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  •  I have a long list, from my Code Words glossary, (2+ / 0-)
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    going back two centuries.

        Commie N***-lover. Also,

    • Everybody on the old Republican Heroes pages, long since taken down, from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan
    • Pro-choice, anti-Vietnam war Ayn Rand, who knew that big business can be the biggest enemy of big business
    • George W. Bush, for admitting the reality of Global Warming
    • George H. W. Bush, for raising taxes
    • Ronald Reagan, who signed the Convention Against Torture in 1988, during a period of much higher terrorist activity, and also insisted on applying the rule of law to them as common criminals. Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing this out at Reagan also took a stand against banning openly gay teachers from public high schools in California, and tried to make a deal with Gorbachev to get rid of all US and Soviet nuclear weapons. Most relevant today, Reagan said, "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. [...] Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"
    • Barry Goldwater, the anti-Christian-Right supporter of gays in the military
    • Richard M. Nixon, the tree-hugging (EPA), Socialist (Negative income tax to replace Welfare), Peacenik (ended Vietnam War) appeaser (trip to China)
    • Dwight Eisenhower, the tax-and-spend Interstate Highway-building tyrant who sent troops to Alabama to enforce school desegregation.
    • Milton Friedman, but only during his brief Socialist delusion, when he thought that a Negative Income Tax to replace Welfare was a Conservative idea.
    • Anti-Socialist F. A. Hayek, author of The Road to Serfdom and Why I am Not a Conservative—"Experience has shown that separate never is equal and cannot be equal."
    • Edmund "Tax and Spend" Burke, who wrote "Parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be necessary for true economy."

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 03:06:22 PM PDT

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