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    Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    While this debate is an OBVIOUS Liberal media campaign to support the idiotic notion that this Country is moving LEFT and Democrats are apparently seizing power that will lead to a two decade majority; I would like to send this message to misguided person like Powell who CLAIM they have not left the Republican Party and that the Party must look more like the Democrats to be relevant.

    Nothing could be further from the TRUTH Mr. Powell; and while I did have great respect for your service under two Republican Presidents, your position and claims are false and indeed farcical.

    First your claim that you are a Republican; I assure you that NO ONE with Conservative Values could have endorsed an inexperienced community Organizing Liberal Leftist like Obama. The notion that you have a Conservative bone left in your body requires the willful suspension of disbelief.

    Secondly, your claims that Cheney and Rush Limbaugh are somehow causing a rightward lurch in the Republican Party require an equal suspension of disbelief.

    Rush and Dick Cheney didn't invent Conservatism; they represent it in their comments and statements and are 100% correct about your political positions.

    The notion that the Republicans should become MORE like the Democrats for the pure reason to "appeal" to more voters in order to get elected is light-years’ away from what the ideology represents. The notion that I or any other TRUE Conservative would be a member of a party that parrots Democrats in trying to be anything you want it to be for the pure purpose of getting "elected" is the reason you SHOULD take Dick's advice and just change your affiliation. The notion that you have a say in Republican primaries concerns me.

    We do not NEED to become LIKE the Democrats; the Republican Party NEEDS to go back to its core principles and become Conservative again.

    I am always amused by moderates like you who fall for the Liberal media's false portrayal of people like Bush. They claim he was a BIG spender and just Democrat "light." Then on the other hand brand him as some incarnation of evil for actually doing what he says he will do.

    Colin, trust me when I say this; Rush speaks more for my views and values than YOU will ever do and which is the reason he has so much influence among REAL Conservatives. So do yourself and the Republicans a favor; sign up with the Democrats whom you now endorse and support. We don't want or need you or people like you in the party and if it means we should wander in the political wilderness until people can be reminded why Liberals should be relegated to the fringes of political power again; so be it.

    Carry on sir and thank you for your great service to this Great Nation; I am sure the Democrats will welcome you with open arms just as they did with Alen Spector and use your defection as propaganda to suggest that the nation is now Liberal.


    Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right
    The former secretary of State aims his remarks at conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, who he says is stifling debate on the party's future.

    Reporting from Washington -- Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell warned Sunday that ideological conservatives, particularly radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, had gained a hold over the Republican Party that risked driving the GOP into an extended exile from power.

    Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right - Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    I have always believed that Colin Powell was a covert member of our left wing conspiracy to destroy America. Glad you confirmed it for me.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    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. What they can't seem to get into thier thick skulls is, that is how they lost the people in the first place.

    Oh well. There aren't enough of them to worry about anyways. Maybe there are enough of them left to maintain Rush's salary, but not enough of them to elect a dog catcher.

    But they can always come here to vent. We'll listen. <snicker.>








    Let 'em whine. Who cares? America has spoken. Get over it.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have always believed that Colin Powell was a covert member of our left wing conspiracy to destroy America. Glad you confirmed it for me.
    I have no idea how you can attribute such an absolute pile a BS to anything I have stated above; but then honesty and substance have never been your MO during your short time on DP.

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    Hey Truth Detector, there just one line of truth

    in your entire rant and this is it =
    "Rush and Dick Cheney didn't invent Conservatism

    the restis, well let's just say that we do not use those type of words in polite company!!! LOL
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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    The only conservatives that I feel will even stand a chance are real fiscal conservatives. War hungry Neo-cons and social conservatives are dead as doornails politically. RIP

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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. What they can't seem to get into thier thick skulls is, that is how they lost the people in the first place.

    Oh well. There aren't enough of them to worry about anyways. Maybe there are enough of them left to maintain Rush's salary, but not enough of them to elect a dog catcher.

    But they can always come here to vent. We'll listen. <snicker.>

    Let 'em whine. Who cares? America has spoken. Get over it.
    I am curious about this perception of "hard right" however. Who is defining these formerly Liberalist political beliefs that were expressed during the founding of this nation as being something remotely close to "hard right?"

    Here is what the definition of Liberalism is which I am highlighting the principles I think best describes Conservative Principles and best represented by the Republican Party and where it needs to get back to, but I hardly believe in the notion it is "hard right:"

    Main Entry: liberalism !li-b(u-)ru-+li-zum
    Pronunciation: \ ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm \
    Function: noun
    Date: 1819
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    1. 1 the quality or state of being liberal

    2 a. often capitalized a movement in modern Protestantism emphasizing intellectual liberty and the spiritual and ethical content of Christianity b. a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard c. a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties d. capitalized the principles and policies of a Liberal party

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The only conservatives that I feel will even stand a chance are real fiscal conservatives. War hungry Neo-cons and social conservatives are dead as doornails politically. RIP
    Exactly... Goldwater conservatives are what we need. Not these psuedo-conservative, self-rightous, nosey, anti-American, busy-bodies that want to dictate to all how they should live.

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    Re: Hey Truth Detector, there just one line of truth

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    in your entire rant and this is it =
    "Rush and Dick Cheney didn't invent Conservatism

    the restis, well let's just say that we do not use those type of words in polite company!!! LOL
    I see that not only do you NOT attempt to deal in coherent or substantive thoughts, but you also misuse the term "rant" in a deliberate attempt to provoke:

    Main Entry: rant !rant
    Pronunciation: \ ˈrant \
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    intransitive verb
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    1. to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

    2. to scold vehemently transitive verb

    transitive verb
    to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion


    Come back when you can do more than blather such uninformed provocative hyperbole.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Colin Powell had a moderate, if not left-wing, Republican in John McCain to support this election, yet he chose to support Barack Obama instead.

    Why?

    (this very question was posed by Rush Limbaugh himself on his radio program, but since none of the people who bash him on a daily basis actually listen to talk radio, I'll post his question here.)

    P.S. You can call me a fat, drug addict if it makes you feel any better.

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