There is no such person as the perfect conservative. You’re living in fantasy land. Even Reagan gave in to liberal policies in having raised taxes and having allowed amnesty. He also allowed large deficits. Don’t get me wrong, I think Reagan was an incredible man and an incredible president, but he had to bend on occassion too. I don’t think you’d deny Reagan was a principled conservative since on balance he was. Paul Ryan too is by far conservative, a few stray votes not withstanding. I judge a conservative on the vast predominance of their positions, not a few errant votes.
fantasy land? Such a dumb response. I never ever implied I was looking for a "perfect" Conservative. None will ever exist.
The main thrust of my arguments are against those who seem to believe that the likes of Ryan will make a difference. They all are utterly irrelevant. The power and momentum of the left in D.C. is currently unstoppable.
Economic reality will eventually force the States to finally take the initiative to save our Republic. The Federal leviathan will be rolled back one way or another.
Again, it is my belief that no true Conservative would ever cast a vote for Medicare Part-D, and No Child Left behind. These were not errant votes.
We will have to agree to disagree. Have a good day.