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link: http://www.amconmag.com/2004_11_08/cover1.html

Writing for The American Conservative, Scott McConnell argues that Kerry would prove an ineffectual, one-term president whose expensive domestic agenda would be stymied by a Republican-controlled legislature and who would have to spend all of his time and attention "trying to clean up the mess left to him in Iraq."

Obviously no Democrat, McConnell wants to see Bush defeated in order to shock the Republican party and American conservatives into a change of course, away from the imperial arrogations of the neoconservative cabal and towards a more classically conservative agenda. (He actually used the arrogates.)

Bush-haters will likely derive much satisfaction from a criticism of Bush written by a conservative. Here's a taste:
The libertarian writer Lew Rockwell has mischievously noted parallels between Bush and Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II: both gained office as a result of family connections, both initiated an unnecessary war that shattered their countries’ budgets. Lenin needed the calamitous reign of Nicholas II to create an opening for the Bolsheviks.

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.

The American Conservative website also features an essay by Alan W. Bock, explaining why he's going for Libertarian Candidate, Michael Badnarik over GWB. I haven't read that one yet, but I'm going there right now.

link: http://www.amconmag.com/2004_11_08/cover4.html


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Oct. 24th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC)
So, finally someone on the "Right" realized that he would do far more damage in the long run and all the 'gains' made would have a strong backlash? A "Conservative" doesn't spend like there is no tomorrow to begin with.

I've been feeling a little irony over the past years. I kind of envied the 60's my parents came of age in, but it now seems like we are about to (if the F*cker steals another election) experience it again.

1. War going on for ever with no end in sight
2. War started for pretend causes to benifit no one but those at the top
3. Massive troop morale breakdown
4. Assault on civil liberties, including using legal powers to harass non-criminal persons/organizations based soley on political belief
5. The media being controlled. It took a while for the 'protest' songs to get on the air, "Eve of Destruction" was banned for a while.

And so it goes...including Kerry sounding very much like he wants to "Leave with honor" and frankly we are all hoping he's lying there and will pull out overnight like Dean said he would.
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