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    Is it still reasonable to buy into these extremists referring to themselves as “conservative”? I suggest that in text we write (as opposed to the names of organizations and quotations), we avoid using that term when referring to extreme right-wing reactionaries. Most of the Republicans who voted “yes” on this bill are conservatives, but most of those who voted no are at best CINO, but in reality are extreme right-wingers, and should be referred to as such.

    The sentence that triggered this reflection was “Meanwhile, the more heedless Johnson has already racked-up [sic] one of the Senate's most conservative records and is just behaving in character”. I would suggest rephrasing it and similar statements as something like “Meanwhile, the more heedless Johnson has already racked up one of the Senate's most extreme right-wing records and is just behaving in character”.

    Maybe it's just me, but conservatives conserve, maintain the status quo, are uncomfortable with change except in small increments, and dislike controversy. The Tea Party faction has nothing to do with being conservative, but they use that word as a shield for their extreme radicalism.

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