Voters who are liberal-minded and progressive must take back the word CONSERVATIVE. That word has been usurped and corrupted by the Republican Political Party.
Progressives are fiscally conservative.
Progressives embrace family values.
Progressives are morally conservative.
Progressives are law-abiding conservatives.
Progressives are frugally conservative.
Progressives are patriotic conservatives.
Progressives are tolerant and empathetic conservatives.
Liberal-minded voters can also be conservatives.
Even the Republic Party is confused about the meaning of the word. In a recent presidential debate Jeb Bush claimed that candidate Donald Trump was “not conservative enough” to qualify as a candidate. Mr. Trump then claimed that Mr. Bush did not know what “conservative” means. … Right! … Nobody knows what it means in the political sense. It is just another one of the elitists clever tactics to confuse the electorate. It is indeed very clever. We, the electorate must not buy into this ruse any longer.
The Republican Party leadership is even rejecting the blue-collar voters for Donald Trump. Curiously the Wealthy Elitists do not welcome an enlarged political base. They prefer to “Buy their votes and to use Dirty Tricks to gain power”. Conservative blue-collar voters should be voting the Democratic ticket if they were better informed. Many votes have been lost to the Republicans. Why have the Democratic Party leaders been so very slow to embrace these conservatives as their own?
The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia enhances the critical importance of the foregoing.. Ironically it was Scalia in the 1980s who had redefined the word conservative in some controversial legal sense. It is now fitting that the more progressive electorate embrace the word conservative as their own.
America is about 1% Elite Republicans.
WE, THE MAJORITY, ARE OFTEN CONSERVATIVE.