posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:15 AM
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Sure, I'm a RINO. Don't forget NEOCON too. Now we have that out the way, let's move on.
So are Bachmann, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck in your tea party too? They sure seem to think so.
Politics is the art of the compromise. Unfortunateky, some people think they have a monopoly on how the government should look, with a glossy
revisionism of history to boot. In most places we call that authoritarianism, bur whatever you think is a fit name for said monopoly we will go with
Should we go back to having Senators elected by the state legislators? How about slaves? Or that the Bill of Rights only applied to the Federal
government and not the states (see Baron v Baltimore)? You see, laying claim to wanting some kind of return to the principles of the Founding Fathers
is intellectually dishonest. You could get away with wanting a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution, but you didn't. The same
old 'we are the inheritors of the Founders' malarky.
What I want is to have a system that benefits everyone. Unfortunately, if we go into austerity Obama takes all and America will become a
European-style socialist system. Now is not the time for platitudes and ideas that aren't well thought out, but sound cool.
Boehner changing thw batting order should be pretty obvious about the contribution tea party and social conservatives are making. There is room for
common ground, not making puerile demands.
The old empire is the one that was creeated in the wake of Soviet Union and the US became the monopolar power.
Read up on Barry Goldwater and Goldwater conservatism. You will embarass yourself less in the future.