- Jun 23, 2004
Yes. This forum is particularly geared at showing you the failings of the Republicans, though I find it is weaker at attacking the Democrats.Question is. Has any one here ever changed there position or mind due to another's post or is this all just good reading material.
There has been enough information to help me decide that Neocon did not mean Conservative. This was a big leap for me, because back in 2004 I would take it to mean Republican, Conservative... me. I personalized the term Neocon as a direct attack on my beliefs.
Yet the more I came to understand it, and the more I watched Bush abandon our soldiers to play policeman on the streets of Muslim countries... the more I realized Neocon was my enemy. Those were not my beliefs. This revelation festered in 2006.
It became worse when they showed me how Bush grew government, how he spent and sent us further into debt. How he championed stimulus spending, and then pre-socialized the economy as it contracted in 2008. This forum helped me realize that Bush was no conservative. Through him Neocon was defined, the modern GOP became clear - they are my enemy.
This was proven time and again by the nominations of McCain and Romney. Two very moderate folks who are just like Bush. I no longer identify myself as Republican. They have for too long betrayed my values. Later today I will oppose them for a second time.
My journey to become Libertarian may not have occurred without the knowledge in P&N, however difficult it was to transverse in hostile waters. There are still useful nuggets to find here.