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Old 01-09-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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It's too bad we cannot restrict homosexuals from the party as they always prove to be an embaressment.
You and many other conservatards would just love that, huh?
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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For simplistic reasons I am just gonna give you the definitions, I am sure you are smart enough to make the distinction,
Communism, a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
Socialism, a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. Not quite the same thing, one tries to build up society the other holds it down.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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For simplistic reasons I am just gonna give you the definitions, I am sure you are smart enough to make the distinction,
Communism, a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
Socialism, a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. Not quite the same thing, one tries to build up society the other holds it down.
And those two political ideas are NOT new to the US. They've been around for decades and yet, many people ignore this fact.

communism and socialism policies are nothing new to us.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I didn't realize the tax protesters were strictly GOP members .
As you can see they have been calling out both sides for excessive spending and taxation.
Sounds like wishful thinking from the threatened left.
If they were raising all that mess when Bush was doing it, they might have some credibility in that regard.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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It's too bad we cannot restrict homosexuals from the party as they always prove to be an embaressment. Even the gays point out how disgusting Larry Craig"s seeking gay sex was and I agree with them. they should know.
I am sure that a homosexual could spell "embarrassment"
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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The TEA people are gaining power as a movement within the Republican Party and they are pledged to use the GOP primary system to challenge any Republican they consider "RINO". They were successful in getting rid of a "RINO" which is what they call a moderate Republican, in New York but they also succeeded in getting a Democrat elected there. They are now poised to go after other moderate Republicans such as Susan Collins, Charlie Crist and maybe even Lindsey Graham whom they are unhappy with over immigration. They are pledged to making sure a "John Mccain" type is not nominated in 2012. They want hard right wing candidates that will tow the line.
The problem is, that if they are sucessfull in destroying the moderate Republican, they will certainly bring about the election of more Democrats. Outside of the south, most of the country is NOT hard right wing and turned off by neo cons. And the fact that they will certainly drive more minorities, gays and women off the Republican wagon will only benefit Democrats as it did in the New York race.
I don't think for a minute that Mario Rubio has a chance in hell of winning in Florida if he tows that line. Charlie Crist can win in Florida with his more moderate views.
I think the Republicans have opened a can of worms they will live to regret.
  1. Would you please stop using the term "Neocon"? You don't even know what it means. Someone who is conservative is not a "neocon"
  2. We (conservatives) want good Republicans. That doesn't mean, as you put it, "hard right wing". It means Republican. Someone who believes in limited government, the Constitution, and fiscal responsibility.
  3. John McCain is a Progressive. That is one strike against him. He is also responsible for McCain/Feingold, which hasn't done what it promised, and was unconstitutional anyway.
  4. Why would we want people in the Party who are like Democrats? Those people too often vote with the Democrats on important ideological issues, like the so-called "health care reform bill", which reforms nothing, and has nothing to do with better health care.
We have opened no "can of worms". We are going to clean house. And it starts with our own. But we will clean out as many Democrats as we can as well, because they are the prime culprits in the overthrow of our Republican form of government right now. They are not listening to the American people at all (60% or more do not want this monstrosity called "health care reform" — they are shoving it down our throats)
Your premise is wrong, to say nothing of ridiculous.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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If the GOP were wise enough, it's not entirely clear that they are, the GOP would be the end of TEA Party people.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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I'm 100% sure that the Teabaggers have destroyed the Republican party. They get what they deserve.
And where is your evidence?

I am 100% sure that the Tea Parties are waking up the Republican Party and will revive it. It was already darn near destroyed by so-called moderates.

By the way, I think you leftists totally underestimate the effectiveness of the Tea Party movement, and the numbers of people (in the millions) involved, as well as their age (They are of all age groups, and why not? Young people have the most to lose by what this current administration and the Democrats in Congress are doing).
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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If you were rational about what's going on in this country, you'd know that it was Bush who nearly buried this nation and it's Obama who is bringing us out of the wreckage that Bush and the CONservatives left behind once we booted them out of office.
You can't possibly be serious. Things were not anywhere near as bad as they are now when Bush left office. Compared to what we have now, that was a panacea.

How can you possibly make the claim that Obama is "bringing us out of the wreckage..." Obama is the wreckage of this country. He has done nothing but wreck it.

Please. Where is there a shred of evidence that Obama is bringing us out of the mess he has created. And he is still engaged in the destruction of our country. Further, that is his purpose.

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As for AIDS parties, maybe you should check with your fellow conservatives like Larry Craig - if you want to find him just go into a men's room at the airport and tap your foot with the guy in the next stall, one of them will be Larry Craig, looking for some man-loving.
You think Larry Craig is a conservative?
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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The Tea Party is the best thing that has happened to this country in years. It has brought forth people from all and no affiliations to speak out against the erosion of our Constitutional rights.
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