Government By Conservatives: What Went Wrong?
Gee, it only seems like a half century that we've been hearing about how great the government would work if Conservatives were in charge. Now, faced with their own disastrous results, the usual suspects are scrambling to invent an excuse. One Right Wing notion is that the Bush administration never really gave conservative ideals a chance. The rationale is that they couldn't have - otherwise things would have turned out great. But why would that happen? Why would they abandon their core beliefs when they had - at long last - seized all three branches of government? This was the golden opportunity when we were finally going to escape from the horrors of liberal rule, and yet, Conservatives have screwed things up like never before. Just ponder what happened to fiscal responsibility. Where's all the brilliant leadership after decades of criticizing everyone else for big spending? Clearly, the answer to what happened is more complex than that. In fact, it's time to ask a different question: Why can't Conservatives govern?
"Why Conservatives Can't Govern" by Alan Wolfe