koan - 2:51 am on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Conservative Republicans? No, any "conservatives" that voted for increasing government control are called neo-cons
We see a lot of "No true Scotsman" logical fallacies these days, whenever a conservative do something some people don't like, they can't be called "conservative" anymore. Just like O'Reilly saying the christian extremist that killed all those people in Norway can't be a real "christian", since a christian wouldn't do that. It's pretty convenient, but you don't get to decide who is what. Conservatives have a big authoritarian streak regarding matter of security and morality, and that fits right into their usual politics.