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Kept Conservatives: Prominent Right-Wingers Who Sound Very Liberal

sahlberg Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:07 PM
I don't care about the "What is a true conservative?" argument. First of all, there is very little about our government that I want to conserve. Let's just keep the constitution and start over. My dream is to one day be able to honestly say that government is smaller than it was a year earlier. I will never again vote for a politician who isn't trying to make that happen. That is why I didn't vote for Mitt Romney and why I hold in contempt those you call "kept cons". If I want to go in one direct and you want to go in the opposite direction, compromise is impossible. Agreeing to ago in your direction, just more slowly than you would prefer, is capitulation, not compromise. Republicans have been doing this all my life and I have had it.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:08 PM
I agree with you, though I'm sure you'll be slammed by those Republicans who vote for anyone with an R after their name, thus perpetuating the status quo.
gwsjr425 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 4:12 PM
How 'bout that....a "kept con" throws validates the article.

Brian953 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:57 PM
Being a conservative has nothing to do with conserving something — that would be a conservationist.

The classical definition of a conservative is one who resists change.

But the currnet meaning is more like a slate of positions.

Thanks a frickin million for helping to reelect Obama. And now you're too stupid to hide that you did so.

We’ve had a wide variety of conservative: the neo-cons, the paleo-cons and most recently the crunchy cons. Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? I have, and I believe they are in class all their own: they have a special mission and fit a particular profile.

They are what I like to call ‘kept cons.’ They are ‘kept’ by liberals in that kept cons generally work for liberal institutions and seem to fill the role of token conservative; they write conservative columns for national liberal newspapers...

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