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The Biggest Loser: Moderation

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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
With the collapse of John Boehner's Plan B proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, but shield the middle and lower class from the tax hikes of the Fiscal Cliff, Democrats are almost certainly celebrating their victory. [link]

But is it really the Democrats who won here? By voting against Boehner's proposal, they just helped the Tea Party utterly destroy the most moderate, principle-compromising reach-across-the-aisle since George H. W. Bush hiked taxes in 1990. John Boehner is utterly horrified. [link] But libertarians have reason to celebrate- they just took control of the Republican Party and stopped it from abandoning the last of its principles by trying to hit the moving target the Democrats call "compromise." Now the Democrat-controlled Senate and Obama must pass the Republicans' "Plan A" of no tax hikes on anyone, or deliberately send this country over the Fiscal Cliff.

Through the last two congressional elections, fiscally moderate Republicans have lost heavily. However, the Republican Liberty Caucus actually gained seats in both elections. [link] After this week's major loss for Boehner and his moderate wing, you can expect this trend to be amplified in the 2014 elections. Thanks to the Democrats' bargaining in bad-faith, the libertarians are successfully taking over the Republican Party, and transforming it in our image. If you thought Boehner's Republican Party was stubborn, wait until you see what happens when the Ron Paul Republicans take over.

So thanks, all you supporters of Democrats, for encouraging your party to refuse to work with the moderate Republicans. You've successfully radicalized the GOP. With the defeat of the Romneys and the Boehners of the party, you've given us libertarians exactly the opening we need to seize control. Over the next few years, you're going to be hearing a lot more talk about liberty, and those who believe in liberty don't compromise on it. Is that what you were hoping for?
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heaven-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
dude what are you even talking about
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:icontbschemer:
TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I'm saying the Democrats think they're beating the Republicans and destroying the political careers of all the right-wingers, but it's really only the moderates that are suffering in this environment. The Tea Party and the libertarian Republicans are getting stronger and more numerous in Congress.

Lefties believe that the Republican Party is done- that in 2016, the party will be a pushover, and in 2020, the party will be nonexistent. What they don't realize is that they're culling only the weaker members. When the Democrats refuse to compromise, they are unintentionally shaping the Republican Party up as exactly the thing they fear most- an extreme, uncompromising party that fields minority candidates and ignores social issues while promising greater economic freedom for everyone. The Republican Party is being reinvented in a way that will make it a powerful force in 2016.
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
By "lefties", you mean me.  I said they were done nationally, not on a state-by-state basis.
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VomitBear Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
"For some time, signs have indicated the Republican Party is shifting away from majority public opinion on key issues. They include taxes and spending."

Republican consultant and writer Craig Shirley told The Washington Post: "The national GOP is now simply a collection of warring tribal factions."

The collapse of Boehner's tax effort "weakens the entire Republican Party," said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, who is retiring after 18 years.

"It's the continuing dumbing down of the Republican Party," he said, "and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can't even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we're putting forward. If you're not a governing majority, you're not going to be a majority very long."


-CHARLES BABINGTON


Yeah, there's your libertarians :rofl:
More right to the right, nation be damned.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nation be damned, indeed. That's the choice the voters made when they reelected Obama.
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VomitBear Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nope.
The voters said they wanted tax reform and the reds are holding that back. 2014 is going to be a terrible year to be red if this continues.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Tax hikes are not tax reform. Romney offered tax reform. A revenue-neutral plan that would have increased economic growth.
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Saidryian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Romney offered anyything depending on what the person asking wanted. Zero integrity.
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
And then all the Cookie Crisp will be yours!
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