Skip to comments.Right Wing vs Conservative: What's the Difference?
Posted on 01/09/2009 8:25:22 AM PST by FutureRocketMan
I just have a question: Is there a difference between "conservative" and "right wing"? I say there is none, but many people, including conservatives within y family, have said there is a big difference, yet I don't know exactly what that is? Please help...
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No difference—they’re both “neocons”...;^)
Conservative applies if a conservative is talking, right-wing applies when a liberal whack-job moonbat is talking.
I loved that book. I’m checked out his “The Last Days” at the library on Wednesday. Will start it later this weekend.
"conservative" is a philosophical position based on the rights of the individual.
A right winger to me is someone that has conservative ideas, but still thinks that government is needed to help the people.
A conservative is someone who thinks that the constitution should be followed, government should allow the people freedom to earn and be successful, family values should return to how they used to be, abortion should be outlawed, the military should be respected, and every citizen should have the right to PURSUE happiness... NOT have the government hand it out.
That's just my opinion...
I don’t think there is much difference in right wing and conservative but there is a big difference in Republican and conservative.
The word conservative is a noun, while “right-wing” is a pejorative adjective.
It is used almost always by leftist cockroaches—see `Main Stream Media’—in preceding the noun in order to achieve an abusive ad hominem effect, or to “poison the well” before the conservative even gets a word in edgewise.
Why do they do this? Because roaches hate sunlight.
(Other adjectives, see: “staunch”, “ultra”, “far-right”, “Frankensteinish”, “coulteresque”, “rabid”, “Nazi”, “eater-of-the-children”, et cetera.)
The terms “conservative”, “liberal”, “right wing”, “left wing”, “moderate” and so forth seem to me to be used very loosely without precision and are of limited use.
In specific answer to your question, there appears to be a difference between “right wing” and “conservative”. “Conservative” is a subset of “right wing”. A conservative would be on the right wing but there could be a right wing radical also. There might also be a right of center moderate who is thereby on th right wing but is certainly not a conservative or radical.
Self proclaimed Conservatives can’t necessarily agree on what a conservative is.
All of the above is my opinion and observation of course.
Right wing is just a term for a hard core conservative, someone that is againt just about every thing that liberals stand for including their morals.
This is why one can have a "right-wing" Democrat or a "left-wing" Republican.
I just want to know: Where did all the right-wing Democrats go?
So what your saying is there is no difference between “conservative” and “Right Wing”?
That is what I thought...
First, think about where that term "right wing" came from. It came from the left-wing, liberal, communist-leaning, main stream media.
I have always refuted the term "right wing" because if you stop to think about what it means to be conservative, you find that conservativsm automatically means nowhere near a wing of any type. Conservativsm is just plain old conservative, that's all, and nothing else even makes sense.
The reason the MSM invented the term is to try to convince the stupid people that there must be therefore a "middle" where people are "reasonable" and know how to compromise with communists.
Way too many people have bought into the idea that there is a left, right, and a middle.
Re-drawing the political landscape in graphical form, you see more of a horse-shoe shaped line. Graph political ideology against rule of law, and you will see that Constitutional conservatives are located at the top of the curve, right in the middle.
Not on a "wing".
How does one stand against something that is nonexistent?
I would say that a conservative is a rightwinger. A libertarian would also be a rightwinger possibly even further to the right. Capitalism is rightwing. Classical liberalism is rightwing. The Founders were rightwing.
It is funny I had written something on this very subject last night and was going to post here on FreeRepublic to get input on it (it is on my computer at home) maybe I will post it tonight.
That is what I thought. However, I got the impression from those who said that the two terms are different that it has to do with attitude?
However, like any good word, it is being corrupted somewhat. As many posters on this thread have pointed out, it is now sometimes being used pejoratively by the MSM.
But that's fine. It's only the Left which fears labels.
Very well said! I like it!