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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Stephen37 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:00 PM
A few points: 1) I've never met ANYONE who is your "Bob". 2) Obama is NOT liberal, he is Progressive. The Uber Progressive in fact, the antithesis of liberalism. 3) The folks you describe here are typically the TRUE conservatives. The believe in limited government. Not just limited government where YOU want limited government, but across the board. As a result, they believe that social issues are primarily the responsibilities of the States, or, at the very least. none of YOUR business. i.e. Individual LIBERTY. The freedom to be socially liberal OR conservative.

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...