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Leo 9 Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:28 PM
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For the GOP It's 1933 Déjà vu All Over Again
January 3, 2009 at 21:15:36

For the GOP It's 1933 Déjà vu All Over Again

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As if the economic news weren't bad enough and getting worse at the moment, with analysis of the near future looking grim, unemployment numbers rising and consumer spending tanking, you'd think a little common sense might kick in somewhere in the GOP. Maybe restoring government regulation and enforcement to combat fraud, deceit and outright bilking and a economic stimulus package might make sense. Right?

Wrong - The fact is, facts simply aren't relevant to Republicans, whose unquestioning adherence to dogma, unyielding opposition to FDR's "New Deal" reforms and veneration of conservative icons such as Ronald Reagan are more appropriate to religious faith than intellectual rigor.

Rather than accept responsibility for the many catastrophes conservative governance and the repeal of FDR's "New Deal" reforms, have foisted upon the nation, Republicans seek to deny blame; President Bush says the Wall Street meltdown isn't his fault, as he tells Charles Gibson,

"I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made took place over a decade or so, before I arrived."

Well, to be completely accurate, Bush's conservative legacy of failure directly follows from the conservative prime ideological directive, so well articulated by Ronald Reagan upon his inauguration on January 20, 1981, that "Government is not the solution; government is the problem." What has happened over the last eight years links up to what has been happening over the last twenty-eight years, since Ronald Reagan's inaugural call to dismantle government.

By the time Ronald Reagan was elected president conservative Republicans had spent 50 years unsuccessfully trying to sell Americans on the idea that conservative governance in the 1920's had nothing to do with the economic crisis of the 1930's and that the U.S. economy—whether in recession or booming—was laboring under the shackles of the burdensome taxation and misguided regulation placed upon it by FDR's enduring New Deal legislation.

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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:45 PM
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1. Well, let em...
Let the Republicans keep selling their horse manure. By the time they're done the party will be dead for at least a generation, if not more.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:47 PM
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2. The GOP's aversion to truths in science completely follows
their aversion to truths about what has happened to the economy. If it conflicts with their RW dogma, the dogma wins whether it is the economy, science, religion, whatever. They continue to disparage FDR and what he accomplished because it conflicts with their RW dogma. EVery step of the way from Hoover to now Obama, they have and will continue to believe their dogma rather than their own "lying eyes". That is, by definition, insanity. But they will never admit they are wrong because they apparently are insane.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:51 PM
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3. Conservative dogma just never changes
and will always lock us into boom and bust cycles along with worsening conditions for working people whenever it is tried.

The real problems for FDR were the chickenshit conservatives in both parties who got cold feet and ended many of the programs that had been pulling this country out of the depression prematurely, ushering in the big recession of 1937 and delaying recovery for many years. That recession is what forms the basis of their claim that it took a world war to end the depression. It took one to end the recession they caused by not following through with the New Deal for as long as it took.

Since none of us is nuts enough to want another world war when we're unequipped to survive one, we'll have to hope we can control the Blue Dogs with threat of expulsion if they try to undermine any recovery this time.

Conservatives and their silly dogma are the problem. They can never be part of any solution.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:04 PM
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4. The Heritage Foundation must be so digging this
how long until eliminating wage laws is actually considered?
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:14 PM
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5. "The Democrats - Cleaning Up Republican Messes Since 1933"
- seen on a poster not too long ago.

:kick: :evilgrin: :kick:
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:23 PM
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6. the gop does not deserve to exist
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:45 PM
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7. Free Market ideology is a religion to these people.
Let no man question the market. We must all worship the invisible hand, no matter what fate it bestows upon us.
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