re: #7 Bob Levin
What I mean is, why would you even consider using a poor definition of a word?
I am a former Republican party member but I am also an ex-pat living in Europe. maybe that is why I was able to be more open minded/free thinking than the rest of the GOP - but in any case any attempts to change the American right wing’s mind regarding politics and socio-economic ideas is to understand what the right means by what they say.
It is very important to attack the right wing using their own words and world views.
For example. attack right wingers for using the internet since that (web browsers, etc) are a result of European govt funded ‘socialism’ out of CERN.
Also, I make the distinction and say “American conservatives” because I really like the right wing European model of the “social market”. That may seem odd to Americans who if asked to implement the social market model of Germany into the USA would call it socialism when it is not the case.