More extremism:Federal Spending, Labor (Unions), Immigration-Before 1980. government workers should receive "salaries which are
comparable to those offered by private employers."Republicans
give "firm support to the union shop and other forms of union
security""require that the annual number of immigrants we
accept be at least doubled;"Federal funding for public
transittouts "progressive Republican policies"celebrates Republicans' use of wage and price controls to curb inflation,
doubling federal spending on manpower training, and tripling spending to help
minorities.-1980s. "reject the elitist notion that Americans
must be forced out of their cars. Instead,...the right of personal mobility and
freedom as exemplified by the automobile""declares war on
government overregulation."Public workers are
"Washington's governing elite," blamed for "the slumming of our
cities."-1992. theory of how lowering taxes on the wealthy leads
to job creation: "We will oppose any attempt to increase taxes."
("Read my lips").-1996. limit benefits for illegal aliens
and deny citizenship to US-born children whose parents arrived illegally.-Today. calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve, a return to the gold
standard, and amend the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority in
Congress to raise taxes.
The radicalization of the GOP:Campaign Finance-1992.
elimination of “political action committees supported by corporations,
unions or trade associations.”-2000. champions “the
right of every individual and all groups to express their opinions and advocate
their issues" - a veiled reference to efforts to eliminate limits on
campaign contributions: “Corporations are People, my friend!""Family Values" Marriage and Homosexuality-1992. "family
values" becomes a major theme: "the media, the entertainment industry,
academia, and the Democrat Party are waging a guerrilla war against American
values;" rejects any recognition of gay marriages or allowing same-sex
couples to adopt children or be foster parents. The stand on adoption and foster
care does not reappear.-2004,-2008. a Constitutional amendment
defining marriage as only the union of a man and a woman.-1996 to
2008. "homosexuality is incompatible with military service."-Today. Mitt has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on this topic.Foreign Policy-1992. opposed Palestinian state; silent on the issue for
eight years, now endorsed the idea in past two platforms.-Today.
Mitt declares the cultural and moral superiority of Israel over Palestine are
the cause of Israel’s economic superiority.
I have watched my GOP become increasingly radical over the years:Foreign Policy-1992. GOP opposed a Palestinian state, went silent on the
issue for eight years, but now has endorsed the idea in its past two
platforms.-Today. Mitt declares the cultural and moral superiority
of Israel over Palestine are the cause of Israel's economic superiority.Women's Issues/Abortion-1976. "[abortion] is undoubtedly
a moral and personal issue on which Republicans disagree."-Before 1980. vigorous support for an equal rights amendment to protect
women's rights, including the right to choose "abortion on
demand"-1980. seeks a constitutional amendment protecting
"the right to life for unborn children."-1992. call to appoint
judges who oppose abortion.-Today. talk of outlawing abortions under any
circumstances, including rape, incest, etc.Social Security,
Medicare, etc.-1968 to 2004. expand Social Security by lowering the age
for universal coverage from 72 to 65-2004. the party endorses
Bush's proposal to shift to personal retirement accounts-Today.
vouchers, privatization, and who knows what else Ryan may come up with, but talk
of dramatic cuts to all "entitlements"
"class is a child pettiness?"No, but talking about what the
first lady wears is. Cant you find any real issues to discuss?
I assume that if Mrs. R. is going to speak to economic issues, that means she
can be questioned about her remarks and just how her husband's
administration will balance the budget - and when.
joblownclass is a child pettiness? i think not, but then style and class
is foreign to the current administration.
"what will we do when we have no more sun dresses in thew wh?"We would have one less reason for childish pettiness.
Come January Ann will join Mitt in the white house. what will we do when we have
no more sun dresses in thew wh?
As a resident of L.A. County, I find it quite laughable that mayor Villaregosa
of L.A. is there, for the opposition. He thinks he's the spokesperson for
the Latino population. If he is really concerned about Latino problems, he needs
to stay in L.A. and work more diligently in cleaning up the gang mess, let alone
the grafitti and road potholes. He is making me very nauseous.
I do think that Mitt's experience could be a real asset in forming
policy.Unfortunately, the GOP only want him to rubber stamp the
"Earlier this year, the nation tuned into the Republican Primary Debates.
Time after time, during each debate, the unsuccessful candidates loudly and
thoroughly voiced their intense distrust, dislike, and questioned the
credibility of candidate Romney."not fit in St George:I guess you have conveniently FORGOTTEN how Hilary Clinton literally strafed
Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary race. And Bill Clinton had some
choice words to add as well.And in the not distant past Obama got
issued a homework assignment by the 5th District Circuit Court on the
fundamentals of our Constitution, when he (Obama) astoundingly challenged the
authority and credibility of the Supreme Court. But you will keep
carrying his water.
no fit:Same thing happened with Obama and Hillary Clinton. It's
called politics. I watched and blogged during the last election about Romney and
the intense reaction he received from the other candidates and I saw the same
thing this time. Romney is a man among boys, a natural leader. He reminds me of
the biographies I've read about George Washington. He is a little shy and
reticent in public but warm, kind and very service oriented in private. Romney intimates other candidates by his intelligent and commanding
demeanor and they react defensively toward him but when one looks at his record,
reason returns; unless one listens to the lies and twists of those who hate him.
I have exposed many false claims about his record as Governor but few people go
to the actual records to check.
Note that the Hispanic vote is usually more strongly Democrat than it is now,
I'd say that's a net gain for Republicans. Romney isn't who the
media generally makes him out to be. All the personal character reports
I've seen over the past year praise his leadership, integrity, honesty,
kindness, friendliness, frugality, and humility. I could deal with a president
with these qualities - I'd take that over what we've got any day!
Reminder: read both sides because both sides leave stuff out. How can you make
an informed opinion while only considering one viewpoint? Most news sites lean
liberal (DN excepted), so it takes effort to read both sides but it is worth the
information the press hides. Try Breitbart, RedState, and/or Rush Limbaugh.
"We need somebody who cares more about getting the job done than they care
about being temporarily popular with any particular segment of our country,"
Christie said....and he said this with a straight face, amazing
I guess you have to give his wife a pass, BUT...Earlier this year, the
nation tuned into the Republican Primary Debates. Time after time, during each
debate, the unsuccessful candidates loudly and thoroughly voiced their intense
distrust, dislike, and questioned the credibility of candidate Romney.This
week, the intense humidity of Florida's stormy weather is heavily tinged
with loads of hypocrisy, as many of those unsuccessful Republican candidates
try to pretend they never uttered those words about Mitt Romney. Voters hear
massive flip flopping as primary candidates and others who did not support Mitt
Romney, are interviewed by the news media.How do the voters believe any of
these politicians? What a pathetic commentary of our political system.