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Time to Grow Up, GOP

pow1000 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:51 AM
We need strong and unafraid leaders, where are they?
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:31 AM
I think we need a temporary conservative king. Media and Democrat lies are proving to be too strong for cowardly Republicans to resist.
pow1000 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:51 AM
We need our own "Chicago Machiine"
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:12 AM
Be careful what you wish for.
Alex_P Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:02 PM
Ha! Lookatit! agitator actually wrote something I can agree with!
What is world coming to?

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,...