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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

Reaganite12 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:38 PM
Their corporate benefactors. They care the most about their own wealth and power, which is advanced by their campaign donors and future employers (if they ever deign to leave their political careers). The constituent voter is just an inconvenience which has to be addressed every six years. Then it's back to business as usual: promoting the interests of those they really serve.

The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.

That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.

And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.

But here's the weird part. That's all true of presidential...