventeenth amendment to the Constitution, it simply became a matter of selecting which form of corruption a person prefers. There remain today basically only two forms of corruption from which to select, Republican corruption or Democrat corruption. Generally, I have preferred the Republican corruption as it is usually more productive but there is also merit in some of the Democrat corruption. Both parties have been successful in corrupting justice.
Jim, the only problem with your solution is that political incumbents are re-elected 97% of the time. That gives us a 3% chance of executing your plan.
The only areas I see political success for our side is on the internet and on talk radio. If we continue to strenghten these two tools and concentrate our voting impact at the lowest local level (starting at the school board), we could begin to dent this beast...
Talk about throwing down the gauntlet. Are either of these goals realistic for the GOP in this day and time? I could roll with them but can anyone else?
That's a good word. Amen.
Maybe things would be all well around here, but in terms of the electorate, those radical Freepers and one issue freepers probably don't add up to more than 2% of the popular vote nationwide. They may be a benefit, by giving conservatives something to be to the left of, which may help make them more palatable to the "center" voters.
Great theory, however in practice few Republicans can be considered conservative. And if conservative means smaller, less government, neither party represents this ideal.
Doesn't look like either one of 'em is very "conservative" to me.
As a rule, they're both groups of political opportunists, saying and doing whatever is necessary to maintain power, without regard for it's impact on the republic or it's constitution.
I am completely at a loss -- how does that guy, who constantly preaches one thing but does another, maintain this lofty status with the folks?
I know that defeating Hillary was a big deal, but if SOME of the money that went to one Republican candidate (Lazio) had been more evenly spent on four other close races, we would have control of the Senate, even without Jeffords. Sometimes our national party organization gets stuck with an East Coast bias just like the media.
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