a neoconservative.

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Word Origin & History

by 1987, abbreviation for neo-conservative in the U.S. political sense.
"Neoconservatism is the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is in the 'American grain.' It is hopeful, not lugubrious; forward-looking, not nostalgic; and its general tone is cheerful, not grim or dyspeptic. Its 20th-century heroes tend to be TR, FDR, and Ronald Reagan. Such Republican and conservative worthies as Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, and Barry Goldwater are politely overlooked." [Irving Kristol, "The Neoconservative Persuasion," in "The Weekly Standard," Aug. 25, 2003]
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Example sentences
However, if one of their own neocon comrade is established guilty using the
  method, they will deny that techniques works.
They are complete mental pawns to the neocon military-industrial complex and
  the oil cartels.
We'll clean them up, because we're not burdened with their impractical neocon
In a better world this survey would have been the last nail in the neocon
  coffin and make them shut up forever and ever.
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