9 votes

GOP warns crime, immigration will spike if Dems win

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  1. [5]
    dubteedub Link
    When all else fails, the GOP will always return to 'ol faithful. Why present a positive vision for America and discuss actual policies when you can just fear-monger about minorities and brown people?

    When all else fails, the GOP will always return to 'ol faithful.

    Why present a positive vision for America and discuss actual policies when you can just fear-monger about minorities and brown people?

    13 votes
    1. [4]
      demifiend Link Parent
      What do conservatives have to offer besides fear?

      What do conservatives have to offer besides fear?

      12 votes
      1. [3]
        FoxxMD Link Parent
        Socially: nothing. Economically: On paper conservatism is about limiting the growth of government which is a good thing when we're talking about businesses and markets. IMO government should only...

        Socially: nothing.

        Economically: On paper conservatism is about limiting the growth of government which is a good thing when we're talking about businesses and markets. IMO government should only intervene (legislate markets) when there is an unchecked imbalance that the markets will not correct.

        However conservatism nowadays is about dismantling government regardless of whether the policies being dismantled are effective/positive or not. In today's rhetoric all government = bad which is tragically skewed from the original ideals of conservatism.

        So TL;DR on economics: they could have solid governing principles to offer but the current trend of thought is cancerous at best.

        6 votes
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          dubteedub Link Parent
          I mean, the GOP talks about how they are dismantling government, but the facts show that the last several Republican administrations have actually done the opposite. George W Bush created a whole...

          I mean, the GOP talks about how they are dismantling government, but the facts show that the last several Republican administrations have actually done the opposite. George W Bush created a whole new major department in Homeland Security. Trump is pushing for creation of a new branch of the military with the Space Force. Reagan and Bush increased government spending way more than Obama ever did.

          https://mises.org/wire/federal-spending-grew-more-under-bush-and-reagan-under-obama

          9 votes
          1. deadaluspark Link Parent
            They are dismantling the parts they don't like (social support services/education/housing/environmental protections) and bolstering the parts they do like (military/homeland security/NSA spying).

            They are dismantling the parts they don't like (social support services/education/housing/environmental protections) and bolstering the parts they do like (military/homeland security/NSA spying).

            5 votes
  2. [2]
    Pilgrim Link
    Well it's true that convictions will spike.

    Well it's true that convictions will spike.

    2 votes
  3. Batcow Link
    Oh no, an immigration spike, how horrible... /s All pretense has been dropped at this point. Republicans hate immigrants.

    Oh no, an immigration spike, how horrible... /s

    All pretense has been dropped at this point. Republicans hate immigrants.

    2 votes