I am very suspicious of people that call themselves conservatives and then put them down.
The typical conservative is indeed usually a man of very strong moral convictions. And one that is true to his or her beliefs.
Some one that has to ask, “What is a Conservative?” And then tuns around to agree with someone like Barack Obama just don’t sit right in my mind.
I would never thin that anyone could be both a “liberal and a “conservative” they are very suspicions me. Conservative isn’t a political philosophy. It’s a political position which is more the desire for no change but rather to hold fast to ones beliefs. Conservatives are not chameleons, they retain a belief that things are the way the are for some reason and that change may well make things worse.
If you are skeptical that people understand society as they understand quantum physics you should be very suspicious about grand plans, like Communism, that purport to have a large reasoned scheme that will fix everything.
I think very few people would call themselves "radical progressives" and yet claim to be conservatives. Too many people label themselves as “conservative” and or “liberal” these days; yet, some of them really don’t quite understand their meanings. But what bothers me most, it the person that claims to be a conservative and yet finds so much fault in the party and yet accepts Obama’s philosophy. For example, Obama’s healthcare plan. Obama proposes a $150 billion research budget for climate change. Now how can any conservative buy that one? Obama’s politics are strictly liberal, his opposition to the war and support for raising taxes on the wealthy, and his support of abortion and labor rights, falls squarely in the liberal mainstream of the Democratic Party. In foreign affairs, Obama stands defined by opposition to the Iraq war and emphasis on “transnational” threats, from global warming to disease and terrorism. But he is no pacifist; in his speeches he talks about opposing the war in Iraq he emphasized that he was only against “a dumb war.”
If you want a deceitful, smooth talking attorney with lots of money who places radicals first, poor next and completely ignores the “upper and the middle class,” then Obama’s your man. But don’t call yourself a conservative.