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Young GOP techies taken in by a liberal fairy tale in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.
(Page 5 of 5)
The joke is on Draper.
And, of course, it appears to be Draper had a willing audience of all these young Republican techies who, at least as presented in Draper’s story, bought into one of the oldest of liberal fairy tales. A falsehood that in fact already long pre-dated Donovan’s 1964 book, going back at least to twice-losing GOP moderate presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey’s Princeton lectures in 1950.
The Princeton lectures in which two-time loser Dewey (1944 and, infamously, 1948) warned that conservatism was a loser for the GOP because “The Republicans would lose every election, and the Democrats would win every election. It may be a perfect theory but it would result in a one-party system….”
The Princeton Lectures were delivered by Dewey a full fourteen years before Donovan said the same thing in book form in 1964. The techies, it seems, bought this latest 2013 re-telling of the fairy tale — the Dewey myth become moderate legend become Donovan fable become Draper fiction — hook line and sinker.
Let’s talk, shall we?
Because as grossly misleading as this Times article is, the GOP techies do have one very, very good point.
Which we will discuss.
Along with the business about Rush, Rove, Rubio, and the Republican Establishment.
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