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Originally posted by djohnsto77
There are third parties on both the left and the right but in general get a very thin slice of the electorate, therefore if you want to vote for someone who has a chance to win you vote Republican if you're conservative leaning or Democrat if you're left-leaning.
Hope that helps.
Originally posted by HoorahUSMC
Conservative= Small Government, little spending, capitalism let free, government of the people since they have a small government.
Republican= Do what you want, when you want, how you want, damn the punishment. Rape children if you feel like it, invade a country willy nilly. Give away billions of taxpayers money to billionaires while cutting funds for levees in places like New Orleans. Declare war, send troops, say you support troops, then cut spending for Vetrens while "losing" a few Trillion dollars to Halliburton. Change laws that don't suit you, change definitions when you can't change laws. "That's not torture, that's freedom raping of children in front of parents caught on tape." And so much worse things.
Reagan was conservative. He did spend, a lot, but that was to fight communism and spent on America. Bush? How much of the Trillions he has spent been seen by Americans? None. Reagan was thee last conservative in office, unless you count Clinton who was conservative when it came to Economics and spending