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

true liberal Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:48 PM
If pandering is the way, then the Dems win even if the GOP gets elected. if both candidates are pandering to the takers in the battle between makers and takers, who represents the makers? If no one does, then why would the makers stay? If government is Santa Claus, does it really matter who is wearing the suit when they are handing out the goodies?

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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