Clinton agrees with VFR about Bush
have been arguing ad nauseam
at this site for the last eight years?
That George W. Bush is a liberal. That mainstream conservatism is liberal.
Today former president Clinton said about the Tea Party uprising in the Republican Party:
“A lot of their candidates today, they make [Bush] look like a liberal.”
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James P. writes:
Today former president Clinton said about the Tea Party uprising in the Republican Party: “A lot of their candidates today, they make [Bush] look like a liberal.”
Since it has been an article of faith in liberal circles for the past ten years that Bush was a super-duper-extreme arch-conservative, this is Clinton’s way of saying the Tea Partiers are even more extreme in their conservatism than Bush; i.e., Clinton is saying the Tea Partiers are so conservative they make Hitler look like a liberal. [LA replies: I don’t agree. Clinton never said those kinds of things about Bush personally. To the contrary, as I have discussed, during the Bush presidency there was a disgustingly cozy relationship between Bush the elder and Clinton, and also a friendly, though not as close, relationship between Bush the younger and Clinton. During the Bush years, Clinton has not called GW Bush an extremist or a fascist or anything like that.]
I heard some MSM talking heads repeatedly describe the Tea Party candidates as “crazy”. That’s where we are in America today—according to the Watchdogs of Liberty, belief in Constitutional government and belief that government spending should be reduced are dangerously crazy beliefs, and the Democrats should be happy to run against such crazy beliefs.
Kilroy M. writes:
Of course, none of this necessarily means that The Tea Party movement is actually conservative to our liking. Although we may enjoy its disruptive effects on the “establicon” behemoth, some have argued that its spirit is largely libertarian while many of its dominant personalities still dance to the liberal tune.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 15, 2010 05:18 PM | Send