“Romney supports women at Augusta National”
So. For those keeping score — or are merely interested in seeing how language changes in near-real time — “severe conservatism” now entails support for stimulus; TARP; cap-and-trade; bureaucratic preeminence over religious conscience; federal minimum wage laws pinned to inflation; the idea that the motive of capitalism is the creation of jobs; the idea that a president’s policies won’t impact gas prices; the pragmatic, straight-talking realism that suggests Americans need to learn that higher gas prices are inevitable; the idea that it is appropriate for the government to introduce a top-down model for health care; that an individual mandate is legitimate; that Reagan is someone you run away from, while Teddy Kennedy is a “friend” and Barack Obama is a “good man”; and that freedom to associate shouldn’t extend to private clubs.
Whereas if you find yourself to the right of those positions? You’re guilty of unhelpful extremism deployed in your role as a Hobbity purist who wants to see Obama re-elected.
Yes we can!
(h/t Dale P and Paul Z)