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And yet they still support him…

Posted by Brian on April 28, 2007

After reading Victor Gold’s Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy Rollers and the Neo-Cons destryoed the GOP and Bruce Bartlett’s Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, I’m once again left wondering about the mysterious 30% of the country that still supports our president and what they see in him. Across a broad swath of issues that I used to think mattered to the right (fiscal disipline, small government, competent foreign policy, individual rights, states rights), Bush seems to be running in the opposite direction, yet still manages to hold steady with “the base.”

My guess is that we have a cult of personality at this point and whatever Bush does or does not do is simply irrelevant. These people would follow Bush through the gates of hell and into a lake of fire.

Fine by me, I guess. His incompetence will only make it easier for the dems to demonstrate competent leadership to the country and the world. Personally, I hope Dubya’s failures (and I don’t mean to brag, but I did foresee him wrecking the country back in early 2000 based on his time as Texas governor; unfortunately, I was right) doom the Republican Party for the next few elections. There should be ample evidence for the dems to paint the GOP has the party of cronyism (“Heck of a job, Brownie”), corruption, and incompetence, which should be enough to swing most of the independents our way.

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One Response to “And yet they still support him…”

  1. angus said

    “There should be ample evidence for the dems to paint the GOP has the party of cronyism…corruption, and incompetence, which should be enough to swing most of the independents our way.”

    true, but let’s not forget the ability of the democratic party to shot itself in the foot and its astounding campaign incompetence. particularly its unwillingness to get down in the trenches and fight dirty with the republicans when needed (re: john kerry in 2004). up to this point, the republican frontmen seem to be either serial adulters or closet liberals on key conservative issues. it remains to be seen whether clinton or obama have the stones to call these guys on their hypocracies, stick the blade in deep and give it a good turn. and as for iraq….

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