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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:08 AM
I cringe whenever smart men like Mr. Goldberg refer to socialists as 'liberals'. I know. I know. The meaning of the word has changed to the pejorative that it is now but there never was a proper word to replace liberal. To call ourselves 'classical liberals' just doesn't do it. I hate to sound like a, well, current 'liberal' but we need to take that word back. Mr Goldberg, Mr Will, Mr Krauthammer, myself and I dare say, most of you are LIBERALS. We care about liberty of the individual over the aggrandizement of the state or group. Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Pelosi disagree. Until conservatives accomplish step one and properly define themselves, they won't be able to move on solving important problems that we currently face.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:44 AM
A Rasmussen pool found that among people less than 30 years of age, socialism and capitalism are equally preferred. In addition to fighting the Democrats and the media, Republicans must also fight our "education" system.

It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success.

American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...