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November 13, 2008


"Conservative direction" can have at least two meanings:

1. Opposed to the expansion of government
2. Favoring socially conservative policies.

My impression is that the people named by Brendan tend to be conservative in sense #1.

Conservative or right-wing?

Right now, 'conservative' is like 'libertarian was in 1990-2003; 90% of the time it was a way of supporting right-wing policies while pretending to be something else. Now, people who supported Bush up to the point where he became a loser have to have some way of disassociating themselves from him; that way seems to be to call themselves 'conservatives'.

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