It's a great article by a conservative journalist, or one who claims to be conservative at least, bemoaning at great length about the failures of Bush, and of the Republican party on general. The article, Bush's Base Betrayal, is chock-full of delicious regrets and lamentations by a right-wing apologist who tries to make a great case for their being so incredibly wrong about everything; too many to list, please check out the article.
Their bottom line these days is that Bush is not conservative, nor are any of the conservative congressmen the conservatives elected to office.
Ordinarily, you would expect me to say, "Ha ha, another example of yet another wingnut finally realizing how wrong they were," or maybe, "Ah! Justice is served, we have been proven correct all along," but no. Not this time. I've had it. I am fed up.
I am fed up with these poor whining asinine cry-me-a-river "conservatives" who spent twenty-plus years spewing bile about how fucking superior they are, how all their ideas come directly from God, how all their candidates are divinely infallible, how they and only they know what is right and what is wrong and what patriotism is and what treason is and what lies are and what character is and what matters.
They swore up and down, they proclaimed far and wide, that they would restore honor and dignity to the white house, defend our constitution, balance the budget, and on and on ad nauseum.
Their supporters called us traitors and America haters and accused us of helping the terrorists.
And so they won the day (how they won is still in dispute, but that's a different post). And what did we get for our trouble? What priceless gems of political change did the conservatives bless us all with?
The most vile, disgusting, loathsome, contemptible, diabolical cesspool of corruption and this nation has ever known. And that is an understatement.
There has been a lot of regret from the right these days, and all of it takes the same positition as the author of the article cited above:
The main cause of conservatives' anger with Bush is this: He talked like a conservative to win our votes but never governed like a conservative.Oh, please! Here's what they're saying: "He lied to us! He lied to us! He said he loved us but now he acts like he wants to break up and... wwaahhh!"
Well, too bad conservatives, too bad, too little, too late. The problems you've caused are your responsibility, and you can't squirm your way out of it by claiming the head lemming led you astray. You own it. You knew exactly what you were voting for. You don't like the results? Guess what: conservatives put these criminal bastards into power and kept them there. Conservatives did it. Remember 2004?
A war of choice, started by America, with no end in sight, based on lies. A huge budget surplus turned in to an even greater deficit. America's reputation abroad irrevocably soiled. Hundreds of thousands dead and maimed and crippled for life. Constitutional protections and freedoms trampled underfoot. Insults to our environment, to our very lives. Yes, these problems are conservatives' fault, not the fault of Republican faux-conservatives or "rinos" who are now conveniently available for accusation.
Or, were you conservatives just a bunch of gullible saps who are so easily swayed by the inane ranting of the drug-addled, opiate-addicted voice of your party on talk radio, and the rest of his hissing choir of serpentine character assassins and liars, that you will flush all reason down the crapper and make fear and ignorance the crowning virtues of your conservative vote? Were you so easily fooled? Are you gullible or stupid or lying? Experience would suggest the latter. Either way, it appears that conservatives cannot even be trusted with their votes.