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

Fooling Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:57 AM
You MISS so much . . . . sure, ther has been a trend towards compassionate conservatism (hideous phrase). But Bush's election ACCELERATED its acceptability in our political discourse and given that he TRASHED regular conservatives, I would say he owes US an apology. That is the problem with these establishment types, even Jonah. They are going to go and lose us yet ANOTHER election. Don't secede from the Union, for crying out loud! Secede from the Establishment RINO GOP and find another party. Notice the slime who run the party, including Chris Christie, are already planning for 2026. What drool.

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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