Neo-Neocon gets down and gets linguistic:
I hereby propose a new term for Democrats who remain in the party but are hawkish on security and foreign policy matters: paleodems. It lacks the heavy baggage of “neocon,” and it’s more descriptive as well, because such people are not conservative in most senses of the word (nor am I, by the way). It also retains a reference to the Democratic Party, reflecting the 20th century history and tradition of that party as muscular on defense.
Of course, I may be too late, because paleodems are becoming an endangered species. If extinction occurs, the “paleo” prefix becomes even more apropos.
Is there hope for the Paleodem? Don’t miss Neo’s postcript.