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GUEST,Claymore BS: What are Young Conservatives Made Of? (81* d) RE: BS: What are Young Conservatives Made Of? 30 Jul 03


I am somewhat puzzled by the comments above, that conservatives don't want to change anything. From my point of view, the only changes in the American political situation in the past thirty years have been instituted by conservatives. The liberals at this point could fairly be called reactionaries, and judging from their language above, they know it.

The very fact that we are discussing "young concervatives" nails the point, as there seems no concern by anyone about "young liberals". When you have ideas and principles which are supposed to be espoused by older persons, being grasped and strengthened with youthful vigor, you are indeed creating change.

I invite for your comparison, the image of the "Old Liberal", who is now envisioned and personified as Teddy Kennedy, a lion in winter, raging against the dying of the light. And now Mr. Dean, to whom the politicos of Washington view as marching his party off the cliffs.

I do hope Mr. Dean gets the nomination, as I plan to do what little I can to ensure the rocks below are waiting in good order, for his entourage, and to set safety nets to the right of the cliff, to catch the last minute conversions.

And consider that the happiest people in the US right now are the moderate Republicans, not the hard right or hard left. Which is to say, the sacred center is to the right of where it was twenty, thirty or forty years ago.

The ones fighting change right now are the liberals. True, Clinton gave us fits, but we got welfare reform and his name to drag out to steady the skittish when the tocsins sound...

And do remember that it is never too late to change...


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