"FisCon” (or “fiscon") is a “fiscal conservative.” “FisCon” has been cited in print since at least 2005 and was popularized in late 2007 and in 2008, associated with the U.S. presidential election.
A person who is a FisCon is concerned with financial issues, but a FisCon can also be a social conservative (“SoCon" or “socon”).
fiscal conservative; a conservative who believes in low government involvement and small budgets
I’m a fiscon and I hate government spending.
by neeleshn Jul 21, 2009
03 October 2005
A thoughtful plea for reason
Over at RedState.org, there is an insightful post about the deplorable state of American politics.
As an Independent I’ve been hoping for several years now that Republican fellow fiscons would stand up and demand some fiscal responsibility from this administration; that my small government Republican friends would stand up and protest the excessive expansion of the federal government, that my Republican ‘run government like a business’ friends would demand competent executives be put in positions of responsibility and held accountable for failure (and lauded for success), that my fellow federalists and civil libertarians would view any grab for power by the federal government with a discerning and skeptical eye.
11-09-2006 10:36 PM
expect a return of the FIScal CONservative
now that the gop can’t raid their favorite candy store the u.s. treasury without dem consent…
expect a return of the fiscal conservative.
you’re going to hear a lot of no’s coming from the gop during a dem run congress. and they will say without blushing, its done out of fis-con values.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Are FisCons the Key?
A couple nights back Dick Morris had an interesting analysis of the Republican race that I had few problems with. He said that because there is no one candidate that lives up to everything the Republican base is looking for, they are split into three camps. He believes there is the social conservative camp that is backing Huckabee. He thinks there is the GWOT hawks that are supporting either McCain or Rudy. Finally, there are the Fiscal Conservatives that are supporting Romney.
FisCon,SoCon,Soon We Have an Ex-Con?
Posted by dratpatrol
Saturday, June 20th 2009 at 12:55AM EDT
Really, this whole “socon vs fiscon” debate is artificial. There’s just “conservative”—and not.
That is, the evil divisive Social Conservatives (DeMint, Kyl, Sessions, Coburn) were big anti-earmark supporters. In fact, they aren’t “socons” as opposed to “fiscons”—they are just plain old across-the-board CONSERVATIVES. The so-called “fiscally conservative but socially liberal” moderates—the sort of folks who like to call themselves “fiscons” because they just can’t hang with those (ick!) social conservatives—weren’t. At All. The Snowes, Chafees, Specters, Grahams...are just not conservative in any way (as was made extremely clear by Chafee/Specter’s later actions).
It’s not about “socon vs fiscon”. It’s CONSERVATIVE vs not. (And contra Russ, above, the “socons” don’t usually blow up the bridge. It’s the Kathleen Parker/David Frum/Christie Todd Whitman/ it’s-all-the-fault-of-the “evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP” chorus—http://nrd.nationalreview.com/article/?q=YTk3NTUxY2IxYmJkNjhhZjMyYzhhYzg1YjU1ZTkwZTY=—that continually tries (a) divide conservatives into these warring groups, and (b) send the ones they call “socons” to the back of the bus. Thanks for voting for our smart-set-approved candidates, you neanderthal troglodytes, now please go away...)
Posted by: BobInFL | September 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM
FisCons, the GOP and victory: A star-crossed lovers triangle
Posted by Bryan Myrick
Tuesday, September 28th 2010 at 6:28PM EDT
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