Compassionate Conservatism is a form of Conservatism which blends conservatism with notions of compassion, such as increased welfare and international aid support. A core tenant of compassionate conservatism is the idea of being fiscally conservative without losing commitment to the needy.
"Compassionate Conservatism" was coined in 1977 by Doug Wead in his book The Compassionate Touch. Wead used this label throughout his political career to describe himself.
George W. Bush picked up the label in 1987 and promoted it for his presidential run in 2000.
Many christian democratic groups in the United States also picked up the label. The label picked up small usage in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, however remains largely an American political term. The ideology experienced a large decline after Bush left office and after the rise of the Tea Party movement.
- George W. Bushism - One of the best presidents.
- Christian Democracy - Based church buddy!
- Paternalistic Conservatism -Based Welfare
- One-Nation Conservatism -Based tea guy
- Progressive Conservatism -Basedism
- Bull Moose Progressivism -The Gigachad!
- Taftism -Very based aswell
- Eisenhowerism - Literally me!
- Fiscal Conservatism - Being fiscal doesn't mean not helping the needy!
- Liberalism - No, I'm not just a conservative except not as conservative.
- Christian Socialism - Don't be a commie!
- Libertarian Conservatism - Stop using "big-state conservative" as an insult will you? The argument of big government versus indifferent government is irrelevant.