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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:51 PM
I think its even simpler than that. If conservative message is negative ("The goverment can't do that.") and the Dems message is positive ("We will give you...."), which will attract more votes? Conservatives have the right ideas, but they need to be expressed in ways that will attract voters.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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