Mark Levin makes a courageous break from the President:
take from Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg’s comments that conservatives have been tolerant of President Bush for a long time, given his embrace of big-government from the start. And they have. But I don’t think the issue is that conservatives are generally surprised that the president is a big-government Republican. I just think they’ve had enough of it. In return for their support, the GOP no longer controls Congress and is adrift.***
However, many conservatives believe an intervention is necessary now or in 2008 the Democrats may well retain Congress and pick up the presidency. President Bush is the leader of the party, in charge of the RNC, and for the most part sets the national agenda. And apart from the war (although there’s a growing voice of dissent in that regard) much of the national agenda is seen as misplaced (amnesty) and reactive (global warming).
A real profile in courage- waiting until Bush is at 26% with a few months left in his election to call him out. Bravo, Mark. I am not sure what is more depressing, the fact that it took these “intellectuals” until now to realize what a failure this administration has been, or that what really appears to be motivating him is the possibility of a Democratic President in 2008. I guess I shouldn’t be too smug- it took me until 2004-2005 to realize the smelly dirty hippies were right all along.
Much more here.