What’s conservative?

conservativeWhat’s conservative?

  • Believing the only necessary qualification for office is to claim to be a Republican?
  • Holding that Supreme Court Justices should have a secret right-wing agenda?
  • Backing a presidential candidate with no relevant experience or track record?
  • Calling for tax cuts that add to the deficit?
  • Promoting a balanced budget without regard for the known consequences?
  • Preferring war to negotiation?
  • No problem with money in politics–oligarch?
  • Racist?
  • Nativist?
  • Xenophobe?
  • Misogynist?
  • Concerned only for the welfare of the rich?

These aren’t conservative ideas, but they are associated with faux-conservatives prominent today. These are like teens using a naughty word–conservative–while hoping someone tells them what it means–careful, cautious, slow to embrace change.



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