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November 30, 2006

Why The Republicans Lost Part III

by Doug Mataconis

Chester Finn, a former Assistant Secretary of Education under President Reagan sums up quite nicely what’s wrong with the Republican Party today:

What’s gone wrong with the GOP? Let me start by quoting a friend who is both gay and conservative (yes, I know several such): “I’m for low taxes, strong defense and limited government. Why doesn’t the Republican party want me?”

There’s a two-part answer to that question and neither half is good news. The first is that today’s GOP doesn’t really want gays — and it yearns to supervise everybody else’s bedroom and reproductive behavior as well as (implicitly, at least) their relationship to God. The second is that Republicans are no longer really in favor of limited government. Besides having their own version of a nanny state, they want to spend and spend, start program after program, ladle out the pork, make deals with influence peddlers, and spin the revolving door between Capitol Hill and K Street. Yes, they still pretend to favor low taxes but that’s an illusion; they pay for limitless government via huge deficits that will mean high taxes for my granddaughter.

And as long as that continues, the GOP will continue to lose.

Previous Posts:

Why The Republicans Lost
Why The Republicans Lost Part II 


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