You Can Keep Him

By Anthony | May 5th, 2006 | 1:00 am

Some Republicans are beginning to try to distance themselves from Bush in earnest. Jonah Goldberg compares him to Nixon and tries to pass them both off as liberal:

But there is one area where we can make somewhat useful comparisons between Nixon and Bush: their status as liberal Republicans.

However, Glenn Greenwald is having none of it:

( … funny how we never heard any of that when The Commander had approval ratings in the 60s). With rare and noble exception, conservatives did not repudiate Bush until very recently. To the contrary, they have vigorously supported and claimed him (while he was popular), and he is their creation. They are and should be stuck with him.

4 Responses to “You Can Keep Him”

  1. David Boyd Says:

    Perhaps his approval ratings are no longer in the 60s because he has made his base mad, not that his base is mad because his approval ratings are in the 30s.

  2. PotatoStew Says:

    Sure, I suppose it’s possible. However, it’s interesting to note that the Republican-led congress has been and continues to be a rubber stamp for him. Maybe the problem isn’t that Bush is liberal, but that Republicanism ain’t quite what it used to be?

    Whatever the case, in the future, please be more careful about who your party allows to run for President.

  3. David Boyd Says:

    Whatever the case, in the future, please be more careful about who your party allows to run for President.

    And you all provide a better alternative.

  4. PotatoStew Says:

    FWIW, I’m not actually a registered Democrat – I’m unaffiliated. But I’d certainly like to see a stronger Democratic candidate next time. Though I still feel that Kerry would have been a better alternative than Bush. You must admit that he hasn’t set the bar very high.