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I thought conservatives hated Europe?

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posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 03:21 PM
So all through the past few elections and over the last decade or so, we have seen many snide comments about or in reference to Europe or European ideas. The majority of these have had their roots in conservative commentary.

So imagine my confusion today when I heard about the outcome of the G8-G20 summits...

Yeah... evidently, one of the accords reached was to lower debt, for all countries to stabilize debt by 2016. Which was seen as a win by European nations which want the spending to stop.... and as a loss for America, whos leadership believe that more stimulus spending is required.

Now it appears to me, that the fiscla motives of the European nations seem to be well aligned with the fiscal motives of the conservative part of America... does it not?

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 05:53 AM
As a wise man once said, all ideology is an insult to human mental freedom.

In a strange way, the fallible human mind is an insult to ideology, too. Ideology (left or right) is pure, but man is a creature of circumstance and self-interest first and an abstract thinker second.

Oceania is at war with Eurasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:14 AM
America is going where the Europeans have been and having been burned badly by liberal/socialist policies, certain European nations have been advising caution to the US over our current spending policies.

Anyone following these events would not be very surprised by this latest development.

I think it is a grave misstatement to suggest that conservatives hate Europe. Conservatives are not fond of the liberal/socialist policies that have characterized European polices for decades.

Now we (the US) have a liberal/socialist president and congress and Europe, having woken up is saying, "Like wow, man. We've been down that path already. Don't go there. Dig?," or words to that effect.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

I don't believe that is the case at all. Conservatives and liberals alike are interested in policy, not countrys, notably those generally supportive of the US.

Conservatives are not supportive of the European economic and social policy, but in many cases are supportive of their foreign/defense policy, particularily with respect to involvement in NATO.

Liberals are not supportive of European foreign/defense policy, particularily with respect to their involvement in NATO, but are supportive of their economic and social policys.

Across the board American's love Europe and our travel/vacation plans show that to be the case. Ask many American about places they want to see before they die and most will list a number of places in Europe.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 08:52 PM
reply to post by GradyPhilpott

Good points Grady...

Thank you for the contribution

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