“The Republican Party is not really a party. It doesn’t stand for anything except re-electing itself,” Stockman, who directed the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, tells Newsmax. “The neocons are only oriented to an aggressive, imperialistic foreign policy of big defense establishment and suppression of our civil liberties. That’s bad.
“The tax cons want to just cut taxes — any time, any day — regardless of the fiscal situation,” Stockman adds. “That has gone to an absurd length. The social cons, social policy people — the right-to-life issue and gay marriage and all of that — that’s irrelevant to governing a democracy in a free society.
“That’s basically the heart of the Republican Party,” Stockman concludes. “In that mix, how can you find anything that’s 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.”
Now before you conservatives out there start piling on I want you to know that these words above are from David Stockman who was a Reagan apostle who invented “Trickle Down” which still remains the siren of the GOP. The party seems to have taken on the mantel of being anti-deficit even though Reagan was anything but a deficit hawk.
I won’t add too many other words. These speak very well on their own:
- imperialistic foreign policy of big defense
- suppression of civil liberties (that was a Bush thing)
- just want to cut taxes – anytime any day
- No stands on fiscal rectitude, free markets, sound money.
- basically irrelevant
These are awfully strong words coming from an apostle within the party. And here I thought Karl Rove was pretty harsh…..