When I saw the meeting of the POTUSes yesterday it started me thinking. I realized this is why we conservatives glorify Ronald Reagan. None of these guys are conservatives. Some of them have elements of conservatism, but none of them are actual conservatives.

Carter is perhaps the worst President in history and has only tarnished his legacy with his comments on Isreal. I live in Georgia and my daughter is currently taking Georgia history. I cringed when I read her curriculum plan. (Yes liberals I actually pay attention to what my child is being taught. I don’t depend solely on the”almighty state” to manage my child’s education.)

HW Bush was more conservative, but raised taxes. He also raised government spending so dramatically that it was easy for Clinton to reduce government spending.

I’m glad Clinton did reduce government spending. That was a nice bit of conservatism. However, Clinton’s example of immorality, lying, and cheating from the most powerful office in the world was a disgrace. It would have been one thing if he immedatiately came out and said he made a mistake. However, he only apologized after he was caught. That is not a repentant person. He also left soliders to die. Kind of hard to forget that one.

W Bush may be the most reviled by both sides. Liberals hate him because of the war. Conservatives hate him because he ran on conservative principals, even acted conservative in many ways, such as freeing an oppressed nation, but when things got tough on the US economy, Bush folded went liberal-socialist.

Obama was the most liberal senator in 2007 and plans on an “economic stimulus” package that Harry Reid pegs in the range of $800 million-$1.3 trillion! Obama does not plan to stop there. The national deficit is projected to be $1.2 trillion this fiscal year and Obama said he expects “trillion-dollar deficits for years to come”! Of course he probably doesn’t believe it’s our money anyway, much like this guy.

What happened to the actual conservatives? This is why we yearn for the days of Reagan.

Comments

  • Rusty Shackleford

    “A thousand points of light, Read my lips NO NEW TAXES”

    “Hope and change you can believe in”

    “WMD’s”

    “It’s the economy stupid”

    “Which way did he go Fred, which way did he go?”

  • Brian H

    Please excuse typos….Typing and eating Panini at same time.

  • Chris

    Was President Reagan any more the guy running the show than the current President?

    I thought that President Clinton should have resigned over the Lewinsky affair, he brought the office into disrepute. If it were a British PM they would have gone at once.

    The current President is just as bad for misleading us in the run up to war and the tactics used in the “war on terror”

    Both President Bush senior and President Carter seem to be men of integrity, whether you agree with them or like them or not. I hope President Obama will be the same

    • Mike

      Carter, who was paid off by Arabs to slander Israel, lacks the integrity of which you write.

      • Chris

        Mike, I think you meant to say “allegedly paid off….”

        • Mike

          Any man who sides with a murderous regime who maliciously lobs rockets at children is either tolerant of such actions or has a few screws loose. Carter is guilty of both.

          Integrity is defined as adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” For sure, Carter sticks to his “morals” very well. Carter’s grand-standing and attempts to legitimize Hamas show that his moral compass is hopelessly skewed (whether or not you choose to accept the Carter Center’s ties to Arab financiers as fact).

          Chris, our views of integrity are worlds apart.

    • Brian H

      Reagan was a tool of the conservative movement, he was the conservative movement. Go to a bookstore and buy Reagan: In His Own Hand. Read the thiert years plus of writing from Reagan’s own thoughts, speeches, and essays and see if you come away from that with the belief Reagan wasn’t running the show. Regan was not running the show…he was the show.

      • Chris

        I read “Dutch”, his official biography. I left with the impression of not being too sure.

        One thing for certain, they made a terrible bargain in the arms for Iran contra affair, for every hostage who’s release they bought, another three were taken

  • JE

    We are hosed either way you go. McCain wouldnt have been any better (his chief financial advisor was lindsey graham who you can arguably blame for this financial mess with clinton for repealing the glass stegal act). But i agree, they all stink. Of course you could show a pic of congress and say the same…yet we continue this 2 party system that continues to try to buy votes.
    But thanks for the laugh this morning. The clip of the congressman saying ‘its not your money’ reminds me why the republicans lost control of congress. Hilarious if it werent so sad. Wish cavuto would have pushed him so he would have told him it has property of the government of the united states on it! It is the governments! Says so right there. LOL!

    • http://politicalderby.com/ Scott A. Robinson

      I absolutely agree with you on the leftist McCain. He would have been awful as well. But he was a product of the our ridiculous primary system, where the Republican party starts in left-leaning states. Until we stop holding the early primaries in New Hampshire and Iowa, we should only expect the Republican party to nominate non-conservatives.

      • Red State Eddio

        Agreed.

        • David Kaiser

          Ditto.