We need clarification. Over the past few days, there has been a lot of talk amongst this particular circle of bloggers over conservatives, neo-conservatives, and republicans. Fine, we can all agree that none of us like moderate or ‘cafeteria’ Republicans but I must admit, it is upsetting to see Republicans drawing lines with other Republicans when we should be focusing our attention on the dark side. Instead, we bicker like little children over certain things.
My first point is my blog name Neo-Con Tastic. I took this particular name in the midst of Mick Jagger and his "Sweet Neo-Con" song. The song attacks Bush and the Administration in all aspects of our current events (see my blog in Archives titled "NFL stands for Now Favoring Liberals). I am not a Neo-conservative. I don’t believe in Imperialism, nor in the Illuminati, nor the New World Order, nor "Big Government."
I am a conservative Republican that supports Bush and his ideals. I am a party line voter (except for Buchanan's unsuccessful Independent runs) but by no means does that make me a Neo-Conservative. I will say this; Buchanan in his new book Where the Right went Wrong points out how the Republican party has left their state’s rights roots and low taxes for more of a big government, big spending agenda, I agree. On the other hand, voting for people like Buchanan is quite frankly, a vote for a Democrat. Might as well vote for the Republican ticket. Dad29, DCS, and G, all of you fall privy to voting for Republicans even though they might be a slightly different Republican than you might like. I voted for Bush twice and never regretted that decision, Dad29 you felt differently. I recall you agreeing with the Iraqi invasion and then bad-mouthing it.
On that note, Dad29 makes many good points (see comments on DCS’s blog entitled "Boycott") about where the Neo-Conservative ideal was formed but then reiterates with a comparison of FDR. In my eyes, ‘Dad’29, I think you are erroneous in your remarks. For you to (basically) compare FDR to Bush is quite asinine. I do agree that Bush is dancing on the "Big Government" line but I feel he is forced to, especially now considering the Katrina tragedy. Otherwise, I’m comfortable with Bush’s decisions. You should know my views on commie FDR and how his mistakes were still being eliminated as lately as the Reagan Administration. FDR was no more than a communist disguised as a Democrat that let over 3000 people die so we could go to war, inevitably ending the Great Depression. Besides that FDR remark, your comments are airtight (notice how people rarely retort your comments but end up redirecting the battle - see DCS "Boycott" comments).
As far as Mr. Bush Rocks is concerned, I respect and appreciate all of you remarks. Your blog is definitely out there insofar as how you feel over other people, countries, etc. As a matter of fact, when I first read your blog, I thought you were a liberal mocking both conservatives and Republicans. Some of your comments were offensive, wrong, and extrapolated from lunacy. Every time someone said that they weren't a Neo-Con or didn't agree with you, you answered with the question, 'Oh, are you a liberal?' That is a mockery and insult. You and I have many different views but we have one objective in common: destroying the left. Bush Rocks, I’d be fine with you linking me to your site but understand that I am a Republican, Conservative, Catholic, and a Capitalist (also an avid poker player). Some people might think that that combination does not exist but here’s to yours truly. I also appreciate that you respect my views and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
Feel free to correct me but as time progresses, everyone gains different perspectives and objectives in this tumultuous world of politics.