BLOGO-CONSERVATISM….I’m not sure this is a very original observation, but ever since I started blogging I’ve been struck by the specific set of issues that conservative bloggers fixate on. Out of the entire range of conservative views, these are the ones that seem to get the most attention ? to the point that they are often simply part of the background culture, accepted almost unconsciously without even the need for argument:

  • Massive civil awards in lawsuits are commonplace and have become nothing more than a lottery system for greedy plaintiffs.

  • Affirmative action is reverse racism.

  • The problem with education is the teachers unions, which are universally corrupt and venal.

  • Anti-war partisans are “blame America” liberals.

  • Europe is weak and effete, a bunch of ingrates who have turned their backs on us after we bailed them out during WWII.

  • Paul Krugman is shrill and ridiculous.

Perhaps these are the hot button issues of some already-existing brand of conservatism that I’m not familiar with, but it seems like a peculiar assortment of issues. I wonder why these are the ones that seem to crop up so frequently?

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