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Republicans aren't small government. They spend tons of money on defense, useless security measures (which have been proven to only increase PERCEPTION of safety not actual safety), etc. that cost way more than the welfare state people complain about. I come from an actual communist country, so I know how horrible socialism and communism is, so people should get their facts straight before calling our president a Socialist Muslim

Not to mention they want to tell the average American they CAN'T marry if they're gay, can't smoke weed, can't have a religion outside of Christianity, etc. Check the facts above before listening to Fox News and the shit they spin.

Love,
Moderate libertarian

Comments (22)

  • PossumBelly's picture

    thank you for this pointless drivel.

  • bugmenot2's picture

    I saw a ton of political posts lately so wanted to contribute my own two cents -- it seems like people are downvoting great ideas just because they disagree with the party, I would accept any Republican idea if it was a good one and reject any Democrat idea if it sucked.

    Bet this post is gonna get downvoted too by right-wing partisans who accuse Obama of being partisan while they're the ones who vote party line 100% of the time

  • TNA's picture

    1) You have every right to post political things here.

    2) Who is calling him a socialist muslim? I think he strongly wants to move us more socialistic and is feeding off (or was feeding off) populace sentiment that is anti capitalistic. This always happens when people are out of work so it doesn't really bother me.

    3) I could careless if he is a Muslim. I will never understand why religion plays such a huge part of the presidential election. We don't elect Catholics either (JFK the exception).

    4) It is useless security until something happens. I am sorry, but I agree with security checks at the airport. You get pat down or walk through a scanner. Big deal. Planes are a continual target for wacko's regardless of their motivation. This country also suffered a huge terrorist strike involving planes so pardon our sensitivity.

    5) Yes, we spend a lot on defense. I wish we did not have to. Please write every nation in the world that has been slashing their military budget while still wanting peace and security.

    The USA in recent history has kicked Saddam out of Kuwait, stopped the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo (when the Europeans couldn't do it themselves), kicked the human rights violators (aka Taliban) out of power and eliminated a genocidal dictator and his cruel sons. We keep North Korea from making the South a shit hole like the north and we seem to be the only ones raising a stink about Iran and their nuclear program.

    Regan saw such a huge spending increase because of the USSR. I am not going to make excuses for Bush. Republicans moved away from their ideals and hopefully that will be corrected now.

    Gay Unions are slowly being permitted and besides, it is a states right issue. It is not as if the USA is the only country slow in adopting this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_union

    6) Where is the Republican party trying to pass legislation saying you can only be Christian? Completely worthless comment on your part.

    7) Smoking pot is being decriminalized. Prop 19 failed because THE PEOPLE voted it down. Sounds like Democracy in action.

    I am very happy that after coming from a Communist country you now are enjoying your right to free speech.

    I find it funny how you think defense spending is a waste now that the USA has taken down the largest communist nation. So generous of you.

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    Republicans want to cut your taxes.

    Democrats want to increase social spending.

    Nobody wants to fix the deficit problem.

  • TNA's picture

    Lets not forget the US military helping out in Haiti.

    Another example of the evil USA wasting money in their useless military.

  • In reply to IlliniProgrammer
    TNA's picture

    IlliniProgrammer wrote:
    Republicans want to cut your taxes.

    Democrats want to increase social spending.

    Nobody wants to fix the deficit problem.

    Welcome back. Great post and pretty much sums it up perfectly.

  • Virginia Tech 4ever's picture

    Saying that the Republicans are trying to ban all other religions besides Christianity is one of the dumbest things I've ever read or heard ever. Just for a comment that stupid you should be banned--from this website and from speaking in general. As they said in Billy Madison: "We are all dumber for having listened to you."

  • ibintx's picture

    "Useless" security???

    It amazes me how clueless some people are. There are people in this world that would like to do nothing more than blow up our entire country. The best possible security measure is the one the public never hears about because there is no news to report. There have been ZERO successful terrorist attacks in the US since 9/11 (thank God). Do you think that's bc of lack of effort by the terrorists? Do you think the public hears about every single terrorist plot that is foiled? Do you even read the news? The fact that this last attack came so close should only go to show that we need MORE security. These measures only seem pointless bc terrorists are having to go through complicated means of attacking us now, instead of just carrying guns/bombs on a plane.

    You, sir, are an idiot. If you were in charge, I cannot imagine how many Americans would be dead.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Si Vis Pacem Parabellum dude...look it up its been true since the Romans

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • Stringer Bell's picture

    I noticed your bro hating post and you are such GDI hipster piece of shit. You would think spending money on the defense of America is a waste of money. I say our new line of defense be these Oberlin types bent over gaping assholes waiting for Hezbollah or whatever. Go work for Monitor or some flowery bullshit and take a lap on the way there.

  • jimbo_slice's picture

    We should also note that national defense is one of the few legitimate roles of government under our constitutional system. Last I checked, a massive intervention in health insurance markets, medicare, and social security are not. Since all these things are on the verge of insolvency, maybe it's a good time to return to doing just the things government is actually sanctioned to do. Let the people who paid into these programs get their benefits, and then dismantle the damn things.

    I know it's a radical idea, but maybe it's time for people to take responsibility for saving for their own retirement and their own healthcare in old age. Everyone wants subsidized this, subsidized that. This entitlement mentality needs to go. It's literally crippling our economy.

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  • Situation's picture

    Please go back to your communist country.

    We are obviously not spending enough on our National security as millions of illegal immigrants like you are rushing our boarders freely everyday.

    Our country or government has been going in the wrong direction, this is true, but let us hope that the recent election is a sign that America has awakened and that Republicans have returned to their values.

  • BigBucks's picture

    no one here gives a true fuck about small government. the only thing they are worried about is their taxes, so they vote republican. IBSlave thats a mis-allocation of resources not an indication we need to spend more... what a ridiculous comment. I also have no idea why you had to take a personal shot at someone, this is not yahoo boards, I thought posters on here were supposed to be intelligent.

  • In reply to jimbo_slice
    Situation's picture

    jimbo_slice wrote:
    We should also note that national defense is one of the few legitimate roles of government under our constitutional system. Last I checked, a massive intervention in health insurance markets, medicare, and social security are not. Since all these things are on the verge of insolvency, maybe it's a good time to return to doing just the things government is actually sanctioned to do. Let the people who paid into these programs get their benefits, and then dismantle the damn things.

    I know it's a radical idea, but maybe it's time for people to take responsibility for saving for their own retirement and their own healthcare in old age. Everyone wants subsidized this, subsidized that. This entitlement mentality needs to go. It's literally crippling our economy.

    Your post could not be more on point.

  • In reply to BigBucks
    Situation's picture

    BigBucks wrote:
    no one here gives a true fuck about small government. the only thing they are worried about is their taxes, so they vote republican. IBSlave thats a mis-allocation of resources not an indication we need to spend more... what a ridiculous comment. I also have no idea why you had to take a personal shot at someone, this is not yahoo boards, I thought posters on here were supposed to be intelligent.

    Thank you for enlightening me about allocating resources and let us not over-analyze my snide remark. I obviously am not a proponent of additional spending. The problem is a combination of mis-allocating resources and our gov neglecting to enforce laws that were put in place for politically charged reasons. Se the link below - it may give you a better understanding of my comment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke

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    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

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