Odes to Boehner and Bush
Conservatives gone wild
By JOHN PODHORETZ January 4, 2013 NY Post (excerpt)
“The most passionately anti-Obama Republican politicians and activists consider themselves the truest and purest of conservatives, and often unleash their scorn and fury on others who also call themselves conservative but differ on strategy and tactics.
But in the realm of philosophy, “conservatism” from Thomas Hobbes onward is a worldview dedicated to order and tradition and the proposition that disorder is dangerous and deadly.
Thus, it is the opposite of “conservative” to embrace chaos instead of order. It is the opposite of “conservative” to embrace crisis rather than accept unpleasant realities.
And yet, over the past week, that is exactly what many conservatives have done. They have violated fundamental conservative precepts.
In so doing, they have turned on other conservatives — people who agree with them on substance — and accused them of impurity and corruption for refusing to march their party and their movement over a political cliff.” NY Post
President Obama & Democrats made December 2012 a great month for President George W BushGreat justification for Bush 43! You can add Obama’s reauthorization of FISA to the list. Two other points can be made about the greatness of former President Bush: he responded appropriately to 9/11, and, although TARP must have gone against his conservative principles, he saw that it was necessary to preserve the western world’s financial system, and he supported it.
Silvio Canto, Jr.January 4, 2013 American Thinker
In mid-December, I got my annual Facebook Christmas card from President Bush & Mrs Laura Bush. They look great!
My guess is that President Bush, and Vice President Cheney, must be enjoying the headlines these days:
1) The Bush tax cuts are now permanent;
2) His "wiretapping" is no longer raping of our constitution. President Obama just extended them and no one is marching against him! Remember then Sen Clinton in 2006 speaking against them?
3) Rendition jails are alive and well. Again, no one is marching! In fact, renditions are the new normal under President Obama.
We always felt that history would be kind to President Bush. I just didn't know that the Democrats would be the ones adding an exclamation point to his policies.
What's next? Will President Obama tell us that younger workers should be allowed to "privatize" their Social Security contributions? President Obama may do just that after he reads the latest report from the trustees.
President Bush will have a little more "zip" next April when he throws out the opening day pitch for the Rangers! At least, he will have a bigger smile when he waves at the crowd.