Riiiight. So that whole Goldwater/Reagan thing is just so much bullsh*t, right
Because that is what I am standing upon.
Goldwater didn't want Reagan to reach out to the Christian religious core of the country and felt that the GOP was making a mistake opposing abortion.https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-08-07-mn-4874-story.html
That you standing on, the corpses of fifty or sixty million babies murdered before ever taking a single breath?
So much for "Principles (TM), hey?
I find it stunning that anyone would vote for either one.
Not making a choice is making a bad choice.
I made a good choice. Trump adores the military and doesn't want babies murdered. And he thinks America is worth fighting for.
Which of those three violates Principles (TM), besides the lust to kill babies?
I reject that wholly. Printing HUGH piles of funny money ain't doing the best you can.
Maybe someday you'll learn how sausage is made, too?
Reality does intrude on the most Principled (TM) of those adhering to the Principles.
Shutting the damn country OFF ain't doing the best you can.
When someone hires an expert to give expert advice, and all the experts queried provide the same advice, does the patient ignore the advice and let the tumor grow?
Case in point:
After I got my degree, took a while to find an aerospace job. My old boss had started up his own contracting business so I swung a hammer for him for nearly a year. One of the jobs we did involved putting new stairs to the basement. The stairs, if I remember correctly, had thirteen risers plus a 1.0 inch clearance for the floor at the top. They were puzzling over it...our one real carpenter was a cabinet maker...so I did the algebra and told them they needed risers of...7 and 13/16 inches. They said "That's stupid. We'll make it 7 and 3/4." I told them it will be short. And sure enough, they bitched up a storm when the stairs were 13/16 too short.
They didn't take the advise of their mathematician, the expert.
Trump is not an epidemiologist. He HAD to take the advice of the experts or people, many people, could have died.
You're faulting Trump for doing something you flatly refused to do. He made a decision.
You're still demanding perfection from human beings.
Good luck with that.
And voting for more of it after the fact sure as hell ain't doing the best you can.
I voted for less of it.
Now YOU have Captain Filled Underpants in the White House, and he didn't even win the election to get there.
And I am not looking for perfect.
You're not looking for it because you know you can't find it.
But you are DEMANDING it.
You are demanding something you know can't be found.
What does that say, hmmmm?
Hell if he only didn't spend quite as much as Obummer, that would be a tiny lean in the right direction at least. But by rights, he should have easily cut spending by 25% over Obummer (who spent twice as much as Boosh) and balanced the budget... Hell if he even HAD a budget...
Explain carefully why Congress has not passed a REAL budget in the last 13 years or more...I don't know when the last budget was passed.
Like I said, you need to UNDERSTAND the realities of government, and stop pretending the rest of us don't know how the government works and who is to blame for the lack of a proper budget. In the Era of Trump, you need to discuss this matter with Principled Conservative (TM) RINO Ryan and Naughty Pelosi.
And it is sheer idiocy to say that is too much to ask for.
No point in asking when what you're supposed to be doing it fighting for it.
Yeah I mean the Right. You know. Conservatives. We exist. I know you;d like to say that's all gone now so you can be comfortable spending us into oblivion right alongside the liberals... And so you can justify shutting the nation OFF with your draconian over-state. But too bad for you, folks exist that would like the government to operate just like they do when they are sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how the hell they are gonna get the buffalo to kiss the injun's ass this time...
Yeah, I know. Like I said, your picture of the political spectrum is false. Refer to the Venn Diagram discussion above.
If the Principled Conservatives (TM) are one thing, the one thing they are not is conservative. They sit out and refuse to do their duty as voting citizens. Conservatives don't shirk their duties.
Some of us know that any government big enough to help you is big enough to enslave you, and it WILL. Doesn't matter if it is Tumpy or Buydem at the helm.
And those of us who don't have Principles (TM) know that deciding to do nothing to object to the growth of government get more government.
Thomas Jefferson et al were willing to put their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor on the line to throw over the yoke of imperial enslavement. Other people think isolating themselves in a cabin in the woods and not participating is equally effective.
Howabout you worry about defunding the government before we're friggin Venezuela?
What do you think the purpose of voting is?
Why do you think ...er...FEEL the reason the real Americans are furious at the Stolen Election and seriously not happy with those pretending to have Principles (TM) who still don't have the honesty to admit the election was stolen?
How is the government made less dangerous when people hiding behind false Principles (TM) eagerly oppose the Americans with real principles who want honest elections?
Answer: It can't be.
Suits me fine. I always have something better to do than support big.gov liberal Republicans.
You mean those with Principles (TM)
Have fun. See you in Venezuela... Or, no I won't... Because I will be so far back in the sticks with all my family that we will ride it out fine.
Actually, that's not how any of that works.
Marxists WILL NOT let you escape.
Hide in the woods during a nuclear war? The fallout is guaranteed to get you.
Hide in the woods during a bolshevik revolution? They WILL come for you. The one thing, the absolute one thing, the Marxist will not tolerate is dissent. And if they have to kill you to end the dissent, they'll be very very happy. They like to kill.
And if you think you're secure in your little hideaway, you'll one day have a conversation with David Koresh and Randy Weaver.
It's a Republic, if you can keep it. Here's a hint: You won't.
Here's another hint:
The United States hasn't been a republic since the ratification of the 17th Amendment.
The conservatives lacking Principles (TM) have been fighting to recover the Republic since it was destroyed. Our chances of success are the same as those of Emperor Claudius.
But at least we're fighting, in the hopes that something can be rescued. If I wanted to, I could buy a sailboat and escape to Australia, but I'm a real American and that's not the moral thing to do. But running away won't work. It will only accelerate the destruction. And once America has died the (D), the world collapses.
(Besides which there are only two ways to decently cross the ocean. Fly over it or sail under it.)