I think I'm a true conservative. I am resistant to change. The status quo may have its problems but it is preferable to major changes which come with the high probability of unforeseen and significant consequences. People are smart. They can figure out how to succeed in almost any environment if they have the will. Give them a little latitude and don't try to pull the rug out from under them every other month and they can survey the landscape and work within its parameters. Celebrating change for the sake of change is like celebrating growing an extra toe. If your changes are going to be good, make a good case for them. Not all changes are good. Gridlock CAN be good. Supermajorities which can bull things through without any help from the opposition and without having made their case to the American public are bad. If someone wants to make significant changes they need to make the case for it. Those people who consider themselves true conservatives and think of me as a RINO ... well ... if they deserve the change they want - like whatever their plans are to rein in government spending at the possible risk of causing the economy to contract - they need to make the case for it just as much as Obama and the Democrats should have made the case for their healthcare proposals instead of how they pushed harder to pass it by any parliamentary means at their disposal in the face of rising resistance from an alarmed public. Bottom line: Moderation is more conservative than Conservatism seems to me. I am a moderate and a conservative. I want you to show me your plan if you want to change things around on me. I want a lot more than rhetoric. A lot more than "Anyone but Obama", even though I do personally think that Obama's horrible priorities, naive manipulations and lack of consistent leadership are responsible for the stagnation of what should have been a rebounding economy.