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The Right Isn't Waving A White Flag

wmou Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:57 AM
I was agreeing with this article until he made this preposterous statement. "Nixonian liberalism is gone from the GOP." Big govt republicans still control the republican party. That is why conservatives are luke-warm towards the republican party at best.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:42 PM
w, Republicans still believe in big govt.

only libertarians believe in small govt!
Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:55 AM
I have to agree with you on the Nixonian liberalism being gone from the GOP...it isn't, and Geo Bush was a perfect illustration. However, I am not sure that Mitt Romney would have fallen in that category. He did have some liberal policies in his past, but I don't think he would have grown government...his objective was to reduce. I am pretty despondent these days about our conservative future....when free stuff and class warfare is on the menu, it's tough to compete, even when we have better ideas and solvent solutions.

The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked by the Economist to "list today's conservative ideas, laughs bitterly and replies, 'Are there any?'"

Former Reaganite Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.) laments in the conservative journal Policy Review, "I have never been so concerned about the future of conservative ideas."

A Washington Post columnist announced that "the long descent of the Republican Party into irrelevance, defeat, and perhaps eventual disappearance" has finally begun. William Kristol of the Weekly Standard...