Just How Far To The Right Is Bush?

Just how far to the right is Bush? How divisive, nasty and harmful to civil discourse? How closely linked to the worst of the Far Right’s character assassins?

Here’s a clue:

“The White House announced Wednesday former Wall Street Journal Editor Robert Bartley has been selected to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The citation terms Bartley one of the most influential journalists in American history.

The award characterizes Bartley as: “A champion of free markets, individual liberty, and the values necessary for a free society. His writings have been characterized by profound insights, passionate convictions, a commitment to democratic principles, and an unyielding optimism in America.

“The United States honors him for his contributions to American journalism and to the intellectual and political life of our Nation.”

Robert Bartley is the guy Clinton aide and friend Vince Foster’s suicide note was talking about when he wrote, “The [Wall Street Journal] editors lie without consequence. I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport.” Bartley has been one of the very worst of the Right’s liars and character assassins. Bush gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The current talking point of The Party is that liberals are viscous haters. Remember, their tactic is to accuse you of what they are doing.