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Happy New Year?

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:13 PM
As a mioderate Republican since 2008, I disagree with Sowell. Moderate strong fed govt Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2, did well. But conservatives Dole, NcCain and Romney did not do well. The GOP deserves to win when it holds to traditional strong fed govt. The GOP deserves to loose when it holds to liberal Jefferson small/limited/weak fed govt. Even Jefferson abandone weak fed govt! The GOP has been hyjacked by right wing ideologues and liberal Jefferson small/limited/weak fed govt.
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...