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

Joseph1575 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:24 PM
I still bristle at "compassionate conservatism", as I think the term is offensive. There is nothing more compassionate than exhorting people toward their best selves. As for the "change in demographics", a paraphrase of Bork may be appropriate: "Slouching Toward Mediocrity". Should we give up now that mediocrity, ill-mannerism, and slovenliness have such wonderful 'PR'?
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 1:14 AM
Well, having worked in HR seven times and been TOLD to throw out applications from white males, even when they were the most qualified for positions, I'd say nobody was slouching toward mediocrity, they were racing for it and actually mediocre performance is just another word for communist 'excellence'

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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