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  • William F. Buckley Jr.

    13 24.53%
  • Pat Buchanan

    1 1.89%
  • Ronald Reagan

    9 16.98%
  • Dick Cheney

    17 32.08%
  • George W. Bush

    4 7.55%
  • Glenn Beck

    4 7.55%
  • Rush Limbaugh

    4 7.55%
  • Michelle Bachman

    2 3.77%
  • Newt Gingrich

    5 9.43%
  • Ron Paul

    12 22.64%
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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Leo Strauss, who is regarded as one of the two fathers of Neocon ideology, former Communist Party member Irving Kristol being the other.
    I don't know what is more hilarious, the idea that Leo Strauss was one of the fathers of Neoconservatism (might as well say Lionel Trilling and Sidney Hook were fathers, and they were liberals or democratic socialists through and through) or the notion that Irving Kristol was a Communist Party member (A brief Trotskyist who got into many arguments with Communist Party members, who were later forbidden from talking to the Trotskyists).
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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    I voted for GWB, because he is a social conservative.... anti abortion and ran against gay marriage. As a former president, he had a lot of power on shaping conservatism and the direction of the party, but what is conservatism really? I don't know... it's changed so much and the GOP looks like it wants to go in different directions.

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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I voted for GWB, because he is a social conservative.... anti abortion and ran against gay marriage. As a former president, he had a lot of power on shaping conservatism and the direction of the party, but what is conservatism really? I don't know... it's changed so much and the GOP looks like it wants to go in different directions.
    The guy who spent us into oblivion and increased the size of government? That's not a conservative.


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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    You forgot Friedman.. Buckly is largly considered the Father of contemprorary conservativism..


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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    You forgot Friedman.. Buckly is largly considered the Father of contemprorary conservativism..


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    Russell Kirk should be read, too, by anyone interested in conservative thought and history.

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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Russell Kirk should be read, too, by anyone interested in conservative thought and history.
    Yes, right you are!


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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Ronald Reagan was a conservative? Rofl. He was as neo-liberal as they come. Strong belief in foreign intervention, support for brutal pro-West regimes and a reluctance to address domestic issues like AIDS, poverty etc. Laissez faire economics is quite possibly the most anti-conservative notion I've ever heard. Wait... are we talking about American conservatism? Never mind.
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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The guy who spent us into oblivion and increased the size of government? That's not a conservative.
    who did you vote for

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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ronald Reagan was a conservative? Rofl. He was as neo-liberal as they come. Strong belief in foreign intervention, support for brutal pro-West regimes and a reluctance to address domestic issues like AIDS, poverty etc. Laissez faire economics is quite possibly the most anti-conservative notion I've ever heard. Wait... are we talking about American conservatism? Never mind.
    I was born when he was President, so I have no memory of him... but he seems like a social conservative and that is what I think of when I think of "Conservative."

    GWB was very socially conservative and the Evangelics loved him for that stuff... and mentioning God in foreign policy. That is why I voted for Bush. Palin does both of those things too, so I definitely consider her a neocon. She also taxed the gas and fuel companies in Alaska and gave the residents rebate checks from the collection pot... lol... but now the Tea Party loves her. I think some of them still have the wool pulled over their eyes...

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    Re: Who best represents Conservative philosophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I was born when he was President, so I have no memory of him... but he seems like a social conservative and that is what I think of when I think of "Conservative."

    GWB was very socially conservative and the Evangelics loved him for that stuff... and mentioning God in foreign policy. That is why I voted for Bush. Palin does both of those things too, so I definitely consider her a neocon. She also taxed the gas and fuel companies in Alaska and gave the residents rebate checks from the collection pot... lol... but now the Tea Party loves her. I think some of them still have the wool pulled over their eyes...
    Of course they did. The Protestant demographic is a strong supporter of neo-liberal economic policies.
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