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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Good Work, Matt Yglesias

Republicans are in a contemplative mood since basically losing the 2012 election cycle. This idea that they need to reform their party platform seems to be (finally) sinking in. Here's Matt Yglesias commenting on some of Bobby Jindal's ideas about how the GOP will change:
Republicans would like to win more elections but don't want to change their policies, so they're eager for a candidate who has "new ideas" but no new ideas.
I highlight both this quote and the Weigel one below because I think it hints that the GOP is going to have a hard time conning the country in the foreseeable future.

There was a big 30 year stretch when it was easy. Sell weapons to the Iranians? Blame Ollie North. Monica Lewinsky's dress, Saddam's WMD, the birth certificate. It's been one con after another.

But we're onto them.

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