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The most important question may not be whether the Republicans win or how big their victory is. The bigger question may be which Republicans win. This year’s crop of Republican candidates includes a strong group of constitutionalists, conservatives, and reformers. But there are also opportunistic time-servers, party hacks, and the RINOs who got away. Somewhere in between are the candidates who will come to Washington, compile a sound voting record that earns high American Conservative Union ratings, but never really do anything to tear down what the liberals have built since the New Deal.
At this point, I won’t name names. I think most readers know where the various Republican nominees fit on the spectrum. The Tea Party activists made an impact on the GOP primaries this year. While not every nominee that resulted was the most polished, the most electable, or even the most qualified, they all were willing to fight — and push the party to the right. Now we’ll see how many of them win tonight and what it does to the composition of the Republican caucus.
Remember: For most of the existing Republican leadership, tonight’s probable gains are totally unearned. If the Republicans win back the majority, what kind of majority will they be? What kind of party does the GOP want to be? Will they keep their oaths to uphold the Constitution? Those are the real questions.
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?