Defining a GOP conservative |

Defining a GOP conservative

You’re a conservative Republican if . . .

…You believe that being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you’re a conservative multimillionaire talk show host, which makes it an illness and requires prayers for recovery. No jail time, of course.

…you believe Saddam was a good guy when Ronald Reagan armed him in his fight with Iran, a bad guy when G.H.W. Bush made war on him, a good guy when Cheney was doing business with him, and a bad guy when Dubya needed a “we can’t find Bin Laden” diversion.

…you believe lying about marital infidelity is wrong buy lying about WMD is right.

…you believe that unwanted groping of a womans body is “bad behavior” not a sexual assault.

…you believe that bond payments into the future with interest is not a tax increase.

…you believe that Ronald Reagan was a true conservative even if he did raise taxes, as did GHW Bush and Pete Wilson.

…you believe that the death penalty is right and abortion is wrong. At least the Pope is consistent.

There is much more.

Eric Carlson

Nevada City

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