Conservatives lack imagination. This National Review cover demonstrates their inability to conceptualize a uniquely American vision. Perhaps this is the eventual result of adhering to illogical beliefs: lowering taxes creates good jobs; separation of church and state restricts religious freedom; creationism is a science; government should be run like a business; compromise is a weakness. These beliefs all demonstrate a misunderstanding of the diversity and complexity of the American experience. For instance, infrastructure, education, and security are not the means to a profit but a long-term investment in social order and progress. Rather than guiding the public sector to a more efficient and sustainable system, conservatives obstruct this system, forcing citizens to maneuver aging infrastructure and neglected bureaucracy—not to mention the Soviet-style control by Big-business interests that prevents small businesses from competing. Ironically, while using the ‘communist’ label to deride social progress and government efficacy, conservatives better reflect the regressive unoriginality of the Soviets, whereas Obama and the Democrats have truly become a big tent party that covers the spectrum of creeds, consumers, and characters by embracing American complexity, inspiring innovation, and conceptualizing farsighted solutions to complex and exceptional issues.