Jill Buck from the Flash Report ventured over here this week and there was considerable off-post discussion about nuclear power. Rather can continuing to post comments, I wanted to start a new post here. Jill is seeking common ground with us lefties, even if its only a square inch.
Jill references that she’s for limited government, so let’s direct the discussion there. I have asked Jill (and Matt Cunningham and other right winger bloggers/commenters) to name a Republican who has actually shrunk the size of government; I will take examples from state and federal government levels dating back 50 years. Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?
We don’t have to go back far to note that Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s highly successful RE-GO program shrunk the size of the Federal Government to the days of the Kennedy Administration. So, to use Matt’s oft-noted terms of “Strawman” and “Red Herring,” GOP calls for limited government are like seeing a cougar in the wild; rare indeed.