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The Republican Obsession

Conservative abroad Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:29 PM
A libertarian could stop hitching his cart to the open borders horse and realize that the only people in the world who have a small government / individualistic mindset are European people. The free-market successes in the other parts of the world are either an inheiritance from Britain (Hong Kong and Singapore) or a reality based decision by the rulers that it's the best way to get money for their OWN people (Dubai).

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...