“Bush spoke in dulcet tones. He separated himself from the firebrand politics of Newt Gingrich and even took a swipe at the insufficiently cheerful Robert Bork.”
I never met a single leftist who thought that Bush was “compassionate”. He was “Bushitler” to every one of them- despite all the pandering.
Exactly right! The only people that this pandering appealed to were the idiot establishment squishy non-conservative 'moderates' in OLD party like Rove, Norquist and Flowry ... Bush spoke in dulcet tones." ... "He separated himself from the firebrand politics" ....
Oh ... PUKE. RETCH. DRY HEAVE!
That makes me think of David Brooks and 0bama's f'ing pantleg (or is that pantload?!)
In the name of Bill Buckley, fire Flowry.
Sorry. Deep breath. Rant over.
Fits your point quite nicely.
“the insufficiently cheerful Robert Bork”
Not the Judge Bork I saw on TV including Firing Line. He would drop zingers and ad libs which made the show host grind to a giggling halt amid a sea of teeth. The best jokes are told deadpan and Mr. Bork knew the technique well.
But he was an across the board no compromises Reagan conservative and did not fit the template of `compassionate conservatism’ favored by GWB.
That was the real reason Judge Bork was shunned by Republicans. The MSM turned him into a sort of American Solzhenitsyn with an image of being dour and out of touch with the need to `grow’.