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

citizen al Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:05 AM
spare me, goldberg. bush wasn't "prescient." other than the war on terror, bush was every bit the big gov't free-spending progressive obama is. you want to compromise your principles to win elections? good luck with that. here's a better idea:

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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