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Real Republicans, take note: There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between “Conservative Republican Values” and “Neo-Conservative Values.”
Conservative Republicans: STRONGLY favor protecting our civil liberties - Truly American
Neo-Conservatives: See our civil liberties as an unnecessary restriction on government power.
Conservative Republicans: STRONGLY favor a smaller, less intrusive government- Truly American
Neo-Conservatives: Are Willing to spend money (and expand government reach) without restraint, provided it helps them further their agenda.
Conservative Republicans: STRONGLY favor Fiscal Responsibility and reducing taxes - GOOD FOR AMERICA
Neo-Conservatives: Fool the public into thinking a “tax cut” (Paid for with PRINTED MONEY) is actually beneficial, hiding the fact that it amounts to little more than a loan that the taxpayer (or their children) will have to repay WITH INTEREST.
You folks in The Republican Party seem to have forgotten that "conservative" does not mean simply shooting terrorists.
It also includes:
Locking down the goddamn southern border and deporting the illegal immigrants, along with arresting all their employers, instead of sucking off your corporate bribery sources who want illegal immigrant labor because they can cheat the tax man, pay less than minimum wage, and screw those who want to come to America legally, thereby destroying the wage base of this country and the tax base at the same time, pocketing the difference.
NOT bailing out the failed. When you come to The SEC and ask for leverage limits to be removed and then blow up as a consequence the proper remedy for that sort of stupidity is called BANKRUPTCY.
NOT spending more than you make. Medicare Part "D" anyone? Kennedy's education bill anyone? You want to spend more, you figure out how to obtain the revenue to do so.
NOT ordering states to stand down in their protection of citizens from predatory lending, never mind the OIG's report showing that under Bush's government OTS actively conspired with thrifts to commit accounting fraud and thereby cost the FDIC insurance fund more than 2/3rds of its funds!
In short, The Republican Party has become the party of fraud and abuse.
Originally posted by Tentickles
I'm surprised people arnt more interested in this considering the heated debates we often get into over it.
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by mental modulator
So because someone runs on a "conservative" campaign it means he really IS conservative?
Come on man, i thought you were smarter than this
I know alot of people who voted for Obama, because he was a democrat.....hmmm same story there too? Cause they sure as HELL say they didnt get what they thought they voted for.
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by mental modulator
The "conservative" movement voted for a man who ran on the promise to butt out of foreign affairs, to scale back government, and to scale back the national debt.
They bought it hook, line, and sinker, but what is the reality of that? He started two wars on false pretenses, spent the surplus, and handed our country over to his banker buddies.
The second election turned into a Republican/Democrat affair, which only caused further detriment to our country. You have firstly, the idiots who made it that way, and secondly, the media.
Just because "conservatives" screwed it up with Bush doesn't make liberalism correct by proxy. All the Democratic house did when they had the power was enable George Bush to do whatever he wanted anyway with Pelosi at the helm.
They are my friend, one in the same.