Republican Values 1956

  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Republican Values 1956

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    Sep 17, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Yup.

    The official 2012 policy platform of the Repub party is a radical right-wing manifesto that's out of step with mainstream America.
    And when you compare it to the wholesome pro-middle class policies of the 1956 GOP party platform - it's shocking how far the modern Repub party has strayed from the moderate middle - and from bedrock American values.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 17, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    Today, the right wing would have the NRA blow the crap out anything like that... I guess some rep ideas do change... I'll give them that, no matter how twisted!
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    Sep 17, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidToday, the right wing would have the NRA blow the crap out anything like that... I guess some rep ideas do change... I'll give them that, no matter how twisted!

    Rather than discard some of the ideas as twisted, consider the situation back then. Workers did not have protections including workplace safety conditions. Unions served a valuable and legitimate purpose being the voice of workers who could have been taken advantage of. But in the following years, workplace safety and other protections became law, unions became extremely powerful and highly political, aligned with the Democratic Party. As more private sector workers decided against unionization, unions turned increasingly to the public sector. Public sector workers have done well, but even Democratic political leaders at the city and state level have realized their power needed to be curtailed.
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    Sep 17, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    HndsmKansan saidToday, the right wing would have the NRA blow the crap out anything like that... I guess some rep ideas do change... I'll give them that, no matter how twisted!

    Rather than discard some of the ideas as twisted, consider the situation back then. Workers did not have protections including workplace safety conditions. Unions served a valuable and legitimate purpose being the voice of workers who could have been taken advantage of. But in the following years, workplace safety and other protections became law, unions became extremely powerful and highly political, aligned with the Democratic Party. As more private sector workers decided against unionization, unions turned increasingly to the public sector. Public sector workers have done well, but even Democratic political leaders at the city and state level have realized their power needed to be curtailed.


    John, I don't think the ideas as presented are "twisted", good for them... its the ideas NOW that are twisted!

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    Sep 17, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness said
    HndsmKansan saidToday, the right wing would have the NRA blow the crap out anything like that... I guess some rep ideas do change... I'll give them that, no matter how twisted!

    Rather than discard some of the ideas as twisted, consider the situation back then. Workers did not have protections including workplace safety conditions. Unions served a valuable and legitimate purpose being the voice of workers who could have been taken advantage of. But in the following years, workplace safety and other protections became law, unions became extremely powerful and highly political, aligned with the Democratic Party. As more private sector workers decided against unionization, unions turned increasingly to the public sector. Public sector workers have done well, but even Democratic political leaders at the city and state level have realized their power needed to be curtailed.


    John, I don't think the ideas as presented are "twisted", good for them... its the ideas NOW that are twisted!

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    I understood, but I don't think the positions today putting a check on union power is twisted at all. The public employee unions have led to public employees with better benefits than those in the private sector, and cities and states have been really feeling the pinch. Acting to limit union power has been mostly Republican, but there are Democrats as well who have also acted. Union power is like a pendulum that swung too far and needed to be checked. I don't consider that twisted at all.
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    Sep 17, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    " Public sector workers have done well, but even Democratic political leaders at the city and state level have realized their power needed to be curtailed. "

    ^^^^ THIS STATEMENT IS PERFECTLY REASONABLE(debatable-------but still quite reasonable).


    SO HOW IS IT that an individual can project such a rational thought on this topic of policy------------AND YET present such Bat-Shit Crazy CONSPIRACY THEORIES to explain almost every other problem facing our country???!!!

    The Republican Party of today refuses to focus on valid economic policy arguments......the arguments on which they would find COMMON GROUND WITH A MAJORITY OF PROGRESSIVES.


    Instead, Republicans want to argue nonsense issues that restrict a woman's choices with HER OWN BODY..........and they want to shame gays out of existence---much less allow us TO MARRY THE ONE WE CHOOSE TO LOVE.

    Republicans are desperate to EXPOSE PRESIDENT OBAMA AS A SECRET MUSLIM TERRORIST.

    REPUBS have lost their purpose of championing fiscal sanity.

    Until they find their way back from the CRAZY BRINK, they aren't serving much of any purpose.