One of my rants for some time has been that Democrats tend to govern more conservatively than Republicans. The most obvious example is that Dubya and Company have spent far more on domestic items (even discounting Homeland Stupidity and War on Terror expenditures) than his predecessor. They’ve trounced the Bill of Rights with the Patriot Act and announced an unconstitutional war while in control of both houses of Congress.
I’ve made comments before that Howard Dean was more Second Amendment friendly than el presidente. Bob Barr more clearly added gun control to the mix:
Speaking on the topic of the second amendment, Barr said that his position as a board member on the NRA enabled him to judge the difference between how the Clinton and Bush administration’s approached the issue. Barr echoed the sentiments of many other prominent conservatives in expressing his frustration about how the Bush administration was even more anti-second amendment than the Clinton office.
“it’s my impression to be honest with you, and this is confirmed by a lot of folks who are involved very heavily in regulatory matters involving firearms, that it is more difficult dealing with this administration than it was dealing with the prior administration.”
The lines used to be blurred about which party was more left-wing. As things develop a bit more clearly into focus, it almost seems that the Democrats are the more conservative of the two big political parties. Let me be clear about something. Individual Democrats still tend to be more liberal and individual Republicans tend to be more conservative, which means that both groups should be busy firing their party leaders.