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Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Good question
Jared makes a very good point about the word "conservative" and how it is used by people (including me) today to mean something that is totally different, almost opposite, from what it meant just a few years ago. Whereas I (incorrectly) call John McCain a less "traditional" conservative given his somewhat less-than-stellar reputation with the right wing of today, Jared points out that McCain embodies what conservatism used to be - "Pro-business, strong military, states rights, and above all else small government". Pols like George Allen and Bill Frist, who are more mainstream in today's conservatism, would be lambasted by the conservatives of old for imposing their morality on others from the federal level.

Give Jared's post a read.
posted by CB @ 5:54 PM  
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