Posted: Sep 14, 2021 12:01 AM
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Sometimes people forget that politics is not like math or science – at least this is something that I am often guilty of. In Math a number, theorem, or proof mean something specific and reproducible. However, in politics the meaning of things is both malleable and blurry. For instance, Sen. Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, is currently participating in policy negotiations around legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders D-VT (Someone who is left of most Democrats) is excited about. The negotiations are over antitrust bills, and while it sounds like Grassley is only in talks surrounding one of the bills – all of the bills in the House of Representatives would take the power away from entrepreneurs and give it to the government.
So, while the political definition of conservative includes a drive toward a smaller government – it is obvious that Grassley doesn’t use that same definition.
However, this isn’t Grassley’s first venture outside of the general consensus definition of “Conservative”. It isn’t