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I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives used to believe in, and the personal freedom that America used to believe in.

Well, It’s Not Like Platforms Actually Mean Anything, Right ?

Here’s an actual quote from the Republican Party’s 2008 Platform:

We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all.

Three weeks later ? Umm, never mind.

H/T: Dave Weigel and Ben Smith

3 Responses to “Well, It’s Not Like Platforms Actually Mean Anything, Right ?”

  1. [...] Below The Beltway) This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 and is filed under 2008 Election, [...]

  2. Sandy says:

    It seems that you are accusing all Republicans for what Bush is doing to socialize this country. It is very obvious you don’t like Palin either. McCain is surely more than a poke in the eye on some issues. Yet, would you prefer Obama and the Liberals who are now promising that you will enjoy no freedoms which you claim to have once believed in?

  3. Sandy,

    What I want to see are Congressional Republicans standing up en masse and telling President Bush, Henry Paulson, and Ben Bernake that they aren’t going to sit back and allow this $ 700 billion bailout, along with it’s grant of unprecedented, and unreviewable, power to the Secretary of the Treasury and FRB Chairman, to pass without the scrutiny it deserves.

    I’d love to see John McCain take a position on it as well — as things stand now, he’s not even going to be on the Senate floor when this comes up for a vote on Friday (neither is Obama, of course).

    Am I harder on the Republicans than the Democrats when it comes to stuff like this ?

    You bet I am. At least the Democrats don’t say they believe in free markets and then turn around and propose the biggest government intervention in financial markets since the Great Depression.

    Someone needs to look the GOP’s hypocrisy in the face and call it what it is.

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