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

para_dimz Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:11 AM
This is the kind of article a Rockefeller Republican writes when schlepping for votes to get himself back in power. Its pure pandering. Discards the conservative and founders' records, warnings and limitations. IOW, an article like this proposes a government that is bounded only by the fleeting compassions, whims and needs of those in power, not some limiting principle like a constitution. GWB was just such a president.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:18 AM
The GOP _LOST_ last week and lost big and the data is showing that one of the reasons was that the voters saw the Dems as being more 'caring'. Think about it a little and it makes sense. Most of the message from conservatives amounts to 'the gov't can't do this'. The Dems message is that the gov't can do something. They may be wrong, but I'm sure there are plenty of votes who prefer to vote for people who say they can do something to fix their problems.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:35 AM
People who look to the government to fix their problems have demonstrated their fitness to be serfs. Government should let us be free to fix our own problems.

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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