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No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy"

bible1st Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM
Limited means "within the confines of the Constitution as intended by the Founding Fathers." Small is "the result of limited government". It doesn't matter which one you state, they both come from and lead to the same thing; the idea that the large majority of authority and power rests in the hands of the people, not the government.
There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.

This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point.

Conservatives of good will who've...