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The Apple Sometimes Falls in Another Orchard Altogether

Christopher Buckley, who can't tell the difference between a conservative, a Republican, and an abortion extremist:

So, I have been effectively fatwahed (is that how you spell it?) by the conservative movement, and the magazine that my father founded must now distance itself from me. But then, conservatives have always had a bit of trouble with the concept of diversity. The GOP likes to say it’s a big-tent. Looks more like a yurt to me.

While I regret this development, I am not in mourning, for I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for. Eight years of “conservative” government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack Abramoff and an ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians of breathtaking arrogance. As a sideshow, it brought us a truly obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case.

So, to paraphrase a real conservative, Ronald Reagan: I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.

Thanks, anyway, for the memories, and here’s to happier days and with any luck, a bit less fresh hell.

Umm, no, you left the Republican party. You left it when you endorsed Obama, the most left-wing major party candidate in U.S. history.

And then you whined about the inevitable blowback, which paled in comparison to that your father endured weekly on his PBS show.

One would think that growing up under William F. Buckley, Jr's constant tutelage one would be able to differentiate between conservative and Republican, but apparently you weren't a very good student.

I am reminded of the sad case of Randolph Churchill, who could never quite live up to the old man and allowed this knowledge to ruin his life. But then, even poor ol' Randolph didn't urinate on his father's legacy.

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