The Anchoress has written a gem of a post entitled "The Essential President Bush." I wish every conservative who's unhappy with the president would read it.
You must read it, and I mean must. I'm begging you to do so.
Here's a taste:
A much-esteemed, long-neglected friend sent an email this morning, which was delightful to recieve. At one point he mentioned this post from yesterday and wrote: I think (President Bush) has lost his bearings. but then, so did Moses from time to time, it’s quiteShe includes these quotes from Ronald Reagan:
That made me wonder a little - has President Bush lost his bearings, or have we? Is it President Bush who has broken faith with “his base” or have they?
When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn’t like it.
Compromise was a dirty word to them and they wouldn’t face the fact that we couldn’t get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don’t get it all, some said, don’t take anything.
I’d learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: "I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average."
If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that’s what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.
Now, I am sure I have just caused a blood pressure spike for many readers of this blog, and I apologize if I've upset you. You are, after all, my ideological brethren. We differ only as to methods. I ask you: Please, please, read the Anchoress' post. And please consider what Reagan suggests above. Then think once more about how best to achieve conservative goals, and how you plan to vote this fall.