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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    you don't seriously think we're going to waste our time by reading it twice, do you?......if you changed something, tell us what it is.....that way we don't have to point out your ignorance twice....
    When we go into our heads we come out with ourselves. I would never expect conservatives to change or to read something and not form it into their own conceptions and misconceptions. The point of the piece is for others who are not yet completely formed in their thoughts and for myself to see if I am right and if this history is accurate as far as it goes. Hopefully some who read it will look further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune View Post
    That's why we have a thread going on with the same title. Thanks for lumping me together with yurt by the way.
    i forgot about this thread. but i see rune is still full retard. where did midcan lump you and me together?

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    i see rune is too embarrassed to address his mistake.

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    Not sure what the dialogue above was about or even what it referred to?

    Addendum and still consistent with republican policy failures.

    'Sabotage: How the Republican Party Crippled America's Economic Recovery'

    "America paid a terrible price for the Republicans' intransigence. Whether they were deliberately damaging the economy or simply incompetent at making policy, the effect was clear: sabotage of the recovery, and a wound that would not heal for millions of American households." Daniel Altman
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    Default after 2012 election update

    Republican Ideology the Past One Hundred Years (Work in Progress)

    Please check later posts for any updates - and if some area can be improved please pm me or post period and policy. rev 08/14/13

    "...Ideology makes men fight for their servitude as stubbornly as though it were their salvation." Deleuze/Guattari

