What kind of conservative are you?As conservatives, we tend to use the word "conservative" with a broad brush. There is a difference between conservatives, however. So-called "neoconservatives" aren't really conservatives at all, but are displaced liberals thrown out of the Party of George McGovern, yet these people dominate the thought process in the White House.
I am a paleo-conservative, literally "old conservative." My conservatism is the same conservatism of my parents and grandparents and their parents before them, an America First conservatism that believes in small government, protecting our borders, and putting America's domestic interests first.
The Democrats are not interested in catering to paleo-conservatives, the GOP, once our party exclusively, is still our only hope. The problem is that the people of our country are rejecting neoconservatism and embracing paleo-conservatism, and the Republican Party needs desperately to follow suit or pay politically.
Pat Buchanan further expounds on that reality in this article.