Monday, June 05, 2006

A Challenge to Any Honorable Conservative

This Washington Note post from Brent Budowsky ran on Saturday, but in case you missed it, it's a righteous rant (hat tip: Christy at FDL):
"I challenge any honorable conservative to disagree and debate on even one of these points: The George Bush Republican Party is the Party of Big Government, Big Spending, Big Budget Deficits, Big Trade Deficits, Big Current Account Deficits, Big National Debt, Big Brother, Big Oil and Big Scandal.

Is there even one honorable and genuine fiscal conservative and libertarian conservative who is not deeply and profoundly appalled by this?

It has been said that Karl Rove is "Bush's Brain". The more important question is: Who is Bush's conscience? With half of America in a state of total outrage, with independent America turning in 80% numbers against the status quo and with growing unrest among conservatives, what is the Bush-Rove response? Well, its their old standby, lets demonize the gays!

And: I would challenge any conservative to disagree and debate on any of this: Whatever the merits of the Iraq war, George Bush has done major damage to the readiness, recruitment, and morale of the Army, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserves, CIA. As Hurricane Season arrives we remember that four years after 9-11 his disaster preparedness was so incompetent that an outraged Nation watched good people die in New Orleans because they were too poor, too elderly, too young, too handicapped and too weak to protect themselves and those who should have protected, did not." Much more...

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in the 20% that supports the President.

6/06/2006 9:25 PM  
Anonymous the duke said...

And the Democratic Party is the Party of Bigger Government, Bigger Spending, Bigger Budget Deficits, Bigger Trade Deficits, Bigger Current Account Deficits, Bigger National Debt, NO National Defense, politicized intelligence, the trial lawyers, Big Oil, and BIGGER Scandal.

Did you have a point?

6/06/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger Janus said...

Only two comments, so I'll reply to both:
duke - gratuitous accusations, both unspecified and unsupstantiated; Peter obviously supports his writing with facts, as you can see by reading his blog... would you care to?
anonymous, you have my sympathy, but all the rest of us suffer for you, so please wise up... you obviously post here; please read here too.

6/07/2006 7:41 AM  
Anonymous the duke said...

Contrary to your gratuitous accusation, I've found this site an almost entirely fact-free zone. Certainly the instant post includes none.

6/07/2006 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His mistake was looking for an honorable conservative. There are none.

6/07/2006 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

facts? what facts? it is an endless parade of strawmen.

6/07/2006 10:33 AM  
Anonymous the duke said...

So what are we debating? The Democrats are in the pocket of the trial lawyers. Any takers?

6/07/2006 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no facts evident in the original posting to support the statements made.

I am one of the 93% who supports the Duke:)

6/07/2006 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Gideon S. said...

The Duke said:

"And the Democratic Party is the Party of Bigger Government, Bigger Spending, Bigger Budget Deficits, Bigger Trade Deficits, Bigger Current Account Deficits, Bigger National Debt, NO National Defense, politicized intelligence, the trial lawyers, Big Oil, and BIGGER Scandal."

Sweeping generalizations that have no basis in fact do not make a case. Try again.

And for the record: The federal government has exploded in size under Bush, as has the budget deficit (which didn't exist when he took office), and the trade deficit. Further, Bush has eschewed the GOP's traditional position on states' rights in favor of expanding the scope of federal authority -- in other words, he's all about BIG government.

I'd tell you to look up the facts, but since your a troll -- and a right-wing one -- facts don't matter to you as much as your irrational hatred.

6/10/2006 6:40 PM  

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