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LWW
06-19-2011, 02:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rick Perry</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>"It saddens me when sometimes my fellow Republicans duck and cover in the face of pressure from the left. Our party cannot be all things to all people. Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let's quit trying to curry favor with them!"</span> </div></div>
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>HEAR HEAR! (http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/18/perry_left_never_going_to_like_us_so_lets_stop_try ing_to_curry_favor_with_them.html)</span>

So called compromise with the far left has brought civilization to the precipice of a new dark age.

Soflasnapper
06-19-2011, 04:29 PM
Bush the lesser surely heard this lesson, in his father's WH, when James A. Baker, III memorably said:

'F*** the Jews, they don't vote for us anyway.'

LWW
06-20-2011, 03:08 AM
What does this have to do with the topic at hand ... other than to further convince me that Perry was right?

Soflasnapper
06-20-2011, 02:36 PM
I saw no fear from W about the left.

Whatever compromises he made to conservative principles were done out of self-interest, seeking to appeal to the sweet spot of America, the middle group who are not red-hots of any description.

Those people are relatively turned off by either sides' red-hots. So W came up with 'compassionate conservatism' as a PR move, to blur the choice between himself and Gore to the middle group which wasn't paying attention.

Whereas Father Bush didn't mind playing a little hardball with the Israelis, W went all in with support for the Likud and Zionism, elevating all those former lower level officials of Reagan's and Father Bush's administration to key higher level positions. (Wolfowitz, Perle, Doug Feith, etc.)

LWW
06-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Ohhh ... my ... GAWD!!!!

George Walker Bush was a statist/leftist in far more ways than he wasn't.

Had he wore the golden (D) the left would have placed him amongst the highest level of their Godkings.

llotter
06-20-2011, 06:21 PM
The thing that bothers me about Perry is his history of not only being a Democrat but I think he managed Gore's campaign in TX. I worry about his conservative creds and I am hoping to find a candidate who won't buckle and compromise.

Qtec
06-21-2011, 01:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> statist </div></div>

Boy, you love that word but what does it mean to you?

Q

LWW
06-21-2011, 03:56 AM
I have many of the same concerns, but that doesn't change the bare truth.

LWW
06-21-2011, 03:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> statist </div></div>

Boy, you love that word but what does it mean to you?

Q </div></div>

That people like you are dangerous.

Qtec
06-21-2011, 04:34 AM
Another super-pathetic excuse for an answer. Its a simple question.

You keep calling people statist's. What do you mean by that.

Its not a trick question.

Q

LWW
06-21-2011, 04:49 AM
Was it over your head ... again?

Let me attempt to dumb it down to your level.

Their are people who believe in the US style constitutional republic, where liberty is paramount and the state should exist in a size only large enough to defend society from a descent into anarchy.

Then there are people who believe that people only have the rights that the state tolerates them having, and that the state is virtually unlimited. In this group are communists, socialists, fascists, monarchists, ad all others who believe in an oligarchy.

I am in group #1 and represent no threat to your liberty, in fact I am among those who would defend your liberty as leftists in general do not see liberty as worthy of defense.

You, OTOH, are in group #2 and your ideology represents a clear and present danger top all who love freedom.

Clear enough?