Wednesday, February 23, 2005

ROBIN BURK at Winds of Change does not share Ryan Sager's opinion that social conservatives drowned out the voices of libertarians and Log Cabin Republicans at CPAC. Sager thinks the Republicans' undoing will be, not their dismissive treatment of Democrats and liberals, but their contemptuous attitude toward all those Republicans who are not social conservatives. This was my favorite passage in his piece:

...if there was anything particularly striking about this year's CPAC, it is to just what extent Republicans have given up being the party of small government and individual liberty.

Make absolutely no mistake about it: This party, among its most hard-core supporters, is not about freedom anymore. It is about foisting its members' version of morality and economic intervention on the country. It is, in other words, the mirror image of its hated enemy.

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