It wasn't always like this, once upon a time conservatives were actually smart and pragmatic...
Zakaria: Conservatism has lost touch with reality
"It used to be that conservatism was a hard-headed set of ideas rooted in reality.
Unlike the abstract theories of Marxism and socialism, it started not from an imagined society, but from the world as it actually exists.
"This is the way things work," conservatives would patiently explain to wooly headed liberal professors. "Whatever you may want it to look like, this is what it really looks like."
But consider the debates over the economy these days. The Republican prescription is cut taxes - slash government spending, then things will always bounce back.
Now, I would like to see lower tax rates in the context of simplification and reform, but what is the actual evidence that massive tax cuts are the single best path to revive the U.S. economy? Taxes as a percentage of GDP are at their lowest levels since 1950. The U.S. is among the lowest taxed of the big industrial economies.
So the case that America is grinding to a halt because of high taxation is not based on facts, either past or present. It is simply a theoretical assertion.
The rich countries after all are in the best shape right now with strong growth and low unemployment are ones like Germany, Denmark and Canada - none characterized by low taxes."
... but that was before Bush did 9/11 and invaded Iraq for oil and covered it up with the help of Fox News. Now conservatives are more like a group of Nazis than anything else... but they think they are patriots helping the country. It's a sad situation. Of course, its the media and politicians that allowed this to happen by letting this go on for two decades. So America will reap what it has sown, i.e. Nazism.
In our time the following is what "conservatism" really stand for (they really shouldn't have a platform in America);
Lessons In Propaganda From Fox News
Analyzing Fox News Rhetoric
Lessons In Politics From The Republicans
Rachel Maddow VS Fox News (or, a case study in how the media allowed a homw grown terroist movement called "conservatism" thrive in America(
People should really STOP talking about "conservatism" like it's a valid political theory or as if it has a valid point of view that isn't terrorism pure and simple.