Friday, November 18, 2005

Grand Old Spenders

For those who haven't seen it, George Will has an excellent editorial about the current state of the Republican party. The party has been taken over by social conservatives with little will to take on big government. Today's Republican party is a far cry from the ideology they claim to aspire to.

Federal spending -- including a 100 percent increase in education spending since 2001 -- has grown twice as fast under President Bush as under President Bill Clinton, 65 percent of it unrelated to national security.

Today's GOP is a coalition between traditional "Country Club" Republicans and Social Conservatives. In his pandering to Social Conservatives, which got him elected, Bush seems to have forgotten traditional Republicans. No wonder his approval ratings are in the dumps. Who doesn't love a big spending, protectionist social conservative?

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