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ronpaulhawaii
01-30-2009, 04:07 PM
Great headline...

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2009/01/29/barack_obamas_first_great_achievement_uniting_the_ republicans


The stimulus package is Barack Obama's first useful accomplishment. I don't mean the measure itself, obviously: a wretched piece of dirigisme which will end in stagnation, inflation and debt. No, I mean the way in which, he has united the Republican Party, for the first time in years, around a policy which is both right and popular (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123318906638926749.html).


To get every single GOP Congressman to oppose an overtly socialist measure might not seem a particular achievement. But Republicans have not latterly been natural champions of small government. During the late Bush years, they became a party of crony capitalism and budget deficits, of high spending and opposition to states' rights (most obviously on the issue of same-sex unions), of steel tariffs and expensive foreign garrisons and, in the end, of bail-outs and nationalisations. Now, at long last, the party of Goldwater and Reagan can rediscover the formula that once made it invincible.


I always argued that this presidential election was a good one for the Republicans to lose (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2008/06/07/a_good_election_for_republicans_to_lose) (though I strongly supported their Congressional candidates (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2008/10/24/vote_obama_vote_republican)). Free from the cares of office, party strategists can rediscover what ought all along to have been their basic principles. Not before time.

tonesforjonesbones
01-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Yes and I was proud of the republicans...maybe they learned something but maybe not because they chose Steele who is not a true conservative but another RINO.

angelatc
01-30-2009, 04:17 PM
The RPF word of the day:



Dirigisme (from the French) (in English also "dirigism" although per the OED both spellings are used) is an economic term designating an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence.

While the term has occasionally been applied to centrally planned economies, where the government effectively controls production and allocation of resources (in particular, to certain socialist economies where the national government owns the means of production), it originally had neither of these meanings when applied to France, and generally designates a mainly capitalist economy with strong economic participation by government. Most modern economies can be characterized as dirigiste to some degree – for instance, governmental action may be exercised through subsidizing research and developing new technologies, or through government procurement, especially military (i.e. a form of mixed economy).

Lucille
01-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Yes and I was proud of the republicans...maybe they learned something but maybe not because they chose Steele who is not a true conservative but another RINO.

He won't be setting policy. His job is to draw more voters to the party. He's a good spokesman and makes uh Barry ummm look like uhhh inarticulate uhhmm idiot.

Aratus
02-09-2009, 12:59 PM
mccain now thinks the stimulus bill is not at all bipartisan, and thusly is not worthy of his support...

Cleaner44
02-09-2009, 01:44 PM
mccain now thinks the stimulus bill is not at all bipartisan, and thusly is not worthy of his support...

And this coming from a guy who stopped his presidential campaign to push for big bailouts...

georgiaboy
02-09-2009, 01:52 PM
The headline fails.

3 R's sided with the D's to move the stimulus forward in the Senate. It'll pass there, and just like that, it'll happen.

The R's can crow about their "unity" and "loyal opposition" all they want. The actions are happening, and until they stop it, it's just empty words.

If they really wanted to stop this madness, they could. They just really don't want to stop it.

Sickening.

HOLLYWOOD
02-09-2009, 02:26 PM
RPF Word of the day/week/month/year should be a STICKY!

I like the Republican failed party plan: JINGOISM ;)


The RPF word of the day:

Dirigisme (from the French) (in English also "dirigism" although per the OED both spellings are used) is an economic term designating an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence.

While the term has occasionally been applied to centrally planned economies, where the government effectively controls production and allocation of resources (in particular, to certain socialist economies where the national government owns the means of production), it originally had neither of these meanings when applied to France, and generally designates a mainly capitalist economy with strong economic participation by government. Most modern economies can be characterized as dirigiste to some degree – for instance, governmental action may be exercised through subsidizing research and developing new technologies, or through government procurement, especially military (i.e. a form of mixed economy).

dr. hfn
02-09-2009, 04:43 PM
my piece of crap PA Senator Specter (GOP) is a wothless traitor and not a conservative! Piece of crap!

Someone from the movement needs to replace this horrible Senator in my state!!!