Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Final Straw

Bruce Bartlett - October 18th, 2005 - TownHall.com
The truth that is now dawning on many movement conservatives is that George W. Bush is not one of them and never has been. They were allies for a long time, to be sure, and conservatives used Bush just as he used them. But it now appears that they are headed for divorce. And as with all divorces, the ultimate cause was not the final incident, but the buildup of grievances over a long period that one day could no longer be overlooked, contained or smoothed over.

I have long been amused by the hatred from the left directed at George W. Bush. Their adamant refusal to acknowledge "W"s very left of center governance on all issues other than defense is simply mind bogling. Like Bruce Bartlett, I have believed for some time that "W" is not a conservative.

I am not sure he knows what he is. "W" really doesn't have a political philosophy nearly so much as a management philosophy. He likes bright people who will discuss the issues and come up with some program that can succeed, and then he backs them. Well ..... he backs them as long as they show loyalty to him.

The importance of this article is that it lists the long record of anti-conservative programs that "W" has promulgated. Every now and again we need to be reminded of these things. A definite "must read".


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