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October 24, 2007

The Least Bad Republican

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Commenting here just because it's not exactly on topic over there...

As example, there's no reason George W. Bush had to gut FEMA and put a hack in charge of the agency. It wasn't a core tenet of conservatism, nor were his funders clamoring for less effective disaster relief.

This is debatable. Sure, it's not a core tenet explicitly and no one was coming right out and saying that they want to make things worse, but still. It's put very well here. Shorter Alan Wolfe: right-wingers have a self-interest in bad government, and whatever they may profess, what they offer tends to cause it.

If that's not a core tenet, it's pretty damn close.

Posted by: Cyrus | Oct 24, 2007 11:58:34 AM

The least bad republican that is easy: Ron Paul - wants to end the war in iraq and wants to end the war on drugs

Posted by: Floccina | Oct 24, 2007 1:30:58 PM

I'm sorry, you picked Mitt Double Gitmo Romney?

They're all bad. Except for that R.P. dude, who won't win.

Posted by: verplanck colvin | Oct 24, 2007 3:07:40 PM

What do you mean, 'viable candidates only'? Yeah that's good, re-enforce our artificial two party, press-picks-the-winner system. No thanks.

I don't like any of them, including Ron Paul, but if there is a least bad, it would be him. He would destroy our national infrastructure as surely as any other Republican, but at least he'd give lip-service to the Constitution while he was at it.

Posted by: Shade Tail | Oct 24, 2007 3:25:18 PM

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