Callous Conservatism?

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    The GOP leadership seems to have foresaken even the pretext as the party of compassionate conservatism as they seek power lost. The Republican Party has adopted the 'values' of the various Tea Parties, those ad hoc groups whose leaders guise populist rhetoric while appealing to the avarice and bigotry of their flock.
    Personal ambition, lust for power and callous disregard for anyone but themselves seems to define this movement quite well. Hate and fear of the aged, infirm, unemployed or "colored", as one of their leaders is want to say, is not the basis for a Grand Old Party, it is the basis for a neo-fascist iteration Americans need to reject.
     
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    "Compassionate conservatism" was a tongue in cheek phrase to begin with. None of this is new. More blatant, yes, but it has become ever more blatant since the attempted take down of Clinton, and more so since the son rose to power. What you see here is the inevitable and most logical extreme of what was sold as "thought" since Nixon and Reagan's time.
     
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    Opposed to....what?
     
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    As opposed in your case to "Glib".
     
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    Couldn't cut-and-paste and answer, huh?

    You really should credit the OP as a quote before someone finds wherever you got it.
     
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    You know, I wish "conservatives" would man up and call themselves what they really are: corporatists. They aren't fooling anyone.
     
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    Calling Republicans "fascists" and "nazis" really loses it effectiveness when the current Democrat President is a Black Liberation Theologist Communist.
     
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    I'm flattered. My thoughts, my words. By the way, I can cut and paste and when I do I provide the source.
    Example: Dictionary.com GLIB, adjective, glib·ber, glib·best.
    1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
    Kind of describes your many, many posts, IMHO.
     
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    Meh...easier to cry "glib" than to actually answer the question:

    What else was "thought" since Nixon and Reagan's time?

    Odd, that this should be a difficult question.
     
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    sheesh Mad
     

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