Monday, September 1, 2014

Republicans and the Tea Party Legacy...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth



Republicans in Congress love to say ‘no.’ Those are just facts, they’re facts of life. They say ‘no’ to everything.” Barrack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America

Well, when you look at just the facts it is true. For the most part republicans do say no to damn near everything. Even when it makes a modicum of sense to say yes. It is then only natural for rational individuals to consider that republicans have an agenda not necessarily related to what may be in the best interests of the nation.

Something about the republican form of government, as well as our history, informs us that compromise for the purpose of arriving at the solution that is most representative of the will of the people was the intent of the founders. However, today a minority can hold our nation hostage to special interests whose aim are not necessarily in the best interests of our people and the nation.

Republicans, once a respected and honorable party have become synonymous with obstruction and gridlock. I say this as a past Vice Chairman of my prior locales Republican Town Committee as well as a delegate to a Massachusetts state republican convention. In as much as it pains me to say so the national republican party has become a disgrace to the republican form of government and a hindrance to the growth of our middle class and thus our nation at large.

While the democratic party is not the savior by any stretch of the imagination it is high time that independent thinking individuals reassess just what direction they believe the nation needs to take and act accordingly. Reassessment must include the potential advantages of a viable multi party system and possibly a parliamentarian form of government. In light of the gridlock and special interest influence that has become our American Political Reality drastic and even novel possibilities must be considered.

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Via: Memeorandum

16 comments:

  1. Well it's all just so depressing. Won't you join me in a nice end of the summer season nightcap? I like a splash of Dewar's Highland Honey over the rocks. The hell with everything else. Cheers!

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  2. It would be my pleasure!

    Cheers... !!!

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  3. On a different note.

    Are the neo cons, the socons, and the plain old cons taking over the republican party?

    There sure are many days when it seems so is there not?

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    1. Reminds us of back in the day. John Birch Society:
      "After an early rise in membership and influence, efforts by people like conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. and National Review led the JBS to be identified as a fringe element of the conservative movement, mostly in fear of the radicalization of the American right" IMO, it
      seems the 'fringe' has become mainstream.

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    2. No more and no less than the left-fringe of the 1960s became dominant on the other side, also, BB.

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    3. JBS members are today's blue dog democrats.

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    4. Just what 60's left fringe issues are mainstream democratic policies today, dmarks?

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    5. Switching the subject Jerry? You made your claim about specific individuals, not policies.

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  4. Instead of "are", I should have said "would have been". Most of them are probably dead now anyway. And it is not about people, but the policies that they expouse. But you know that. You just can't answer my question.

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    1. Of course many of the 60s counter culture ideas became mainstream, especially among today's Dems. And yes I sometimes agree with them.

      Rather unlike the complete disconnect between the John Birchers and the recent near-left Blue Dogs.

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  5. The Republicans of today are a far cry from the Republicans of yesteryear (Jacob Javits, Jerry Ford, Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, John Heinz, Ed Brooke, Chuck Percy, Nelson Rockefeller, Dick Schweiker, Stew McKinney, Bill Cohen, etc.) - that much is true. But I think that the same thing can be said about Democrats in that I'm really not seeing all that much Dennis DeConcini, Howell Heflin, Sam Nunn, William Proxmire, Bennett Johnston, David Boren, Lee Hamilton, Sam Irvin, John Glenn, etc. in the tactics and strategies of Nancy Pelosi, Alan Grayson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, etc., either.

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    1. "But I think that the same thing can be said about Democrats...."

      Or Farrakhan disciple Keith Ellison (D-Gaza), who also supports the KKK-like group, the Black Panthers. A real nasty piece of work. I also found out that he was one of the speakers at the million bigot march to honor Farrakhan and his war against the Jews and others of those considered to be inferior races.

      As for Heflin, my respect for him did drop a lot when I recalled that he was the buffoon who made Robert Bork's beard one of the main interrogation points of that ridiculous nomination hearing.

      Replace him in your list with.... Paul Simon, how's that?

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    2. Simon was a decent fellow. Maybe a tad too liberal. How 'bout Doug Wilder, the first black governor of Virginia? The dude's an honorable man and probably a little more of a centrist.

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    3. And you know what, you could probably throw Jimmy Carter into the mix as well. I mean, I know that he's alienated both of us with some of his recent Middle-Eastern rantings but as the Governor of Georgia and eventually President, the dude was anything but a liberal and he even confessed (to Larry King) to having a better working relationship with the Republicans than he did with the Democrats.

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    4. I wonder if he really hates Jews as his words reveal, or Carter is just old and feeble minded and has no idea what he says.

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  6. Mostly the responsible and reputable republicans have given way to the Tea Party fringe, some call them baggers, which actually is a just label methinks.

    Self destruction is a pathetic process and it provides now joy in the watching.

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