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Norvell

Member Since: Sun Jan 02, 2011
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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 8,481
Subj: Re: I don't know what it means to be conservative.
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 02:09:51 pm EST (Viewed 45 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I don't know what it means to be conservative.
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 12:31:15 pm EST (Viewed 53 times)



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    Conservatism is morphing before our eyes. There was a time around the Civil War when the Democrats were pro-slavery and the Republicans were anti-slavery. Today, the Democrats are pro-minority and the Republicans are anti-minority, but the Republicans have become ever more extreme over the past 10 years.


What caused this change? One theory is that it was Obama, the first black president. But I think it's more that the neo-conservatives waned in influence in the wake of the Iraq War, leaving a vacuum in the party for the nationalist wing of the Republican party to occupy.

We thought the Bush Era was the craziest era for the Republican party, but it was barely the opening act for what would follow. I never thought I'd be on the same side of history as Bill Kristol, the infamous neocon skunk.


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      People are now conflating Trump, Bannon and Moore with modern conservatism, and who am I to say they're wrong?



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    Trump is who Republicans chose to lead them so that's who the Republican Party is now. If Republicans were abandoning Trump in droves after seeing how he conducts himself in office, that'd be one thing, but that's not happening.


One thing's for sure, this isn't the party of Lincoln.


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