Monday, March 17, 2014

What ails the GOP?

Part of a continuing series

In two words: Karl Rove.

That’s sounds simplistic but I plead the Gelernter Defense:

But if you allow carpers to shoo you away from every generalization before you have time to explore it, you have no hope of coming to grips with basic questions of modern America.
Rove wanted to be his generation’s Mark Hanna—a political operative who forged a new, dominant majority coalition.

He failed.

Rove can be seen as the sad result of the misinterpretation of the Reagan legacy discussed here…

Conservative anger and the Reagan legacy
The administration he helped elect demoralized the conservative base.

Why are conservatives mad at the GOP?

Five quick points about the conservative tantrum
… and left the conservatives and Republicans with a terrible burden in future election.

GOP future: It’s not the “messaging”

Conservatives and messaging

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