“Christian Socialist” wow, is that a new term? This is a very interesting artical to read.
At Conservative Forum on Bush, Everybody’s a Critic
He began by predicting a big tax increase “to finance the inevitable growth of government that is in the pipeline that President Bush is largely responsible for.” He also said many fellow conservatives don’t know about the “quite dreadful” traits of the administration, such as the absence of “anybody who does any serious analysis” on policy issues.
Boaz assured the audience that he told the White House that “if there’s a rebuttal to what Bruce has said, please come and provide it.”
Instead, Sullivan was on hand to second the critique. “This is a big-government agenda,” he said. “It is fueled by a new ideology, the ideology of Christian fundamentalism.” The bearded pundit offered his own indictment of Bush: “complete contempt” for democratic processes, torture of detainees, ignoring habeas corpus and a “vast expansion of the federal government.” The notion, he said, that the “Thatcher-Reagan legacy that many of us grew up to love and support would end this way is an astonishing paradox and a great tragedy.”
The question period gave the two a chance to come up with new insults.
“If Bush were running today against Bill Clinton, I’d vote for Clinton,” Bartlett served.