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

rickmcq Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:33 AM
"As I understand it" You don't. Dems promised the same things to George H. W. ("Read My Lips, No New Taxes") Bush and then left him hanging out to dry. We mustn't ever again fall for, "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:43 AM
They also promised Reagan $3 spending cuts for each $1 in tax increases. Didn't keep that one either. The moral of the story is: Democrats lie.

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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