    Roaring Twenties, America turns inward after WWI, laissez faire economics prevail
    Harding reduces taxes on the wealthy to spur growth
    Three consecutive republican administrations, supply side economy, little regulation
    Republicans align themselves with big business
    Coolidge administration incompetent while speculation takes hold of nation
    Hoover elected in landslide
    Coolidge/Hoover presidencies, bubble mentality assures wall street speculation growth
    Wall Street grows out of control, everyone wants in
    Wall street market exchange cannot control speculative mood
    Bubble bursts, banks collapse, investment trusts collapse, economy starts long downward spiral
    Unable to control speculation wall street equally ineffective in controlling crash
    Banking industry attempts control of securities crash
    Republican policies fail to find workable solutions
    Great Depression begins and shows weakness of American business and economic base
    Hoover a businessman gets advice from the wealthy and National Association of Manufacturers
    Faith in laissez faire crumbles but Hoover remains a believer
    Hoover lowers taxes and attempts to balance budget
    Hoover's policies fail
    FDR elected, first 100 days creates job programs
    FDR creates strong regulatory structure, starts minimum wage at 25 cents
    These are the times of radio and newspapers
    1937 FDR too tries balanced budget, economy declines
    FDR creates the greatest single asset for all Americans: Social Security
    FDR prepares America for the inevitable by funding training for fifty thousand new pilots
    FDR masterfully fought WWII along with Churchill and Stalin
    FDR wins three terms and is ranked by most as the greatest modern American president
    New Deal creates a dynamic economy of technological growth
    GI Bill passes and sets the stage for the growth of education and the middle class
    American Medical Association killed universal health insurance under FDR and Truman
    Fifty years of American exceptionalism follow FDR's presidency
    Truman ends the savagery of World War II with Japan with the ultimate savagery
    Truman employs UN in Korean war effort over fear of communism's spread
    Truman extends New Deal and Civil rights
    WWII end brings prosperity to America due to GI Bill, home growth, and durable goods growth
    High tax rates continue until seventies and eighties
    American corporations support the American worker with pensions and healthcare
    United Nations declaration of universal rights
    Eisenhower ignores right wing war mongering republicans, extends civil rights
    Warren court hands down ruling on public school segregation
    Eisenhower continues progressivism, Vietnam involvement continues from Truman
    Eisenhower's grand idea and job's program, the Interstate highway begins
    Interstate highway is based on Germany's autobahn
    Eisenhower commits to helping South Vietnam
    The 'Cold War' clouds the mind of America creating an atmosphere of fear and distrust
    McCarthyism turns America into a land of fear and finger pointing
    Nixon loses to Kennedy in first television influenced election
    Kennedy buys into ridiculous Bay of Pigs plan from Eisenhower administration
    America's youth gain power prestige and purchasing power
    Advertising, aka propaganda, grows as TV replaces radio
    Business begin its crusade against the New Deal and Unions
    Kennedy reduces taxes for wealthy and corporations to stir growth
    Battle for space with Russia consumes and grows America's technology
    Blacks decide waiting any longer for equality is too long
    Rosa Parks, among others, and Martin Luther King motivate a freedom movement long pass due
    Camelot ends in Dallas
    Lyndon Baines Johnson is swore in
    Goldwater loses big due to perception of irrationality but race now enters politics as divisive element
    LBJ starts big but ends his Great Society administration over a war born of fear
    LBJ foolishly listens to war cries concerning domino effect and tragically involves America in Nam
    LBJ advances civil rights and extended welfare so all Americans can have a little of the pie
    Voter rights extended to all under Johnson Administration
    George Wallace segregationist runs for president in 1968 and 1972
    In the seventies religion combines with business against regulation and civil rights
    Like FDR, Lyndon Baines Johnson moves America a bit closer to fairness and equality
    AMA finally loses, LBJ creates another great American accomplishment Medicare
    Anti-war demonstrations change attitudes and diminish LBJ social achievements
    Nixon elected on law and order platform
    Nixon has secret plan for ending Vietnam but paranoid personality ruins administration
    Nixon end the war in Vietnam and starts the Environmental Protection Agency
    Nixon opens up trade to China and negotiates with Mother Russia
    Internet begins with DOD project to protect communications against Armageddon
    Nixon's paranoid personality and his administration misfits create Watergate
    Fearing impeachment Nixon resigns, Ford takes helm
    Watergate changes campaign financing regulations
    OPEC oil embargo over support for Israel in war
    Carter elected, religion enters politics more openly
    Carter inherits stagflation economy from Nixon / Ford
    The 70's are a time of human rights
    Carter signs onto the deregulation phenomenon
    China begins its economic entry into the global world
    Carter supports Afghanistan against Russian occupation, seeds are set for growth of insurgency terrorism
    CNN and the start of 24 by 7 news begins
    Carter reduces taxes for wealthy and increases military spending
    Iranian militants take Americans captive
    Under supply side economists, taxes become the major political tool of republicans
    PACs grow as corporations seek control of government
    Oil embargo hurts Carter but efforts at energy policy are forgotten as Reagan wins
    Reagan starts the destruction of the middle class in part by making government and regulations the problem
    Cultural issues and dog whistle racist politics join taxes as republican strategies
