Adding to DougJ’s post, who could have predicted that the right, after earnestly supporting EVERYTHING Bush and the Republicans did the last eight years, would determine that the tattered wreckage left behind was not the fault of… conservatism? It is just priceless. Again, I ask, do you remember all the mass protests organized by Freedom Works and the fiscal conservative teabaggers when Bush and DeLay were jamming through the Prescription Drug bill? You remember 60-100,000 wingnuts descending on DC screaming “I want my country back?” while wailing about out of control spending? Me either.
This isn’t about principle. This is about cynical partisan politics, with an assist from the media and the glibertarian excuse makers- only a complete fool would be blaming Obama for our current mess, and only a complete fool could look at the last few decades and think the solution to our nation’s woes is giving the Republicans another shot in 2010 and 2012. Only this time, they really will take us towards that elusive conservative Utopia that eluded them while they ran the house, the Senate, and the White House! I promise! The check is in the mail! I will respect you in the morning!
Regardless, I’m sure the Fonzi of Freedom Nick Gillespie will have another video up soon telling us that the protest in Washington last week was really about people who care for limited government, all while fluffing wingnuts like Mike Pence and Jim DeMint. Just don’t pay any attention to the birthers, the neo-confederates, the militiamen, and the Glenn Beck groupies.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again- these “conservatives” sound like the excuse makers for the Soviet Union who tell us communism didn’t fail, it just wasn’t properly implemented.