Flash forward to the present: RNC Memo Warns GOPers Not To Distance Themselves From Bush
"The President is seen universally as the face of the Republican Party. We are now brand W. Republicans."Ha ha ha! After all the big talk about how "Bush is a liberal" and how repukes are trying to distance themselves from the apalling circus of depravity that is the Bush administration, their party tells them they can't leave! Ha ha ha! Like a gang of street thugs, they're in it from cradle to grave.
Why would the RNC have to issue such a memo, you ask? Dig this: Conservatives' new books have Bush in crosshairs
Conservatives who charge President George W. Bush has imposed a theocracy, risked US bankruptcy and fanned flames of anti-Americanism are flooding US booksellers with their irate tomes.That's what republicans are saying now!
"The rapture, end-times, and Armageddon hucksters in the US rank with any Shiite ayatollahs, and the last two presidential elections mark the transformation of the GOP into the first religious party in US history"... messianic overtones in some of Bush's pronouncements, the mobilization of churches ahead of elections and of creationist fervor... "The religious hawkishness, substitution of faith for reason, and missionary insistence increasingly visible in the US have plagued leading world economic powers from (ancient) Rome to (Inquisition-era) Spain to (imperial) Britain"... "[A] speech, given almost a year after the US invasion of Iraq, treated the war as a virtually unqualified success. I could not understand why everyone around me was applauding the speech enthusiastically, given that the US had found no WMD in Iraq, was bogged down in a vicious insurgency, and had almost totally isolated itself from the rest of the world by following the kind of unipolar strategy advocated..."