    Reagan continues the destruction of regulatory agencies that eventually lead to the Great Recession of today
    Reagan reduces taxes for wealthy - corporations and think tanks gain persuasive powers
    Reagan or his administration realize their errors and raise taxes several times, including largest peace time tax
    With bipartisan support, Reagan helps social security remain solvent
    America becomes a debtor nation under Reagan, invades Grenada
    Reagan escapes impeachment over Iran Contra
    Government grows larger under Reagan
    Free market worship fails to recognize reality of global market
    Under Reagan wealth again as it did in the twenties is transferred to the wealthiest Americans
    The middle class shrinks under Reagan and poverty increases
    Bush Sr continuing deregulation predicts banking deregulation will protect taxpayers - think tarp
    Bush Sr experiences effect of Reagan economic policies, economy collapses, real estate boom crash, S&L scandal, bailouts to rescue nation again after republican policies
    Russian communism collapses from age and incompetence that all oligarchies face
    G.H.W. Bush loses to William Jefferson Clinton as Republican policies once more fail the nation
    "It's the economy, stupid." winning Clinton slogan
    Internet commercialization grows as browsers develop and business goes online
    Clinton raises taxes, economy recovers aided by millennium and Internet bubble
    Armies of money and power go after Clinton on healthcare proposal, spending publicly and privately millions
    Clinton buys into financial nonsense, supporting NAFTA, regulatory and welfare reform
    Clinton raises minimum wage and job growth continues
    Government shrinks under Clinton
    Clinton foolishly continues deregulatory policies of republicans
    Phil Gramm Texas, republican senator pushes the Financial Services Act of 1999
    This change in banking law leads to great recession of 2008
    Republicans waste millions on Whitewater fishing investigation
    Ridiculous DADT policy implemented after republican opposition to more open policy
    Clinton moves right and sells out progressive values over welfare and wall street regulation
    Monica and the meaning of 'is' fill the news and blanket real issues
    Republicans with nothing positive for America on their agenda investigate and try to impeach Clinton
    All of the senators voting against the violence against women act were republican men
    Millions are spent to remove a democratically elected president
    Enron scandal, along with many other corporate scandals, demonstrate the need for better regulatory structure
    Gore wins popular vote, republicans fight Florida recount
    Bush-Gore election goes to Bush as SCOTUS moves from interpreters of law to corporate activists
    SCOTUS decides election, rather than the American people
    Bush proves himself inept in all ways, but 911 attack creates fear and more war cries
    Fear again makes America become something it tells itself it is better than
    Bush proves himself an incompetent leader who creates massive debt and war deaths
    Clinton surplus is squandered on tax relief primarily for the wealthy
    Dick Cheney, a draft dodger, and the neocons turn President Bush to war
    'War on Terror' clouds the mind of America creating an atmosphere of insecurity
    Bush, as Reagan did, grows government and creates massive federal debt
    Katrina incompetence represents firsthand the failure of republican governance
    Loss of regulatory structure starting with Reagan and continuing with Clinton and Bush helps creates housing bubble
    Reducing taxes, again as it did in twenties, proves economic bubbles never go away
    Presidents Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, and Bush all reduced taxes Reagan eventually back tracked
    Bush / Cheney invade Iraq based on trumped up propaganda about WMDs and scare tactics
    Real estate bubble bursts over poor investments and just plain greed and stupidity on wall street and investment firms
    Loss of regulatory structures again leads to economic collapse in America and areas of the world
    Immigration issues ignored except in rhetoric, no policy progress
    Great depression fears grow again after eight years of republican governance
    National Association of Manufacturers and other corporations today own congress due to need for election monies
    Bush administration bails out certain investment firms
    Economy collapses under Bush and bailouts are once again required during a republican administration
    One in four children in America suffers hunger
    Job loss and poverty increase again under republican business governance
    Republicans select John McCain for presidential run
    McCain makes fatal mistake of selecting Sarah Palin as running mate
    Republicans (and some democrats) spent a trillion dollars on Iraq but want to reduce spending for needy children
    Palin comes off as comedy character claiming she can see Russia among numerous other gaffes
    The failure of republican policies brings about an election win that once seemed impossible in America
    Obama wins election for 'change' due to the total failure of George W. Bush's conservative policies
    Armies of money and power again mount offensive attacking the American values of justice and fairness represented by Obama
    Election loss creates powerful forces against change of status quo
    Race continues to be an ingredient of American politics for the republicans as voting suppression begins anew by republican governors
    Outsourcing, automation, and downsizing negatively affect job growth in America
    Big money conservatives continue fight against the workings of democracy
    Republicans in congress clearly state their only goal is removal of our democratically elected president
    Barack Obama's election unleashes a movement that creates a third party in America the Tea Party
    Corporations no longer work for America but for profit at any cost to the American worker
    Republican governors and judicial appointees mount war against voter rights and democratic government
    Obama's help of GM and Chrysler is a financial and job saving success
    Republican presidents have worst job record, with the two Bush administrations as the worst
