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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Marie150 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:04 PM
Do you think we could actually cut the size of government instead of just cutting the percentage of growth in government? Why do these people screw everything up and then tell us we have to pay for it? I say go jump in the lake.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...