City of Brass

…in that it is being hijacked by extremists who are not representative of the mainstream, but who inexplicably seem to be in control of the PR department.

For better or worse – this is what the face of conservatism today looks like:

The evident self-refuting nature of this does conservatism a grave injustice. I will not accept it, but the majority of Americans who see this certainly will. Without both conservatism and liberalism, as healthy and honest political ideologies in balance and opposition, this nation is doomed. As Bill Clinton once said,

“America has two great dominant strands of political thought – conservatism, which, at its very best, draws lines that should not be crossed; and progressivism, which, at its very best, breaks down barriers that should never have been erected.”

I’m a liberal but i grieve for what is happening to conservatism in the Obama era – an entirely self-inflicted wound.

(via Rod, who has been chronicling the decline of Conservatism for some time now)

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