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It's perfectly reasonable to be unhappy about Republican fiscal imprudence. The combination of tax cuts, and implied fiscal responsibility (only infrequently delivered) kept many fiscal conservatives on board with the Republican Party and in a coalition with conservative Christians to deliver winning election results.

This, in a nutshell, is my problem biggest with the Republican party. I don't agree with a lot of the social items on their agenda, but I embrace the fact that people have different views on things.

I do, however, have a problem with hypocrisy. And when it comes to fiscal matters, the Republican party has been hypocritical to its core for quite a long time.

"Tax and spend" is something the Republican party likes to say about the Democratic party. But, honestly, is that any worse than the Republican model? You know -- cut taxes and spend more! Personally, I think both fiscal models suck.

Now we will see whether John McCain can appeal to a centrist core and paint Obama as the left wing Democrat that he is.

The problem is...IMO there's nothing centrist about McCain. I'm exactly the kind of person he should be appealing to. But I find him about as appealing as ear wax.

(Who notes that his second biggest problem with both the Republican party and the Democratic party is the notion that if you disagree with them, you are a moron and unpatriotic. Hmm...I guess I could apply that to a lot of people here as well...)
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