. . . at least according to the staff at Slate, which includes one supposed 'conservative'. These staffers hope that, once Obama is elected, the Dems will no longer have to hide their true views. Here is a selection of what Dems hope they can say out loud once the Messiah is properly annointed (the italics are not mine):
I think Karl Marx had some valuable insights into capitalist economies!
I don't support the troops. I support some troops, depending on whether or not they've committed war crimes!
Saving the boulder darter was worth a few thousand jobs!
Let's teach evolution in Sunday school!
The military-industrial complex is a greater menace than most foreign nations!
If Israel isn't out of the occupied territories in six months, we'll cut off all aid.
Higher gas prices are good because they make everybody bike and take public transit like they should!
America isn't the greatest nation in the world. We think it is only because it's our country. Duh!
America's official languages should be English and Spanish!
Big-city values are better than small-town values!
We're undertaxed. Look at Europe!
Let's bring back the era of big government.
The problem with public schools is private schools!
You can see why so many liberals and Democrats keep these views to themselves.
P.S. Isn't it an embarassing contrast to the Republicans, who proudly and openly assert their values because they know the majority of America shares them? Who proudly call themselves 'conservative' instead of hiding behind some label or euphemism (progressive, independent, etc.)?
Who don't pretend to be something they are not?