When listening to Conservatives their inherent ignorance often confuses me, they seemingly throw labels around with little consideration of facts. It seems they seek to mount an oppositional politic for the sake of it and incite others through overtly emotional rants. The three key points that I wish to make comment on are as follows
Obama verse Hitler
Admittedly, Obama did campaign on a reform agenda however, his politics is purely constituted within the Centre right tradition, which generally supports liberal democracy, capitalism, the market economy, private property rights and the existence of the welfare state in some form. Such a definition generally includes political parties that base their ideology and policies upon Conservatism and economic liberalism. Conservatism is most often used to describe nationalist, religious extremist and reactionary groups as well as fascism and Nazism. Hence, to compare Obama to the Nazi’s is nonsense, while their politic is on the right side of the spectrum his is far from being extreme. These conservatives with their venomous vitriol’s themselves sit closer to the centre than they wish to admit.
Conservatism: it is all about tradition
The right of private property
Mostly economic liberals, some look to a modified free market order
The state’s role is to promote competition while maintaining the national interest, community and identity.
Most conservatives strongly support the sovereign nation
patriotically identify with their own nation
Liberalism: Conservatives may be a little more liberal than they realise
political liberalism, which is a set of ideas that express support for
Limitations on the power of governments,
the rule of law,
an individual’s right to private property
transparent system of government
liberal democracy, with open and fair elections, where all citizens have equal rights by law.
Classical liberalism emphasizes the importance of individual liberty
Contemporary (or welfare) liberalism tends to emphasize some kind of material equality.
Advocates the creation of an egalitarian society
Socialism refers to any one of various theories of economic organization advocating state, public or common worker ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equal access to resources for all individuals with a more method of compensation.
a degree of social interventionism and economic rationalization
Social democrats propose selective nationalization of key national industries in mixed economies, with private ownership of property and of profit-making business. Social democrats also promote tax-funded welfare programs and regulation of markets. Many social democrats, particularly in European welfare states, refer to themselves as “socialists”, introducing a degree of ambiguity to the understanding of what the term means
Rush you need to do political sciences 101 before opening your mouth!