Thursday, September 02, 2004

The Last word
Jonathan Last writes a great piece about the strength of last night's Convention speeches. So read it!

Then, just for fun, contrast it with what the Democratic strongholds are saying about the same speeches.


Anonymous said...

Doesn't it worry educated conservatives that the Bush website (in the link you referenced) Mentioned Kerry's name more times than the Kerry one did?

Doesn't it worry conservatives who hate big government and red tape that they have a president in office whose answer the the 9/11 commission was to create a figurehead position who, although theoretically in charge of coordinating intellegence, has no financial control and is not even a cabinet member?

Doesn't it worry conservatives who hate national debts and pork barrel legislation that they have a president in office who has yet to demonstrate the courage required to control senate spending?

Doesn't it worry conservates who throw themselves behind Bush for the second time that he has clearly failed the single most important test of an incumbent: Is the country better now than it was 4 years ago?

RFTR said...

Let's see:

I'll expand on those:
Who cares how many times Bush's website mentions Kerry? What is this, baseball? Are we keeping statistics now?

OK, so, now you're alleging that creating a position with more power will increase red tape? Doesn't it make more sense to say that if this new position could block all intelligence activity, then THAT would create more red tape? And we don't need more cabinet members.

As I said, yes. I'm bothered by the fact that this President has not exercised a single veto.

No, because anyone who studies history has a broader perspective than that. If you read the OpinionJournal article I linked to in an earlier post today, you'll understand what I mean. It takes time to make change, and overall, I think Bush's actions will lead to a better country. I think that the reasons people are worse off have nothing to do with this presidency, and, given time, they will be better off because of it.

Tanstaafl said...

Most of the bills passed were at least partly Bush proposals. Why would he veto them?