I’m sure you know that, as a conservative Republican, I have been extremely disappointed with the Bush Presidency. Not only has he failed to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, he instead vastly increased it. Unfortunately many Republicans, although privately critical of Bush, still continued to enthusiastically support him publicly. Both fiscal and social conservatives have been marginalized and their votes and support taken for granted. After all, whom else would they turn to? The Democrats, awash in liberalism? I should think not.
The Obama presidency with all its rhetoric of hope and change will likely just continue or even accelerate the rampant growth of the government making the Bush administration “good” by comparison. Fortunately, this time no conservatives will hide their principles for the sake of the party in power. The greatest hope Obama gives me is a strong resurgence of conservative principles in the midterm 2010 elections like was done in 1994.
Along this line of thought, I want to draw your attention to today’s post of the conservative Charlestonian commentator, Jack Hunter, a.k.a. The Southern Avenger.
All of you who still fervently back George W. Bush please rest assured that I have no plans to further discuss my disappointment with this President. Regardless of party, we must now stand united against the threat of liberalism and socialism that this new President and Congress present.
For liberty with responsibility!