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

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:05 AM
Bush did see the demographic changes and attempted to get ahead of the curve. He may have achieved more in that area had he not had to spend his energies on emerging terrorists threats.

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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