No not a cop out at all, you obivously dont understand the difference between Modern Conservatism & Modern Liberalism vs True or Classical Liberalism & Conservatism which where actually as one together where Modern Liberalism & Modern Conservation both reject True or Classical Liberalism & Conservatism & in favor of Progressivism which both modern conservatism & Liberalism favor change which are now more Ideaology vs Sociology.<quoted text>
That's a cop out. Virtually nobody claims their party is entirely right. You only have two choices when you fill out your ballot, unless you want to throw your vote away to make a statement with a third party candidate. If you are as thoughtful and compassionate as you imply you are then the choice is obvious. If you're just blowing smoke then the Republican party is has plenty of room for you in their empty tent.
Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism
Modern liberalism is not completely collectivist; nor is it completely individualistic. It has elements of both doctrines. The same is true of conservatism. Neither view provides a coherent approach to politics, built up from first principles. Instead, they both reflect a process that is akin to picking items from a dinner menu. What is chosen is a matter of taste rather than a matter of thought. Just as people with similar tastes in food tend to frequent the same restaurants, people with the same tastes in politics tend to vote for the same candidates.