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Entry from November 16, 2012
“Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate”

"Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate” was written by William Norman Grigg in The New American magazine (a publication of the John Birch Society) in the December 4, 2000 issue. Grigg meant that Democrats are the party of big government and Republicans are the party of small government. “Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate” has infrequently been mentioned on websites.

Wikipedia: William Norman Grigg
William Norman Grigg (born February 4, 1963) is the author of several books from a Constitutionalist perspective. He was formerly a senior editor of The New American magazine, the official publication of the John Birch Society..

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The Bubba - Dubya Summit
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The New American (Print edition) | June 18, 2001 | Insider Report
In a joint profile of George W. Bush and Al Gore that was published while the outcome of last November’s election was still uncertain (see “Tweedledee or Tweedledum?”, in our December 4, 2000 issue), The New American predicted that the election outcome would not lead to any substantive changes in policy. The article explained that “the general division of labor” between the Democrat and Republican parties “is this: Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate.”

The Mail Archive
More on UN Humanitarians With Big Whips and Power over Life or Death
Aleisha Saba
Thu, 05 Jul 2001 13:42:54 -0700
Thus, the sudden embrace of the POP treaty by the CFR-laden Bush administration should not have surprised any readers of The New American. As William Norman Grigg noted in a joint profile of George W. Bush and Al Gore prior to last November’s election outcome (see “Tweedledee or Tweedledum?” in our December 4, 2000 issue), in the controlled Republican-Democrat dialectical scheme, “the general division of labor is this: Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate.”

10/29/2002 2:23:26 PM
a phrase i heard awhile back pretty much sums up our 2 primary political parties “democrats initiate, republicans consolidate”.

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Richard Rongstad
You are probably correct, that would follow the standard American political model of Democrats initiate and Republicans consolidate.

Exposing the Green World Order
07/11/09--01:39: Bush’s 3rd Term & more on the origin of “executive privilege” (chan 1448866)
Welcome to Bush’s 3rd term! Years ago in an article discussing the core similarities between the two retail outlets for America’s Establishment, Will Grigg summarized the operative political dynamic as, “Democrats initiate, Republicans consolidate.” Unfortunately, we now see that the initiation and consolidation functions are also interchangeable, as illustrated by Obama’s consolidation of Bush’s claims of executive imperial power

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, November 16, 2012 • Permalink