Conservatives Replace Principle With Blind Support for Bush
Former Reagan aide Bruce Bartlett wrote a book entitled “Impostor: Why George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy.” This led to him losing his job at a conservative think tank, the National Center for Policy Analysis. Bartlett also says, “Nobody will touch me,” and “I think I’m just kind of radioactive at the moment.”
For modern conservatives, there is no longer an ideology. They’ve abandoned their traditional suspicion of power, and have become the party of big government (even incompetent big government). Principle has been replaced by a blind support for authority, as Bush supporters find ways to justify lying the country into a disastrous war, increased corporate welfare, and violations of civil liberties. These conservatives never really opposed big government–they just wanted to be the ones in control.