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Reagan’s Budget Director Says Republican Party Is A Coalition Of Gangs That Stands For Nothing
April 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Reagan’s Budget Director Says Republican Party Is A Coalition Of Gangs That Stands For Nothing 

2013/04/28
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President Ronald Reagan’s former budget director David Stockman excoriated the Republican Party in an interview he  gave to Newsmax TV. While he attacked President Obama for not cutting defense in an era where America is the only superpower  in no uncertain terms he laid blame for the predicament of America squarely on the Republican Party.

After Newsmax Anchor David Nelson asserted that many believe the house is divided (the Republican Party that is), he asked David Stockman if he believed Republican leaders like Ryan, Boehner, Rubio, Paul, or anyone else could unite the party. Stockman shot back with a response would expect in a Newsmax interview.

David Stockman’s response:

No. I don’t because I think the Republican Party is not really a party. It doesn’t stand for anything except reelecting itself. It’s a coalition of gangs….

The Neo Cons which I have no use for are only oriented to an aggressive imperialistic foreign policy, a big defense establishment, and suppression of our civil liberties. That’s a bad. I am against that.

The Tax Cons want to just cut taxes anytime any day regardless of the fiscal situation. That has gone to absurd lengths. I oppose that.

The Social Cons, social policy people, the right to life issue, gay marriage and all that, that’s irrelevant to governing a democracy in a free society.

That is basically the heart of the Republican Party. In that mix how can you find anything that is going to stand for conservative economics, fiscal rectitude, free markets, sound money; it’s not there. The Republican Party is basically irrelevant to the economic crisis that faces the country.

David Stockman has been a critic of the Republican Party for some time now. I wrote the article “David Stockman: “get out of the markets and hide out in cash” Corruption Of Capitalism” a few weeks ago where Stockman was quoted saying “This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts.”

Mr..  Stockman seems to be progressively sharpening his criticisms in all venues as the ineptitude and intransigence of his party continues. One can only hope that he will trigger what many are hoping for, a rebirth of a viable Republican Party that stands for real American values, a party that stands for middle class values, a party that remembers the time when it actually did good. Real Liberals need a viable conservative party to ensure the purity of liberalism is maintained and do not succumb to a lazy absence of a legitimate pushback.

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  • kcangel63
    April 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM
    Eh. I feel that way about both sides.
  • grandmab125
    April 28, 2013 at 7:04 PM

     And what this guy, who is no longer significant in the grand scheme of things, says is important, because?

  • gludwig2000
    April 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM

     He is entitled to his opinion, but the Republican Party has changed greatly since Reagan. To me, he seems to be voicing the same concerns that others have, especially within that party. But I'm not  a Republican, so I can't really say.

  • blues_pagan
    April 28, 2013 at 7:18 PM
    Sadly this can be said about both parties. I think there are only a handful of politicians who are in office for the right reasons.
  • SallyMJ
    by SallyMJ
    April 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Thank God for freedom of speech and of ideas in the country and in the GOP! So that even Republicans can feel the freedom to criticize each other? A healthy thing.

    Can you even comprehend Democrats being allowed to have their own opinions, different from the Democratic Party? They would be shut down faster than you could shake a stick at them. 

    So is it more reflective of power reserved to The People and to the States: to allow disagreements that are sometimes messy (GOP)? Or to squelch free speech, similar to a dictatorship, minus beheadings (Democrat Party)? 

    OK then.

  • denise3680
    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 AM

     


    Quoting SallyMJ:

    Thank God for freedom of speech and of ideas in the country and in the GOP! So that even Republicans can feel the freedom to criticize each other? A healthy thing.

    Can you even comprehend Democrats being allowed to have their own opinions, different from the Democratic Party? They would be shut down faster than you could shake a stick at them. 

    So is it more reflective of power reserved to The People and to the States: to allow disagreements that are sometimes messy (GOP)? Or to squelch free speech, similar to a dictatorship, minus beheadings (Democrat Party)? 

    OK then.

    Do you really believe what you wrote?  I had to laugh, because yes, the GOP is certainly portrayed itself as the unity party.  Come one Come all and be free to be who you want:/  NOT.  Your own party basically disowns its own if they do not tow the line, Gosh forbid if they try to come to the middle, that's a fate worse than death in the Grand Ol' Party:/

     

  • denise3680
    April 29, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    It is funny how many on here practically worship at the alter of Reagan and his administration, but now want to say they are irrelevant because he is not saying something awful about Obama:/  That is funny:)

  • nanaofsix531
    April 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    LOL Where do you get your information from?I have seen polls here that con's have posted where the Dem's base is very mad at them.I have seen the black caucus very mad at the Dem leadership.Do you ever watch C-Span?They are always there going after each other.Been listening to to much limpdough have you?

    Quoting SallyMJ:

    Thank God for freedom of speech and of ideas in the country and in the GOP! So that even Republicans can feel the freedom to criticize each other? A healthy thing.

    Can you even comprehend Democrats being allowed to have their own opinions, different from the Democratic Party? They would be shut down faster than you could shake a stick at them. 

    So is it more reflective of power reserved to The People and to the States: to allow disagreements that are sometimes messy (GOP)? Or to squelch free speech, similar to a dictatorship, minus beheadings (Democrat Party)? 

    OK then.


  • MsDenuninani
    April 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM

     


     In that mix how can you find anything that is going to stand for conservative economics, fiscal rectitude, free markets, sound money; it’s not there. The Republican Party is basically irrelevant to the economic crisis that faces the country.

    I completely agree. 

     

  • MsDenuninani
    April 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    She's doing her usual schtick of avoiding the validity of the opinion expressed.  Nothing she wrote was responsive to the actual post -- nothing at all.

    It's a distraction maneuver.

    Quoting nanaofsix531:

    LOL Where do you get your information from?I have seen polls here that con's have posted where the Dem's base is very mad at them.I have seen the black caucus very mad at the Dem leadership.Do you ever watch C-Span?They are always there going after each other.Been listening to to much limpdough have you?

    Quoting SallyMJ:

    Thank God for freedom of speech and of ideas in the country and in the GOP! So that even Republicans can feel the freedom to criticize each other? A healthy thing.

    Can you even comprehend Democrats being allowed to have their own opinions, different from the Democratic Party? They would be shut down faster than you could shake a stick at them. 

    So is it more reflective of power reserved to The People and to the States: to allow disagreements that are sometimes messy (GOP)? Or to squelch free speech, similar to a dictatorship, minus beheadings (Democrat Party)? 

    OK then.



     

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