One of the downsides of being on the political Right is all those tedious arguments about who is or is not a true conservative. I generally fall asleep in between the fourth and fifth mentions of Ayn Rand, but a lot of Righties seem to get pleasure from that sort of thing.
Seems to me it’s quite easy to come up with a litmus test. For example: If you are outraged and disgusted by that DHS report, then you are a conservative. If not, not.