Medical Marijuana - - When ''Compassionate Conservative'' is an oxymoron.
95% of Americans were just confused by it. The President was incapable of explaining it. The rest of the party was just embarrassed by it and ignored it.
But then that's a good metaphore for HIS SHOW...
It is whatever you want it to be as it currently has no definition.
I would like it to mean economic policies that are intentionally designed to encourage upward mobility of the poor.
Of course, such economic policies would heavily depend on social policies that strengthen the two parent family and make the role of father and mother both meaningful.
It would also depend heavily on educational policy that makes the parents responsible for choosing their child's school and educational advancement.
A natural corallary is that life must be valued. For a child to develop in a world where he feels valued, he must see that a life like his has intrinsic value and that he is not the result of a procrastinated abortion.
It probably has other corallaries, also. But, so far, compassionate conservative has not been defined this way with any consistency or specificity.
Someone go to wikipedia and see what it says. I find that most wikipedia entries are put there by liberal fans of Noam Chomsky who have a very collectivist connotation to the meaning of words.
compassionate conservative is the rights version of social liberal/fiscal conservative - they both want you/us to pay for their social programs.
A sad ploy to win the Oprah Winfrey vote.
It is a very good thing that it backfired.
....too expensive. It's socialism.
I'm tired of the term "Compassionate conservative". It seems to suggest that there is a special kind of conservative who is copassionate while traditional conservatives aren't.
Conservatives have always been compassionate but we're compassionate where it's justified. The so called "compassionate conservatives" are the ones falling over themselves to call muslims peacefull and wanting open borders so no one calls them racist.
Compassionate Conservatism = Socialism, Marx, Karl not Harpo would be proud.
Alive- it's just that the left is so loud and so press dominant that left leaning conservatives get all the press coverage. http://sacredscoop.com
IMO, "compassionate conservatism" is one of those political shadow terms used to provide cover for a closet liberal. No real conservative could have sat for so long on his "veto" pen while so many lousy bills and excessive budgets crossed his desk.
While Bush was able to start the engine on one of the best economies ever through his tax cuts, and his GWOT Initiative was what was needed to push back against Islamist extremist terrorism, I am hard-pressed to give his administration much above a "C" grade . . . . . . . and that's being exceedingly generous!!
Compassionate conservatism is a joke. No reasonable person should have compassion for revolutionary Islamists, for example. Make them an offer they can't refuse instead.
If it's dead, it's no thanks to the Demontraitornationalsocialist cabal and its MinTruth brainwashing division.
CC is socially conservative (anti-abortion, drugs, pro-guns, property rights), politically moderate strong on defense, high amount of government involvement in public affairs), and fiscally moderate/conservative (low taxes but high funding to programs). CC is an attempt to revitalize our image; less as the party of the arrogant rich and more as the party of average people doing what's best for AMerica and to guide America back to it's roots through incrementalism.
It's true conservatism is compassionate. But tell that to the average American and they'll laugh in your face. That's the 60 years of BS kicking in.
While fraud, third party protest votes, and stay at homes played a role on election day, the biggest determinant is the independent and moderates, subjected to years of propaganda and bs, voted as their MinTruth and DTNSC want them to. All the issues that played a role amongst these voters, Iraq, Foley, corruption, and stem cells are of course lies spread by you know who, which even got some conservatives believing in it.
It's definitely not Jeffersonian conservatism,, but rather Hamiltonian. Our forgotten Founding Father was very much a big government guy. So is Pres. Bush. The President believes that government can serve the public interest. Of course that's wrong. But at least his methods and policies lean more towards freedom and individual rights and less towards statism. Saying it's socialism or communism is flat out wrong. You don't get a choice if it truly is.
CC is one of the best chance at bringing America back to its conservative roots by encouraging individual responsibility. Then someone else can take over and say "CC's fine, but let's go with a little more freedom." Then we work from there and the traitors can eat it as America's restored to it's rightful position.
Not everything to the left of you is socialism/communism. The adage Rome wasn't built in a day fits our situation well. To get to our zenith in the 50s and early 60s took centuries. To get to the deneneracy we are suffering today took 60 years. You'd think you'd get it in less than two decades especially with the setback of the Usurper non president? You're kidding.
Nomex on. For some people unless it's 1000% what they want right here right now they'd rather eat nothing and starve.
Socialist ideology rises and falls on feminine feelings..
Socialist men are their pimps.. panderers and gigolo's..
This is so, so sad, Freeper after Freeper on this thread , just like Olasky who at least has the excuse of being a self-absorbed narcissist, doesn't know that Arthur Brooks, econ prof at Syracuse, has answered dean Smith and every other brain-washed liberal, with an empirical argument demonstrating that conservatives are far more compassionate than liberals who want to rely on redistribution by government to demonstrate their compassion (like Dean Smith). The clincher: if all Americans gave blood at the rate liberals do, the blood supply would shrink by 30%; if all Americans donated blood at the rate conservatives do, the blood supply would grow by 25%. But there is much, much more in this book. Please get it and read it.
Dead or alive? The question is real or not real. It's not real. There's no such thing, at least that I've seen.