Bush was a little self-impressed because of the way he governed in Texas. He did "reach across the aisle" and it worked out for him. But what goes on running a state is different than running a country. I said the same thing about Romney too, and he was hardly a conservative.<quoted text>
Yeah, but in his defense, I think he wanted to be more conservative than he ended up really being. I think to be conservative in this era of big government is like swimming up stream or going against the grain. You are looking at a man that tried to reform Fannie and Freddie 17 times, but each time was blocked and demonized by liberals such as Barney Frank. As we all know, the two GSE's not only played a big role in the collapse of 08' but ended up needing a really big bail out, too. Anyway, either way you cut it, looking at the bottom line, Bush was not a conservative.
Everybody on the right wants to be Reagan II. But Reagan worked with Democrats--not give into them. That's the difference. Reagan wanted to do what was good for the country, not what was good for Reagan. Now we have this joker in the White House where the majority are against him and what he's doing, but he doesn't care because it is all about him and his party, not the country.