Days of Change

Day 1204 – Still Not a Fan

February 21, 2012
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One problem with this year’s primary fight is the argument over which Republican is more conservative. Rick Santorum is the family values guy. Ron Paul is the budget cutter and Newt Gingrich is the political attack dog. Romney ends up being something of a combination of all three. He’s held the line on spending and taxes and has a fairly conservative record in Massachusetts. That made him the conservative candidate four years ago.

More than that, however, is the strained relationship liberalism has had with the Democratic Party for decades. Among Obama, Clinton, Carter and Johnson, there is very little crossover. Johnson was a tough liberal. He bullied Congress to bankrupt us in the future with Medicaid. Carter was a pretty consistent liberal who gave lip service to moral values. He was also a terrible president. Clinton threaded the needle somewhat. He made lemonade out of lemons when he was outflanked by the Republican Congress. And we all know about Obama’s Easter eggs of hidden socialism.

I saw a clip from 1993 where Brit Hume asked Bill Clinton about his reasoning behind the appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Clinton gave one of his typical media bashing answers about how he doesn’t expect media to understand him. Even if the media were sympathetic to him, Clinton was out for the media since the tabloid stories in 1992. It made him like LBJ, nasty, partisan and generally effective.

I would also like to know the idea behind Ginsburg. Her tenure has been marked by leftism and disdain for the US Constitution and praise for other forms of law. I’m sure liberals love her. Ironically, many of them love Obama and don’t like Clinton. I’m not a fan of either.

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