re: RS The country was in decent shape when Bush took over. He squandered the
"peace dividend" on two ill advised wars, he cut taxes which increased
the deficit, and he pushed through the prescription benefits for the elderly,
which also increased the deficit. Clinton, worked well with the House, and
Senate, to pass respectable budgets, reform welfare, and keep us out of war.
re: liberal larry 8:11 A.M."the GOP will eventually come back to the
center, work with independents, moderates, and yes even Democrats, to get things
rolling again."What has the collusion between the two parties
done right in the past 15 years? The bi-partisan record of Congress is clear:
wars in the middle east, a predictable cycle of bubbles and then recessions, the
Patriot Act, nothing being done about the National Debt, and an ever more
progressively sized government while maintaining a conservative tax rate. Their
numbers don't add up. There should be more civility in Congress, but how much
longer can America afford the compromise of not cutting spending and not raising
This article mentions those polling around 7th or 8th but cannot bring itself to
even mention the name of the man consistently polling third, and second if you
count declared candidates. That's not journalism, that's advocacy. Please end
the media blackout against Ron Paul. He's raising good money, polling better
than he ever has, and more and more Americans are waking up to his message. Ron
Paul predicted the failure of Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac, along with the
bursting of the housing bubble. It's time to give freedom a chance.
Republicans have gone so far to the right that they have stretched out the list
of acceptable beliefs from mainstream moderate, to libertarian followers who
want to legalize prostitution, and heroin. With such a wide range of view
points conservatives have lost all notions of what they truly believe. You
can't run a country on right wing litmus tests, and ill advised policies that
simply advocate privatization, and tax cuts. After the reckless partnership
with the far right, the GOP will eventually come back to the center, work with
independents, moderates, and yes even Democrats, to get things rolling again.
with the highest person polling only 18 percent of likely republican voters I
would say its more like doldrums and discontent hover over unsettled GOP field.