Conservative orthodoxy: Pro-war, pro-torture

Kathryn Lopez explains why John McCain is a liberal:

I’m second to none in praising him on his surge leadership. But on a whole host of issues — including water boarding, tax cuts, and the freedom of speech — he’s not one of us. Rush Limbaugh has emphatically stated that McCain is not a conservative — and he has more than a few listeners with similar instincts.

K-Lo no doubt means freedom of political speech, since speaking critically of the War on Terror, according to Rush and his minions, is giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and thus treason.

In other words, to be a “conservative” in 2008 America, just about anything’s OK as long as you’re pro-war and pro-torture.

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