Because conservatives, by definition, are not centrists

What does it mean to be “too far left” — and why are conservatives not scolded about centrism?

From our ever popular series headlines we can answer.

In more detail, the “political centre” is further left than anything which can be called conservative. Thus it’s not possible to be conservative and centrist.

Of course, there are other names for those who try – RINO being only one of the polite ones.

14 thoughts on “Because conservatives, by definition, are not centrists”

  1. I may have misunderstood but isn’t it one of Tom’s brainwaves, and one with which I entirely agree, that it is the Left (ie Republicans and Democrats, Tories and Labour, etc.) which is the most truly conservative forces?

  2. And, theoretically (not that I give a tinker’s wotsit) is not conservatism entirely centrist at the centre?

    Is it not the eye of the storm around which all else spools?

    Don’t ask me, I am trying to think in between being seduced by an Austrian countess and a Basque barmaid. Just throwing it out there …

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    I may have misunderstood but isn’t it one of Tom’s brainwaves, and one with which I entirely agree, that it is the Left (ie Republicans and Democrats, Tories and Labour, etc.) which is the most truly conservative forces?

    When it comes to the NHS there’s none more conservative than Labour.

  4. ”Don’t ask me, I am trying to think in between being seduced by an Austrian countess and a Basque barmaid. ”

    Surely that deserves a thread all of it’s own….

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    youtube.com/user/SkyNewsAustralia/videos

  6. Edward Lud said:
    ”Don’t ask me, I am trying to think in between being seduced by an Austrian countess and a Basque barmaid.”

    What the devil are you doing reading a blog then? Concentrate, man; you have decisions to make.

  7. Ingrid, Gräfin von und zu Ringstr., Wien

    You vant lower, Liebling? Too much off ze like you say Montelpulciano, darlink, for lower.

  8. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Dorset Bloke: I did a rare thing watching that Titania McGrath clip: I LOL’d, as in actual, audible belly laughs. Brilliant.

  9. off topic

    “[Greta] celebrated her [17th] birthday by going to the weekly Fridays for Future climate protest outside the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm.”

    Party hard!

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