Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fiscal Conservative Misnomer

On the stimulus-voting-sellout republicans: Can we all finally agree that the moniker "fiscal conservative" is an obtuse misnomer? Certainly Senators Snowe, Collins and Specter would describe themselves as "fiscally conservative" and socially moderate. Now the "moderates" have shown what "moderate" realy means; RINO (Republican In Name Only). Clearly, there is not an ounce of "conservative" in any of these self-described "fiscal conservatives."

Through history, certainly since President Reagan made it cool to be conservative, one would be hard pressed to find a "radical" social conservative (another misapplied label, think about it) voting with the Democrat majority for huge new spending increases. No folks, when the heat is on and we are betrayed by our party, the ones doing the betraying are going to be from the left flank.

Certainly, anyone calling themselves "conservative" while voting to borrow $600 billion from their grandchildren to spend on welfare expansion today ought to be ashamed.

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