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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:16 AM
When it comes to the Conservatives vs the Republicans argument, I think we can agree/disagree on Mr Boehner and Mr McConnell's political purity. But, I believe, without doubt, that they are both politically inept. I believe Mr. Goldberg wrote an article about that several years ago. The GOP just cannot stop advertising their playbook. When Mr. McConnell said that his main goal was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president I had to slap my face in amazement that he would actually come out and say such a stupid thing. The morons at MSNBC were happy to pick that up and run with it for three years. Time for new GOP leadership.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:40 AM
It has less to do with the wisdom of McConnell's remark than it has to do with the power of the media to distort in their service to the Democrat Party. What he said was common political sense.
Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:07 AM
Perhaps, but he should have been smart enough to not say something like that out loud.

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,...