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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:31 AM
The DEMs were always larger than the GOP but much more disorganized. They finally got their get-out-the-vote programs working and improved their voter fraud efforts. They may be unstoppable now.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:36 AM
Things could have been worse--the same lame excuse Obama made for his re election!
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:35 AM
Illegal amnesty will be the final nail in our coffin. Republicans will compromise here and tell us that things could have been worse. Jonah will agree.

We're not buying what they're selling.

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,...