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

Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:57 AM
Henry_VlIl Wrote: 34 minutes ago (8:21 AM) As I understand it, Democrats have agreed to entitlement reforms if Republicans will agree to tax increases, a course of action most citizens recognize as necessary to achieve deficit reduction and spur the economy. Yet Republicans won't budge, are apparently stuck either in their ideology or in pledges to their big money supporters, or both. I'm an independent, view the Democrats as a party that can't seem to get out of its own way, yet have no use for Republicans. They seem to have but two goals: personal greed and destroying the country. Moshe stop it....change your screen name or you will get flagged all day long. We've been down this road before, and you LOST.

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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