The Calamity of Bush’s Conservatism
Sometimes people say that Americans are cynical about politics. Looking at the way the Bush administration has used and abused its power for the last eight years, is it really surprising? You would have to be sedated not to be cynical.
It should be clear why the Ron Paul movement took the country by storm. It represents something different, something hopeful. Some commentators talk about how the Paulians have a dark view of American society. Actually, the opposite is true. That people worked so hard to save this country from the regular politicians speaks very highly of their outlook.
On the other hand, it is true that Paulians don’t have a high regard for existing political structures.
Consider Bush. He has not only broken election promises and trampled on American liberties, he hasn’t done a single decent thing for this country. And what he has done contradicts all of the values he said he would uphold both times he tricked people into voting for him.