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David Frum NYTimes Mag: "The Vanishing Republican Voter"
Tags: politics
A Republican pundit puts it better than most. The entire RNC was like a step into Fantasyland:

"Do you hate government?"
"Yes!"
"We [the GOP] are the government."
"Yes!"
"So vote us into power again to change things!"
"Yes!"

I love his phrase "And so we arrive at a weird situation." Yes, sir, you do:

At the same time, conservatives need to ask ourselves some hard questions about the trend toward the Democrats among America’s affluent and well educated. Leaving aside the District of Columbia, 7 of America’s 10 best-educated states are strongly “blue” in national politics, and the others (Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia) have been trending blue. Of the 10 least-educated, only one (Nevada) is not reliably Republican. And so we arrive at a weird situation in which the party that identifies itself with markets, with business and with technology cannot win the votes of those who have prospered most from markets, from business and from technology. Republicans have been badly hurt in upper America by the collapse of their onetime reputation for integrity and competence. Upper Americans live in a world in which things work. The packages arrive overnight. The car doors clink seamlessly shut. The prevailing Republican view — “of course government always fails, what do you expect it to do?” — is not what this slice of America expects to hear from the people asking to be entrusted with the government.

GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin; I believe this photo is authentic. Somewhere an English professor is working feverishly on a conference paper detailing the "backformation of the 1950s Eros" personified by Sarah Palin. Only the GOP would make us all confront our inner "I'm hot for teacher" for votes.

With any luck, the smart among us won't fall for this gag -- at least those that can change the channel from Fox News when they see some lips that could sink ships:



Gimmicks!
 
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