Originally posted by Common Man
Conservatives support self-sufficiency. Conservatives want to empower people to stand up on their own feet and succeed. Conservatives have confidence in people. The Democrats for a very long time have ridden the "we will take care of you" wagon. They have used this to capture the blue color and especially the minority vote. This is outdated. Today's men and woman of color want to achieve and cut out their own slice of pie. They don't want to eat the kitchen scraps that the Democrats give them for their vote. Im so tired of the Democrats with their " you poor people we will help you line". All that the Democrats have done is hold people back from being what they have the ability to be.
In the international arena, conservatives trust in themselves and in America and the American people. Conservatives don't think that America needs to sit in the corner and wait for some sleepy eyed European to give us their nod of approval. No! We are right! Our moves may not always be popular, but we follow our logic and our morals and we do what we believe to be right. America must take care of America and Americans first.
The people liked this message and they spat back the same old liberal Democratic mush.
look, common man, for as much as i have disagreed with you on these boards, i think you have matured int he span of your attendance. and i think you speak rightly on several counts. and i agree that america must take care of america first.
but i, like many, don't think that taking out saddam and gettign stuck in iraq was looking out for america. the evidence keeps piling up that it wasn't even right. in fact, it seemed at the font end, and after the fact, to be the emotionally right thing to do. and we do have to recognize that, while we don't have to listen to others int he world, we have to respect the fact that we have to live with them. you may work with asses, but telling them off is not exactly key to job security.
the democratic party has now officially painted itself into a corner that may take a generationt o get out of. no campaign can be run now without taking a negative "what's wrong with america" stance, which never works well, and only adds to the division.
the one bright spot here that i can think is that kerry would have had an impossible task getting ANYthing done with the republican held house, senate and congress, and would have been viewed in 2008 as a stonewaller incapable of making any real progress. as bill maher told dean, "the best thing for you is is w wins. you're young, and people's memories are stupidly short, and you'll have four more years to make a case." but honestly, if mccain runs in 2008, the democrats may as well wait ANOTHER 8 years...