Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Andrew Sullivan is not a conservative

A conservative, in any definition, is at least an economic conservative. Whilst Sullivan claims that on principle, he supports tax cuts, and has criticised the Bush administration for its largesse and pork barrelling, at the same time, he manages to keep a straight face and call for an increase in gasoline taxes and automative regulation.

Obviously he believes in the not very conservative notion of regulation and tax rather than free markets to determine supply and demand of a commodity.

Whats also indicative of his stance is his blind faith in the coming apocalypse, predicting by the global warming doomsayers on the left. Andrew Sullivan has joined their church and called for government intervention on behalf of environmental causes. Soon he will be devoting his column space to attacking even the most respected global warming skeptics, and economists who wish to leave markets unregulated.