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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Oookay Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:16 PM
RUBBISH, Jonah. The GOP MUST DIE. If not "Rockefeller" Republicans, RINO Republicans have ruled - and RUINED - the GOP over the last 30 years. THERE IS NO TIME TO "reform" the GOP from within. THERE IS NO WILL to do so, and considerable resistance from the RINO/Dem Axis of Evil. An new Tea/Conservative Party is the ONLY hope for America at this point. DEATH to the GOP.
David238 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:23 PM
I agree. The notion that the Rockefeller Republicans were purged is ridiculous. When Reagan was elected he was forced to name George Bush as his running mate in order placate the moderate/liberal wing, and we have been stuck with moderates/liberals running the GOP ever since Reagan stepped down.
WestTexan Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:48 PM
Ditto. That statement was where I began ignoring Goldberg.

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,...