When you're the president, and you're the one who has to decide to get involved militarily and risk escalation to a general thermonuclear exchange which would destroy America and most of human civilization just to stop Russia from invading a country next door, THEN you can tell all America how your way is best.Diplomacy my ass. Obama telling Putin to not invade Ukraine, christ Putin tells Obama to jump and how high.
Fortunately, none of our presidents - even Reagan, even Dubya himself - have been that idiotic.
And you are once more showing your complete ignorance of the South. The Deep South has always been strongly conservative. YES, it was once the Democratic "Solid South", but that was back in the days before polarization of the parties, when there were conservatives and liberals in BOTH parties. If you would read your American history, you'd find that until not long before WWI, the Democrats were generally much more conservative than the Republicans.I could respond to all these but no sense, but I will comment on the Civil War, as you know was because of southern liberals did not want to give up their slaves. Yes liberals enslaving black people.
I've already discussed how my family knew U.S. senator John O. Eastland, how my grandmother sold moonshine for him. He was a Democrat...and he was a very, very strong CONSERVATIVE.
What changed? Read up on Nixon's "Southern Strategy", and unlearn the BS you've been spoon-fed by Faux News and noted chickenhawk Rush Limbaugh.
AND YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T READ MY POST. If you did, you would have seen the following line: "Note that there are wars where I do NOT blame our lack of diplomacy, like WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and of course the Civil War." Our involvement in WWII was NOT mostly due to a lack of diplomacy - I never said it was. To be sure, in the years leading up to the war, FDR did commit the diplomatic sin of cutting off Japan's access to oil without giving them what would have been (in Japanese eyes) viable options - he didn't "give the enemy a golden parachute", a way out that would have allowed them to save face. But this by itself does not by any means excuse what Japan did - Pearl Harbor was NOT the result of failed diplomacy, and I NEVER said it was. That's only YOUR freaking fantasy, guy.Your a Navy man so you say, yet your comrades died at Pearl Harbor banging on the hulls of their ships trying to escape with no way out. And you blame it on lack of diplomacy. Navy man my ass.
So when you learn your history, and when you learn to respect those who have worn the uniform to protect YOUR ass, come back and talk to me. Until then, I hold you in the same contempt as I do those who spat on the veterans returning from Vietnam.