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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Mark4414 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:25 AM
Conservatives lose because their "principals" are ones of gay bashing and giving everyone a gun. Neither of those principals will win you anything anymore in this electorate. Thank G-d.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:37 AM
And your problem is that you think there is something wrong with God.
fromohio Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:29 AM
So only stopping gay-bashing will catapult conservatism into the mainstream. How nice indeed!
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:38 AM
Leftists say the darndest things.

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,...