Found this excellent piece by Vox Day, articulating thoughts I've had on conservatives lately:
I find it extremely encouraging that both the Democratic and Republican establishments are training their biggest guns on Ron Paul while simultaneously attempting to play down the results of the Iowa caucuses. They never would have bothered to do so if Paul's message was not resonating with Americans across the political and ideological divides. We are learning a lot here as a result of the various reactions to the Paul campaign, whether it is the willingness of Republicans to play the race card about which they so often complain, the remarkable extent to which Newt Gingrich is big government moderate rather than the conservative flamethrower he feigned to be in 1994, and the way in which many Republicans who pretend to revere the Constitution do not, in fact, harbor any real respect for it at all.
In short, Ron Paul has successfully opened the eyes of millions of Americans to the corruption and anti-conservate, anti-constitutional ideology of the Republican Party. This is the first step in helping them understand that the Republicans and Democrats are merely two barely distinguishable factions in the one party that has ruled America for over a century.
It is also interesting to note the Communist-style ideological lockstep demanded by Republicans. In the same way that some readers here cannot understand that I permit commenters here to post comments they find offensive without that permission indicating my position on the matter - even though they know I disgree with, but permit, their own comments - the demands that Paul denounce any of his supporters reveals a fundamentally totalitarian mindset of the sort that has pervaded the conservative media since William F. Buckley was seduced by the Wilsonian neocons.
The last point is very interesting to me, as I find that there are liberals in the conservative ranks. They're all over the place and as the rubber hits the road, we find that they are not loyal to the Constitution whatsoever. They make excuses for why nothing is done Constitutionally anymore and their main weapon is fear. You see we Americans are a bunch of wobbly-kneed scardy cats who need our "strong dear leader" to authorize wars for us. Our representatives could never be expected to act quickly enough. After all, our multi-trillion dollar defense system was working so well when we needed it on 9/11. oh wait. So lets give them more money and authority, and never mind the slew of white papers these Rs and Ds have on the dangers of overpopulation and how to depopulate the planet quicker. Don't worry about that! The conservatives that tell us what to think never worry their sweet heads about any of that stuff. In fact, they'd rather you think that it just doesn't even exist.