Putin's Really a Conservative
“Casual indifference [to Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea] … would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century,” Barack Obama warned our European allies. By “old way” he means conservatism. In fact, he said, progressive “ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power. … Often this alternative vision roots itself in the notion that by virtue of race or faith or ethnicity, some are inherently superior to others and that individual identity must be defined by us versus them.” It is leftists who incessantly engage in identity politics. Conservatives – at least the American brand he so despises – stand for Liberty and Rule of Law. Yes, those are age-old principles, and Obama’s arrogance doesn’t change their validity.