We're starting a new feature on The Citizens: the "Real Conservative" alert. We'll do this whenever someone like Andrew Sullivan or George Will gets all teary-eyed and reminiscent about the good old Reagan GOP days or some such nonsense. Here's today's:
Real conservatives deal with something called "reality." They listen to critics; they worry about worse-case scenarios; they care about long-term consequences of, say, piling up debt or going to war with no real plans for peace; they respect good men like John Murtha. The people running the country right now are not conservatives. They have highjacked that tradition for their own ends. And one day, we will recover it from their hands.