Lloyd W. Bailey, Jr.: Republicans are liberals, too


Published: Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.

Neoconservative talk radio would have us believe that a Republican president is conservative and a Democrat alternative is the anti-Christ. They ignore the liberal records of Republicans, while promoting their dishonest rhetoric.

The records of Bush, Gingrich, Romney and Santorum are a Republican embarrassment. “Council on Foreign Relations” member John McCain co-sponsored the Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which eviscerated the Bill of Rights and is one of the most egregious bills to be passed since the Alien and Sedition Act.

The Republican controlled House should have voted to defund Obamacare and impeach the president for multiple charges, but instead passed debt limit increases and the Patriot Act. Foreign interventionism is not conservative. This neoconservative behavior wastes lives and money. Liberty is lost with warfare or welfare.

Lloyd W. Bailey, Jr.,

Gainesville

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top