Our resident "stuck in the old Bush country club paradigm" duo...some will never reconcile themselves to the more blue collar, populist conservatism. That's great for easy times but we're essentially in a cultural war...we don't need George Will's and other bowtied conservative intellectuals...we need leaders who will draw a line in the sand and fight for conservative values, originalist judges, and America First. Guys like Desantis...Rand Paul...Hawley and Cotton...I think most of us are done with the old school "compromisers". You guys hate Trump...I get it...but all Trump really is in policy terms...is Reagan with a dose of overblown ego. Not my favorite quality in a man either, but in our current crisis...an overzealous ego in the face of merciless personal smear and assault is no vice.
I await your "bah-humbugs".
Mesaclone, since you're a smart lad, why are you auditioning for a clown award?
Conservatism was articulated by the Ancients, among them Plato, as a body of enduring principles dealing w/human nature, involving attitudes, behaviors, impulses and sentiments across Mankind.
It had absolutely nothing to do w/either politics or religion, as it was birthed by the Natural Law;
the latter being Man's guide for thousands of years as the Scholastics, Locke, Hume, Burke
as well as Babbitt and Kirk, in our time asserted, to name but a handful.
The ideas and thoughts of these wise Men gave Conservatism integrity down thru history;
yet in our time it's morphed into an errand boy for politicians/politics, which in my judgment,
is its death sentence!!!