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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Sanity102 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:53 PM
For most of the voting public, the term "conservative" has as much appeal as the term "liberal". The only way America is going to survive is they must get away from the extremes and get back to basics. We all agree that once upon a time there were sane Democrats like Scoop Jackson and even John Kennedy who understood the evil of communism and how the Dems have gone far to the Left. Well the GOP has also gone the extreme Libertarian route, making most of their candidates unelectable and stupidly (yep, stupid is the word) attacking strong and viable members who has a track record of winning.

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...