Friday, October 19, 2007

Beware The Lame Duck

by Lou Dobbs - October 17th, 2007 -

Bush campaigned for the Republican Party's nomination eight years ago, styling himself as a compassionate conservative. He's amply demonstrated that he is neither.

Although many conservatives refuse to accept the reality, George W. Bush is a one-world neo-liberal who drove budget and trade deficits to record heights while embracing faith-based economic policies that perversely require only blind allegiance to free markets and free trade, without regard for consequence.

This president pursues a war without demanding of his generals either success or victory and accepts the sacrifice of our brave young men and women in uniform while asking nothing of our people or the nation at a time of war.

This is a pretty interesting assessment of George W. Bush, a one-world neo-liberal. A great number of Republicans would sum Bush up with about the same assessment. Except it is hard to really argue that Bush supports either free markets or free trade nearly so much as he supports any big business initiative that allows for corporations to move factories to foreign countries and outsource American jobs. He certainly is the first President in our history who found it unacceptable to ask for our people to support a war and meet the sacrifice of our soldiers.

Dobbs goes on to berate Bush for his support for the Law of the Sea Treaty. I am equally incensed that Bush supports this treaty. Reagan killed it. Clinton brought it back. Between those two, why on earth would Bush support Clinton?

I have been unhappy with Bush for some time. Now I am getting unhappy with conservatives who still try to argue he has been a good President. He and Hastert have smeared the Republican party with the accusation that we do not care about fiscal restraint but are provably the most corrupt party in history. It is hard to argue based on their track record.

I oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty and cannot conceive of any reason to be in favor of it.


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