    American job numbers improve slowly under Obama as Stimulus package takes effect, unemployment starts downward
    Tea party solidifies supported by big money a rigid ideology and strong hints of racism
    Hate groups triple after the election of Barack Obama
    The activist SCOTUS decides corporations are really people, money gains even more power
    A grassroots movement in Egypt removes a corrupt administration from power
    Osama bin Laden found and executed after concerted effort by Obama administration
    Obama attempts at bipartisanship and compromise prove impossible under republican intransigence
    Tea party candidates win due to gerrymandering by republicans, House becomes completely dysfunctional
    Market up under Obama (30% at time of writing)
    October 2011 market highest in ten years
    Stimulus for America helped greatly but republicans fight against American values of sharing
    Once again Keynesian ideas avert an even worst collapse of the economy
    Obama passes Healthcare policy, keeps campaign promises on wars, Iraq draws to an end
    America is too scared to live up to its principles of a fair trial and creates military tribunals
    DADT is finally removed but Obama shows no guts as billions are squandered on Bush's tax policy that failed completely
    Job numbers improve greatly from Bush but European fears and globalism affect markets
    Big money fights healthcare and think tank rhetoric distorts potential cost savings
    Wall street fights hard to maintain its wild west greed mentality
    Dodd Frank passes Wall Street reform again becomes law
    Mid term elections prove once again America's workers and working class don't vote in sufficient numbers
    Republicans block all job bills and block Obama's nominations for public office
    Obama's Libyan policy is successful with minor expenditure
    Tea party ideologues try to sabotage government on debt ceiling to bring down America's elected president
    Tea party backed by republican big money work to destroy America's greatest asset its strong federal government
    Bush Jr tax policies still govern America as republicans fight for big oil and big money
    Poverty in America increases as republicans fight for the wealthy and the corporations
    America's credit rating is downgraded due to intransigence of republicans in congress
    Republican presidential candidates onstage kowtow to tea party and Norquist tax pledge
    Republicans blast each other with big money as primary weapon rather than ideas and policy
    Wages for working Americans have been flat since Reagan with minor jump during Clinton
    Republican men once again block passage of violence against women bill
    All five female Republican senators voted to reauthorize and expand the landmark law
    Contraception enters the political arena due to the republican marriage of business and religion
    Republicans propose numerous abortion restrictions, most unconstitutional, but do nothing to help working Americans
    2012 Presidential election cycle heats up as focus moves back to power rather than governance
    Republican governed state houses change the rules so as to bring back Jim Crow and voter suppression
    Republicans cheer loudly for death penalty numbers, republicans boo a gay American soldier
    Republicans sign pledge for no new taxes even as American infrastructure deteriorates
    Republican debate audience demonstrates 'compassionate conservative' was always an oxymoron
    Republicans with nothing productive to do try to capsize Obama administration as they did Clinton
    Republicans admit new voter rules are only to suppress minority voters
    Only 12% of Americans think Congress is doing a good job and a majority want their own representatives removed from office
    This low number continues to recent times in America
    Romney moves into Flip-Flopville and Perry gains strength due to his extreme views and cowboy image
    Republicans continue to push tax reduction and less regulation as economic panaceas after their proven failure
    Wall Street occupation begins, outcome unknown (state government eventually crushes movement)
    Top 1% in America control 90% of its wealth
    CEO salaries are now 325 times what a factory worker makes
    Right wing media including Fox and the WSJ cease to be journalism and instead become tools of corporate ideology
    While the great recession had many negative consequences Social Security and Medicare helped seniors through these hard times
    While republicans often mention freedom they are the least free politicians, ideology prevents them from working towards solutions
    The rigid republican ideology explains their failures when given the reigns of governance
    Republicans today only want power back and stand in the way of jobs and rebuilding America
    The majority of Americans support Obama's new Job's Bill
    Boehner, Cantor, Ryan and McConnell show their true selves and deny help for teachers, police, and fire fighters
    Republicans block Jobs bill proving once more America's working class doesn't count
    American businesses have separated their interests from those of building and supporting the nation
    Republicans won a majority in 2010 in the house based on their job promises but do nothing for jobs
    Wall street protest spreads, demonstrating the spirit of fairness and equality still exist in America
    While Romney remains the most likely to succeed, republicans enjoy their position of 'opposition only' and may wait for a candidate they deem conservative enough either now, or five years from now
    Rick Perry's presidential bid dies of self inflicted wounds
    Newt Gingrich ironically becomes the gladiator of the party of family values
    Lee Atwater's language of code returns once more to republican conversation
    Welfare, food stamps, dog whistles return once more to the republican vocabulary
    Obama administration increase oil development and production
    The party that gave tax breaks to the wealthy and mismanaged and unfunded two wars now claims deficits matter
    PACs demonstrate the power of money as republicans voters move to one candidate then another
    Republican debates are oddly telling on the wide disparities in both wealth and business practices
