The more traditional wing of the Republican Party has for generations conducted a program that they casually and regularly accuse liberals of conducting: Class warfare. In fact it is they who conduct class warfare.
Those who are not held captive by the conservative worldview should be able to recognize the causal role of conservatism in the Death Gusher in the Gulf. Many progressives do, but keep it to themselves.
A letter-writer in my local paper today reaches the wrongest possible conclusion and demonstrates the core of the conservative ideological argument: All the benefits of our economy go to the top few at the expense of the rest of us.
The president's nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.
Conservative Christians manage to ignore literally hundreds of Biblical quotes about social justice by making Christianity a religion solely focused on one very selfish goal: whether they get into heaven or not.
From his paranoid, delusional ranting about how liberals hate anyone successful to his Social Darwinist view of society and nature, Glenn Beck laid out the conservative line and took it to its logical conclusion. And the audience loved it.
The New Right is succeeding because it has a comprehensive worldview. The worldview is more than a set of policies, it's a complete way of thinking about human nature, history, our present circumstances and the future.
In our roles as objective political analysts, Kristol and I foresee the same results from a corporatist-dominated Democratic Party. Of course as political partisans, Kristol sees it with glee and I see it with dread.