In today's parlance, what does the label "Conservative," mean?
I was thinking about this on my AM run. Usually, I like those in favor of conservation - land, open space, green space, energy, money, water, etc... But the dissonence for me has been in the actions taken by self proclaimed conservatives that is anything but related to conservation of any kind. As the President of the USA ratchets up the National Debt after being left with fiscal surplus under Clinton, isn't the label conservative really a misnomer for persons in the W, Rove and Co?
What is wrong with the so called Conservatives in America and why are the real ones letting their leadership go so far astray of the Conservative Agenda?