The "Party of Ideas"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mav88, May 29, 2011.

  1. Mav88


    Ever notice how Demos take over Republican ideas and suddenly all the shrill criticism stops? More interesting though is how the party that labels itself as intellectually superior suddenly changes it's dogma rightward, it just shows you it' not about the ideas, it's about hatred for the other guy.

    This last week we saw Mr. Demo Ideas Man himself, Obama, defending Ronald Reagan's missile defense to Medvedev. The scorn heaped on missile defense by the left in the past is all forgotten. Now we have allies wanting to buy it and join us, and suddenly its a good idea now that Obama is supporting it.

    Gitmo? Too funny that Chucky Schumer stopped the New York trials.

    Tax cuts? Obama cited that it has not been the time to raise taxes during a recession, even on the wealthy. Wait a minute, demos have been telling us for years that tax cuts have nothing to do with economic growth because that's supply side nonsense. It's all good now.

    Barry claims we are on an unsustainable path with his own budget but so boldly challenges republicans who say the same thing but actually want to cut.

    It's all about who says it, not what is said. Because of that, Obama is the perfect demo since he is all about talk as an accomplishment into itself. Why be bothered with the reality when you can talk up a new one.
  2. Lornz


    "The "Party of Ideas""

    Both parties represent "departed" ideas...
  3. pspr


    The democrats rarely present rational ideas of their own. It is mostly a party of demagogues.
  4. Being a party of ideas would be fine, if they weren't mostly ideas based on false axioms.
  5. dems and reps are like the old married couple down the street,,sometimes hes on top,,sometimes shes on top but its you the american people who are getting screwed and you know it. All that the two major parties care about is staying in power,,they both need to be replaced, its time to kick them to the curb, my senator lugar has been in office since 1976 and is running for reelection,,i mean dang,,34 yrs is plenty of time, dont re elect,,reject. I dont feel either party cares whose in power,,they just have to wait until its there turn again, they divide us with rhetoric, guns,, abortions,religion whatever. Bush comes in doesnt change anything clinton did, obama comes in doesnt change anything bush did,,they keep the same policies, they will NOT give up power gathered through executive orders and such.
    We have 535 people representing a nation of 308 million, we need more reps than that, constitution lays out how many reps n senators we need but we went astray from that. Happy Memorial Day to all of you.
  6. Lucrum


  7. BSAM


    No! That's one of the biggest parts of the problem. Too many crooks to watch and report on.

    Here's what we need:

    1 President with one 4 year term.

    1 Vice President with one 4 year term.

    100 Senators with one 4 year term each.

    A Supreme Court, with each member having one 4 year term.

    All federal judges appointed for one 4 year term.

    This fixes a myriad of problems.
  8. Yannis



    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

    Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 speech:

    "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

  9. Mir


    Excellent, very timely, bravo!
  10. Lucrum


    A suggestion not too far off from a suggestion I've made before.
    I could live with the differences.
    #10     May 29, 2011