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  •  These Conservatives who Dionne cites... (5+ / 0-)
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    skillet, entlord, TofG, skohayes, annieli

    ...exist only in The Village these days:

    This is a long way from the conservatism I used to respect. Although I often disagreed with conservatives, I admired their prudence, their affection for tradition and their understanding that the intricate bonds of community are established with great difficulty over time and not easy to reweave once they are torn asunder. At their best, conservatives forced us to think harder. Now, many in the ranks seem to have decided that hard and nuanced thinking is a telltale sign of liberalism.

    Or more accurately, in their imaginations. Even the so-called "moderate" GOP Governors are advocating policies that would exchange long term stability for short term gain, and too often that gain is a general understanding that when they are done Governin' and Executin' that there are several well-compensated Corporate Directorates for them to choose from.

    Occupy Wall Street AND K Street!!!!

    by Egalitare on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 05:38:47 AM PST

    •  don't those conservatives live down the (0+ / 0-)

      valley from Brook's heartland residents?

    •  They aren't the conservatives. They're regressives (0+ / 0-)

      Radical regressives.
      True conservatism is an idea which the national political discourse needs.
      Minimal taxation that's necessary
      Minimal intrusion into people's lives, also.
      Finding solutions to our problems rather than throwing money at them. (Funding the solutions adequately).

      What we have now is prostitution to Wall Street, the Kochs, etc.
      We have faith-based economics.
      That's not conservatism.

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