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posted by Carol Platt Liebau at 8:47 AM
Mrs. Liebau, I have to tell you that I have a serious issue with the idea of a GOP.We are talking about a party that has managed to elect three of the worst Presidents of the century: Harding, Reagan and our current President. All three of whom are fiscally incompetant and terrible in regards to foreign policy.As someone who once considered the notion of becoming a Republican, before I became a devout Libertarian, I realized that it is impossible for a party based on the idea of likeability to function. If you are going to elect an official because you like him the best, you should be voting for homecoming king, not for the president of the United States of America.There was a time when the Republican party was the best party in the history of this country. The abolished slavery and took a stand for that fundamental American idea: "FREEDOM!" It was the original idea that ignited the party, but has become completely destroyed by the McCarthy-an policy of that is currently raping the freedoms of the common man this party claims to represent.We are talking about a party that has done everything from monitor phone calls and emails without congressional approval to out CIA operatives for being related to someone who takes an opposing stance (and Valerie Plame Wilson isn't the only one).You want to talk about a party for the common man, then I will agree with you that it is not the Democrats, but it is also not the Republicans. Which really means that we should be wondering: If the GOP isn't representing the common man, and the liberals aren't doing it, then who is?
Carol, Dems and money. FDR was not poor, nor was JFK.WC and HC are not poor.The last Dem who spoke of the poor was William Jenning Bryan"You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."How times have changed.
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