Dec 31, 2008

From the Is That a Light or Oncoming Train? Department

The Elephant Mouse that wants to roar in the New Year.

The Washington Times reports that the RNC is about to censure George Bush for Socialism.

They said the RNC must take the dramatic step of wading into policy debates, which traditionally have been left to lawmakers.

"We can't be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms," said Solomon Yue, an Oregon member and co-sponsor of a resolution that criticizes the U.S. government bailouts of the financial and auto industries.
Hoo-boy. Kneejerk reaction from the Pirate Palapa is, too little, too late and a bit too self-righteous. The Republican Platform will have no popular appeal until after the great anarchy to come. The Republicans refused to educate and propagate in practical ways, allowing the disillusionment to happen suddenly and ruinously.

It's a lousy legacy for all politics, but especially for those who had the power in their hands to do good, and did not do it. Instead they went running after the money and easy votes. Who knows why GWB signed every friggin' bill that came his way? I'll always be grateful for his energetic defense of Freedom and his commitment to humanitarian aid to the forgotten peoples of the earth. He deserves better than having to fall on his sword for the RNC. But whaddayagonnado?

h/t to SondraK