From A. Barton Hinkle, writing in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Conservatives were so busy supporting Bush's expansion of war powers that they let him betray their small-government principles in domestic affairs. Liberals have been so happy to see Obama expand government's domestic scope that they have let him betray their values on civil liberties and war powers. In the process, each side has come off looking like a bunch of partisan cheerleaders who care about certain issues only when it's politically convenient.
That's the thing about principles. If you don't try to apply them consistently, then people are apt to conclude you don't really have any.Well said, sir.
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