Thursday, September 29, 2005

America’s Right Doomed by Incompetence


The Economist looks at "What's gone wrong for America's right." This conservative (but not neocon or supporter of the religious right) magazine doesn't like Bush's big government conservatism, but finds that the biggest problem is one of incompetence:
The Economist has always had all sorts of ideological disagreements with Mr Bush, but our main problem with his administration has increasingly become incompetence. Katrina now stands besides the shambles overseas in Iraq and Guantánamo Bay as supporting evidence. Mr Bush is a bold decision-maker, but he is also a delegator who too often picks the wrong people and seldom fires them. Both “Rummy” and “Brownie” (ie, Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, and Michael Brown, the erstwhile Arabian-horse man whom Mr Bush belatedly removed from the Federal Emergency Management Agency) are symptoms of the same problem.


Anonymous translated said...

The economist is not that conservative. I read it every single week and I think they're both socially and economically liberal (maybe more economically than socially).

6:13 PM  
Blogger Ron Chusid said...

It's largely a difference between conservativism in Europe and the US. By European standards, much of the Democratic Party would likely be considered middle of the road or conservative, and they don't have much like the current US conservatives.

In Europe the Economisit is conservative. They want to identify with the Republicans here, but they also don't buy the neocon line. They ultimately endorsed Kerry, but there was a degree of reluctance in backing the more liberal party.

7:19 PM  

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