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12/21/10

The Republican Party or The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight


If the Republican Party had more tactical flexibility in its
candidate selection and legislative strategy, nothing like
health care reform would have succeeded. Luckily, as
Yglesias notes, the structure of the conservative movement
is such that it is only able to criticize left deviation and never
right deviation, even when right deviation created a worse
outcome by conservatives' own terms. The primary challenge
against Specter, in particular, was an utter disaster, yet you
simply never hear Republicans admit this.

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