A conservative is a conservative is a conservative. True? False!
As pointed out here before, the contemporary Republican Party coalition has become something of a house of cards. The various elements of American conservatism that came together under the leadership of Reagan are now in competition with one another for the Republican Presidential nomination. As it turns out, many representatives of these different elements are not particularly fond of one another and question each other’s conservative credentials as evident from the video above (compliments of Talking Points Memo). It seems that “political correctness” is as much (or more) a vice of the right as the left.
Better yet, this is impacting upon the Republican race for the White House. As Jeff Weintraub put it, “Several people have suggested, only half-facetiously, that it's mathematically impossible for any of the Republican presidential candidates to win the nomination, since each of them is strongly disliked by sectors of the party that add up to more than 50% of Republican primary voters.”
We can only hope.