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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Robert 206 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:33 AM
Very True! He neglected the other option of raising the black and white poor to the level of average successful Americans! Instead he chose to level down everyone! Typical Communist, just a black one the only difference, exactly what his Kenyan father wanted to do in his country. The acorn does not fall far from the tree...

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,...