Sunday, November 12, 2006

Conservative Excuse Makers

Further elaborating on my point that Conservatives are perhaps the best excuse-makers known to mankind, Lawrence Vance had this article published on Lew , where he asks "what Republican revolution?"
When what looked like a Republican revolution seemed to stagnate under Clinton, excuses began to be made for the fact that the Republicans were acting like anything but the conservatives who voted them into office. Republican control of the White House, we were told, and a larger Republican majority in Congress, were needed to complete the revolution. After all, Clinton could veto any bills passed by a Republican Congress, and the Republicans did not have a veto-proof majority. It turns out that in eight years Clinton only vetoed seventeen bills, making Republican fears unfounded.
As I've said for years, Republicans will give you an excuse for everything under the sun as to why we can't have liberty. Under Reagan, when government grew bigger, more expanasive, more intrusive and more costly, it was because the Dems controlled Congress. Under Clinton, it was't a big enough Republican congressional majority. And now that they've lost power, it's because Dems are now in power.

They'll give you every excuse except the one that's most obviously true... Conservatives have NO interest in liberty. Zero. Zilch. Nada. None. When they have the opportunity to actually do something for the cause of liberty, they don't.

To prove it, Jacob Hornberger asks,

- How many departments were abolished when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress?
- How many agencies?
- How many spending bills were vetoed?
- How many pork-barrel projects were jettisoned?
- How much was federal spending reduced?

The answer to every question is, of course, a big fat zero. No egregious legislation was repealed, and the welfare/warfare state is bigger and more intrusive than ever. Some revolution.

Who can really take Conservatives seriously? All it takes is will power, folks! And Conservatives have none.


Blogger Vache Folle said...

I recommend JOhn Dean's "Conservatives Without Conscience" for a pretty good explanation of why conservatives are such hypocrites.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Oh? What's his thesis?

8:19 AM  

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