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November 26, 2013


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I'm betting the "not a conservative" effect is about to kick in with Corbett. The only voters still supporting Bush in 2006-8 were the "very conservative". Yet once it became clear he was a failed unpopular president (possibly after he retired, I don't recall), conservatives saw they had to cut their losses to save conservatism itself, and retreated from Bush in order to pander to public opinion. Suddenly, Bush was "not a conservative"—he was "just a Republican".

Reagan on the other hand raised several taxes, appointed half the majority that upheld Roe v Wade, and was called a Chamberlain by neocons for rapprochement with Russia. Why is he still "conservative"? Because Dem support helped him win the popularity contest. Corbett has already fulfilled the preconditions, it's only a matter of time before they revoke his C-card.

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