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Bell's Postulate: How To Rescue The GOP From The Grave Karl Rove Is Digging For It

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:35 PM
And this is the IMPORTANT point I wish to make in this post (just in case anyone in Group 1 is paying any attention): the GOP, to survive as a potent political force in this country (instead of a fading political entity) MUST find another candidate who, like Reagan, can enunciate conservative values from his BELLY, because he REALLY believes in them (even if, in actual practice, the working out of those values in Washington DC requires more than a little compromise). The conservative working class folks from Group 2 have HAD IT with 'country club, born with a silver spoon in their mouth, rich boys' who are trying to ACT the role of a conservative. NOBODY is buying it. Certainly not enough conservatives where you will ever win another (cont.

Is the GOP going the way of the Whigs? And, if so, can a new enthusiastic determination to defend our Constitutional rights save it?

Jeffrey Bell, policy director for the American Principles Project (which this columnist professionally advises), presents a compellingly grim scenario in a recent column, entitled Losing Streak: The Democratic Ascendency and Why It Happened, in The Weekly Standard.

Bell was one of the key intellectual architects of the Reagan-era Republican ascendancy. On top of his important work for Reagan and his own U.S. Senate race, Bell’s greatest impact may have been that of his role as one...