Obama warns of extremist and radical GOP which even Reagan would not survive

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Grandluxe, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Obama: Reagan could not survive in 'radical' GOP
    By BEN FELLER | Associated Press – Tue, Apr 3, 2012

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In combative campaign form, President Barack Obama accused Republican leaders on Tuesday of becoming so radical and dangerously rigid that even the late Ronald Reagan, one of their most cherished heroes, could not win a GOP primary if he were running today.

    The president depicted the election as a choice between a Democratic candidate who wants to use government to help people succeed and Republicans who would abandon a basic compact with society and let most people struggle at the expense of the rich.

    He framed his address around a new House Republican budget plan, saying it represents a bleak, backward "radical vision."

    "It is thinly veiled social Darwinism," Obama said to the annual meeting of The Associated Press. "It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who's willing to work for it ... It is a prescription for decline."

    "Ronald Reagan, who, as I recall, is not accused of being a tax-and-spend socialist, understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control — that for him to make a deal — he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases," Obama said. "He could not get through a Republican primary today."

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-reagan-could-not-survive-radical-gop-212525239.html
     
  2. Yup. . . . brace yourselves , for the guided missiles and the carpet bombing is still to come. :) .
     
  3. Obama said. "He could not get through a Republican primary today."

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    What is Obama's point?
     
  4. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    Liberals work hard to convince republicans to run a moderate candidate and then they kick our ass.

    When we run a real conservative candidate we win.
     
  5. that republicans have gone so far off the rails that americas most beloved republican president could not get elected as a republican today.
     
  6. Imo, the current dilema - cause and correlation to Obama.
     
  7. i agree. its called obama derangement syndrome. you only have to follow our resident wingnuts on et to get a taste of it.
     
  8. +1
     



  9. Okay let's hear a rational argument against social darwinism: but first you must define it.
     
  10. Brass

    Brass

    Only a moral bankrupt would ask such a question. Social Darwinism would reduce society to the rule of the jungle. If that's what you want, then go live in a jungle.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism
     
    #10     Apr 6, 2012