1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Further comments

Reader comment on item: What Is the Future of Conservatism in the Wake of the 2012 Election?
in response to reader comment: Todays "Conservatives" are a contradictory mix of fearful and spiteful groups with competing agendas ...

Submitted by GK (United States), Feb 5, 2013 at 10:56

Without an edit function, submitting comments to the blog is a high risk activity. My above comments were typed on the fly during a busy day. Bits and pieces were extracted from a variety of sources, and my typos were my own. Hard to write well when trying to communicate within the confines of a 15 minute break. So pardon the typos.

But as I reread the above, I see that the point I wanted could be simpler: "Conservatism" has so many faces and some of them are not good. What I really want to see in US politics is a party of moderation, not of extremes. And like many others of my age and experience, I feel that today's GOP is no longer a moderate and balanced party, but a party that caters to a variety of outliers: Religious ideologues; affluent elitists; racists/bigots and close-minded xenophobes; conservative extremists; and the uninformed unquestioning followers of loud-mouth media blowhards.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Further comments by GK

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)