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Old 02-04-2013, 02:51 AM   #29
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Maybe people would believe Republicans were fiscal conservatives except the Bush administration spent like raped apes and wouldn't put the cost of two wars on the books. Fiscal conservatives? Yeah right. When pigs fly.



Well, things can change. Maybe its best they do as the current Republicans seem to be in real trouble. The Brits seem to do OK with a multi-party system. We can probably do as well.
Britain has a sort of two-and-a-bit party system. Our Liberal Democrat Party is really a "none of the above" box. That's why I vote for them. I was a bit disappointed when they got into government, though actually I think they've cramped the Tory style and that's a damn good thing. I dread the idea of Cameron in office without a coalition partner; he's bad enough when he's got a coalition partner.

I wonder if history will remember George W Bush as a Republican at all. He was more like a Whig. He saw himself as a moderniser, when in reality he was promoting an archaic economic model; the Reaganomics trickle down theory. His education policies were pietistic, promoting religious contamination of science, the so-called creationism, intelligent design, dogmas which were taught in Sunday school before Charles Darwin published; ignorance and bullshit taught to kids who deserve to be taught verifiable truth. This was some sick re-wind from Inherit the Wind. Eisenhower and Nixon would have stamped out this crap from their administration. It was Reagan who first sucked up to the religio-fascist right in the form of the Reverend Pat Robertson and the Moral Majority.

Fiscal conservatives in todays world should vote Democrat. In fact, most of them probably did.
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