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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

The Republicans first went moderate back in 1988 with George H. W. Bush and have all but destroyed the Republican Party we once knew. It's time for the real Consrvatives to take their Grand Old Party back or create a new stronger Conservative party consisting of true and real conservatives not wishy washy backstabbing, cowardly moderates.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for