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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:23 AM

 

What The Hell Is A Conservative These Days?

I want to compile a master list of what conservatives stand for.

Let's start with "they believe in trickle down". How about giving the wealthy everything they want will make America great. Another one is "all regulations are bad".

Any more?

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Reply What The Hell Is A Conservative These Days? (Original post)
DanieRains Jul 2020 OP
LakeArenal Jul 2020 #1
In It to Win It Jul 2020 #13
Dawson Leery Jul 2020 #2
DanieRains Jul 2020 #4
Sanity Claws Jul 2020 #3
SoonerPride Jul 2020 #5
C_U_L8R Jul 2020 #6
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2020 #7
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #8
Wounded Bear Jul 2020 #9
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2020 #10
Varaddem Jul 2020 #15
GeorgeGist Jul 2020 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 #12
Solly Mack Jul 2020 #14

Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:25 AM

1. No abortion. No WIC, No food stamps, no welfare.

No early child care. No coverage for birth control. Little pregnancy coverage.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:56 AM

13. The funny thing is, which I thought about yesterday

If the government decided tomorrow to do away with food stamps, the Walmart family and farmers would be the first in line to lobby against it. Food stamps are billions of dollars flowing straight to them.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:27 AM

2. A conservative conserves himself...

at the total expense of everyone else.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:29 AM

4. Good One

 

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. An imperial president who favors big business and the wealthy

There are no core beliefs other than to help themselves and to empower an executive who will help them.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:30 AM

5. "As long as I can own the libtards, I'm happy!"

From my experience the George Will - William F Buckley conservatism is dead.

It is now a place for overt racists, and hate mongers who wish to stew in tribalism and xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and don't care if i against their own economic interests, as long as they can "stick it to the libs."

It is a grievance cult.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:31 AM

6. There are two kinds

The profiteering manipulators and the ignorant rubes. Often both at the same time. Both definitely racist, selfish and spiteful.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. Politically, that term has no meaning anymore. They are

reactionaries and have been that way prob from the minute Eisenhower left office.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:33 AM

8. I think you're looking for the most extreme right wing perspective but

 

true conservatives favor small government, as well as fiscal and personal responsibility.





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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:34 AM

9. Well Galbraith said it well...

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:43 AM

10. Taxes are too damn high....

Conservatives DO NOT believe in the following at the Federal, State, or Local levels that taxes pay for...

Paved Roads and Bridges, Highway Systems
Public Education
National and State Parks
Safe Water, Skies, Clean Air, Safe Food
Safe working conditions
Law Enforcement
Fire Departments
Basic Services that promote the General Welfare
Garbage Pickup
Science

Just a few things I can think of.


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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:42 PM

15. +1

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:47 AM

11. Rich people rule.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:51 AM

12. These days it seems they only stand for one thing

Self aggrandizing.

Everything else, bigger government, no right to privacy etc. is fine and dandy if it supports the pursuit of wealth.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:57 AM

14. Same thing they always were: Wrong.

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