E.J. Dionne is out today with a predictable column arguing that the GOP needs to find its center. He opens with this:
That was Richard M. Nixon, about a week after Barry Goldwater’s
landslide defeat at the hands of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
The flight from a solution-oriented politics designed to deal
with the pressures on working-class and middle-class families had
the final effect of driving many of the one-time Reagan Democrats,
the “security moms” and disaffected men over to the Democrats, who
enjoyed strong gains in the large swath of households in the
$30,000 to $100,000 annual income range.
Dionne ends the piece by arguing that the GOP should learn from Bill Clinton, but the party has been triangulating for six years, and it has nothing to show for it. If anything, Dionne’s own column demonstrates that it’s futile for the GOP to embrace big government solutions to the nation’s problems—because no matter what the party does to “moderate,” liberals will never like them.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?