Compassionate Conservatism

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How sweet of the state, especially during its recession, to import more clients for itself, at our coerced expense.

12:09 pm on August 5, 2003

Compassionate Conservatism?

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Bush Jong Il has blamed the “violence” (as if it were a brawl or something) in Gaza solely on Hamas. We knew he would say this, so this is not a shock.

However, the Great Leader Comrade also claimed that the United States cares for and loves Palestinians more than Hamas does because — wait for it — Americans [through their government] spend money on Palestinians. You know, many tens of millions of dollars for schools and roads, health care and emergency relief. All those things Hamas itself ought to be doing, the Dear Leader Comrade continued, but instead was buying missiles and rockets to shoot at Israel.

Americans care because they spend money on social services for other people. Hamas doesn’t care because it’s spending money on missiles and bombs. When did “conservatism” ever state that spending money on social services was a sign that one group of people in government cared for another group of people? When did “conservatism” ever claim that spending money on missiles on bombs was a bad thing?

Okay, I know, there are one set of rules for Americans (and Israelis), and another set of rules for everyone else.

10:10 pm on January 2, 2009
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