Not that Dems get a free pass, but with things like the survival of Social Security at stake, it doesn't make any sense to vote for a Republican if you are ,or ever will be, old...Or have children...or ever want to travel outside the United States...or...Well, here's what one gentleman has to say about it:
Today, the standard-bearer of “conservatism” in the United States is George W. Bush, a man who has taken the positions of an unshakable ideologue: on supply-side economics, on privatization, on Social Security, on the Terri Schiavo case, and, most disastrously, on Iraq. Never before has a United States president consistently adhered to beliefs so disconnected from actuality.
....As Bush’s ideology leads from one disaster to another, one might ask: How far can it go? It has already brought us to Baghdad, an adventure so hopeless that [William F.] Buckley recently mused, “If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we’ve experienced, it would be expected that he would retire or resign.” The more we learn about what happened behind the scenes in the months leading up to the war in Iraq, the more apparent it becomes that evidence was twisted to fit preconceived notions. Those who produced evidence undermining the case for war were ignored or even punished. It was zealotry at its most calamitous.
Jeffrey Hart, via Washington Monthly
And that is what a card carrying conservative thinks. Or at least he used to be a Conservative...It appears that Conservatism is to be recognized as a failure as far as ideology goes. The only question is how much damage will it do in its death throes as it thrashes around dying?
What to do? Our orders come from bumperstickers:
It's Broke...Fix It!
Anyone who votes for a Republican in a federal election is suicidal.