The Evolution of the GOP-via the Bork op-ed

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    Not all good. From ideas to 'party.' Somewhere I posted the op-ed:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/05_10_16_corner-archive.asp#080065

    THE BORK OP-ED & "REAL" CONSERVATIVES [Jonah Goldberg]

     
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    Fred Barnes, Mara Liaison, Charles Krauthammer and Brit Hume discussed Bork’s article yesterday on Hume’s “Special Report” program. They felt Bork was way over the top in the charges he made in his article and that there is substantial evidence that George W. is a conservative and has governed as a conservative.

    However, they all seemed to feel that the Miers’ nomination brought out into the open all the frustration and pent up anger that many conservatives have been feeling for quite some time. They felt that permanent damage has been done to the once solid conservative backing of the Republican Party, and that from now on there will be plenty of “turf wars”, such as Pat Toomey vs. Arlen Specter, that will not be settled by compromise.

    If they are right about this--if conservatives have got to the point where they are fighting among themselves and are not willing to make compromises--then I think we have a totally different ballgame on the political scene where liberals and people like Hillary Clinton can no longer be discounted. It was only by conservatives banding together and drawing in a majority of the independents that we have been able to beat back the liberals and their governing philosophy.

    Here’s an article from the Detroit Press that makes far more sense to me than Bork’s article. Maybe it's my "centrist" leanings overpowering the conservative in me. :)
    http://www.detnews.com/2005/editorial/0510/19/A17-353461.htm
     
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    Actually I think it may be more of a preference to not 'implode' the party.

    The administration's mistake was confusing 'party loyalists' with those that understand how important the ideological convictions of the judges appointed. Bush has 3 more years, the judges, perhaps 20-30? Her loyalty to Bush is very likely to diminish when he returns to Crawford and she becomes enscounced in D.C. Without strong belief system, she can most definately be swayed without core beliefs. That is what is of such concern to so many.
     

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