Last edited by Fiddytree; 06-02-09 at 02:57 PM.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Should we count Powell's slide to the left?
The Republicans needed him because the media demands token blacks wherever they can find a spot to put one in. Powell was perfect for the job. Not on the right, that makes the media happy, not too black, that makes the media nervous, and he's usually good at following orders, like a good Tom should.
Face facts: recessions are not caused by the government allowing the citizen to keep more of his own money.
WWI wrecked their economies.
Naturally, state lotteries, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, beer and liquor taxes, sales taxes, plastic grocery bag taxes, soda taxes, fat food taxes, etc, are all geared towards milking the poor, not the wealthy, and they're all areas the liberal politician is exploring to find more revenue.
Powell wants to pretend, for reasons that probably have to do with sucking up to the new Kenyah president, that the problems the GOP is having are the result of the GOP NOT moving far enough to the left to scrape off the few Americans it had left in the party.