Conservatives are always complaining that liberals have them all wrong. They will say they are the party of "moderate spending" even though it's under Republican presidents the deficit has exploded. And we can point to what the money is spent on. Things like Iraq and huge tax cuts for the wealthy. What have Democratic presidents spent money on? Republicans will say they give it away to poor people. Conservatives insist they are for "individual freedom" and work tirelessly to limit women's rights, gay's rights and end anything "anti discrimination". When I ask Conservatives to explain their position, it's never clear. Their answers are things like "make better" and "go back to when it was better" and "bring God back". So, this is THIS liberals view of what it means to be a conservative: Tax cuts for the wealthy because they make jobs. Morals MUST be legislated. Otherwise, people will run crazy and have sex everywhere if not stopped. Science must be "balanced" with God. We need to return to a better time when blacks knew their place, women were in the kitchen, and gays were in the closet. Stop trying to rebuild America. If a bridge is needed, let the locals build it. We don't need health care. We have prayer and can go visit a doctor at last resort. We don't need "facts". People are over-educated. Just use common sense. Democracy is good as long as it doesn't interfere with our Christian Values. Then we may need to "tweak" it. We need to "return" to basics in education (I can never figure out what that means. Our scientists are coming from somewhere. They didn't all get a private education.) I just wish conservatives would explain to me where "education" and "science" fits into their philosophy. What does it mean to the right to be a conservative? Unless I nailed it.