Conservatives have the same problem as DC’s garrison in Afghanistan, and that’s enemies claiming they’re on your side. When you least expect it – Wham! – you’ve been back-sided.
Previously, we’ve talked about Neocons posing as conservatives while pushing their neo-imperial agenda of open borders and endless war. One of the worst is Andrew Sullivan, who also advocates same-sex “marriage” as part of what he calls a “conservative” platform – see here and here, for example.
So it should surprise no one that the big-government Neocons are now pushing for socialized medicine. In a New York Times op-ed entitled, Why Obamacare is a Conservative’s Dream, J.D. Kleinke of the American Enterprise Institute – the Death Star of Neoconservatism – argues conservatives should embrace Obamacare. After all, says Kleinke, government economists who call themselves “conservative” approve of Mr. Obama’s ambitious plan:
The core drivers of the health care act are market principles formulated by conservative economists, designed to correct structural flaws in our health insurance system – principles originally embraced by Republicans as a market alternative to the Clinton plan in the early 1990s.
The real problem with the health care plan – for Mr. Romney and the Republicans in general – is that political credit for it goes to Mr. Obama. Now, Mr. Romney is in a terrible fix trying to spin his way out of this paradox and tear down something he knows is right – something for which he ought to be taking great political credit of his own.
It’s bad enough we have to fight the overt leftists without having to watch our backs from infiltrators claiming to be on our side. Of course, the best defense against being fooled by these ideological hucksters is to know what we believe in and why.