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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Well thank you for the compliment, but I would hardly be a good writer, as I rail against Spelling and Grammar Nazis, on a regular basis.
    That last comma was unnecessary.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That last comma was unnecessary.
    Actually, was the first comma actually necessary? That would have made the last two correct. No?

    Or, maybe.....

    Well, thank you for the compliment, but I would hardly be a good writer as I rail against Spelling and Grammar Nazis on a regular basis.


    Grammar. Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!

    If my grammar teacher wasn't such a bitch I might have learned that in school. It's all her fault!

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Powell cautions that, does he?

    Is there any particular reason we should heed the political acumen of a man who endorsed his last pick based solely on race?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    There are still a handful of hold-outs that insist that the GOP needs to go the hard right to gain back the support of the American people.
    Well, duh, we're Americans, naturally we know what has to be done to regain the trust and support of us.

    No leftwing turd can credibly claim to be a real American, so how the hell would they know what's needed to gain our trust?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Powell cautions that, does he?

    Is there any particular reason we should heed the political acumen of a man who endorsed his last pick based solely on race?
    Though I might tend to agree, we'd both have a hard time proving that. I don't think we can.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, duh, we're Americans, naturally we know what has to be done to regain the trust and support of us.

    No leftwing turd can credibly claim to be a real American, so how the hell would they know what's needed to gain our trust?
    That was so profound.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Isn't "spreading democracy throughout the world" exactly what the US has been doing since WWII? In an effort to thwart communism?

    "Neocon" is nothing more than a word used to insult people we don't like.
    Neocon began to be used during the Reagan administration and resurged during the Bush administration to describe those who supported toppling the leadership of a nation in order to set-up a democracy. If we have been doing that since WWII, tell me what nations we invaded, occuppied and attempted to establish democracies in prior to Iraq.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Most definitely, if Obama's deficit spending does not payback in spades with more job creation, revenue increases, cheaper healthcare and the like, a solid fiscal conservative, with a middle stance on the other issues will be in a good position to win the office.
    One can't be a real "fiscal conservative" and have a deer-in-the-headlights, middle-of-the-road "moddddderate" stance on "the other" issues.

    Saying health care is the patient's problem, not his neighbors is a fiscally conservative position, and ain't jack that's "moddddderate" about it.

    Saying "you dude, you signed the friggin' mortgage, pay it or get out" is the proper fiscally conservative position, and again, it makes all the "moddddderates" squeal like the little girls they are. (Now I'll have to apologize to my little girls for insulting them.)

    Saying "you're absolutely right, the rest of world hates us, and after all this time, too. So let's stop wasting our tax dollars on trying to buy their love and affection via our foreign aid" is a perfectly sensible fiscally conservative position. Any president saying such a thing would have been wise to invest heavily in adult diapers stocks, becuase he'll have just made all the "moddddderates" pee their pants.

    Saying "the Cold War is over, France and Germany continually and deliberately act against our best interests and under no circumstances can they be trusted. So we're dropping out of NATO and bringing our troops back to our shores, Europe can fight it's own wars from now on, with great financial savings" and this fiscally conservative and eminently wise foreign policy will make all the "moddddderates" who keep moaning (still) that the US isn't supposed to be the poe-leece-man of da world crap their pants.

    It's eminent and perfect fiscally conservative sense to say "that damn invasion from Mexico is costing us a fortune, so we're going to put an end to it by arresting everyone that hires an invader and fining them so much they'll have to dress up in a barrel, and a cheap plastic barrel at that, not one of those expensive antique coopered barrels." After all, even a friggin' fiscal conservative understands what "illegal" means and it's perfectly moderate to tell the free loaders to hit the road.

    There aren't very many "moddddderate" positions that aren't actually left-wing positions, and damn few of those are compatible with any sane concept of fiscal conservatism.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That was so profound.
    Must be. You people can't seem to figure it out.

    Did y'all ever consider moving to a country that has the same political views as you people instead of trying to steal this one? You don't like Cuba or something?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    One can't be a real "fiscal conservative" and have a deer-in-the-headlights, middle-of-the-road "moddddderate" stance on "the other" issues.

    Saying health care is the patient's problem, not his neighbors is a fiscally conservative position, and ain't jack that's "moddddderate" about it.

    Saying "you dude, you signed the friggin' mortgage, pay it or get out" is the proper fiscally conservative position, and again, it makes all the "moddddderates" squeal like the little girls they are. (Now I'll have to apologize to my little girls for insulting them.)

    Saying "you're absolutely right, the rest of world hates us, and after all this time, too. So let's stop wasting our tax dollars on trying to buy their love and affection via our foreign aid" is a perfectly sensible fiscally conservative position. Any president saying such a thing would have been wise to invest heavily in adult diapers stocks, becuase he'll have just made all the "moddddderates" pee their pants.

    Saying "the Cold War is over, France and Germany continually and deliberately act against our best interests and under no circumstances can they be trusted. So we're dropping out of NATO and bringing our troops back to our shores, Europe can fight it's own wars from now on, with great financial savings" and this fiscally conservative and eminently wise foreign policy will make all the "moddddderates" who keep moaning (still) that the US isn't supposed to be the poe-leece-man of da world crap their pants.

    It's eminent and perfect fiscally conservative sense to say "that damn invasion from Mexico is costing us a fortune, so we're going to put an end to it by arresting everyone that hires an invader and fining them so much they'll have to dress up in a barrel, and a cheap plastic barrel at that, not one of those expensive antique coopered barrels." After all, even a friggin' fiscal conservative understands what "illegal" means and it's perfectly moderate to tell the free loaders to hit the road.

    There aren't very many "moddddderate" positions that aren't actually left-wing positions, and damn few of those are compatible with any sane concept of fiscal conservatism.

    Everything you brought-up, save foreign policy and immigration ARE fiscal policies. For immigration, anyone should be against making illegal citizenship harder.

    On Europe and NATO, I think you are naive to think that the U.S. can pull out over Iraq and be safe. The Shanghai Corporation Organization exists between Asian nations and Russia in order to balance the U.S.'s power. So if we do it your way and say, "up yours," to Europe, we will isolate ourselves to the point of vulnerability. Then you real men of war will have to watch the U.S. become marginalized economically and militarily.

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