Every conservative that I know makes a point of saying they are a fiscal conservative. They are, nearly to a man, worried most about the size and cost of government, and want to see it get smaller. Ask any American on the street prior to 9-11 what was most important for the government to focus on, and they would probably respond with some variation on reinstituting fiscal responsibility. Over the last 8 years, Bush and the Republican government he leads have passed one miniscule tax cut while jacking up the budget and the deficit to record levels.
At the pace that President Bush’s self-proclaimed progress is being made in the Middle East he will leave office with the U.S. still mired in Iraq, with the neighboring nations posturing militarily in an attempt to make us blink, putting us in the most volatile foreign policy situation since FDR died in the White House, leaving Truman to finish WWII.
…And Republicans across the nation are consumed with what? Passing Anti-abortion measures so that they can try to coerce the SCOTUS to overturn Roe V. Wade. This despite the fact that the average American, while perhaps not being favorable on abortion themselves, still favors a woman’s right to choose the procedure. I don’t know which political page they are working from, but this spells Democratic Victory in the next election in the book I’m reading from. I’m batting a thousand so far.
Which reminds me, I’m sticking to my previous assessment on the subject. The only thing I’m curious about is how the new members of SCOTUS will justify striking down the most recent ill-conceived fascist notions concerning abortion law. As if this hasn’t happened before.
So, in the end, the only thing Bush will have achieved in 8 years: handing Democrats control of the government for the first time since Reagan took office. Way to go, George.
I wrote Democrats in the final paragraph, but I was thinking liberals at the time. Handing liberals the control of government. Otherwise what about Bill Clinton? He was a Democrat. Yes, but Bill Clinton was never a liberal. He advanced Reaganomics while he was president. He destroyed the welfare system and ramped up the incarceration machine while he was in office as well. A liberal would never have done these things. What would Hillary have been if she had been elected president? We’ll never know now.