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Republican Party Must Face Up to Past Failures

sashamanda Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:11 AM
Terrific column! The GOP elite, far from embracing smaller government, have savaged those Republicans who support smaller government and free market reforms. Too many times during the primaries, Republicans dismissed the Contract with America and gave full credit to Clinton for balanced budgets and welfare reform --- rather than allow any positive press for Gingrich.

Republicans are rightfully depressed by the reelection of President Obama and for the failure of the Republican Party to take the majority in the Senate. I have read much and heard much. But, I have heard very little about the Republicans expressing contrition for their past failures and very little that demonstrates that today’s Republican Party leaders recognize the causes of those past failures.

No one should be surprised by Obama’s reelection. He was a very popular candidate who swept into office in 2008 and he was a formidable incumbent this year. The only reason Romney had a chance was...