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Old 07-23-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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"Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

Posner expressed admiration for President Ronald Reagan and the economist Milton Friedman, two pillars of conservatism. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, "there's been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking."

"I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy," he said."


Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative : It's All Politics : NPR

There were over 500 responses to this article, and most seemed to be from disgruntled Republicans who agree with Posner. Many said they hold the same conservative views as they did 10 years ago, but that the GOP "left them" by moving so far to the right. Do Conservatives on C-D agree or disagree with this?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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I've seen no leaks. Where can I read these leaks?

It seems to me that he is upset that people would have the gall to disagree with a courts ruling.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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"Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

Posner expressed admiration for President Ronald Reagan and the economist Milton Friedman, two pillars of conservatism. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, "there's been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking."

"I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy," he said."


Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative : It's All Politics : NPR

There were over 500 responses to this article, and most seemed to be from disgruntled Republicans who agree with Posner. Many said they hold the same conservative views as they did 10 years ago, but that the GOP "left them" by moving so far to the right. Do Conservatives on C-D agree or disagree with this?
I felt like the Democrt party left me in 1972 when they nominated an outright socialist, George McGovern for President. Actually they have done the same thing every 4 years since then. I fail to see what Posner supposedly said although I do think that the establishment of both parties may well be involved with the other side. That would make those "leaders" among Republicans a bit further left than I can allow myself to go.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Used to vote GOP.

Reagan era was a good time for my family. Getting rid of 70% rates was a good idea, even if they were rarely paid. Unfortunately the new goal is a return to the gilded age.

I will be voting for neither Romney nor Obama. I believe in balance in which neither party believes. Both parties are now run by internet loons who judge each other on just how pure they are. One one side we have a party that wants to disallow noone to fail no matter what a lazy never-worked-a-day loser they are. On the other we have a party where 93% rating ACU members of congress are voted out as not being conservative enough and old people who use government health care protest government health care while sitting on a government provided scooter.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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I've seen no leaks. Where can I read these leaks?
There's this new-fangled thing called Google. You should try it. Here, I'll help you:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...w=1066&bih=570

And this thread is not about the Supreme Court.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Repulican party left the stage years ago. But what kills me is that the democrats don't see that their party has also fled...they don't exactly represent the little guy anymore than repulicans represent capitalists and freedom. Democrats represent the ubber rich liberal Hollywood elite and the big bankers, wall street etc.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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There's this new-fangled thing called Google. You should try it. Here, I'll help you:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...w=1066&bih=570

And this thread is not about the Supreme Court.
What the articles note is this sort of information has always been available. That we always get the information of the inner workings of a decision.

I discussed the article. How do you discuss a subject without discussing the reasons behind it?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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With all the extremism Obama has executed over the last 3 plus years and Mr.Posner is worried about the GOP? Another weak sister.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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"Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

Posner expressed admiration for President Ronald Reagan and the economist Milton Friedman, two pillars of conservatism. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, "there's been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking."

"I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy," he said."

Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative : It's All Politics : NPR

There were over 500 responses to this article, and most seemed to be from disgruntled Republicans who agree with Posner. Many said they hold the same conservative views as they did 10 years ago, but that the GOP "left them" by moving so far to the right. Do Conservatives on C-D agree or disagree with this?

no
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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hard to say. like the author, i outgrew the overly simplistic conservative ideology that is dominant today. Whether I changed more or the GOP changed more, I don't know.
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