Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bush is a loser....Why Conservatives should be pleased



An apt and strikingly effective front page from The Independent. The Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives and the US Senate. The American people have woken from their post-9/11 slumber and issued a searing indictment of Bush and the neo-Cons. They have repudiated the Iraq war and a corrupt "do-nothing" Congress.The American people have chosen to correct a disastrous course. The process of recovering America's good name must begin somewhere.
And the Bush defeat is the best possible outcome for conservatives around the world. For Bush is no Conservative.He is no ally of limited, constitutional government. Pre-emptive war, which encourages war for such vague humanitarian ends as "human rights," or because the United States believes another country may pose a threat to it, is not part of Conservative thinking.
As Douglas Bandow noted three years ago:
...The charge that he’s a crazy right-winger is beyond silly. Other than tax cuts—which have benefited the rich only because the rich paid, and still pay, most of the taxes—virtually nothing of conservative substance has happened. Government is more expansive and expensive than ever before....

For Paul Craig Roberts Bush bears no resemblance to a political conservative. A political conservative does not confuse government with country. Patriotism means loyalty to country. Bush, however, demands allegiance to his government: "You are with us or against us!" Critics of the Bush administration are branded "unpatriotic" and even "treasonous"...

W is a loser (rather like TB). He simply isn't "one of us". I shall not mourn his political demise...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well written

C4' said...

http://socialism-stinks.blogspot.com/2006/10/george-dubya-bush-socialist.html

CityUnslicker said...

well said.

I tire of hearing all Tories defend the Republicans because they somehow think they equate to UK Conservatives.

The US is a very different place politically and the christian fundamentalists who have been Bush's main support do not hold views that conservative only in the sens that the Old Testament is a progressive and enlightening guide to 21st century life.

Ellee Seymour said...

An excellent analysis, you beat me to it.

istanbultory said...

Thank you, one and all.
I am also incredibly fed up with hearing Tories automatically defend the Republicans because they somehow think they equate to the UK Conservatives. I 'll always appreciate Michael Howard's approach to the Bush administration and the neo-cons:
"If some people in the White House, in their desire to protect Mr Blair, think I am too tough on Mr Blair or too critical of him, they are entitled to their opinion. But I shall continue to do my job as I see fit."

vikki said...

Couldnt agree more. However couldnt help doing a double take back at croydonians........ thought I was hearing Peter. A visit to...Canterbury....imperative? :-)

Colin said...

GWB isn't the only American president who wanted to make the world safe for democracy and produced a disaster. (Ref. Woodrow Wilson and George Bush). WW was a democrat. However, Abraham Lincoln was a republican and had similar policies as GWB. (Ref.Lincoln Unmasked).

Peter Hitchens said...

At last a conservative that recognises bush for what he is , a tool of the NWO and a gun grabbing coke sniffing queer.

Vol-in-Law said...

Agree 100% - Bush has been a disaster for America and the world.