Thomas DiLorenzo wonders what happened to all those allegedly conservative Republicans?
According to the Associated Press, Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) became instant experts on global warming on a recent short trip to Alaska, which was experiencing some milder than normal weather at the time. Upon returning to DC they began pushing for legislation to impose taxes and regulations on American businesses to supposedly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Isn’t this just the kind of kooky thing that conservtives used to equate with the nutcase Left? Well, yes, but that was when the Democrats still had some power.
Let’s see. The neocon regime expands the welfare state more than any time since LBJ; Bush has yet to veto a single spending bill; they expand the welfare state to Africa and other countries around the globe; they recruit illegal aliens to sign up for welfare (and vote Republican); pass the biggest pork barrel “transportation bill” in history; increase tariffs on steel and other goods; run record deficits; embrace environmentalist craziness; get us into an unnecessary war; and that’s just for starters.
I keep trying to make this point at work and my co-workers eyes just glaze over. Cognitive dissonance isn’t for everyone.