What happened to conservative principles?
Actually, nothing — because those alleged principles were never real. Conservative religiosity, conservative faith in markets, were never about living a godly life or letting the invisible hand promote entrepreneurship. Instead, it was all as Corey Robin describes it: Conservatism isa reactionary movement, a defense of power and privilege against democratic challenges from below, particularly in the private spheres of the family and the workplace.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The unexpected rise of The Donald has many conservative pundits wringing their hands because they don't think he's a real conservative. Today, Fats Limbaugh attempted to defend The Donald by stating the neither McCain nor Mitten$ were real conservatives, so it's OK to support Trump. The real conclusion was drawn by Paul Krugman:
Posted by Steve J. at 9:23 PM