Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Dance of the Republican chickens

And so it begins: the Senate begins backtracking on Social Security reform. Frist is confirming what some of us already think: that Senate Rebublicans lack President Bush's courage of conviction and prefer safe, non-controversial, status quo "solutions". These folks are not reformers, they do not favor limited government, they do not believe in taking risks for the sake of freedom. They believe in CYA. This does not bode well for other ambitious Bush goals, such as appointing strict constructionists to the Supreme Court.

Voters who think that their Republican Senator is a conservative or lover of freedom ought to let that Senator know they are being watched by those whose votes they will eventually ask for again.