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  •  CONS VS. PROS... (6+ / 0-)

    Conservatives let Liberals better their lives while THEY sit around complaining. I cannot think of ONE THING conservatism or a conservatives, as a whole, have contributed to this country.. Liberals: forty-hour work week, paid vacation, sick leave, minimum wage, maternity leave, Medicare/ Medicaid, Soc. Sec., the internet, Social networking, etc.. EVERY SINGLE technological or social advancement in the history of this country was pushed by LIBERALS.. conservatives all just ”stand astride the course of destiny & yell ”HALT”.

    I don't engage Cons in discussions, because they do not discuss…in my experience. They just repeat the same point louder and louder or speak 'word salad' till you give up.

    It is a constant wonder to me - how nearly half of our fellow citizens can be so deluded and brain-washed by the right. My own sister is amazingly 'blinded-by-the-right' - and we come from a 'blue-collar' working class family. My father was a union steward and came up from hard-scrabble farm people in PA. He couldn't understand his second daughter, at all.

    “I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” Thomas Jefferson

    by starduster on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:06:18 PM PST

    •  They gave us Donald Trump. Tom DeLay. (1+ / 0-)
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      Chi

      Newt Gingrich.

      Ronald Reagan.

      Voting down Obamacare in the House forty times.

      Funny people.

    •  Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson (1+ / 0-)
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      Was Clay's American System idea of federal support for infrastructure, like roads, right wing or left wing? Was Andrew Jackson's opposition to the Bank of the United States reactionary or progressive?

      Clay was looking more to the future and Jackson backwards to the agrarian past. In other policy areas, Jackson was promoting a more egalitarian society (for white Americans at least). Clay was promoting a more capitalist, business oriented economy.

      It is not so easy to disentangle the mixture of liberalism and conservatism, which affected US politics in the first half of the nineteenth century.

      There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

      by Gary J on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 04:57:34 PM PST

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