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May 15, 2013

Just Who Are These Republicans?

Filed under: History,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:37 pm
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One hundred and fifty years ago the Republicans were for abolition of slavery; now they have white supremacists vetting their immigration plans. One hundred years ago, Republicans were progressives; now they think progressives are socialists. Seventy-five years ago Republicans were isolationists working feverishly to keep us out of World War II; now they start unnecessary wars and are calling for more. (Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.) For very many years Republicans were the “party of fiscal responsibility,” yet the Bush administration spent money like a drunken sailor and every Republican president has increased the national debt more (proportionately and absolutely) than the previous Democratic president. And Republicans have always considered their party to be a true blue, major American political party, but lately they have been acting like a third world minority party, acting out of spite, with no real ideas, and no attempts to work with the administration to help the American people. Instead, their only idea is obstruct, obstruct, obstruct, undermining our system of government.

Who are these guys? And why do they have the right to call themselves Republicans?

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8 Comments »

  1. The answer you’re looking for is found in the word, “Gerrymander”

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    Comment by john zande — May 16, 2013 @ 8:35 am | Reply

    • More like salamander, slimy politicians slithering around seeking power for who know what purpose . . . oh, I know, getting rich by helping rich “friends.”

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      Comment by stephenpruis — May 16, 2013 @ 9:39 am | Reply

      • But gerrymandering allows that! It means the dumbest of the dumb can get easily into office, and once there the backroom bandits play their games vicariously through these idiots.

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        Comment by john zande — May 16, 2013 @ 9:42 am | Reply

        • Yeah, I want to wrest the construction of political districts from the political parties. A computer could do a much better job.

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          Comment by stephenpruis — May 16, 2013 @ 9:48 am | Reply

  2. Ahh. The negative consequences of social dynamics.

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — May 16, 2013 @ 10:42 am | Reply


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