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The Republicans' Primary Problem

gene190 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:58 PM
The American people got the Government they deserve. They want free stuff and want us to pay for it.. Hundreds of thousands jobs are going to disappear with implementation of Obamacare. This spending problem is another serious problem. By the time 2016 gets here the national debt will be 22 trillion dollars. Thanks democrats.

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.

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