I don’t know what this has to do with the Republican Party of late. These words “liberal” and “conservative” have become meaningless, at least to me. They are used as pejoratives and badges of honor; sometimes tied to one or two issues. The issues may be, in and of themselves, important but my head spins when people talk about liberal or conservative trade policy, for example. Take the constitution, there are liberals who support it and some who want to re-interpret it; conservative who support it and some who want to amend it whenever it doesn’t go their way. The line between political ideology and partisanship is blurred beyond recognition. And then all of these historical examples cherry picked to prove this or that, ridiculous. FDR didn’t have horns and Reagan didn’t have wings. Historical context is very important but it is all too often put into deceptive sound bites to “prove” something or other. I actually use the words “liberal” and “conservative” less than many posters here and I am going to make a point to try to never use them again.
Don’t know if this makes any sense to you or anyone else here. Take it or leave it.