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Pundits Right and Wrong
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Rick Moran at The Next Right worries about Republicans being too “divisive” and populist. In replying, I offered this thought:

A basic problem with conservative punditry is that too often it admits the premises of liberal arguments and yet expects to reach different conclusions. This is a fatal rhetorical trap. If one accepts the premise that the objects of government are to achieve liberal goals — “world peace,” “social justice,” “economic equality,” etc. — then trying to find “conservative” answers to those problems is a snipe hunt. So it is with the will-o’-th’-wisp pursuit of “bipartisan civility,” a euphemism employed by Democrats to mean, “Republicans lose and shut up.”

You can read the whole thing, including my offer to write the book, Everything the Republicans Did Wrong 2005-2008 — which would be a very long book.

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