Carol Platt Liebau: The Inevitable Conservative Revolt

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Inevitable Conservative Revolt

Fred Barnes writes with great insight about the inevitability of a conservative revolt against President Bush. Sadly, but probably accurately, he opines that the relationship between the President and conservatives will never be the same again.


Blogger HouseOfSin said...

The president will have to change his attitude. Nothing less will make his position workable. If someone who worked for me acted in a fashion as this president has done - recklessly and unapologetically - he would certainly face disciplinary action.

And I'm a conservative!

Now going the other way: If the president were to have a change of heart and show genuine humility -- express legitimate mistake at the Miers nomination, make a more traditional appointment, and personally speak with (at least telephone) prominent affected conservatives -- his base would cover his back more strongly than ever.

I would liken the reaction to a vigorously complaining customer who got won back with better service and legitimate reform. But he must first provide the better service and reform.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Mr.Atos said...

Conservatives, who? It seems to me that The President is still sitting out on the front line erect in the saddle taking fire. Most are still on the line with him facing the opposition.

But, its the pickets breaking rank from him and running away by fear and stubborn ignorance.

It took over 40 years for the Left to bring this nation to its knees through incremental insurgency. It will take more than 5 to get it back. The end of the Bush administration can be the end of a beginning or the beginning of an end. But, it is WE who will decide that, not He.

Choose wisely.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Patrick O'Hannigan said...

Why is it sad to say that the relationship between the president and conservatives will never be the same again?

If you mean that in the sense that all strife is to be regretted, I agree.

But if you mean to suggest that the president has a right to conservative allegiance because he occasionally does conservative things, I'd say the president has no such right.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

All the American people are going to remember in a few years is that "The.Worst.President.Ever," George W. Bush, was a conservative.

Kind of like how the Republican party was decimated for decades by the memories of the Hoover administration.

5:09 PM  

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