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No, The Goldwater Campaign In 1964 Did Not Lead To LBJ’s Great Society

Avik Roy, commenting on Neal Freeman’s post about the Buckley Rule, attempts to refute the conventional wisdom that support for Barry Goldwater in 1964 was a good thing: This “Goldwater’s defeat begat Ronald Reagan and the conservative movement” thesis is … Continue reading

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CNN: Is Rubio’s Career Over?

This is nothing more than a transparent attempt to Palinize Marco Rubio, because the Democrats rightly perceive him as their biggest threat in 2016: We are not saying that Rubio should or will be the nominee. However, if this is … Continue reading

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The Buckley Rule, As William F. Buckley Saw It

The Buckley Rule has been cited repeatedly in the last few years as an inviolable commandment from the high priest of conservatism, William F. Buckley himself, that conservatives should forthwith sacrifice all principles and idealism on the alter of liberal … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio’s Full Response To The State Of The Union Address

Yes, he comes across as a little wooden, and yes he took a sip of water. But, if Marco Rubio had been the GOP candidate in 2012 and had stuck with this message, then he would have been giving the … Continue reading

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Rubio Does What Obama Refuses To Do

Here is this week’s cover of TIME: And here was Marc Rubio’s response: There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 7, 2013 While I may or may not see eye-to-eye with … Continue reading

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Enough Outrage Already–Let’s Sell A Positive Message That People Can Buy Into

Dan Reihl has a long, rambling post that needs editing, but that hits the nail on the head as far as conservatism is concerned. Here are some excerpts: Conservatism didn’t dominate for a decade under Reagan because the Right suddenly … Continue reading

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ZoNation: MLK Legacy Belongs to the Nation, Not Just Democrats

I’m on a roll this week, offending some longtime readers of this blog. First, by calling out Sandy Hook conspiracy truthers as morons, and now with this: Key point: If states’ rights means more to you than individual God-given rights, … Continue reading

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