Monday, February 27, 2006

Evening in America

More libertarian than some, Bruce Bartlett (author of the 1981 book 'Reaganomics') feels that traditional conservatism has been stolen away from Reagan Republicans by George W. Bush. Yes, that could be it... or possibly Gipper Conservatism always had the sort of irreconcilable goals that come from trying to say everything that everyone wants to hear in order to get elected. Anyway, conservatives, who pride themselves on their stern intellectual fortitude, have responded by firing Bartlett from his job at the National Center for Policy Analysis and ignoring what he has to say. Yeah, he's probably some wacko left-winger anyway, right?

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