Hail all Cornellians,
Several people recently told me that they would not go to Cornell because 1. the weather "sucked"; and 2. the people there were so politically correct that it was easy to offend everyone. I personally would love to go to Cornell, but would also enjoy hearing what you think. Thanks!
Let's not forget the distinction between conservative Republicans and Bush Republicans. I can list 10 individual policies off the top of my head that are at serious odds with conservatism but that the Bushies embrace. I'm a moderate leftist (think Paul Krugman, he's my idol-- sound economics combined with an eye for social injustice) and I am highly aware of the disenchantment of real conservative policy makers and columnists and analysts with Bush #2.
First of, Paul Krugman is not far left. He is not a socialist, anarchist, radical, etc. The Bush administration's policies, however, make moderates look like communists. If anyone thinks Kruugman is a communist, he/she is a complete idiot.
Anyway, here's the list of 10 policies/nonpolicies of the Bush administration that are NOT conservative in the American sense.
1. The invasion of Iraq (interventionism)
2. Expansion of Medicare (PD benefit, big gov't)
3. Cutting taxes during war
4. No Child Left Behind (big government)
5. Protectionism (steel tariffs in PA, for one)
6. Disregarding states' rights (Terri Schiavo)
7. PATRIOT Act (gov't control over citizens' lives)
8. Privatizing social security (creates a HUGE fiscal problem)
9. Cutting veterans' benefits
10. Support for amending the constitution (gay marriage)