The political hiatus on FUSA

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by pettyfog, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    I only write this because Don threw out the aside in another thread that he is the 'new a-politcal' HatterDon.

    Elsewhere I've mentioned I'm not posting much on the news because it's so more worse than I ever feared it would be. I could have immediately posted that the international, just this side of legal, financial manipulator Soros has made a Billion, so far, on our backs. Of course then I would point out that Obama would never have been elected if it werent for Soros' efforts in the media and mainly on the 'net.
    I could point out lie after lie proved by resulting action counter to the promise.

    But what pains me most is this has to be laid -albeit indirectly- at the feet of the GOP. The Contract with America was whittled away to nothing with many or most of the bright conservative stars of the nineties giving up and going back home in weary defeat because they couldnt stomach what went on in Washington.. or they drifted over to the side of corrupt beltway politics.
    Some... such as Newt Gingrich were hounded out because their human foibles/imperfections were exposed and unlike Democrats, who everyone expects to have 'blemishes' were held to higher standards for what they professed in their political creed.
    What you are seeing now, folks, is the slide of our great country into a cynical National-Socialist paradigm on the model of Chavez and Mussolini.

    And some will say: "I hope he makes the trains run on time" After he makes most of us NEED the trains, of course.

    Nothing about Pettyfog's ideals and view have changed. And my not posting on every little thing is more from lack of energy to do so, than my giving up on America.

    We will brook no Mussolinis in our country. I have faith in that.
  2. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
  3. Bradical

    Bradical Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Denver, CO
    That is a good read. Sadly for the GOP, there aren't any Goldwaters around these days. As the GOP is digging a thousand five foot holes searching for their direction, a good place to start might be with Goldwaterism.
  4. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    You said it. He's the closest thing to a modern day political hero that I have. His influence is exactly zero in the GOP today.

    I've cited passages from his chapter on education in my ed classes three times. A check to the Deweyism of the ivory tower set.
  5. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    It was one of the proudest moments of my military career when I got to salute Senator Goldwater -- who was a USAF reserve officer. I was at tech school when I saw him approaching the BX. I stopped in my tracks, changed my course straight towards him, hit him with my best salute and "good afternoon, sir" and was rewarded with a similarly sharp and sincere greeting. I spent the rest of my career casually remarking to people that he was the first general officer I ever saluted.

    I agree that he has been ignored by the current crop of conservatives out there and was very critical of them in the last years of his life. I'm glad that young [to me] thinking conservatives still read him, quote him, and emulate him.

    This is not a political post. I just admired the man so much, and statesmen are rare in any age.
  6. Spencer

    Spencer New Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    St. Paul, MN
    Haven't we done this before? You could post this, you could post that, but the world is going to hell so fast it should already be so obvious to everyone who reads the news and besides that its all to depressing your now only going to post about canine sexuality.

    Fog I don't know if you care if you convince me or anybody else or not. But in my case just saying so isn't enough to persuade me that Obama, Chavez, and Mussolini are interchangeable.
  7. RidgeRider

    RidgeRider Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    RE: Re: The political hiatus on FUSA

    Fog, please don't take a hiatus. As long as well all admit we have hypocritical tendencies when it comes to politics, nobody should get too offended by differing opinions, me included.
  8. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    Young?!? Me?!? The check must have cleared.

    You are right -- I don't expect a statesman like him to come along for a long time. All the GOP needs is someone to listen to what he had to say, and turn off that blowhard syndicated radio gasbag.
  9. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Well, I had decided to not jump in on the Goldwater issue but, while I deplored Dems taking Barry's remarks out of context to paint him as 'Nuke Happy' he was no real hero of mine.

    As with Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, I can agree with many of his precepts but he was an old school conservative... the sort that people like Meghan McCain like to deplore.

    The reason many young people seem to like him is he was a de-facto isolationist... just like many on the left, esp Left-Libertarians, claim to be.

    One thing, though. At the current time, if we had a Goldwater-ite, there wouldnt be any black humor like...

    "President seeks dialogue with moderate pirates!"

    - heh, go you one better. Somali Pirates Seek Bailout
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