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

fromohio Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:38 AM
Compassionate conservatism is the code word for "moral relativism" for its advocacy doesn't stop at the Latino vote. We know that in GWB's case and in the case of many of his followers it extended to those who attacked the country on 9/11 and became the "see no islam/jihad" plan of action.

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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