Part 8 in a Series
Guess who The American Conservative has endorsed for President?
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.I've been saying this for three years now: George W Bush is not a conservative. Maybe he was at some time in the distant past, but his presidency has not exemplified conservative political philosophy, what with his unilateral foreign policy and massive deficit spending. More to the point: Bush, Cheney, Rove and the rest of the administration are a bunch of crooks, using politics, religion, and the tools of propaganda at their disposal to reward their benefactors. Bush represents no other ideology than greed, and that's bad for conservatism and for our democracy. Smart conservatives have figured this out.
If Americans were better informed, let alone better educated, we would have run these guys out of the White House by now. Instead, we have to vote them out, which we'll get a chance to do in just 10 days.