Stolen from a Plastic thread:
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. — Benjamin DisraeliPosted by cerebus at April 4, 2005 9:20 AM
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. — Benjamin Disraeli
Ann Richards on How to be a good Republican:
-You have to believe a poor, minority student with a disciplinary history and failing grades will be admitted into an elite private school with a $1,000 voucher.
-You have to believe God hates homosexuality, but loves the death penalty.
-You have to believe speaking a few Spanish phrases makes you instantly popular in the barrio.
-You have to believe in prayer in schools, as long as you don't pray to Allah or Buddha.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run. — Elbert Hubbard
The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. — G.K. Chesterton
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -John Kenneth Galbraith
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. — Mort Sahl
A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged. — Wendy Kaminer
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. — John Stuart Mill