What is conservative conservatism? It is a commitment to playing a good defense (or rather â€” except for the one, brief, shining moment of Governor Palinâ€™s acceptance speech â€” a pretty flawed defense) when your opponents have gone decisively on the offensive. It is that which John McCain quintessentially represents â€” the recalcitrant[...]
According to recent Gallup polls, the presidentâ€™s average approval rating is below 30% â€” down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right. This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, â€œToday, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust.â€ Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.Rejected from the Democrats because thatâ€™s what the Democrats do. Reach out to them, theyâ€™ll break your armâ€¦ as Bush Sr found out. Remember[...]
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