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

GGatty Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:04 PM
In order for that to happen, the GOP has to have conservative constitutionalist principles in the first place. While there are some standouts that have those principles, the vast majority of Congressional Republicans do not.

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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