Friday, May 04, 2007

Ronald Who?

The Republican candidates for President gathered at the Ronald Reagan Library in California last night for their first collective debate. Aside from the crowd on the stage almost exceeding local fire code limits, the various hopefuls just about tripped over one another embracing the 40th President's philosophies.

What a load of crap! Ronald Reagan was all about reigning in big government, keeping Big Brother out of our daily lives as much as possible, and maintaining a strong military posture. Reagan also once delivered these words:
"The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor."
George W. Bush and the Republican party of today have made a mockery of the Reagan philosophy while simultaneously pretending to carry on the man's legacy. The party has become of a tool of the religious right, seeking to govern from the Bible rather than the United States Constitution. Bush and his Republican controlled Congress oversaw the most explosive growth in government spending in the history of the nation. And Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest of the draft dodgers in the White House invaded a country that was NOT a threat to the security of the United States.

If the Republican party of today had not lost sight of the Reagan philosophy, they would not now be a minority party on the verge of an even more major defeat next year.

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