January 04, 2013
Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Tired of feeling optimistic? Frank Rich can help with that:

What’s more, the right thinks long-term, and if you look at the long-term, the whole ugly “fiscal cliff” standoff was a win-win for conservatives, no matter what their passing defeats in this week’s deal. The more Washington looks dysfunctional, the more it sows dissatisfaction with the very idea of a Federal government. Yes, Democrats and the White House can argue that polls show that the Republicans would be getting most of the blame if Congress couldn’t reach agreement on the “fiscal cliff.” But that’s short-term liberal wishful thinking. Long-term, this intractable dispute has undermined Americans’ faith in government, period, and the voters’ plague-on-all-your-houses view of Washington is overall a resounding ideological win for a party that wants to dismantle government, the GOP. The conservative movement is no more dead after its 2012 defeat than it was after the Goldwater debacle of 1964.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 04, 2013 02:00 PM
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First you dismantle government, the you can set up a totalitarian dictatorship. That's all there is to the republican party. But hey, there are good guys out there with a lot of guns ...

Posted by: Peter on January 5, 2013 10:18 AM
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