Karl Rove is a conservative, IF you define "conservative" as "preserving the status quo." It is a strange irony that true conservatives are the new radicals,m cultural insurgents challenging the leftists slant of the prevailing culture.
Conservatives must cut tires with Rove and his type, Republicans who only care about winning and not about that they might do when they win. Theirs is a constant contest of political calculation and getting and keeping power. But if they govern not a whit differently than liberals, what have they won? We must be honest and ask ourselves: in 8 years of Bush, did the government grow, or shrink? Did the debt increase, or decrease? Did government overreach expand, or contract?