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warpig
09-15-2010, 09:52 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100915/ap_on_el_gu/us_clinton_minnesota_governor


MINNEAPOLIS Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the Republican Party is embracing "ideology over evidence" and pushing out pragmatic voices that would make even his White House successor seem like a liberal.

Clinton, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Minneapolis, said there was no mistaking that Republicans have tacked hard right and questioned whether former President George W. Bush would fit in among the party's candidates this year.

"A lot of their candidates today, they make him look like a liberal," Clinton told an enthusiastic crowd at a downtown hotel as he campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton.

Clinton pointed to the tea party movement's influence on the GOP.

"The Boston Tea Party was protesting abuse of power. This is now trading public power for the abuse of private power," Clinton said, just as a tea party-backed candidate was declared the winner Tuesday night in Delaware's hotly contested Republican primary for U.S. Senate

Rockntractor
09-15-2010, 09:59 PM
Are they finally catching on that W wasn't the conservatives dream president?:confused:

lacarnut
09-15-2010, 11:03 PM
Are they finally catching on that W wasn't the conservatives dream president?:confused:

I betcha in the Democrats wildest dreams did they think they could steam roll Bush and the Repubs into spending like drunken sailors.

Wei Wu Wei
09-16-2010, 12:08 PM
They're catching that all this new conservatism tea party nonsense is holding up an idelaistic standard that even the republicans will not meet (but they sure as well will vote for them anyway).

what people post here and what people want at tea pareties is a fantsasy, nethe party holds up to that standard so they are mostly irrellevent, but regardless of reality, they all consistently vote Republican, so it's at least helping one political party

hampshirebrit
09-16-2010, 12:16 PM
They're catching that all this new conservatism tea party nonsense is holding up an idelaistic standard that even the republicans will not meet (but they sure as well will vote for them anyway).

what people post here and what people want at tea pareties is a fantsasy, nethe party holds up to that standard so they are mostly irrellevent, but regardless of reality, they all consistently vote Republican, so it's at least helping one political party


Judging by all the spelling errors, you've just got hold of some new weed, haven't you. :rolleyes:

Articulate_Ape
09-16-2010, 05:32 PM
They're catching that all this new conservatism tea party nonsense is holding up an idelaistic standard that even the republicans will not meet (but they sure as well will vote for them anyway).

what people post here and what people want at tea pareties is a fantsasy, nethe party holds up to that standard so they are mostly irrellevent, but regardless of reality, they all consistently vote Republican, so it's at least helping one political party

The real fantasy is/was that some 25% of Americans, who are Liberal by their own admission, have been pulling the wool over the eyes of Independents and calling the shots over a nation that is made up of an overwhelmingly conservative population. In short, it took giving the Liberals (Obama & Co.) a chance to show their true stripes to waken the sleeping giant.

You may think it's a fantasy, WWW, but I can assure you that it is far more real than the smoke and mirrors your side has been employing for so long. Both the establishment Democrats and the establishment GOP need to come to grips with the fact that the tail isn't wagging the dog anymore.

Over and out.

swirling_vortex
09-16-2010, 06:36 PM
They're catching that all this new conservatism tea party nonsense is holding up an idelaistic standard that even the republicans will not meet (but they sure as well will vote for them anyway).

what people post here and what people want at tea pareties is a fantsasy, nethe party holds up to that standard so they are mostly irrellevent, but regardless of reality, they all consistently vote Republican, so it's at least helping one political party
The ideological standard compared to what though? Liberalism is an ideology too, but its roots came from the belief that government as a whole was a good force and it was something that should be viewed as a controlling force against those who were viewed as "bad", such as business. Conservatism draws from two items: Conservation of power and the Constitution, which views government power as a dangerous weapon. Clearly the progressives have had at least a century to prove themselves that their way was better, but it is rapidly becoming apparent that our Founding Fathers were correct. The fantasy comes from those who think that you can defy simple rules of economics and accounting. Central planning is no match for a free market system.