Thursday, January 24, 2008

Keep on Losing

In 2006, the Republicans took a thumping at election time. They found themselves rejected by an electorate angered, among other things, that Republicans had forsaken fundamental principles of limited government and fiscal restraint.

Republicans in Congress seem not to have learned the lesson, given this report from Robert Novak. Those leaders seem to be gambling that their loss of popularity stems solely from the lack of public support for the Bush administration and the Iraq War. They fail to recognize that there is really no reason to vote for Republicans who show the same lack of fiscal discipline that we used to criticize Democrats for. If they fail to figure that out, they will remain in the minority for a long time to come.

People who routinely cast votes for those promising an assortment of goodies at taxpayer expense are called Democrats. Republicans prevail by promoting a different set of values. At least, we used to.


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