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Old May 24th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Has the Republican party just recently gone anti climate change, anti-Obamacare, etc.

Interesting piece. Might be somewhat biased as most things political usually are, but some of the facts are just undeniable. While I'm familiar with some of the examples used, others were new to me. Anyway, the question comes up, how many of today's Democrats are on the issues yesteryear's Republicans and how many Republicans today have just abandoned what they once stood for in recent years?

Josh Barro didn?t leave conservatism. Conservatism left Josh Barro.
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Old May 24th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Interesting piece. Might be somewhat biased as most things political usually are, but some of the facts are just undeniable. While I'm familiar with some of the examples used, others were new to me. Anyway, the question comes up, how many of today's Democrats are on the issues yesteryear's Republicans and how many Republicans today have just abandoned what they once stood for in recent years?

Josh Barro didn?t leave conservatism. Conservatism left Josh Barro.
Some points to ponder.
The last 5 years I have had to vote more on what I did not like than what I wanted. I never liked Joe Biden or his ideas from the way back in the day. So now Obama seems to want to travel the same path.

1. I have few choices when voting. Vote in support of a "president" that I would not support to run animal control for the county.

2. Just not vote.

3.Vote for anyone willing to tangle him up until his time is up.

I usually go with no. 3.
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Old May 24th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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I don't really care about the parties or conservative vs. liberal anymore. I've said and explained it many times. At the end of the day, climate change is a real threat according to the facts, healthcare costs are a concern, economic recovery is needed, etc. We know the problems for the most part. We can try solutions based on the data or stick to political talking points. I'll choose the former.

This post just shows the absurdity of politics and possibly one of the reasons why the GOP is struggling so much- the GOP isn't what it was 15 years ago- part of the Democrat party might actually be what the GOP was 15 years ago. Just found that interesting.

As for the problems, I like the pro-monetary action proposals for economic recovery (generally I like what Bernanke and company has done), I think a carbon tax (not cap and trade) could be a good idea if implemented properly, and I think Obamacare does some things right and some things wrong as far as healthcare goes- I think more reform is still needed, particularly pro-market measures and things to offset practice liabilities and education costs.
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