May 15, 2007

Phrase of the Month

That was what “compassionate conservatism” seemed to be: a Third Way for Republicans; rhetorical distancing from actual conservative positions to show that he wasn’t really one of “them”; a sort of neoliberalism on the right. In practice, that is more or less what it was. It wasn’t anything really new, but presented a new face: it was moderate Republicanism that had a friend in Jesus.
--Daniel Larison. Emphasis added.

I called it a "phrase" because I don't know if it's an epigram, a bon mot, an aphorism, or all three.

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