National Review Calls for End to Conservatism

“This CNN episode ought to convince all conservatives that not only should O’Keefe’s behavior be condemned, but conservative leaders and organizations need to do a better job of assessing the maturity level and character of the people they hire, support, or praise.” [NRO]


Irony just dropped dead from a massive aneurysm/head explosion.

I wonder if the NRO will get rid of Derby and Jonah? Hahahaha.

What NRO really meant, of course, was that future O’Queefs need to make sure they don’t hire assistants with morals, scruples or even common decency. Can’t have maturity or character spoiling a good hit piece…

By the time Reagan gave his first campaign speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi, it was too late for the GOP. They had to get the vote of (and I’ll say it again) sociopaths, the home-schooled, and the clinically insane in order to win, and Nixon knew this in his bones, and he acted. Is anyone really surprised that these people have taken over the party? Bill Kristol – look on your works and weep.

@blogenfreude: I agree that Nixon’s Southern Strategy is the basis for almost all Repug political strategy for the last 50 years.

Reagan in Mississippi dragged it out into the open.

The irony, of course, is that many of the policies Nixon pursued both domestically and internationally were more progressive than anything any Democratic administration would dare pursue.

This highlights better than almost anything I can think of the massive disconnect between politics and policy – a point the Repug live for, but very few Dems can grasp – Bill Clinton being a possible exception.

@Walking Still: With work and a bit of luck, the GOP will be driven from polite society and, in short order, forgotten. The inmates taking over the asylum is only the beginning.

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