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Lost in the he said/he said shuffle between AEI and David Frum was this observation from Frum’s infamous “Waterloo” post:
But we do know that the gap between this plan and traditional Republican ideas is not very big. The Obama plan has a broad family resemblance to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan. It builds on ideas developed at the Heritage Foundation in the early 1990s that formed the basis for Republican counter-proposals to Clintoncare in 1993-1994.
But that’s exactly the problem, isn’t it? A lot of what passes for “conservatism” in the Republican Party and Washington more generally is really anything but. Some of its adherents merely represent the right wing of the same governing class that wants to run our lives. There tends to be a huge gap between the way Republicans behave when they are in opposition and the way they govern when they are actually in power. If you don’t care for Frum’s advice to the GOP, then you should take a very hard look at the GOP itself.
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?
H/T to National Review Online