August 15, 2007

Fred Barnes: Burnishing the Conservatism's Heroes Again

Has Rove been good for the Conservative movement? Well, for one of Bush's biggest sycophants, the answer is a resounding yes.

Josh reports that Fred Barnes believes that Karl Rove is brilliant.

Rove is the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation. He not only is a breathtakingly smart strategist but also a clever tactician. He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.

Astonishing what we've missed, right?

But you have to remember Fred Barnes has written before about true greatness which we lessor mortals did not discern -- perhaps because we are apostates or just too ignorant to recognize those close to godhood in our midst.

Yes, Fred had written about his greatest hero (unless Karl has supplanted him for this spot).

Here's Fred's take on his beloved President.

Bush "controls the national agenda, uses his presidential powers to the fullest and then some, proposes far-reaching policies likely to change the way Americans live, reverses other long-standing policies, and is the foremost leader in world affairs."

And just imagine what our country would be like if this demigod had fulfilled his bold agenda.

"And imagine if he had expanded consumer-driven health care.... Imagine further that he had gained congressional approval of lifetime IRAs and tax reform that lowers individual income tax rates.... Achieving it would have been an epic feat. And Bush, having succeeded in creating an ownership society, would be the most important and consequential domestic policy president since FDR."

Ah, yes. Fred Barnes is a true gnostic who has been blessed to commune with the gods. Would the rest of us be so lucky.

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