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December 12, 2005
Not Conservative
George W. Bush is not a conservative.
Richard B. Cheney is not a conservative.
Donald Rumsfeld is not a conservative.
Karl Rove is not a conservative.
Paul Wolfowitz is not a conservative.
John Bolton is not a conservative.
Grover Norquist is not a conservative.
Bill Bennett is not a conservative.
Pat Robertson is not a conservative.
James Dobson is not a conservative.
Jerry Falwell is not a conservative.
Rush Limbaugh is not a conservative.
And Bill O'Reilly is not a conservative.

Conservative? No.
Radical, Regressive, and Reckless? Yes.

I think it's important to make the point, and to make it frequently, that the current Administration is not, by any stretch of the imagination, representative of "real" conservatism.

Maybe if we can do that, actual conservatives will feel less defensive and will realize they can abandon this cast of psychotic imcompetents without guilt.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:01 AM


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Whatever makes you think "actual" conservatives feel defensive?
A typical liberal move. Condemn or criticize that for which you have no answer or cannot debate.

Posted by: raccoonpossum at December 13, 2005 07:22 AM

Well, most of them are too busy worrying that the neo-fascists are going to take their Loyal Republican badges away; otherwise they'd have been up in arms about USA PATRIOT and would have impeached three levels of the chain of command over torture and would never have let an Imperial President engage in half-witted overstretch without a coherent plan which adhered to previously successful doctrines.

The rhetorical acrobatics required of these poor souls to stay in the ever-shrinking "big tent" is just painful to watch. Who's afraid to debate? Come out and say what you mean, and we'll be right there to answer it, one way or another.

Posted by: Ahistoricality at December 14, 2005 02:47 AM