09/16/2005: Another of Today's Gem...
“…I'm saying I don't want to hear it from this guy.
As a friend of mine commented last night over a drink, I don't hate this president and never have. I'm just sick of him. Sick of the naked politicization of everything (Karl Rove over-seeing reconstruction?); sick of the utter refusal to acknowledge that there is a limit to what the federal government can borrow from this and the next generation; sick of the hijacking of the conservative tradition for a vast increase in the power and size of government, with only a feined attempt at making it more effective; sick of the glib arrogance and excuses for failure that dot the landscape from Biloxi to Basra….
…Maybe the fact that I once truly did buy into this makes me more jaundiced today. I really wanted the man to succeed; believed he could; and, given the stakes, I felt it was almost irresponsible not to support him in the war and defend him from his worst and least principled critics…
...But please don't ask me to be enthusiastic about this. Buying popularity by spending billions was not why I originally became a conservative. Increasing the welfare state, burdening the future generations with mountainous debt, confusing politics with faith, failing to impose basic law and order as a primary reponsibility for government: these things I thought were characteristics of the left.
They now define the Bush administration.
I became a conservative because I saw in my native country what a terrible, incompetent, soul-destroying thing big government socialism is. It breaks my heart to see much of it now being implemented in America - by Republicans.”
-- Andrew Sullivan (Daily Dish)
Yeah – and just imagine how those of us that DO HATE this Child-in-Chief feel. Robbed of even having a Grown-up as our President. Someone who can really understand and take Responsibility. Someone that can show they KNOW what Accountability IS. This CIC is a failure in ALL respects and knows nothing but LOYALTY to himself and his incompetent cronies. Disgusting.
Karen on 09.16.05 @ 11:16 AM CST