Okay, we’re all Bush haters here. No one here but us liberal ducks, quack quack quack.
Reading nothing but Americablog, DailyKos, Atrios, and, um, Slog, and other liberal blogs—finally we have a the left-wing echo chamber that can compete with the right-wing echo chamber!—can warp your take on national politics, and give you the impression that everyone out there agrees with you about Bush and the GOP. Bush is dangerous! He’s incompetent! He’s unpopular! But if everyone agrees with you, why is Bush president? Why is there even a question that Dems will re-take the House and Senate in November (go, Darcy Burner, go!), or the White House in 2008?
So as not to lose perspective, it’s important to check in at conservative blogs every once in a while, just to see what the right-wing echo chamber is saying about Bush. Take this guy, an arch-conservative if ever there was one, writing on the National Review’s website, an arch-conservative publication if ever there was one:
I voted for President Bush twice, and contributed to his campaign twice, but held my nose when I did it the second time. I don’t consider myself a Republican any longer. Thanks to this Administration and the Republicans in Congress, the Republican Party today is the party of pork-barrel spending, Congressional corruption — and, I know folks on this web site don’t want to hear it, but deep down they know it’s true — foreign and military policy incompetence. Frankly, speaking of incompetence, I think this Administration is the most politically and substantively inept that the nation has had in over a quarter of a century. The good news about it, as far as I’m concerned, is that it’s almost over.