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Bush and his ilk have no guiding principles
Published on June 1, 2007 By Draginol In Republican

Peggy Noonan, one of my heroes, has an outstanding column in today's Wallstreet Journal about George W. Bush and how he has torn the Republican party asunder.

It has always amazed me to see Bush haters trying to paint Bush as a "typical" Republican or "typical" conservative. He is neither.

His out of control spending, his preference for loyalty over competency, his incompotent handling of Iraq, his left-of center views on federal education, immigration, and even welfare make him not a Republican or a Democrat but some sort of bizarro President.

It's as if "Bob down the street" somehow got elected President. Bob, who knows little on politics, has little interest in it, gathers about him his Sunday afternoon Football buddies to hang with him and set out policy based on their "gut".

Except I suspect Bob wouldn't be stupid enough to call the base of his support unpatriotic as Bush did yesterday.  Only in Bush's world would those who are against lawbreaking considered unpatriotic.

Check out Peggy's column below. It is well worth the read.

 


Comments (Page 5)
on Jun 11, 2007
But since the nomination of Harriet Meyers for the Supreme Court, it's been clear that Bush really has no idea what he's doing on any isssue. He's just "some guy".


Brad, wasn't this abundantly clear about him before he was ever elected president?


on Jun 11, 2007
He's just a dick. Pay him no mind.


You mean a jeje right? I mean, after all he accused me of calling him a dick (jeje) in arab. I don't even speak the language, besides I have no problem calling people something I believe they are. Just ask Col gene.
on Jun 13, 2007
All of what GWB has done is with the support of the GOP in Congress.
on Jun 13, 2007
All of what GWB has done is with the support of the GOP in Congress.
on Jun 14, 2007
All of what GWB has done is with the support of the GOP in Congress.


shut up MORON!!!
on Jun 14, 2007
All of what GWB has done is with the support of the GOP in Congress.


Damn GOP...they've controlled Congress forever! They have a gun to the head of Nancy Pelosi, the honest God-fearing woman who could singlehandedly balance the budget, feed all the starving children in the world and have us all driving maseratis and living in mansions! Those evil men are holding wonderful democrats like her hostage so that they vote Republican!

In other words, God, you're an idiot!
on Jun 17, 2007
In a way the GOP does control congress, as long as they tacitly endorse Bush by ensuring that legislation cannot get past the veto margin of 60%, they control the fate of Congress. Republicans have a vetted interest in protecting Bush, even if it means we continue on the same destructive policies.
on Jun 17, 2007
In a way the GOP does control congress, as long as they tacitly endorse Bush by ensuring that legislation cannot get past the veto margin of 60%, they control the fate of Congress. Republicans have a vetted interest in protecting Bush, even if it means we continue on the same destructive policies.


Sorry but that dog won't hunt. By your standards, the democrats have controlled congress all the time it was being led by the GOP.
on Jun 18, 2007
Sorry but that dog won't hunt. By your standards, the democrats have controlled congress all the time it was being led by the GOP.


actually, i think they are saying that the GOP members of congress plus bush = a de facto majority. when the GOP controlled congress under bush, they still had bush on theri side...not exactly the same thing.

but regardless, i don't buy the "de facto" argument. it wouldn't matter if harry reid had a spine.
on Jun 18, 2007
In a way the GOP does control congress, as long as they tacitly endorse Bush by ensuring that legislation cannot get past the veto margin of 60%, they control the fate of Congress. Republicans have a vetted interest in protecting Bush, even if it means we continue on the same destructive policies.


i guess everyone has forgotten that the democrats did the samething the last two years. why do you think nothing got done in the senate for two years.

they wouldn't even confirm judges without some kind of deal for them
on Jun 18, 2007
I am just glad this is a dead party

Enjoying losing in 2008 my loves   
on Jun 18, 2007
In a way the GOP does control congress, as long as they tacitly endorse Bush by ensuring that legislation cannot get past the veto margin of 60%, they control the fate of Congress. Republicans have a vetted interest in protecting Bush, even if it means we continue on the same destructive policies.


Sorry but that dog won't hunt. By your standards, the democrats have controlled congress all the time it was being led by the GOP.


That doesn't follow at all where you have both the party in control of congress and the presidency. You don't need to get past a veto margin if you are in contol of everything. Bush didn't even veto anything in his first four years. He was essentially a rubber stamp for congress and they a willing participant in his folly.
on Jun 19, 2007

That doesn't follow at all where you have both the party in control of congress and the presidency. You don't need to get past a veto margin if you are in contol of everything.

It does follow since the original statement said veto margin, but that was a misstatement.  The 60% is the Filibuster margin in the senate.  A Veto Margin is 67% in both chambers.  So even tho the republicans had all 3 from 2003-2006, the senate ensured that there was not a dictatorship of party.