March 28th, 2006


Excellent, scathing article on the Bush II admn in American Conservative.

Politics and strange bedfellows indeed. If there's one thing loony liberals like me and staunch Reagan conservatives can agree on, it's that Dubya totally sucks:

Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, Bruce Bartlett, Doubleday, 320 pages

President George W. Bush took office to the sustained applause of America’s conservative movement. [...] Five years later, the traditional conservative agenda lies in ruins. Government is bigger, spending is higher, and Washington is more powerful. The national government has intruded further into state and local concerns. Federal officials have sacrificed civil liberties and constitutional rights while airily demanding that the public trust them not to abuse their power.

The U.S. has engaged in aggressive war to promote democracy and undertaken an expensive foreign-aid program. The administration and its supporters routinely denounce critics as partisans and even traitors. Indeed, the White House defenestrates anyone who acknowledges that reality sometimes conflicts with official fantasies.

In short, it is precisely the sort of government that conservatives once feared would result from liberal control in Washington.

Collapse )
  • Current Mood