Bush - the new definition of conservative
Great post on Unclaimed Territory about our president’s role as the new definition of ‘conservative’:
People who self-identify as “conservatives” and have always been considered to be conservatives become liberal heathens the moment they dissent, even on the most non-ideological grounds, from a Bush decree. That’s because “conservatism” is now a term used to describe personal loyalty to the leader (just as “liberal” is used to describe disloyalty to that leader), and no longer refers to a set of beliefs about government. Link
The terms ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ have never had much meaning but now they just mean “who you march behind”. For those of us who don’t like to march, these are lean times indeed. Republican Kool-Aid has its Democratic counterpart, and neither makes a healthy drink. This would be a good article to forward to anyone who self-identifies as either ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’ and seems to take delivery on the whole package.
(from Bark Bark Woof Woof.)