“Modern conservatism is actually a deeply radical movement, one that is hostile to the kind of society we’ve had for the past three generations — that is, a society that, acting through the government, tries to mitigate some of the ‘common hazards of life’ through such programs as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Are voters ready to embrace such a radical rejection of the kind of America we’ve all grown up in? I guess we’ll find out next year.” Paul Krugman
In other words, modern conservatives are hardly conservative in the traditional definition of term. They’re far-right revolutionaries who want to undo all of those things — simply because an African-American liberal president is in the White House.