Write Your Own Joke
On "Face the Nation," Dick Cheney explained that Republicans "win elections when we have good solid conservative principles to run upon." So what happened to all the "good solid conservative principles" in 2006 and 2008? Did the candidates forget they existed? Has the supply of good solid conservative principles, seemingly so rich during the Reagan years, been dwindling? Did conservative politicians use up the last of their principles during the first half of the decade?
Dick Cheney is not the ideal spokesman for principles, conservative or otherwise. As practiced by Cheney, good solid conservative principles eroded our civil rights and our middle class, caused the needless deaths of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians, destroyed our economy, divided our people, and violated our laws. It's surprising that the Republican leadership hasn't invited its least popular leader to a quail hunt for a little chat about retirement.
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