Posted by: Dark Defender | November 13, 2008

Too little too late UPDATED

Bush has decided to come out in defense of limited government:




“History has shown that the greater threat to economic prosperity is not too little government involvement in the market, but too much,” Bush said.

In a sign the administration doesn’t accept full responsibility for the world’s woes, Bush noted European countries “still experienced problems” even with tougher regulations. Paulson said yesterday that a “lack of consumption and accumulation of reserves in Asia and oil-exporting countries and structural issues in Europe” also hurt the global economy

Gee well isn’t that special? Bush is for limited government now? When did that happen? Sometime between undertaking education reform with Ted Kennedy and overseeing a massive new medication giveaway? Seriously Bush saying he is for limited government is like Clinton saying hes for monogamy, it may be true in theory but the reality just doesn’t square.

And where was this defense of limited governments during the campaign? And dont say Joe the Plumber, yes it was nice McCain could finally find someone more articualate and informed than himself, but really how can you run against socialism when you just signed up for a 700 billion dollar bailout?

How is the GOP going to be able to run as the limited government party in the future? Not only have we had a big spending Republican Congress and President for 8 years (or so) but when the chips were down and things looked grim the GOP not only abandoned its principles and embraced government intervention, but ridiculed and threatened wayward members of the caucus to do the same.

Bush with the help of the Republican leadership have destroyed the GOP.  Instead of being the party which opposes the ongoing expansion of the federal government, under Bush it became first the party of managing the federal government, then the party of the federal government, then the corrupt party in charge of the federal government and now a regional party without an issue.

In order for democracy to work it needs a healthy opposition, Bush has effectively neutered the GOP.  Without an opposition party articulating a counter argument to the constant calls from the elites to expand the government, I fear for the future of this country.

I’m not sure what to do about it, because the GOPs credibility is shot and in the absence of an effective opposition people seem to be buying into the government as mommy and daddy more and more, but this isn’t good and it isn’t good for the country and in time everyone is going to suffer for it.


Sarah is going after the bailouts at least.  If the GOP has an immediate future this is it, rallying the public against the dems attempts to expand the government.  The problem is they really aren’t credible, at least the DC set, hopefully, hope will come from the governors.

Sarah still against socialism, I wonder how different things would have been if McCain had opposed the bailout.

Sarah still against socialism, I wonder how different things would have been if McCain had opposed the bailout.


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