Author Topic: Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative  (Read 390 times)

Offline Turks

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Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative
« on: February 06, 2013, 02:58:39 AM »
"If you give him credit for believing in the policies and nominations he helped Bush make and defend, then Rove was wrong on the constitutionally appropriate role of the federal government, wrong on foreign policy, wrong on immigration and wrong on a crucial nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2000, George W. Bush ran for president not as a conservative, but as a "compassionate conservative." This was presumably because unadulterated conservatives are not compassionate."

"Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes coined a more candid, if oxymoronic, description of the Bush-Rove approach to government. In a 2003 commentary in The Wall Street Journal, Barnes said Bush was "a big government conservative." Big government conservatives, Barnes explained, "simply believe in using what would normally be seen as liberal means — activist government — for conservative ends. And they're willing to spend more and increase the size of government in the process."

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Re: Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 07:15:20 AM »
So long as he can be protrayed as such he will make an excellent strawman presidental yesman.

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