Monday, November 24, 2003

David Bernstein aptly summarizes how I feel about the national Republican party.
"Compassionate conservatism" seems to have turned out to be a replay of the Nixon strategy of buying off every conceivable interest group that is capable of being bought off by a Republican administration, while using social issues and conservative rhetoric to appease the Republican masses. Nixon, at least, had the excuse of governing in an era when liberalism was at its apex, and with the constraints imposed by the other two branches of government, dominated by liberal Democrats. What is George Bush's excuse? And as for Senate and House Republicans, they are living proof of the need for term limits.
There's only one major political party with whom I'm more displeased.

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