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  •  Yah (4.00)
    The entire GOP establishment has violated conservative principles. A women's right to chose, for example, should be a CONSERVATIVE issue, right? The government, not telling women what to do with their bodies?

    The problems these days is that conservatives have gotten into bed with reactionaries. The Goldwater conservatives have suddenly woken up from a drunken stupor and realized that the rest of America can't tell the difference.

    Both conservatives and liberals want to protect freedoms. The difference is that conservatives tend to believe that the ONLY entity that can take away your freedoms is the government. Liberals, being a bit more flexible, recognize that there are many other options, many of which are currently trying to purchase the government.

    •  I was thinking along these terms too (4.00)
      The real conservatives are really bothered by this; it is the social conservatives, the looneys who have become republican to get rid of abortions and gays, who are not disturbed by this.  In my experience, even if educated, they are generally ignorant of the  way our government is supposed to work. These are the people who are saying, "I don't care if they listen in to MY conversations," or like one wingnut calling WGY on Sunday: "I am much more comfortable with Bush deciding who to spy on rather than some lower court judge."  Their ignorance of our system is just breathtaking.  And frightening.  

      Republicans to Americans: "Are there no prisons?...And the Union workhouses?...Are they still in operation?"

      by adigal on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 10:30:22 AM PST

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