Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coburn on Becoming Republicans Again
Mike Rappaport

Tom Coburn gets this right:

Becoming Republicans again will require us to come to grips with what has ailed our party – namely, the triumph of big-government Republicanism and failed experiments like the K Street Project and "compassionate conservatism." If the goal of the K Street Project was to earmark and fund raise our way to a filibuster-proof "governing" majority, the goal of "compassionate conservatism" was to spend our way to a governing majority.

While Coburn recommends John McCain, the problem is that becoming Republicans also requires that Republicans not attempt to regulate the economy each time some entity does something one doesn't like or understand.


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