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Posted: 10/4/2005 8:03:15 AM EDT
Good article by John Kascich, a man I highly respect.

Republicans are squandering their election gains with inaction on key issues and prove that they, like the democrats, can spend our tax money like drunken sailors also. Funny how the political roles get reversed so quickly. Well, I can figure them out. They are just a bunch of SPINELESS JELLYFISH.

The two issues I am most disappointed in are immigration and spending. If the republicans don't have the BALLS to fix either of the problems why did we elect them, and why should we continue to vote for them?

John Kasich: Can’t Figure Out Republicans

Like a disillusioned sports fan, former Republican House budget committee chairman turned Fox News host John Kasich feels frustrated with his Republican team, and it has nothing to do with the Supreme Court nomination.

Once a cost-cutting symbol of the Republican Revolution of the mid-1990s, Kasich scratches his head with some of the free-spending moves made by his party today.

"I can’t figure out what the heck they are trying to do or what their agenda is,” Kasich told fellow Fox News host Neil Cavuto. "I like to say that Republicans were put on this earth to cut spending and to cut taxes. That’s why God created them, but we haven’t been doing this on the spending side.”

Kasich said Republicans seem to have been infected by a germ similar to one that grew within the Democratic Party for decades, one that paradoxically grows larger and larger as it produces more waste.

"The president has not served us well when it comes to spending, when it comes to trimming the bureaucracy,” Kasich said. "When government tries to be all things to all people, it fails at the essentials. We saw this with the reaction to Hurricane Katrina – a failure to execute.”

In a case of political role reversal, said Kasich, Democrats are now playing the old Republican game, which is to criticize but not put an agenda forward. The GOP game stopped in 1994; but now, a decade later, the game has resumed while the players seem to have changed sides of the board.

"What helped the Republicans win the majority in the 1994 election was the Contract with America. We had an agenda – a plan to get things done. If Republicans are smart, they will stand up for the things that Americans elected them to do.”

When asked if the Bush administration risks losing seats for Republicans in 2006 by taking controversial stands on key issues, such as cost-cutting in the face of natural disasters like hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Kasich stood firm.

"Politics is not about getting elected,” he said. "It’s about doing something when you are there.”

Kascich doesn't understand Republicans

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:06:13 AM EDT
Kasich/Rice in 2008!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:09:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:
Good article by John Kascich, a man I highly respect.


...."The president has not served us well when it comes to spending, when it comes to trimming the bureaucracy,” Kasich said.....



I couldn't agree more with this statement but still the pros far outweigh the cons of President Bush and the Republican party. I don't agree that Republicans are "blowing it". I hope the next president is a conservative Republican that will cut taxes and spending.

Shok
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:14:27 AM EDT
today's replublicans are 50's Democrats in a new wrapper
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:18:29 AM EDT
What saddens me is that right now, any law, rule, repeal of law, etc. can pass the house with ease if it is Republican sponsored or has a conservative agenda. The senate is a little tougher but R's outnumber D's there too.

We have a guy in the White House with a R attached to his name somewhere who can sign these laws.

Yet nothing moves.

Republicans have no balls. If they are worried about their appearance on the public stage then forget about it. The media makes them out to be villanous racists bent on destroying the ecological system and giving all the tax breaks to the "man" so that the poor suffer more and this is when Republicans aren't even doing anything? Why not give the media something to actually worry about by passing conservative legislation?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:20:11 AM EDT
IBTBB (in before the Bush Bots )
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:26:20 AM EDT
Didnt' Kasich vote for the AWB at the very last minute, after promising his Ohio constituents not to?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:27:07 AM EDT
Could someone educate me? All I'm always hearing is that President Bush is "spending like a drunken sailor" but I do not ever hear any specifics. Outside of the overall deficit and budget numbers does anyone have cold, hard facts that they can point to? I know, I know…he's never vetoed a budget item but can someone post specifics.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:35:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLGreg:
Could someone educate me? All I'm always hearing is that President Bush is "spending like a drunken sailor" but I do not ever hear any specifics. Outside of the overall deficit and budget numbers does anyone have cold, hard facts that they can point to? I know, I know…he's never vetoed a budget item but can someone post specifics.



Oink! Oink!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:50:42 AM EDT
GOP could very well lose Congress next year and WhiteHouse in 2008. Expect another AWB and higher taxes
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:45:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 11:46:24 AM EDT by TRW]
In five years, Bush never saw a spending bill he didn't like (use that veto Dubya, that's why the people gave it to you).

Five years of Republicans in power and what do we have to show for it? Tax cuts and mammoth budget deficits.

Dubya should now care less about polls and such. He's out of office in 2008 wether he likes it or not. Now is the time to push through the conservative agenda he promised.....if he ever really had one.....



Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:46:57 AM EDT
Darn. I read the thread title and thought I would see pics of Ann Coulter in naughty positions.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:13:52 PM EDT
Bush is not, nor has he ever been a conservative.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:16:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 12:18:10 PM EDT by Carbine_Man]

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
GOP could very well lose Congress next year and WhiteHouse in 2008. Expect another AWB and higher taxes

My assessment exactly. I voted for W twice and I believe him to be a good man. However, spending, Supreme Court nominees/appointment, piss poor illegal alien policy, and lack of anything resembling progress in conservative legislation is trashing his base of support.

If it keeps going like this, it will be a repeat of Bush 41. An alienated base will stay home in droves, and some assclown democrat with a clever stump speach will capture the votes of the unwashed, mindless American masses.

I hope it doesn't come to pass, but I fear it will.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:58:43 PM EDT
They are not spineless, they are liars.

The opposition party talks about smaller government, that is the way of things, once they get into power they want bigger government as long as they're running it.

The GOP talks a good game, they ignore some fundamental truths that make most of their arguement false but that's another story, as far as they go it sounds pretty good, problem is they really don't mean much of it.

In the end the two party system gives you a choice between welfare and warfare, socialism and fascism, the one thing you can count on is that government never gets smaller until it finally gets so large it collapses or is overthrown. Without fundamental monetary reform cutting off growth in government spending would send us into recession, bank on it.

Fact is the politicians know they can't cut spending, they know they're driving the country to eventual ruin, but they also know that if they tried to do the right thing, to make the hard decisions that would stabilize the nation, give us a permanent monetary system that's sustainable, control immigration, cut the entitlement programs to levels the nation can actually pay, the list goes on quite a while...anyway they know if they did those things they'd never be reelected, because taking the credit card away and making the people start paying their bills isn't going to be popular, so they keep raising the limit, even so they know it'll never be repaid, that's just what they have to do to maintain power.

The republic died nearly a century ago folks, 1913 to be exact. did you really think Bush was going to restore it?
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