The best thing about Obama is that no matter how "bad", "unprepared", or "ignorant" Palin appears to some people, she will NEVER be as bad for this country as Obama. At least she doesn't want to fundamentally transform this country into a socialist state or enable the Democrats in Congress to steal liberties and buy votes through the slush funds known as Cap and Trade and the supposed health care reform bills.
Her history shows that she does not support corruption inside her own party much less the Democrats. At least we know where she stands. Obama double talks more, if not better, than Bill Clinton. He LIES to us everytime he talks.Comment Posted By Cargosquid On 20.11.2009 @ 11:22
Chuck said:"The best part about my experience is that I have the best health coverage you can buy in this country, and I STILL have to deal with mountains of bullshit.
So yeah, keep telling me how good I have it. While you’re busy doing that, I’ll sit on hold while my customer service representative tries to figure out how tell me they won’t cover that test on a family member that my doctor says is needed."
And people like you think that the GOVERNMENT is going to be cheaper and better? Have you even looked at healthcare outside the US? Do you think that taxes won't be paying for this inferior service or do you think we should just add to unpaid liabilities of Medicare/Medicaid? I'm using the VA for medical care. Trust me.Gov't run health care is....adequate... at best. If I need a test, it may be months before I can get one. Heck, even on active duty, on medical hold after deployment, it was a month before I was even evaluated. Good thing injured disc isn't that important.....Their attitude was, "Here, take a pain pill." Hmmm, I've heard that somewhere else lately....Comment Posted By Cargosquid On 7.08.2009 @ 11:59
So....I should leave the tar and feathers at home? But I'm a traditionalist when it comes to politicians that lie, cheat, steal, and basically ignore their constituency.
Now I going to have to cancel that order for the pitchforks...
All kidding aside, if the citizenry just continues as it has, and stays polite, nothing will get done.
With the exception of the left paid protestors, the citizenry have been REMARKABLY tolerant of Congress. Its about time that Congress saw our displeasure.
When someone is ignoring you, sometimes shouting is the only way. Well, not the only way,....but the pitchforks haven't arrived yet....Comment Posted By Cargosquid On 4.08.2009 @ 12:19
The GOP is in trouble. Self identified "conservatives" want to purge the "moderates." The moderates, aka the GOP "elite" or the "stuck up crowd around George Will..." etc, depending upon who is commenting, want to purge the conservatives. All parts of the GOP are attacking each other to the benefit of the Democratic party.
All this talk of purging each other is a false premise. Snowe, etc, will not be purged. No one can be forced out. But, she and the other liberal Republicans have to accept that they are unpopular with the GOP base; the base that gets national figures elected.
On the other hand, conservatives HAVE to understand that Snowe, etc, cannot run as a staunch conservative. And I think most conservatives realize that. The conservative base has supported the GOP through numerous missteps. All that the conservatives ask is that the GOP candidates, at least, try to support the conservatives. When McCain disparaged the conservative base, and then picked Palin as running mate to pull them back in, conservatives knew why he did it. Our support of him was the hope that his win would provide Palin with "legs." Moderates seem to delight in disparaging the conservative wing as "uneducated" and seem to be embarrassed by their religiosity. They have treated the conservative base as an embarrassment to the party since Reagan. Unlike some supporters of the Democrats, however,conservatives are showing that they don't mind being in the wilderness. They already know that the culture is running to the liberal side due to the mainstream cultural biases put out by the media and education.
Conservatives have watched for years as actions have not suited words professed by many GOP representatives. And we are tire of it. Republicans are asking for our vote while acting as Democratic light. Where was the conservative action when the GOP was in total control? The GOP made deals with the Democrats. Why is it that it seems that only GOP members cross the aisle for "bi-partisanship?" Conservatives want to win elections. But, more importantly, we want our representatives to actually represent us. If we lose, so be it. That means that there are more liberals than conservatives voting. But there is no point in voting for a Republican that advocates the same politics as a Democrat except the Republican will only grow government more slowly.
For all the disparagement of the "uneducated" conservative base, the "Rush Limbaugh" listeners, (Glenn Beck is not a Republican. He can't stand either party.) where is the conservative brain trust that is trying to educate the "masses?" Where are the principled voices and opposition to Obama? Buckeley is gone. Who is his replacement? Heck, his son voted for Obama. For all their talk, I see very little of the "First Principles" being espoused. Rush and Hannity are the only ones speaking to the populace of REPUBLICAN principles. Beck is the only one speaking of the Constituion and the ideas behind the Democrats. Where is the GOP's opposition to progressive movement? When the presidential candidate is basically agreeing with the Democratic candidate, except in some details, why shouldn't the conservatives reject him? The GOP conservatives do not seem to want to do the hard work of educating the public as to why conservatives ideals are the best choice and how those ideals will benefit the public. "Lower taxes" can only go so far. Perhaps its time to promote "more taxes" across the board at a flat rate. When 40% of the public does not pay income tax, the cry of "lower taxes" does nothing. Its time for big ideas based on First Principles.
Its understandable that those that enter politics don't really want to reduce the size of government and thereby reduce their own power. But, since Reagan, the GOP's platform has been that government is the problem, not the solution. And that platform has been anathema to many Republicans. They feel that they are doing good things in governmental service. And most conservatives probably feel, when pressed, that things such as Medicaid, Medicare, etc, have improved things. Safety nets are necessary. But! Where does it stop? It is the nature of government to grow and the only check we have on it seems to be the ideals of strict conservatives.
If the GOP wishes to continue to run "moderates", so be it. If those same moderates refuse to support the conservative ideals they professed in order to be elected, don't be surprised when the GOP as a whole loses support.
Perhaps its time for a new GOP. Perhaps its time for the GOP to get together and decide what they believe in and how they will achieve those goals. Maybe the social conservative platform will be dropped. Maybe the idea of smaller government is no longer possible to achieve. Perhaps the GOP needs to change its platform to a more libertarian outlook? Or return to the liberal "compassionate conservative" mantra that seems to have worked, oh so well....
Either way, all forms of conservatives in the GOP need to work together. None of the "flavors" of conservative in the party will get elected without the other....
However, the conservative Rush Limbaugh listeners have shown that they are willing to put their principles first, even if they can't articulate the ideas that form them. Perhaps the rest of the party should do a better job of paying more than lip service to those principles.Comment Posted By Cargosquid On 1.05.2009 @ 07:59
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