Joe: “When Ronald Reagan ran in 1980, aides and everybody talked about how he was stupid. We found out after he passed away that every time he sat on a plane, a train, a car, he was constantly reading, constantly writing things down – so by 1980 he understood what it meant to be a Conservative. (Reading Mika’s eyes one could imagine her thinking “comic books and tic-tac-toe”). We conservatives feel betrayed by the Republican Party. George Dubya Bush was going to be a conservative president; he doubled the national debt, he took a $150 billion surplus and turned it into a $1 trillion deficit. He said he was going to rid the world of tyranny in all four corners. Bush’s ideas were not conservative ideas. So are we going to rush into the arms of Mitt Romney and make it 4 more years of big government Republicanism (not Conservatism)? Just telling me Mitt Romney is not as bad as Barack Obama – that’s not enough for me.”
Frankly, to hear those words coming out of a Republican mouth – shocking! I remember when Bush the Illegitimate was in office, each and every one of his policies were vigorously defended by the Republicans. If one were to disagree, you would be called “un-American” and the Republican party would search for ways to crush you either personally or professionally. Ask the Dixie Chicks. Ask Helen Thomas. How soon we forget. The one trait Conservatives and Republicans share? Hypocrisy.
A shout-out to Starbucks Coffee. Whatever you’re putting in the coffee – keep it up!