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

Idahoser Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:17 AM
we have to deal with this incompetent communist puppet now, because of "compassionate conservatism" from mr. "I had to abandon free market principles to save the free market system". I do not apologize for despising the guy who killed the Reagan Revolution. We did not win the cold war, we are indeed being crushed by communism today.

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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