Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The lonely president

Now even the National Review is turning on Bush. First you had magazine patriarch William F. Buckey concluding our mission in Iraq had failed. Now, one of their online columnists has handed in his papers, providing further evidence that Dubya is loing his conservative base:

I don't consider myself a Republican any longer. Thanks to this Administration and the Republicans in Congress, the Republican Party today is the party of pork-barrel spending, Congressional corruption — and, I know folks on this web site don't want to hear it, but deep down they know it's true — foreign and military policy incompetence. Frankly, speaking of incompetence, I think this Administration is the most politically and substantively inept that the nation has had in over a quarter of a century. The good news about it, as far as I'm concerned, is that it's almost over.

And there's this from conservative columnist John Fund: "Republicans have appeared to the world to be as unprincipled and rudderless as the politicians they campaigned against back in 1994. Unless they change course dramatically in the seven months between now and Election Day, they may well find themselves facing the same fate as the Democratic political dinosaurs of that year that they replaced."

It's amazing how Bush's support continues to hemorrhage. Or maybe that's an understandable byproduct of a 60 percent disapproval rating.

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