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Originally posted by grover
reply to post by Donnie Darko
That is a distinct possiblity since the Democrats have long since ceased being truly liberal... There is Ted Kennedy and Bernie Saunders and the late Paul Wellstone but the rest are moderates... by my standards.
I firmly believe that a permanent majority of any party would be a disaster for the nation.
Originally posted by sos37
New non-black voters who don't side as a Democrat are being labeled by the Democrat machine as "racists" who won't support a black president.
But above all, surely, a president should be judged not by his personal life or his "passionate convictions," but by what his administration actually does. That sort of reality does not loom large for Reagan's admirers, and it's important to recall a few major themes of the 1980s. Ronald Reagan's presidential legacy included big tax cuts for the rich and record budget deficits; after denouncing the much smaller deficits of previous administrations in his first inaugural address, Reagan in a few years tripled America's national debt. His administration distorted the Russian threat, and pushed preparations for a "winnable" nuclear war that could cost "only" a few million US lives. He slashed the social safety net, and introduced deregulation leading to the savings and loan meltdown and contributing to the current crisis. He promoted extreme anti-environmental policies and appointments, gave us the Iran-Contra scandal, advanced costly fantasies of a perfect missile defense, and a great deal more.
Originally posted by poet1b
As far as our global image during the Carter years, that was all a result of the Vietnam war, and once again, the fault of Nixon. Buy yourself a clue and look up the Monroe Doctrine.
Originally posted by grover
You have no idea what you are talking about... Nixon was elected in 68 and the war didn't finally end until 75 and while yes he finally managed to negotiate a withdrawal for us (that did not end the war) he severely escalated it first.
Originally posted by drwizardphd
You honestly think the GOP is falling apart because black people feel racially pressured to vote for Obama? If you actually looked at the poll you would see that blacks are among the smallest change from 2001 to 2009, so your entire argument falls apart right there.
Instead, the biggest change is among College Grads. The enemy of the Republican party is education, because people who are educated don't buy into ideological/religious conservative bull#.
Seriously, read up on your facts before you come out with "blacks this" and "blacks that".
But I also said that non-black voters who find that their political beliefs align with the Republican party are retreating from the GOP because they don't want the label "Republican" because Democrats are pushing that if you are against Obama today you ARE A RACIST and/or a HATEMONGER.