February 10, 2014

Ironies from the Fake Conservatives

By In C.Jay Engel

Listening to a “Conservative” (so-called) radio show, I heard the host mention the “Big Two” Obama socialist disasters: ObamaCare and Common Core. The host indicated that not only were they terrible government takeovers, but they were failures in their execution! He noted that health care and education were vital and deserved better than this!

This is hilarious because during the Bush administration, we faced two “government takeovers” that were just as bad, just as socialist, and just as much a failure. In health, we had Bush’s Medicare D plan and the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2009. In education, we had No Child Left Behind.

I don’t mind when conservatives oppose Obama’s big-government policies.  I just want consistency.  Principle before political party.

So I’ll agree with the radio host. I’ll see him and I’ll raise him the Socialist Bush.

Written by C.Jay Engel

Editor and creator of The Reformed Libertarian. Living in Northern California with his wife, he writes on everything from politics to theology and from culture to economic theory. You can send an email to reformedlibertarian@gmail.com
  • Rich Cromwell

    This is one my biggest pet peeves about my conservative friends: they are very quick to jump on the anti-Obama wagon but see nothing wrong with the growth of gov’t under GWB. Consistency needed!