This is too much power

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 8:07 AM
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  • I voted Republican many times in the past. I know Republicans right here in town that voted for Obama both times because of the way the Republican party has become. I hope some day they will realize what they have done and once again stand in the middle of the road.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 9:25 PM
  • And what, pray tell, is driving the Republican Party to the extreme right in Idaho? What external influences could cause seemingly rationale Pols to vector hard right? Those are the questions that need to be answered. Could it be the constant attacks from liberal progressives?

    According to Walter Williams in his June 9 post, Understanding the Liberal and Progressive agenda;" predictions? In 1972, a report was written for the Club of Rome to warn that the world would run out of gold by 1981, mercury and silver by 1985, tin by 1987, and petroleum, copper, lead and natural gas by 1992. It turns out that each of these resources is more plentiful today. Gordon Taylor, in his 1970 book, "The Doomsday Book," said that Americans were using 50 percent of the world's resources and that "by 2000 (Americans) will, if permitted, be using all of them." In 1975, the Environment Fund took out full-page ads warning, "The World as we know it will likely be ruined by the year 2000." Harvard University Nobel laureate biologist George Wald in 1970 warned, "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind." Former Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, warned, in Look magazine (1970), that by 1995, "somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct." In 1974, the U.S. Geological Survey said the U.S. had only a 10-year supply of natural gas. The fact of the matter, according to the American Gas Association, is that there's more than a 110-year supply.

    In 1986, Lester Brown, who had been predicting global starvation for 40 years, received a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, along with a stipend. The foundation also gave Dr. Paul Ehrlich, who predicted millions of Americans would die of starvation, the "genius" award in 1990. Note that these $300,000 to $400,000 awards were granted well after enough time had passed to demonstrate that Brown and Ehrlich were insanely wrong."

    That's certainly one thought that comes to mind. Just one. Kelly, why not be a journalist and perform some root cause analysis. What's driving the Republican Party to the far right?

    To those that support the liberal progressive agenda; if you distance yourselves from this insanity, the Republican Party may just relax a bit.

    Read more here:

    -- Posted by GetRealNow on Sat, Jun 15, 2013, at 11:51 AM
  • Some people think that the Republican Party is in a zugzwang, which in chess means it's your turn to make a move but every move that you could make will make things worse.

    The Republican leadership is catering to the tea party because it's afraid of it, however that action alienates women, minorities, libertarians, and moderate Republicans. Some Republicans are moving to the Libertarian Party.

    This has happened throughout history. Parties changed as times changed. First there were no political parties. The constitution didn't mention it. Then there were the Federalists who wanted a strong central government and the Democratic-Republicans who opposed this.

    This isn't a bad thing, it's just "time marching on."

    -- Posted by History_Nerd on Sun, Jun 16, 2013, at 10:46 AM
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