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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Drifter33 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 5:06 AM
I don't care if you're "amused" or not. You are exactly, precisely WRONG. The problem with the people occupying the "leadership" positions in the GOP is that they have NO convictions--other than remaining in office at all costs. They don't LEAD, they don't INSPIRE, they don't COMMUNICATE effectively. They "go along to get along" and kowtow to the liberals, all the while seemingly trying to say, "Me, too! I'm everything the democrats are!", apparently in the hopes of being on the right "inside the beltway" cocktail circuit. They don't realize that their role isn't to be "liked" it's to be "effective".

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...