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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

DeborahCats Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:34 AM
Jonah Goldberg consistently honors facts -- actual facts -- and offers insights worth considering. I have yet to read a JG column with sloppy reasoning or mean-spiritedness. I now endeavor to read everything he writes. Note: PLEASE don't make us look at Obama on this site. It takes daily work not to hate him. I don't need to look at his picture here too.

The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.

That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.

And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.

But here's the weird part. That's all true of presidential...