Jonah Goldberg proves how completely he doesn’t get it by getting it this once (linked to Washington Monthly because I try not to link directly to Wingnuttia):
We already know that lots of conservative are skeptical about Harriet Miers, but what’s more interesting is the number of conservatives who are turning their guns on George Bush himself. Here’s a sampler:
Jonah Goldberg: Bush’s instincts about where his principles should be are often right. But in this case the principle seems to be that Bush’s instincts are principle enough.
The last sentence is all you need to know about both George W. Bush and the rutting morons who have placed their faith in him for the last five years. “The principle seems to be that Bush’s instincts are principle enough” is the defining trait of George W. Bush’s vision of the presidency. He has no other principles, which is the entire gorram problem.
(Oh, and for the record, I feel compelled to add that the idea of Goldberg’s statement about Bush’s principles being “often right” is so laughable, given the unbroken string of policy failures this administration has presided over, as to border on self-parody. What, was this culled from the Onion or something?)
Ye gods. I was stunned by the attacks on 9/11 — I have an uncle who works at the American Stock Exchange about a block away from the site, and my father used to work there — and even now, I kick myself for the second chance I gave this idiot. The difference is, I learned my lesson (and fast). Liberals and conservatives alike have been making excuses for this shaved chimp for years, like battered wives saying how their abusive husband is “really a good man” and he’s just doing what he has to do.
Democrats have to win in 2006 if there is to be any hope for the republic in the foreseeable future, but IMHO it would behoove Republicans to disavow this venal, corrupt administration ASAP. Then again, what do I know? Whenever movement Republicans give Democrats “advice,” all I see is them throwing a drowning man an anvil.
(/) Roland X
Which I must admit, I’m not averse to doing in this situation… *G*