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Severely conservative

This afternoon, Mitt Romney proved he has to sell himself as "severely conservative"—his words—to woo the CPAC crowd.

What does "severe" conservatism entail, exactly?

  • Romney would make the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy permanent.
  • Romney would ask all undocumented workers to self-deport.
  • Romney would privatize veterans' health care.
  • Romney would let the foreclosure crisis "hit the bottom."
  • Romney would have left troops in Iraq indefinitely.
  • Romney would have "let Detroit go bankrupt."
  • Romney would sign the Ryan budget into law—ending Medicare as we know it.
  • Romney would repeal health reform, which has helped 2.5 million young people gain coverage.