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Richard Cohen Explains Conservatives

Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:30 AM
Prager's position is an example of the right wing bubble at work. He cannot see that the conservative movement is indeed intellectually exhausted. COhens description of it being "ossified" is interestingly apt. But, just so I know, what NEW idea has the conservative movement adopted in the last ten years. Is it not the case that the party platform in the recent election actually regressed?
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:02 PM
"But, just so I know, what NEW idea has the conservative movement adopted in the last ten years."

Jackie, you sound like typical leftist. Thanks for clarifying it for everyone.

Conservatives think ideas are good if they work; liberals think ideas are good if they are NEW.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:16 PM
LOL... thanks, again, Jackie!
Dan 292 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:40 PM
If, indeed, blood conservatives are to be branded "Emersonian" then most certainly, the left must join Thoreau on the banks of Walden and hole up there for an extended period certifying themselves as progressing into a grand Utopian Culture which has been and still is their pipe dream with all their "Foolish Consistencies" for the past 100 years bringing us to this point of no return! The only way out is up.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:53 PM
Jack, conservative principles don't need to change. Those principles work. We never hold to them though because the liberal agenda is much easier to sell.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:34 PM
only dead people do not change
Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:49 PM
Conservative Principles have had to change many times. Its just that one has to drag conservatives kicking and screaming into reality.
bwo_rei Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 6:32 PM
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:33 AM
On the last day of 2012, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen inadvertently clarified two huge matters regarding the left.

The first was the ignorance about conservatives and conservatism that permeates the left. The second was the primary reason decent people identify with the left: the effective caricaturing and demonizing of the right. Were it not for caricature and demonization, most otherwise intelligent and decent people would not be on the left.

This is what Cohen wrote in his column, "Republicans Adrift:"

"It is conservatism that is both intellectually exhausted and nearly indefensible. It is the movement of the ideologically ossified,...