Thursday, February 23, 2006

I think I've figured out...

...why George Bush bugs me so much.

It's that he combines the worst of conservatism -- the desire to legislate morality, and to project our ideology throughout the world regardless of the world's desire for it -- with the worst of liberalism -- the idea that the solution to any problem is to throw money at it, and the need to make everyone happy. (Which is different than respecting different points of view.)

What we need is a president who combines the best of both: the fiscal responsibility and commitment to personal liberty of conservatism with the commitment to social justice and the love of community of liberalism.

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