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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Conservatives for Kerry

In a piece in today's Christian Science Monitor, the authors of The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America discuss five reasons why true conservatives may actually hope to see George W. Bush lose.

In a nutshell, the reasoning is: Bush has spent too much, increased the size of government, engaged in a war of choice, alienated allies, eliminated the friend conservatives have in government gridlock, and besides, his loss would bring them back four years later, stronger than ever, with a new understanding of what, exactly, is 21st Century Conservatism.

Interesting read. I recommend it, and suggest you share it with your conservative friends. Very interesting details, right from the beginning:

In 1976, many conservatives saw the trouncing of the moderate Gerald Ford as a way of clearing the path for the ideologically pure Ronald Reagan in 1980. George H.W. Bush's 1992 defeat provoked celebration not just in Clintonite Little Rock but also in some corners of conservative America. "Oh,yeah, man, it was fabulous," recalled Tom DeLay, the hard-line Texas congressman, who'd feared another "four years of misery" fighting the urge to cross his party's too-liberal leader. At the Heritage Foundation, a group of right-wingers called the Third Generation conducted a bizarre rite involving a plastic head of the deposed Bush on a platter.

On a similar note, a reader sent this link. Not sure what to make of it, but the more the merrier. It takes a nation to save the nation.

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