Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Party of Liberty vs. Party of Government

Good advice from Mark McKinnon. Chasing moderate Republicans like Colin Powell out of the party is a recipe for disaster.

In previous years, Democrats never chased anyone from their party. They fled.

The high tax, anti-business, pro-identity politics and weakness on foreign policy caused many Democrats to flee the party in the 80s. A new generation of moderate Democrats has been born but the party is being run by its liberal wing. The infighting is becoming more pronounced and will get worse in the coming years.

Republicans need to buck up and go back to their core principles of liberty, opportunity, low taxes, a tough defense. Those are pretty good blocks on which to build. In the meantime, Republicans need to oppose the worst excesses of the Democrats. Somebody has to and they're all we got.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

core principles:
liberty: except for immigrants and due process

opportunity: for white, christian males

low taxes: for the rich and corporations

tough defense: that violates the constitution and geneva conventions, alienates our allies, and makes us less safe

you forgot forcing religion into government and the classroom and denying civil rights to gays and other minority groups.

May 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Immigrants have never been denied due process. However, illegal immigrants are not protected under the constitution. Say, where's the "immigration reform" Pres. Obama promised?

Opportunity for white Christian males only? Gee, Condeleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele and Ari Fleischer may beg to differ.

Enemy combatants are not subject to the Geneva Convention, let alone the United States Constitution. Why don't are "allies" take the prisoners from Guantanamo? I mean, our President offered to let them handle the situation. If Guantanamo and the Iraq/Afghanastan wars have made us "less safe" then I guess we can all be very happy we did not have them BEFORE 9/11. Because we would have been attacked, what, three or four times in the last 7 1/2 years instead of zero.

I have no idea what "forcing religion" you are talking about. In fact, fewer people consider themselves the member or any religion then at the start of GWB's term of office. I guess your reference to "denying civil rights" to gays is a reference to marriage. When did that enter the Constitution? Then Gov. Bush signed the death warrant for the animals that killed Matthew Sheppard in Texas. Forget that?

Get a clue. Get an argument actually based on real facts, an understanding of the law and not someone's opinion from the Daily Kos. In short, use the brain God (or Darwin) gave you.

May 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing: "low taxes for the rich and corporations" Who do you think acutally pays taxes? 50% of the taxes paid in this country are paid by the top 10% of all wage earners. 90% or more are paid by the top 50% of all wage earners. The poor, the working class and mostly the middle class pay virtually nothing in taxes. The U.S. was one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world and its effective tax rate is in the top 25% in the world.

May 28, 2009 at 5:09 PM 
Anonymous jake said...

Oh yeah, anon-diano just got spanked.

May 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM 

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