The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it's this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says "look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don't get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it." Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it's not an American message. It doesn't fly. People aren't going to buy that, because that's not the way we are as a people. That's not historic Republicanism. Historic Republicanism does not hate government; it's just there to be as little of it as there can be. But they also recognize that government has to be paid for.You and your fellow hacks abandoned us with your distorted view of conservatism Mike, we didn't abandon you. Since you and your fellow cronies follow what you falsely describe as "classic Republicanism," and since you and your buddies continue to misrepresent what Libertarians stand for, we are going to teach you a lesson in November when we vote for Barr or Obama.
And Hussein Obama will win a landslide victory-35 states and 58% popular vote is my guess. The Republicans will likely loose more House and Senate seats as well, which will give us the most leftist government in the history of our country. And you won't care, really. McCain won't care, Hillary won't care, none of the political elites will... probably the people wont care, either. They are mostly concerned with making a living and watching American Idol.
To the politically astute in the 21st century, Republicans and Democrats represent two factions of the same stagnant oligarchy, whose sole objective is convincing the American public that there is an appreciable difference between the two, while they profit from the political conflict and bask in the power of office. And we fall for it, every year.
Life is still good in America though-real good- still better than just about anywhere else. And as long as it is, maybe I don't care either.
Read this, It will make you a better person