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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:42 PM
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George W. Bush's "Compassionate Conservatism."
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 01:53 PM by Cyrano
Suppose for a moment that we take seriously Bush's claim that he's a "compassionate conservative." I guess we can take "compassionate conservatism" to mean the actions he's taken while occupying the White House. So, let's see what his definition is:

Someone who declares war on a country that did nothing to us.

Someone who lets war profiteers rake in billions while ignoring the basic needs of the human beings who happen to be Iraqis.

Someone who sends our military into a never ending meat grinder while telling us "Mission Accomplished."

Someone who thinks torture is fine and dandy.

Someone who blames every disaster of the past six years on Bill Clinton.

Someone who can't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. (Line from "The American President" spoken by Michael Douglas.)

Someone who steals from the poor and middle class and gives it all to the rich through "tax reform."

Someone who thinks that stem cells are more important than living human beings.

Someone who didn't know or care that an entire American city was being destroyed by a hurricane.

Well, I could go on, but you get the idea. So do you think those who voted for "compassionate conservatism" will show up at the polls next week to vote for George W. Bush's enablers?

(Edited for spelling.)
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:48 PM
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1. Friendly Fascism?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:49 PM
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2. Many will show up because
they think it would be unfair if democrats got subpoena power and the world would discover the truth about their hero. "Conservatives." The party of responsibility. The lover of lies. The waver of flags.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:50 PM
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3. The raison d'tre behind "compassionate conservatism": RELIGION
Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy invented by Marvin Olasky, who went on to memorialize it in his books Renewing American Compassion (1996) and Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America (2000), and Myron Magnet of the Manhattan Institute. Olasky has been called the "godfather of compassionate conservatism"... Magnet and Olasky based their views on the Christian doctrine of original sin. Olasky writes: Man is sinful and likely to want something for nothing. Mans sinful nature leads to indolence appetite and lust and idleness. (Olasky, Renewing American Compassion, 64, 41). They assume that poor peoples' sins are the root cause of their poverty and that, as such, traditional religion is ultimately the only cure for poverty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_conservatism
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:58 PM
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4. After six years of Junior, I wonder if Magnet and Olasky still hold those views.
Or perhaps they cling to the fantasy of "We were right, but this administration has perverted our theory."
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:03 PM
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6. Bible is standard for objectivity in journalism, Olasky says
I heard Olasky on the radio recently, and he was still worshipful of the chimp as always.

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Bible is standard for objectivity in journalism, Olasky says
Published October 19, 2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-All journalists are shaped by their worldviews, and the only way to bring true objectivity to journalism is to be shaped by the worldview of the Bible, Marvin Olasky said at the Baptist Press Excellence in Journalism Banquet in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7.

http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/6567.article

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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:03 PM
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5. Compassionate Conservatism is an oxymoron. n/t
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:06 PM
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7. Heard a fundie call stem cells "potential humans" n/t
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