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Fighting the Last War

j011254 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 10:43 PM
Here's the hint: "was the Governor of Massachusetts." How does a "conservative" candidate become governor of this very red state? By being more liberal than the Democrat running against him. Although I believe RomneyCare is constitutional since the states are not prohibited by it from enacting such a program, after all States are supposed to be the "laboratories of democracy." But a real conservative would not have signed such a bill into law.
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.

For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at...