I agree with Ms. Charen on pretty much every count. Republicans have a much tougher sell with their message because the notion that the government should provide free stuff to some people just seems to make sense for some. Most don't realize or understand the greater consequences because it's difficult to see the forest from the trees. I think it's a matter of emphasizing long term gains instead of short term gains. And that's difficult to do for a public that has grown used to a certain system of government.