As a little experiment, I recently took a visit down A.net Memory lane and viewed threads started before the 2000 Election, to view Conservative perspectives THEN about their choice BEFORE the 2000 election. Just to see their frame of mind.
These are the threads...
Who Are Your Voting For?
Posted Fri Nov 3 2000
Ok....enough Is Enough
Posted Sun Nov 5 2000
7th November - Who Will Win?
Posted Mon Nov 6 2000
Those opinions expressed (just they hold back nothing in their venom today, although then it wasn't as foaming at the mouth as it is today) ...and taken into account of what I remember Conservatives saying about Reagan before and doing his 1980 election..points to several unbreakable observations.
It appears their decision making in these matters are always based on false and imaginary fears, first and foremost,
Looking at the 2000 Election post, all these beliefs they had about what a Bush Presidency would be is a HUGE disappointment even if you took measurement and stopped BEFORE 9/11 2001 (that is if they are true to their convictions expressed before the election).
They expected and wanted 'Dignity' in the White House because Clinton's blow (something they all like for themselves , and will lie about just like Clinton, and will engage in ..in various hidden circumstance, just like Clinton) and they used 'lying' as their chief excuse for Clinton dislike (as no President has ever lied).. but they felt Dignity, Honor and Respect is what Bush would deliver.
What they got in Bush's 1st year BEFORE 9/11.... was Bush and his 1st Cabinet meeting was 'Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, how do we get into Iraq'...
Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq? - CBS News
When I recall Conservative talk of Reagan...
'Reagan's tough, Carter is a pansy'
"Reagan won't take any crap from anyone"
And Reagan deserved it, because he talked all that 'Our Military is weak and we'll make them second to none'...all braggadocio macho BS
' that people in fear always need to hear and none of what he said..was true.
What they got was ' Arms trading to the Enemy for American Hostages' - Twice!
What they also got was 260 US Marines wiped out in a single Bombing,...and America cut and ran..
Reagan response to make everyone forget Beirut??? Was to attack the tiny Caribbean Island the VERY NEXT DAY
claiming the Communist were coming. Which was total BS
He talked really tough, 'Mr Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall'.. which was a huge facade because Gorbachev had already down all the heavy lifting to break apart the Soviet's Iron grip with his own internal policies.
So when I look back at listening to the most hawkish Conservatives render opinions on matters of from school lunches to any international conflict...
They can be counted on to go off half-cocked and are 99.99% sure to make the wrong choice and just be wrong across the board because of their method of rationale and reason - both in dire short supply.
This Bergdahl handling from their actions in the last 48 hours - their actions, not my thinking, their actions prove to be disastrous just as the timeline above proves. And it will never change because it is solely predicated on unfounded fear. and nothing else.
When someone is this fearful, they are dangerous people and will assuredly start trouble.
Look at the Mississippi Senate campaign, breaking into a retirement home to sneak snapshots of a man's wife suffering dementia in order to post them on the internet - in order to win an election???
They know of no limits of decency and yet they 1st to claim, they want decency and truth and place prize on honor. 100% behind the troops...except any trooper who is successfully swift-boated.
They just can not be trusted with great power, their like a scared kid with a loaded gun and lot of ammo,
And they spawn these very false ideals today across talk radio and bogus media...I really see no end in sight with the driving force behind their ideologies, they've made it a 'you're either with us, or against' mentality - forever.
BN747[Edited 2014-06-04 11:48:52]
[Edited 2014-06-04 11:51:01]
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