Bush Discredits Conservatism

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  1. William Joyce
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    From The American Conservative:

    Bush has behaved like a caricature of what a right-wing president is
    supposed to be, and his continuation in office will discredit any sort of
    conservatism for generations. The launching of an invasion against a country
    that posed no threat to the U.S., the doling out of war profits and concessions
    to politically favored corporations, the financing of the war by ballooning the
    deficit to be passed on to the nation's children, the ceaseless drive to cut
    taxes for those outside the middle class and working poor: it is as if Bush
    sought to resurrect every false 1960s-era left-wing cliché about predatory
    imperialism and turn it into administration policy. Add to this his
    nation-breaking immigration proposal - Bush has laid out a mad scheme to import
    immigrants to fill any job where the wage is so low that an American can't be
    found to do it - and you have a presidency that combines imperialist Right and
    open-borders Left in a uniquely noxious cocktail.
     
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    hasn't this been discussed before?

    Bush isn't the perfect conservative, but I'd rather have an imperfect conservative than a perfect liberal. It really isn't that hard to understand.
     
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    It bears repeating. Bush isn't merely an imperfect conservative, HE ISN'T ONE TO BEGIN WITH. He's an idiot. He must be punished for betraying conservative principles. I could deal with an imperfect conservative. McConnell is right: Another Bush term will make Republicans a laughingstock for generations to come. I don't hope Kerry wins but I sorely hope Bush loses.
     
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    You don't hope Kerry wins but you hope Bush loses? That makes no sense. Would you rather have a President that has a few stances that aren't considered "true Conservative", or a President that tries with all his might to seem like a Conservative in the name of pandering?
     
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    Getting low on bullshit William? Looks like you're having to trot out the same stuff for an encore presentation.

    Repetition does not improve the quality of stupidity.
     
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    Last I checked, there's more than 2 candidates. So, it makes perfect sense.
     
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    Uh...I am well aware that there are other candidates, but last I checked only two had a chance in hell of winning.
     
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    Doesn't mean you should abandon your principles merely to vote for someone who "has a chance in hell of winning".
     
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    The concept is "pragmatism." Look it up.
     
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    I didn't say anybody should abandon their principles either. I said saying you don't hope Kerry wins but that you hope Bush loses doesn't make much sense.
     

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