I've been thinking about that for a long time. Basically, it's been slung around as a derogatory term for anyone siding with the Republicans. It sounds negative, especially since, with the prefix "Neo," people think "Neo-Nazi." However, a neocon is an otherwise conservative person who believes in big government. George Bush is a neocon. I, however, am not a neocon. So now that we have that out of the way, can we start using that word for what it really means?