So ever since this administration has been in power — and I guess beforehand — they’ve been an image of old-style hardline neocon, and have always given the impression that they want to go back to the good ole days. There’s Rumsfeld, who once thought about running for President himself. There’s Cheney in there as VP. And now, there’s a brewing sex scandal at, of all places, The Watergate Hotel? The GOP would like you to believe they are the party of ideas. Certainly not any new ones, obviously!
Per Merriam-Webster, definition 3a for ‘conservative’:
3 a : tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions : TRADITIONAL