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The Republicans' Primary Problem

nomore Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:42 PM
Dag, Really? How old are you---8? I'll bet I'm not far off, am I? Calling people names (and inaccurate ones at that---do you know to what Teabagger refers? Hint: a s_x act, not a political faction) may be effective in third grade---not so much later. When you become an adult, you will see that it only makes you look silly and doesn't further the debate. Come back in, say, 13 years when you have matured, then you will be prepared to converse with the other adults.

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...