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Sam Tanenhaus's Problem Continues

SteveL2 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:35 AM
Here are the turnout figures: 2012: Romney got 60,929,152 votes 2008: McCain got 59,948,323 votes 2010 House elections: The GOP got 44,593,666 votes 2010 Senate elections: The GOP got 32,680,704 votes Romney did better than the GOP did in either 2008 or 2010. And your point was what?

WASHINGTON -- It has happened again. Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the New York Times Book Review referred to by Paul Krugman the other day as "a long-time conservative," has essayed in the New Republic the modern conservative movement, and traced us all back to John C. Calhoun. I suppose our point of origin could have been more sinister. Sam could have traced us back to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the former Confederate General who went on to be an early member of the Ku Klux Klan, but John C. Calhoun is bad enough.

Of course, Calhoun is no kind of modern...