Re: [RLC-Action] John Tierney: Can the GOP be saved?
- I always found 'compassionate conservatism' more than a little creepy
myself, but I expect a lot of hot air and silliness from my
politicians. The question is whether they're rotten to the core or
just have a little surface mildew going on. And BTW - true story -
skunks smell good to me, rather like a tasty garlicky salami.
>Can the GOP be saved? A better question is, should the GOP in its--
>current permutation be saved? I was immediately alarmed by the
>president's choice of the term "compassionate conservatism." I knew
>then that he was pandering and that it could only mean more
>entitlement spending. It's like saying, "My! Look at the pretty
>skunk!" Calling it pretty isn't going to make it any less stinky. By
>adding the prescription drug benefits and not eliminating the
>Department of Education, the president and his advisors were perhaps
>hoping to give the Democrats programs they'd embrace in exchange for
>their support of the legislation needed to prosecute the "War on
>Terror," (regrettably, another poor choice of words). What folly!
>Democrats will never be bought by Republican pitch men. It is sad to
>say that the reverse is not also true. Should a party that doesn't
>play to win be saved?
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