I guess the better part of the 20th century incudes:the depresssion
which lasted longer because of govermnement involvement and fdr's policiesthe vietnam war of kennedy and johnson ( hmmmm... it must their rich
buddies that made money on it)the recession of carterthe
last half the 20th century the congress was contolled by the democatsthe republicans contolled congress for only a few years in the last two
decades hardly time to correct anything.I will agree with they did
poor job when they had the chance, but this only means thay hardly be blamed for
anything.And only in you fantasies can you say republicans
controlled the judiciary and supreme court, historically it has always leaned
liberal and in the best of times was quite balanced (thanks to republicans).
After liberalism was just going along fine for the better part of the 20th
Century, the counterrevolutionay conservatives got their nasty fingers into
almost everything and (blanked) things up for almost 40 years.The shift
from ultra-right to center-left is the best thing that can possibly happen to
this great country.
The ultra-conservative Republicans had every chance in the world to get positive
things done. They owned the presidency, the congress, the judiciary and stacked
the supreme court more to the right. and they could not govern. Ironically,
how can we expect a group who bad-mouths government to be able to govern? Nope,
they've had their chance and failed miserably. They should not be allowed to
One needs to worry about Ms. Parker's positions, especially when she supports
them with facts that are simply fictional. Her comment that Obama is among the
most liberal of the senators is nonsense. A non-partisan watchdog group
tabulated the degree of conservative or liberal votes of the entire senate.
Senator Obama ranked 43 in that list. Pretty much centrist, about where the
conservative Democrats and moderate Republicans overlap. Remember,
as St. Reagan said "trust, but verify." Along that line, as
dramatic as "tear down that wall" is in a speech, it was not responsible for
breaching down that wall. The Soviet Union was crumbling from internal rot and
economic failure prior to that speech. We didn't overcome the Soviet Union, we
merely witnessed their falling house of cards.Mythology is no
substitute for the truth.
Wasn't that the same guy who nuked japan? Go us in to war in korea,
because they didn't have the guts to kick the commies out of europe after the
war?Wasn't he a democrat?
"If you want to live like a Republican, you've got to vote for a
The Republican Party deserves to get the boot. They ran draped in God and flag,
and promised change with a Contract for America. They didn't deliver, and fell
into the same trap the Democrats did. Geezergary is deluded- Romney did not
lose because of religious bigotry. He flip flopped on many issues, which you
conservatives hated so much about John Kerry. Who is the blind one?
The Republican party was overtaken by the socially conservatives who left the
Democratic party as a result of Roe v Wade, etc.
Reagan and Goldwater were mere vestiges of the Republican tradition established
in the earlier part of the 20th century. It ended with the death of Senator
Robert Taft. Up until that time, Republicans were non-interventionist and
anti-war. Taft opposed our involvement in World Wars I & II and the Korean
conflict. He was strongly opposed to the New Deal of FDR as well. Republicans
today (like Newt Gingrich and John McCain) esteem interventionists like Teddy
Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR and Truman as examples of what Republicans should
be like today. Any similarity between conservatives like Taft and those of
today is purely coincidental. Star Parker apparently believes that life began
in the 60's.
Republicans lost touch before Reagon and please Reagan wasn't an innocent
President, he may have used Jelly Beans to reach the little man but he also hurt
the working man of America and lets not forget the Iran Contra mess. Repubicans
are not for the working class of America and we can just look at our selfish
leaders here in Utah and look at the antics they are up to within their own
party this year.
The conservative movement is in real trouble. Republicans are too worried about
the litmus tests of demonizing government, guns, abortion, school payer, and tax
cuts while the real issues of this country are responsible government, energy,
health care, and the environment. There is no real workable philosophy
underlying the patch work of interests groups that has become the republican
party. Until the conservatives face the real problems of the modern world, and
focus on competent leadership, they will become increasingly irrelevant on the
Geezergary,Your part of the problem.Garanteed Romney was your
favorite because he was Mormon.I am Mormon too but I share the same
feelings as Libertarian with Ron Paul. Too many of my Mormon
friends blindly supported Romney just as most african-americans support Obama
and woman support Hillary.Of couse they all said they supported
Romney because he was "the most qualifid".Bull....If he was Baptist
most of Utah would not have known him. "But he ran the olympics so well
here in Utah"Doesn't matter. If Romney was not Mormon he would have
recieved 25% of the vote Feb 5th. Sorry....thats a FACT. Republicans in Utah voted with their emotion.Principal over party. Ron Paul Revolution!
"How has the Republican Party managed to thoroughly squander the commanding
heights achieved under Reagan's leadership?" Ms. Parker asks. Ms. Parker is
beginning to see that religious conservatives are losing power. The is answer
to her question is simple. Religious conservatives like her cannot lead. They
divide. They pander to people's religiosity. And above all, they are not
political conservatives. Let's end the myth that religious
conservatives are the base of the Republican party. They are just bullies who
threaten to stay home whenever their candidate doesn't pander to them.
*** "How has the Republican Party managed to thoroughly squander the commanding
heights achieved under Reagan's leadership?" ***The GOP base was
built on the foundation of working and middle class whites, which the Party has
abandoned with its support for mass legal/illegal immigration and tax cuts for
the rich. Even if voters don't ascribe their worries or difficulties to these
issues, the fact is that mass immigration is what's holding down wages,
increasing the gap between rich and poor, increasing commute tmes, limiting the
number of desireable neighborhoods, reducing the quality of education, and just
reducing the quality of life in general.The result? Today's
immigrants vote overwhelmingly left when they become citizens, and the white
working class does, too, as economic concerns become more preeminent in their
lives. Immigration is a 2-for-1 deal for the Democrats.It used to be
you could win lots of white working class votes by dangling issues like abortion
or school choice or affirmative action before them. But these voters have
realized that the GOP isn't going to anything about them - they're just gunna
cut taxes for the rich and raise the immigration levels to hold down wages.
Star Parker, it should be remembered, declared the best speech of this political
season a "failure." That would be Romney's speech on Faith in America. Star
Parker never had a good word to say about the most capable candidate this Nation
has seen in decades. Star Parker, and her ilk, allowed religious bigotry to
blind her to political reality. You're part of the Republician problem Ms.
Sad but true. I have recently left the Republicrats since they have taken many
steps to the left.More people should check out the platform of President
Taft (Mr. Republican) Barry Goldwater and Reagan and see that they line up 100%
to Ron Paul.Or how about Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams.
Or how about the constituion. All align with Ron Paul.But no, you
won't. And down goes the republican party. Down goes America.