Jejudo, South Korea
Ever wonder what the other side is saying. I do:
John Fund, after discussing how disgruntled the GOP base may be, has it exactly right: "Republicans have appeared to the world to be as unprincipled and rudderless as the politicians they campaigned against back in 1994. Unless they change course dramatically in the seven months between now and Election Day, they may well find themselves facing the same fate as the Democratic political dinosaurs of that year that they replaced." I'm disgruntled, too, and I'm going to get it all of my chest this morning: I've never voted for a Democrat in a general election in my life, and I don't expect to anytime soon, but it's been impossible for me over the past couple of years to get enthused about the Republican party. I voted for President Bush twice, and contributed to his campaign twice, but held my nose when I did it the second time. I don't consider myself a Republican any longer. Thanks to this Administration and the Republicans in Congress, the Republican Party today is the party of pork-barrel spending, Congressional corruption — and, I know folks on this web site don't want to hear it, but deep down they know it's true — foreign and military policy incompetence. Frankly, speaking of incompetence, I think this Administration is the most politically and substantively inept that the nation has had in over a quarter of a century. The good news about it, as far as I'm concerned, is that it's almost over.
And in National Review no less.
And here is just one reaction:
"I couldn't agree more with your assessment of President Bush and am absolutely appalled that 'conservatives' continue to support the most 'big-government' president at least since LBJ whose incompetence on so many issues (not the least of which is immigration) threatens our country and Reagan conservatism in so many ways. In doing what he does under the banner of 'conservativism' he is single-handedly destroying a movement that so many worked so long and so hard to build. I never thought I would live to see such a terrible waste of political opportunity."
Now, can I resist a quip, can I, can I?