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Time to Grow Up, GOP

cashills Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:34 AM
Very nice summation of the Republican party.....Oh, and they negotiated Allen Wests seat away in a bit of state redistricting. The establishment doen't know conservative - they're all about retaining the status quo-the current power structure. And they just lose battle after battle after battle with the Dems.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:52 AM
they re-drew Ron Paul's #14, too, but he retired and let another Republican run, and win.

It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success.

American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...