Friday, November 09, 2012

Indeed Sir! 

Echo chamber effect?  Seems I am not alone in the Stay the Course message.
Everyone is saying the Republicans need to adopt policies that will appeal to this or that group: the middle class, Hispanics, women, Asians, whatever. They call this “putting together a coalition” or “modernizing the party” or “adapting to demographic reality,” but whatever they call it, it’s exactly the wrong thing to do.
True, it is classic party politics: Put together a set of gifts, favors, preferences, and tokens to rope in 51 percent of the voters, and screw the other 49. And you can’t deny that it’s very effective when done right. But the GOP should ignore that siren song, for a number of reasons:

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