moose on the loose
The Bull Moose (no permalinks) has long been making his dissatisfaction with the Republican Party clear. Now he's made it official: he's left the fold.
Although the Moose has been sympathetic to the religious right, where were their moral voices of outrage when the corporate crime wave hit? The relative silence of the Falwells and Robertsons compared to their outrage toward the Clinton shenanigans was stunning.
...The truth is, though, that there really isn't any genuine free market fundamentalism any more. Right Wingers on Capitol Hill are ardent defenders of big government when it serves their interest.
...While the right aggressively advocates independence for the poor, they seem never to get around to taking the corporations off welfare. The President's energy proposal is loaded with freebies for their corporate cronies. Isn't crony capitalism great!
...In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush missed an opportunity to transform American politics. Instead, he continued to advocate for his program of comforting the comfortable with the death tax elimination and repeal of the corporate alternate minimum tax. When Enron imploded, he continued his passive stance toward his corporate cronies.
It is truly odd that neither party can accommodate the market niche of voters who are hawks on foreign policy, moderate traditionalists on cultural issues and progressive on economics. At one time, that described the heart of the Democratic Party. As for the Moose, he has had enough of the "smelly little orthodoxies" that are promoted by the bases of the two parties.