From p. 213 of the book, “After the Music Stopped” (blurbed on cover as “A masterpiece—simple, straightforward, and wise”—President William J. Clinton), by economist Alan Blinder:
On December 19, the ultraconservative President Bush let pragmatism trump ideology and tapped the TARP for multibillion-dollar bridge loans to both GM and Chrysler. . . .
“Ultraconservative” . . . isn’t that a bit strong. I think we can all agree on “conservative.” And, to the extent that you believe Bush didn’t handle the economy well, you could add “incompetent.” But “ultra”conservative? That sounds a bit strong.