#1 Bill Clinton: New-look GOP makes Bush look liberal09-15-2010, 10:52 PM
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"What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
"Liberals are the type of people who go on safari and wonder why they can't get out and pet the lions..."- warpig
09-15-2010, 10:59 PM
Are they finally catching on that W wasn't the conservatives dream president?
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09-16-2010, 01:08 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
09-16-2010, 06:32 PM
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.
09-16-2010, 07:36 PM
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