Amazing how people see things from different perspectives.
Anonymous Posted Dec 6, 2011 5:56 PM
I find it ironic that you and some others always respond in the same manner and it never (not that I have read) includes a statement something like "yes the Republicans have made some mistakes, but they are on the right track" or "yes, Bush created some unnecessary fear with some of his policies related to our security" or even an acknowledgement that the Democrats have some valid policy positions; and yet you and others consider themselves open minded. Your comment, "more inclusive"? ugh, speaks volumes. No one party is perfect for all the people, therefore no one party has all the right answers, nor is one always wrong. That is the issue I have with some of these responses. Even yours tries to portray my views as somehow not of this reality.
By the way, old ideas are just that "old" and in a new, much different world than 50 or so years ago, you need some "new" ideas on how to move the country and this world forward. You act as if the world was a rosy, peaceful and vibrant place to live back then. I guess you forgot about genocide in all parts of the world, a world war and countless civil wars, famine, discrimination, and a host of other less than pleasant issues facing the county and the world. It is now more complicated and that requires more cooperative solutions, not just an uncompromising one that only some can live with. You speak as if only Republicans want what you listed. Rugged individualism is great, but not at the expense of those who lack the resources. Our world, especially our society, has evolved to a point where we are more dependent on each other than most would like. We can't cut ourselves off from the rest of the world and survive. I'm willing to open up to see the good and bad on all sides and consider all ideas, you just want the "old".