March 02, 2009
You can eat me. Seriously.
I find it telling that Frum and his ilk can only decry conservatism, while offering no real solutions other than "be more like the Democrats." Note, they don't directly say that, but it's what they mean. Democrats are the ones who divide people into groups (i.e. Hispanic voters, Wal-Mart voters, etc.). We don't. Why? Because that's what Saul Alinsky would do. Democrats are the ones who believe in spending a trillion dollars, not us.
The only way Frum doesn't want us to be like Democrats is when it comes to partisanship. Democrats can be as partisan as they want, but we must be nice. Because our partisanship will cause people to turn to the Democrats - which is the more partisan and acidic today than it has ever been. They're allowed to stand on their principles. We aren't.
Unlike many here, I'm open to more moderate/liberal Republicans running in states where only a liberal Republican can win. I'm of the mind that Sens. Snowe and Collins are as good as we can get in Maine. However, it makes no sense to use them as the national model. If I remember correctly*, the national GOP already tried being Democrat Lite in similar circumstances during the FDR era. How'd that work out? We ended up with 20 straight years of Democrats controlling the White House. It sucked, but at least we were inclusive.
Exit question: Would anyone even know The New Majority existed if Allahpundit didn't link it every damn day?
*I may not.
Update: Erick Erickson says what I wanted to say, but much more succinctly:
These other turds who want us to sideline our most proven warrior do nothing but tear down others to elevate themselves, and none of them have proven any lasting success that we can trust. They preach about big tents, inclusion and broad appeal, but they can’t stop condescending to the majority of the Republican Party that consider themselves Rush Limbaugh conservatives. I’m so sick of these leeches.
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