    Money ironically drags the failed policies of 'vulture' capitalism out in the open
    America's political system, and even our court system, has moved away from practical politics that works for the people to a system that works only for the politicians, big money and corporations
    Fast and Furious, the republicans latest whitewater type investigation, proves empty and as useless as most republican political acts
    SCOTUS rules that the affordable care act (ACA), aka Obamacare, is constitutional
    Republican opposition to the ACA again demonstrate law is only constitutional if it agrees with their interpretation of law
    The republican congress in another example of absurd theater discovers communists in their midst
    Romney wins the battle of money politics and begins another round of odd gaffes and extreme views
    Obama adds to his accomplishments a correction to immigration law regarding young people whose parents brought them to America
    Since Romney has flip flopped on almost every issue it is difficult to tell who he may be, 47 percent comment released to media
    Romney refuses to release tax returns and is found to have money made in America invested in many foreign banks
    Paul Ryan's selection for vice president demonstrates again republicans are really still fighting the New Deal and Great Society
    Donald Trump along with other republicans still thinks birthplace conspiracies trump jobs for Americans
    Reagan's phone policy becomes free stuff from Obama in the world of republican lies and absurdist spin
    The republican congress continues to engage in meaningless and often unconstitutional bill debate, useless exercises in uselessness
    Tea party evolves into a third party with total control of the republican party
    Republican candidates claim rape is not rape unless they say so
    Contraception, something every married couple practices is now an issue for republicans since jobs were too tough
    Survey finds Fox viewers are less informed than the uninformed
    Right wing media predicts republican win, even a landslide
    Republicans exist in a bubble so dense they see an easy Romney victory
    Carl Rove and other republican tacticians predict comfortable Romney win
    On election night Fox republican talking heads find themselves denying reality
    Barack H. Obama is the second Democrat elected with over 51% of American voters
    After their loss republicans decide they need a bigger tent
    Republicans blame ACORN a group that no longer exists for election losses
    Republicans become party of stupid, a term even fellow republicans use and this continues till the present
    Constant mass shootings do not alter republican support for the gun lobby
    Louie Gohmert, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee prove the ridiculous requires extension
    While Obamacare, as healthcare has come to be known, is law republicans only respect law when it favors their ideology
    Like a bad Penny Donald Trump keeps turning up talking birtherism among other nonsense
    Sequester proves republican care and concern of children and America is hypocrisy at its finest
    Republicans decide sequestration doesn't apply to them, only the elderly and the poor should be victims of budget cuts
    Republican austerity programs match European austerity, a proven failure
    Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of right wing media remain the means for control of the mind of the republican base
    Government shrinks under Obama, market is stable, job growth continues
    Republican state houses continue to go after women's reproductive rights
    Republicans continue to deny climate change as they kowtow to corporate power and money
    Every issue becomes an Obama scandal in the mind of the republican ideologue
    It is hard to determine whether Ted Cruz or Darrell Issa is the modern Joe McCarthy
    Town hall meetings for republicans turn out the small minded, the racists, and the crazies
    Kansas GOP House Speaker prays that Obamaís 'children be fatherless and his wife a widow'
    When your party appeals to stupid ideas rather than constructive policies the result is chaos
    Immigration reform is lost on republican tacticians, their bigger tent is obviously limited
    Republicans continue to fight public education at the state level denying science and history
    The Robert's Court turns out to be the most anti-American civil rights court since the 19th century
    Jim Crow voter suppression returns in republican controlled state houses
    Thousands of the elderly and children in Head Start are hurt by the sequester proving once again the hypocrisy of the republicans
    Republicans again, like spoiled children, threaten a government shutdown if they don't get their way
    After doing nothing congress takes another well paid extended vacation.

    It is hard to describe the republican party today, its leaders are ideologues, talking heads, and a fringe made up of conspiratorial nutcases. There is no other way to describe them fairly. They persist in a litany of stupid remarks heard almost daily from elected officials which makes the 'witch candidate' and the 'VP candidate who read nothing' look normal if not regular. They get their soapbox on Fox where the last election proved clearly these people know nothing about America. And yet this is the base, a base heard online in a daily spewing of hatred for our democratically elected president. Just yesterday a former chairman of the republican party wondered why these stupid remarks persist and questioned why the few sane republicans don't speak up. I guess when the hardcore base shouts you down, there is no reason to even try to repair the GOP. Only the voters can repair the party but it seems gerrymandering has created a unsolvable problem when the candidates and elected republicans are of the same timber as the crazies.
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    For some reason I can't thank your OP but it's a good one.

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    Had to bump this and want to add to it going forward. Pres Obama was a great success after Pres Bush Jr. so many important regulations and great job growth.
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