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Ignorance Shrugged

“When the Democrats lost the nerve to confront the Soviet Union, I became a Republican. I began to read history and strategic assessment, and the more I read, the more conservative I became.”

-- Mark Helprin


Reading Russian history makes one into a conservative (ask Condi).
Permalink Send private email pavel ignorovich 
July 18th, 2007 6:43pm
"When the Republicans began forgetting the value of a small government that stays out of the private lives of the citizens, I became a Democrat. I began to read history, and read about McCarthy, and Nixon, and Vietnam, and the more I read, the more liberal I became."

-- Aaron F Stanton
Permalink Aaron 
July 18th, 2007 6:48pm
God help the army that must fight for an idea rather than an objective.

Helprin (WSJ, Jan 2005)
Permalink Send private email pavel ignorovich 
July 18th, 2007 7:01pm
Heck, we've never defined conservative and liberal!
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 18th, 2007 7:28pm
Nor Democrat, nor Republican.
Permalink trollop 
July 18th, 2007 7:55pm
"President Nixon Imposes Wage and Price Controls"

http://www.econreview.com/events/wageprice1971b.htm

Yikes! When I read the length that repubs have gone for short term quick fixes in my lifetime (becoming comunist as the link illustrates, asn Bush tactics: lowering taxes at the expense of the long term consequences, consolidating executive power, drastically INCREASING the fed gov't, reducing personal liberties, big time unprecidented jerrymandering to attempt longer stays in office)... I wonder what American would associate themselves with such idiots.
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 18th, 2007 8:19pm
if (currentPresident.party == 'Republican'){
  self.setParty('Democrat');
} elsif (currentPresident.party == 'Democrat') {
  self.setParty('Republican');
} else {
  self.party();
}
Permalink Send private email strawdog soubriquet 
July 18th, 2007 8:35pm
Nah.  Clinton didn't make me a Republican.
Permalink Aaron 
July 18th, 2007 9:34pm
Clinton = Competent
Bush I = Competent
Cheney = Evil
Bush II = ...
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 18th, 2007 9:53pm
(from Reddit)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20070718/cm_thenation/45215225

straws in the wind ...
Permalink trollop 
July 18th, 2007 11:45pm

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