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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:12 PM

4. I've watched Bartlett over the years, and he hasn't changed,

he is just as Conservative as he ever was. But he is an honest Conservative, of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it kind". He has not entered the altered state of reality that the rest of the party has, especially since the coming of the tea-baggers. The current Republican party isn't Conservative at all, it is Radically Reactionary, they betray all of the core principals of true Conservatism which Bartlett takes very seriously. This is the kind of Conservative who used to make up much of the Republican Base. The modern Republican party has expelled them as well as the moderate Rockefeller Republican's that dominated the Northeast for nearly 100 years. Those two groups were the real intellectual base of Conservatism. They created Movement Conservatism only to lose control of it to the Reactionary Fundamentalist Chistian's (Goldwater has some prescience on that unholy alliance) and then with the knuckle dragger's of the Tea Party. There is nothing Conservative being promulgated by today's Republican Party, their agenda is pure Radical Reactionary.

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