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  •  What is Greatness, Mr. Romney? (1+ / 0-)
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    He uses his past book title like a campaign tool. But what is American Greatness to a conservative?

    Younger Bush came into office thinking more like Ron Paul in which he didn't want to see America being the policeman of the world. But of course, that changed quickly once he had a taste of military power post-9/11. He quickly used our military for his own political benefit in this concept of American Greatness. He pretended to be "liberating" countries from "tyranny". But in the end he just broke a lot of things and threw money at it afterwards. Like that would fix our broken relations.

    Bush Sr., was more the diplomat and world leader. He was a thinker that actually understood how certain things worked. But his son sorely lacked his father's talent.

    Reagan appears to be the father to most conservatives seeking American Greatness. But we can't afford his style of greatness as it increased our overall debt many times over. With the beginning of the Star Wars program, and his thumbing his nose at the ABM treaties that prohibited ABM defensive technologies. Instead Reagan pushed the limits of our position in the world in as much as his blew through trillions of dollars on our military programs.

    We can't afford another bout of American Greatness, Mr. Romney. We are still paying for the last guy's version of American Greatness in blood and treasure. And on the flip side, we can't do a "Full Ron Paul" and crawl back behind our borders ignoring the world around us.

    American Greatness and this concept of American Exceptionalism is a neoconservative pipe dream whose day has come and gone (along with trillions of our hard earned dollars). We can no longer afford to pump up our military coffers and by extension the industrial complex that feeds off it. We need to work within our means. Just like other conservatives that are trying to unwisely reduce our overall benefits to Welfare, Medicaid, and Medicare, we cannot afford to waste trillions of dollars on new ways to blow things up. We already have ways to do that now.

    We need to focus on repairing our economy and the best people to do that over the past 25 or so years have been Democrats. So take your book title and revise it a second time. This time write it as a piece of Neoconservative Fiction. Because that is what it is.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 02:39:44 AM PDT

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