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    Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.

    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    These aren't republicans...they are obviously democrat lite.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    These aren't republicans...they are obviously democrat lite.
    You voted for them.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    After 50,000 years slavery ended when America began!. Do you understand?

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.

    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?
    Neither party has ever been concerned with it qhen they are in power. Besides, a balanced budget and illegal abotion would be deadly to the GOP as they would have nothing to run on.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
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    After 50,000 years slavery ended when America began!. Do you understand?

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    There is no such thing as "fiscal conservatism" anymore, nor is it very plausible for there to be such an ideology in today's political climate, social and economic condition, what have you. Treasury promises of any kind are too much of a commodity to exchange for a vote from someone, centralizing aristocracy.

    The term "social conservatism" is nothing more than a euphemism for theocratic intentions by applying the power of governance to force ideological perceptions onto those that disagree, further marginalizing a target minority as a means to isolate them.
    "Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.

    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?
    Republicans say a lot of things.

    So do Democrats.

    They are both just different sides of the same coin.

    Since Clinton left office, Federal Spending has doubled.

    There is no difference in the stink coming out of Washington DC regardless of which gang of thieves is in control of the purse.
    Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, ...every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. -George Orwell

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.

    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?
    Prior to the year 2000 the Republican Party was both fiscally and socially conservative. In 5 years they managed to balance the budget that had a $450 billion deficit in 1994. It was also the Republican Party that enacted the major Welfare Reform Act of 1996 with a veto-proof majority. However, all that changed after the 2000 General Election. Newt Gingrich was no longer Speaker of the House and Rep. Kasich was no longer Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. Since 2000 there has been absolutely no difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both are equally fiscally irresponsible, and have been for the last 20 years.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.
    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?
    A single data point
    There's a DP poster who told me that having politicians adhere to conservative principles don't matter to them (the poster) any more.
    Only winning mattered.
    Therefore they were willing to accept politicians who acted like Democrats so long as they (the politicians) won.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You voted for them.
    No I didn't.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by rickc View Post
    I have always wondered why they claimed that title while running up trillions of dollars in debt.

    Do Republicans just ignore the fiscal side of conservatism and focus on church, abortion, hating gays and other issues. Is that what conservatism means to republicans?
    ...Many Republicans arent', actually, all that conservatives?

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