I agree the Modern Conservatives are no where near the 1920's, 1930's 1940's or 1950's in Politcal philosophy of Conservativism which the 1940's & 1950's Conservatives would reject Modern Conservatism which incorporates Big Government but I blame that on the Democrats like Ronald Reagan who crossed over from the Democratic party in 1960's into the Republican Party and have systematically changed the Republican Party within overtime and is why the Republican Party isnt the Republican Party of the 1940's & 1950's and that I will bet too, that you will find that the ones that voted no were also the ones that voted yes for Medicare Part D, the entitlement that added 7 trillion dollars to federal deficit and I know Paul Ryan voted to add 7 trillion dollars to Federal Deficit besides that book by Bruce Bartlett which he explains it well which I got the book, he was also right about the direction Bush & Republicans took and even admits Clinton was more of a conservative than Bush who recoined Conservatism as Compassionate Conservatism.<quoted text>
Indy you're while narrative of 'modern conservatives have you so butt hurt because they aren't 1950s or 40's style conservatives' therefore you're gonna vote for the D simply doesn't wash anymore. The republicans who voted YES for this are RINOs and should be voted out. The Republicans that voted no for this are the true conservatives.... Straight up litmus test right here.
Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy
Bruce Bartlett, a veteran of the Reagan White House and Treasury Department, argues that George W. Bush has betrayed the Reagan legacy by expanding the size and scope of the federal government and letting the federal budget mushroom out of control. He charges that the Medicare expansion of 2003 may be “the worst legislation in history” and raises the question of whether Bill Clinton was a better fiscal conservative than Bush. Bartlett writes as a fiscally conservative Republican and worries that his party will have little future if it loses the trust of voters who want small government and fiscal responsibility. Blogger extraordinaire Andrew Sullivan will comment on Bartlett’s critique and the state of American conservatism.