Monday, October 08, 2007

Bush and the modern GOP: Same party, same problems

Frank J Ranelli


A number of articles recently portray President Bush as someone who strayed from the path of true conservatism. On the contrary, he’s the very model of a modern movement conservative. Cutting taxes while waging wars, fiscal irresponsibility, general incompetence, disenfranchising minority groups, and disdain for the rule of law. Paul Krugman shows - citing contemporary history examples - that the GOP is the “same old party.”

Krugman, of the NY Times, compares numerous similarities within the GOP - that he terms the “modern movement conservative” - over the last fifty years and how Bush is only the latest heir to this odious and democracy destabilizing form of political governing.

Read Paul Krugman's full expose´ detailing why we should not be shocked by the Bush administration’s authoritarianism and why naïve republican voters may need to ask, “My God, what have we done?”

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