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How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism

Manny41 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:39 AM
Congressional Democrats have asserted that their increase of seats in both houses gives them a mandate to take entitlements off of the negotiating table. Keep your opinions, but you don't get your own facts. Negotiation to liberals means you accept my view or there is the highway, and Republicans will be vilified for failing to concede.

Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." We cannot fully understand Romney's defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state.

Political pundits have blamed Romney's defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but...