Killing conservativism

Professor Bainbridge catches on, only five years late:

It’s time for us conservatives to face facts. George W. Bush has pissed away the conservative moment by pursuing a war of choice via policies that border on the criminally incompetent. We control the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and (more-or-less) the judiciary for one of the few times in my nearly 5 decades, but what have we really accomplished? Is government smaller? Have we hacked away at the nanny state? Are the unborn any more protected? Have we really set the stage for a durable conservative majority?

I wasn’t writing political columns when George Wilson Delano was elected for the first time, but I think my track record has been solid on predicting that W. not only was no conservative, but that he would stab conservatives in the back at every turn.

He has not disappointed me, although he has certainly disappointed millions of conservatives who innocently voted for him in 2000 and foolishly voted for him again in 2004. George Delano has done more than repeatedly insult our intelligence, he has betrayed the nation by selling out our national security with CAFTA and LOST.

But I commend the good professor for daring to come out and say what all too many conservatives are whispering behind closed doors. It will be interesting to see how Three Monkey Republicans in the national media will attack those they will surely see as turncoats enabling a second Clinton presidency.

Nevertheless, if Hillary comes to power, Republicans will have no one to blame except themselves for electing such a deceitful man to the presidency. Bill Clinton was a terrible liar because everyone knew he was lying, or at the very least being openly disingenuous. George Delano, on the other hand, is an excellent dissembler because he cultivated a simple and honest image that conservatives were all too willing to swallow.

Even when the president tells an obvious untruth – religion of peace, they hate us for their freedom, etc – his supporters defend him and blame his words on others because they are so sure that he cannot possibly be responsible for the lie. That is the sign of a truly impressive liar.

The acorn never falls far from the tree.